We visited my hometown of Mariposa, CA a few weeks ago, and in addition to having a FAB time with my family, we also got to eat some pretty darn good vittles. So I thought I’d recap over the next few weeks, in case anyone is ever in that neck of the woods.
The first thing to understand about August and I is that we follow the Primal Lifestyle. Which means no grains, no rice, no potatoes, etc. Basically it’s a hugely limited carb thing. Which makes dining out interesting 🙂
We hit Bett’s Gold Coin our first full night in town. When I was a kid, the Gold Coin was a bar that was closed more often than not, and when it was open, there was usually a pretty heavy police presence there. So imagine my surprise when we got a look a the menu and realized we might have stumbled on something. The service was great, the ambiance kind of a mix of fun bar/old west saloon. We ordered a cocktail beforehand, and each of ours was excellent, then each had a glass of Ravenswood Merlot with dinner. I had the Calistoga Hamburger Steak (freakin’ fantastic) and August had the Rib Eye (which was also terrific). Our waitress (who was also the bartender) didn’t bat an eye when we asked for double the veggies instead of ‘taters, and I have to say, the carrots were scrumptious.
The price was on par with the food, so not McDonalds :), but not anniversary-dinner-extravagance either.
Overall, I’d highly recommend checking it out. If we were able to get such an excellent meal with our special requests, ordering off the regular menu is sure to be a treat.
Sooo, I’m a smidge of a security nut, in that I don’t post about fabulous vaca fun until after I’m back. Yes, again, I’m a freak–LOL.
Having said all that, over the next week or so, I’ll be sharing some good eats and good times, if anyone is interested!