7) Real Eats – The Best Food & Homes Nearby

REAL EATS

The beat on where to eat!

Hello! Thank you for reading my first installment of REAL EATS, the beat on where to eat. I thought I’d combine my love of good food with my passion for Real Estate and blog about local restaurants. I mean, what better information for a Realtor to know than where the best restaurants are and if you can walk to them from your house!   I plan on sharing my favorite spots up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and beyond. I hope you have a chance to enjoy the amazing food our communities have to offer.

I’ve bookmarked all these restaurants (and more) on my yelp page, please feel free to visit: Sabrina Yelps

Curious how much properties are going for 2 miles around The Refuge in San Carlos California – click: Homes near this restaurant

 

The Refuge – 963 Laurel Street, San Carlos

So for my first entry – I chose one close to my heart and soul for a couple of reasons. One – it’s silly – but the building was my former Karate DoJo. Oh the memories of testing for belts in the same space I am now sipping a beer and enjoying a fine sandwich – is a riot. I love watching communities grow, how buildings change and repurposed. Anyway – let’s get to the food!

When I first discovered that a restaurant in my favorite town – San Carlos – was featured on Diners-Drive-Ins-and-Dives – I was so excited. When I saw the episode, my husband and I couldn’t wait to head down there.  Let me tell you – we were not disappointed. On our first visit, hubby got the Ruben and I got the Toasted Slaw #19. Oh boy! The moment that plate hit the table, it smelled so good, I knew I was in for a treat. The bread was perfectly toasted, the sauerkraut on the Reuben and the Slaw on mine were well seasoned. Good cheese, great flavor… But the meat – the House Made pastrami – the lacquer – was spectacular! I am drooling just thinking about it. Needless to say – we’ve returned several times and enjoyed bringing new people to appreciate their treats. I even tried the grilled Cambozola Sandwich. Good Lord, the gooey blue cheese with caramelized onions, matched with the apple and lemon-tomato marmalade. Heaven. Delicious Heaven. Oh it comes with a salad too. And a side of guilt for eating something so decadent – hahah – but worth every bite!

I managed to snap two photos in my numerous visits. Seriously – the food is that good I forgot I want to take a picture; the camera doesn’t stand a change against my hunger. Oh, they also have a plethora of awesome beers from around the world. So truly a treat for every single one of your taste buds.

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Head over to my Instagram page THECATONTEAM where I share some delicious photots! Instagram #onlyinsancarlos: https://instagram.com/thecatonteam

Find The Refuge on YELP: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-refuge-san-carlos

My review of The Refuge on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-refuge-san-carlos?hrid=ngysaEXxUjixsTkyBcRtvQ

Real Estate around The Refuge:  http://thecatonteam.com/RealtorWebPage?content=http://thecatonteam.com/Listings?operation=search%26ls=REIL%26predefined=2068109881

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Please to follow my Real Estate Blog – The Real BeatKeeping a Pulse on the SF Peninsula Market at: https://therealestatebeat.wordpress.com/

Got Questions – The Caton Team is here to help.

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Email Sabrina & Susan at: Info@TheCatonTeam.com

Call us at: 650-568-5522 Office: 650-365-9200

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The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.

All restaurant reviews are unsolicited and unpaid.  Photos of dishes are my own snaps.

 

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REAL EATS

The beat on where to eat!

 

Hello! Thank you for reading REAL EATS, the beat on where to eat. I thought I’d combine my love of good food with my passion for Real Estate and blog about local restaurants. I enjoy on sharing my favorite spots up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and beyond. I hope you have a chance to enjoy the amazing food our communities have to offer.

I’ve bookmarked all these restaurants (and more) on my Yelp page, please feel free to visit:

http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=gpbsls-_RLpPiE9bv3Zygw

Curious how much properties are going for in Healdsburg California – click:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Healdsburg_CA

Check out my iphone snaps at: https://instagram.com/thecatonteam

 

Bravas – Bar de Tapas – 420 Center Street, Healdsburg, Ca

 

For my second entry – I ventured away from the Bay Area. And I hope you do too! My husband and I were enjoying the Wine Country for a little get-a-way and house hunting when we came upon Bravas. We used Yelp to help us narrow down the search close to our hotel. There were so many choices but for some reason I was drawn to Bravas. With a click we made a reservation and little did I know the experience would last me a lifetime.

