Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Harris Ranch

24505 W Dorris Ave
Coalinga, CA 93210

(559) 935-0717

http://www.yelp.com/biz/harris-ranch-inn-and-restaurant-coalinga

http://www.harrisranch.com/

 

We’ve driven by this place whenever we’d drive to SF, but never had the chance to stop except maybe for gas.  So on the recent trip, I decided that it’d be a good lunch stop on the way back to SoCal.

Yes, Harris Ranch is a real operating ranch.  They are known for their beef, and serve it proudly in their restaurants.  The website now even sells their meat online.  It is also a hotel – it’d be an interesting place to stay.  Reminds me of the Madonna Inn in SLO.

 

Outside the restaurant

 

Tri-tip being smoked outside

 

Western-style interior.  I think most of the furniture is from real cowhide/cowhair

 

Cow-horn chair?  It’s the first I’ve seen!

 

Food!  First up: watermelon lemonade ($2.95).  Yummy!  Perfect for a hot summer day.  Unlimited refills!  Real watermelon juice with lemonade.

 

BBQ smoked tri-tip panini ($14.95).  Pretty sizable portion!  It was gooood….

Napa: Oxbow Public Market

610 1st St
Napa, CA 94559
Behind the Napa Valley Wine Train station

http://www.yelp.com/biz/oxbow-public-market-napa

This is called a public market, but it’s more like a cluster of restaurants.  You can find Three Twins Ice Cream, Hog Island Oysters, C Casa, Kara’s Cupcakes, Fatted Calf Charcuterie, a gourmet chocolate shop, etc. The restaurants line the sides of the building and the seating area is all around the center, much like a food court.

Great food and casual atmosphere.  Check it out the next time you’re in Napa!

 

Three Twins Ice Cream – all organic.  They have waffle cups, which I will definitely try next time!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/three-twins-ice-cream-napa

Honey vanilla lavendar and lemon cookie ice cream.  Around $3 for a scoop of 1-2 flavors, like the picture.  Yes, this is considered 1 scoop!

 

C Casa: An Innovative Taqueria.  It’s like a tapas-style place with really unique tacos (spiced lamb, chorizo, skirt steak with blue cheese, etc) and small plates.

www.myccasa.com

I tried their local crab salad ($13).  Loaded with crab meat, grapefruit, avocado and lettuce —  it was refreshing and so good!