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Pescadero: How can such a little town produce so much great food?

February 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations

Half way between Half Moon Bay and Ano Nuevo State Park, California, Pescadero is a popular lunch stop for day trips along the coast. For me, it was edible heaven, calling me back three times during a two day trip for more great eats.

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Pescadero Eats: Duarte’s Tavern

February 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations

After spending the day having fun in Half Moon Bay, we returned to Pescadero for dinner at the over 100 year old, Duarte’s Tavern. This may be California’s answer to diner food and the menu was full of what I would call comfort food.

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Pescadero Eats: Norm’s Market

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations

We stopped at the Arcangeli Grocery Co., also known as Norm’s Market, to stock up on provisions for a beach picnic later in the day. Half the food we bought did not make it to the beach.

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Costanoa: A Thoughful Eco Resort on the California Coast.

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations

After striking out on many last minute reservations attempts at the popular coastal California eco-resort Costanoa, I was ecstatic to enjoy a two night stay in the resort’s lodge during January.

Their “pace of nature” tag line is not far off.

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Birth, Battle and Baby Making: The Most Exciting Winter Hike on the California Coast

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations

Imagine two tons of aggressive, horny, wild animal going after its two ton rival on a California beach. The prize is big: a harem of up to 50 females for the winner and nothing and nobody for the loser. It’s no wonder that the state closes these beaches during mating season lest some poor human be run over in nature’s version of a monster truck rally.

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