I love tapas, little plates of goodness and a nice cocktail. Well, Bravas offered this and so much more. Nestled in a craftsman home converted into this restaurant – I instantly loved the décor and mixed home and bar feel. It was like hanging out in your friends really cool home.  With a bar at the center, an awesome remodel  of modern mixed with rustic. I truly enjoyed it the moment we walked in.

Where to begin! We started with sliders – the Duck Boccadillo (meatball) and Pork Cheek Bocca. Wow! The duck was tender and well seasoned. The savory sauce it was serviced with, tomato sofrito and green olive purée was excellent. The pork cheek was a new experience for me – I’d never had it before. Wonderful portion of pork cheek, dripping with flavor and served salsa verde and pequillo pepper.

Next we had the Creamy Chicken, Ham & Gruyere Cheese Croquetas. Oh My God. Little bites of fried heaven. I really cannot say enough. We savored these! Then we had a little vegetable intermission – the grilled Asparagus served with aioli and sprinkled with cheese.

On to the Skirt Steak, served with red onion marmalade and valdeón cheese – was a delicious! I truly enjoyed the marmalade; it was a nice surprise, meat cooked perfectly. And then, we had the Octopus! This by far was my most favorite dish in taste and presentation. Served with smoked paprika and olives was amazing. The seasoning spot on and the Octopus grilled perfectly!

And when we didn’t think we had any more room – we had to try the Cider Braised Chorizo served with fried Shishito Peppers. What a delight. The peppers were fresh and crispy, the chorizo had a good spice!

Now doesn’t that sound delicious! We coupled our dinner with Mojitos, laughter and good fun. One of my best nights with my man! A wonderful food experience! So if you find yourself in Healdsburg – make sure to detour over to Bravas!

My review of BRAVAS on Yelp:

http://www.yelp.com/review_share/jaX7ZGvnZyLQ-geFtTCcIw/review/FjQHolg0qyWlSB62ZigbEg?fsid=-J_OO14PC7ZKe1yelUA4AQ

Find BRAVAS on YELP: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bravas-healdsburg-2

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Head over to my Instagram page THECATONTEAM where I share some delicious photots! #onlyinhealdsburg: https://instagram.com/thecatonteam

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Please to follow my Real Estate Blog – The Real BeatKeeping a Pulse on the SF Peninsula Market at: https://therealestatebeat.wordpress.com/

All restaurant reviews are unsolicited and unpaid.  Photos of dishes are my own snaps.

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REAL EATS

The beat on where to eat!

Hello! Thank you for reading REAL EATS, The beat on where to eat. On our next adventure we visit….

Griddle Me This in Fresno!

OMG! It felt next to impossible to find a non-chain restaurant in Fresno. But with the help of Yelp we found this treat. Griddle Me This is a new beer and waffle joint in Riverpark. The owner, who was super kind, opened the doors just 8 weeks ago. He’s full of adventure and excitement. We had a great time chatting with him and learning about how this restaurant came to be. And being a Chef’s daughter who is also married to a fantastic home chef, I know the work it takes to start a restaurant so I had to blog about this experience because I truly hope they thrive.

We went there for lunch. The menu had great waffle themed sandwiches. I’ve got their website below so you can check it out. I ordered the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich it came with delicious jalapeno coleslaw. The waffle was soft, fluffy with a lovely crispy edge. I poured some maple syrup over my first bite and was in heaven.   My husband had the Monty Cristo. I snagged a bite and found it equally delicious. Layered with cheese, prosciutto, turkey and jam – they captured the Monte Cristo and sailed it on a waffle. The sweet potato and potato fires were crispy too. All together I could barely finish my plate. But there wasn’t any waffle left! I’ll tell you that.

Anyway, it’s currently just a stand alone operation and I’m about to email Guy Fieri! With some subtle tweaking of their dishes and a bit more décor – I think Griddle Me This can turn into a local hot spot.

Real Eats on Real Estate

On the Real Estate Front, the train is coming and Fresno is a ripe market for growth and excitement. Worth a look if want to invest! Contact The Caton Team with your real estate and local restaurant question – we know a great pizza joint in town too.

I’ve got links to this great restaurant and local real estate below. Thank you for reading Real Eats – The beat on where to eat.

