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California Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mordecai, Apr 14, 2011.

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    Since we're sort of blending social life, travel and politics here, there's a special Economist report on California this week: The perils of extreme democracy.
     
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    For all the jokes, Cali has a lot going for it. It's probably the one state i actually want to visit.
     
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    good man! were they as good as last weekend? i also have to say that i love that drive from tomales to the 101. not what some people would consider pretty, but that dairy country speaks to me.
     
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    good man! were they as good as last weekend? i also have to say that i love that drive from tomales to the 101. not what some people would consider pretty, but that dairy country speaks to me.

    Which way? Through Petaluma or via Lucas Valley Road?
     
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    Which way? Through Petaluma or via Lucas Valley Road?
    i believe it's the lucas valley road entry ... skirts petaluma?
     
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    good man! were they as good as last weekend? i also have to say that i love that drive from tomales to the 101. not what some people would consider pretty, but that dairy country speaks to me.

    My wife and I are thinking about buying a place out there, probably around Point Reyes Station or Inverness.
     
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    good man! were they as good as last weekend? i also have to say that i love that drive from tomales to the 101. not what some people would consider pretty, but that dairy country speaks to me.
    Yeah, they were excellent. We tried the smoked oysters, which were also quite good.
     
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    YWe tried the smoked oysters, which were also quite good.
    I had these in Olema. They were great though I still prefer raw. Back to OP: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I was at a small fish shop north of Point Reyes in Bodega Bay and they were selling BBQ oytsers. I thought, "well, I've never had bbq oysters, I should buy one and see what I think."

    10 seconds later I realized why I had never tried bbq oysters.
     
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    California, Santa Barbara specifically, is where I first had lobster at the age of 7. It was love at first bite.
     
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    Yeah, they were excellent. We tried the smoked oysters, which were also quite good.
    cool! technically, they're barbecued not smoked ... the smokiness comes from a dab of chipotle sauce (garlic butter too!). i'm philosophically opposed to cooked oysters, but i make exceptions for these.
     
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    California, Santa Barbara specifically, is where I first had lobster at the age of 7. It was love at first bite.

    If you visit again, you have to try the uni. Apparently it's our top export in terms of dollar volume. Hungry Cat and Sakana (order the live uni, not the sushi) are two good restaurants in town to try it.

    --Andre
     
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    If you visit again, you have to try the uni. Apparently it's our top export in terms of dollar volume. Hungry Cat and Sakana (order the live uni, not the sushi) are two good restaurants in town to try it.

    --Andre


    I'll be there this summer, I'll be sure to check it out. I love sea urchin; I had it for the first time at Marea in NYC on bruschetta topped with lardo. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice post, Moredecai. A few more for the West Coast Cool.

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