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Old 07-08-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default I have figured out the secret code! California = Avocado!

The local pub which I will admit has some great food has been on a "California" kick this weekend in terms of their specials. They have the "California Pizza" the "California Salad," "California Spring Rolls" and the "California Style Veggie Burrito". I looked at the ingredient lists of all of these "California" foods and found that they all shared one common ingredient Avocado!

Then I thought back to the last time I went to California Pizza Kitchen and came to the shocking realization that they too put Avocado in almost everything. I have nothing against avocados, and I do like them, but I know some people hate the fruit, and that this was an important discovery to share.

California = Avocado!

By the way I am planning a trip out to Avocado this fall to see them making wine up in Nappa Valley, anyone know of good brew pubs in that area of Avacado that I can stop into.

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Avocados are big here, and we produce a lot of them. But I don't know if the restaurants here even use them that much.

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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Mama always said "California is like a bowl of cereal...remove all the fruits and nuts you're still left with flakes"...

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By the way I am planning a trip out to Avocado this fall to see them making wine up in Nappa Valley, anyone know of good brew pubs in that area of Avacado that I can stop into.
There are lots of great breweries in the Napa Valley area, as well as the Sonoma Valley area which is just "next door". I don't know any specifically in Napa, although I'm sure there are some good pubs around. And if you're willing to drive a couple hours, you'll find the scenery and the brew to be excellent.

Russian River Brewing - Santa Rosa
Lagunitas - Petaluma
Dempsey's - Petaluma
Silverado Brewing Co. - St. Helena

Farther up North:
Anderson Valley Brewing - Boonville (Out of the way, but very good)
North Coast Brewing - Ft. Bragg (again, far out of the way but very good belgians)
Ukiah Brewing Co. - Ukiah
Mendocino Brewing Co. - Hopland
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Don't forget the ubiquitous "California Roll" at sushi joints (Avacado and K-rab)

I prefer Sonoma to Napa. It's been about 5 years since I've been, but Sonoma was a bit less touristy and commercialized. It also has some of my favorite wineries (Davis Bynum and Rabbit Ridge). I also recommend a trip out to the Korbel winery in Guernville. Again, a beautiful drive, and the tasting bar serves all good sparkling wine (not the crap that they sell in the stores, go figure) If you are so inclined, they also have a scotch tasting bar.

+1 on the drive up to North Coast Brewing. Go for lunch, the food and the drive is AWSOME! The Old #38 stout is worth the trip alone.

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There are lots of great breweries in the Napa Valley area, as well as the Sonoma Valley area which is just "next door". I don't know any specifically in Napa, although I'm sure there are some good pubs around. And if you're willing to drive a couple hours, you'll find the scenery and the brew to be excellent.

Russian River Brewing - Santa Rosa
Lagunitas - Petaluma
Dempsey's - Petaluma
Silverado Brewing Co. - St. Helena

Farther up North:
Anderson Valley Brewing - Boonville (Out of the way, but very good)
North Coast Brewing - Ft. Bragg (again, far out of the way but very good belgians)
Ukiah Brewing Co. - Ukiah
Mendocino Brewing Co. - Hopland
+1 to all those. I will also add a couple great places.

Bear Republic - Healdsburg

Third Street Aleworks - Santa Rosa (down the street from Russian River)
Moylan's - Novato
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When I lived in SoCal, my GF & I used to go to her grandfather's house & help shovel the avocados into trash cans. Some years, a front loader & a dumpster would have been a good idea.

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And yet, they are $2 a piece here!

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And yet, they are $2 a piece here!
And they're usually tiny and squished!
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And they're usually tiny and squished!
Or even worse, they look fine and when you go to cut it open, they're all brown and gross inside!
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