Griddle Me This website: http://www.griddlemefresno.com

YELP LINKS

My reviews of Griddle Me This on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/griddle-me-this-fresno-3?hrid=HyuYqgucRpxXTGIajQE18w

Find Griddle Me This on YELP: https://www.yelp.com/biz/griddle-me-this-fresno

Photos of this delicious meal are on Instagram #onlyinFresno
https://instagram.com/thecatonteam

I’ve bookmarked this restaurants and much more on my yelp page:

http://www.yelp.com/user_details_bookmarks?userid=gpbsls-_RLpPiE9bv3Zygw

HOMES FOR SALE in Fresno – if you’re curious…

 Couple of places I checked out…

http://thecatonteam.com/IDX/2727-W-Bluff-AVE-115-FRESNO-CA-93711/2419901509/0005608

http://thecatonteam.com/IDX/8114-N-Paula-AVE-FRESNO-CA-93720/2419901629/0005608

Curious how much properties are going for in Fresno – click the link below:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Fresno_CA/type-single-family-home,condo-townhome-row-home-co-op

 THANK YOU FOR READING!

Please to follow my Real Estate Blog – The Real BeatKeeping a Pulse on the SF Peninsula Market at: https://therealestatebeat.wordpress.com/

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REAL EATS – THE WINE PROJECT

The beat on where to eat!

Hello!  Thank you for reading my next installment of REAL EATS, the beat on where to eat.  Where I combine my love of  great food with my passion for Real Estate.

When I first met Eric, the owner of The Wine Project I totally enjoyed his vibe.  He had a vision – a nice glass of wine, a little something to eat – enjoy life.  It is what we all need – to slow down a little and savor the finer things.

You have options at the Wine Project – you can be very scientific with the awesome wine menu – learn a great deal about delicious wine, or you can order some bar favorites that mesh so well with the meun.

I’ve enjoyed Brunch, Dinner and Dessert at the bar.  Each moment was tasty and fun.  The Bacon Benedict still makes my mouth water – and that’s not the Mimosas talking.  For dinner I cleaned my plate of his newest addition – a savior pesto pasta with roasted peppers, peas, fresh tomatoes, and toast walnuts.  It was magnificent.  But my absolute favorite treat, aside from French Wine and Champagne – is the Zeppole Dessert.  A pillow of heaven – I mean – Deep Fried Ricotta Dough served withe Chocolate…. I don’t need to go on – do I?

Occasionally The Wine Bar hosts live acoustic guitars.

JOIN US WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 AT 7PM!  (Yes, this is a shameless plug for my husband and friend.)  But also an excellent excuse for Zeppole and Champagne.  

Eric just updated the menu, kept some classics and added – what is sure to be – new favorites to the menu.  I had every intention of snapping photos of my meals to share with you – but they looked too delicious to do anything but enjoy.  I did manage to snap a photo of the Zeppole!  It took me about four orders to snap this photo.  Hard  work –  I do what I can.

The Wine Project is in Downtown San Carlos 663 Laurel Street.  Hours, Menu and more information can be found here:  https://www.thewineprojectbar.com

Curious how about the real estate within 2 miles of the Wine Project in San Carlos California – click here for details:  http://thecatonteam.com/SanCarlosRealEstate

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Photos of this delicious dessert are on Instagram #onlyinSanCarlos

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Find The Wine Project on YELP: Wine Project on Yelp

My reviews of The Wine Project on Yelp:

The Wine Project – now closed

 

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REAL EATS

The beat on where to eat!
Hello! Thank you for reading REAL EATS, The beat on where to eat. On our next adventure we visit….

 

Please to follow my Real Estate Blog – The Real Beat – Keeping a Pulse on the SF Peninsula Market at: The Real Estate Beat
The Caton Team is comprised of Susan and Sabrina Caton – a mother/daughter in law team. We are full time Realtors with over 35 years of combined Local Real Estate experience. How can The Caton Team help you?

Got Questions – The Caton Team is here to help.

The Caton Team strives to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

Email Sabrina & Susan at: Info@TheCatonTeam.com

Call us at: 650-568-5522 Office: 650-365-9200

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
Effective. Efficient. Responsive.
What can we do for you?

The Caton Team Testimonials

The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat

The Caton Team Website

The Caton Team Advantage

How to Buy While Selling Real Estate

Want Real Estate Info on the Go?  Download our FREE Real Estate App:  Mobile Real Estate by The Caton Team

Visit us at:  Our Blog * TheCatonTeam.com * Facebook *Yelp Us * My Yelp * Instagram * HomeSnap* Pintrest * LinkedIN Sabrina * LinkedIN Susan

 

Thanks for reading – Sabrina

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

Sabrina BRE# 01413526 / Susan BRE #01238225 / Team BRE# 70000218/ Office BRE #01499008

The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.

All restaurant reviews are unsolicited and unpaid.  Photos of dishes are my own snaps.