While outsiders may think of Sebastopol as a bastion of kale and tempeh, locals know that the food scene in this West County town is thriving, with boundary-pushing global fare that depends heavily on locally grown ingredients and sustainability. Restaurants here rarely disappoint, because they know exactly who they are – or they don’t last long Sebastopudlians insist on good food, made well and with a conscience.
Here are some favorites…
The Drink You Promised, Fern Bar: Remember all those cocktails we promised to share with friends we only saw on Zoom for a year? Now’s the time (provided you’re vaccinated). A recent trip to this mod Barlow spot- now with a large outdoor space – was inspired. Clever farm-to-glass cocktails and classics like the Hemingway Daiquri, Manhattan and Caipirinha.
Take the ‘Rents, Blue Ridge: Take whoever you want, but this is one of those “I want everything” kind of places where someone else picking up the tab (my parents love this place) is extra lovely. Mushroom toast, Matt’s Smash Burger, Drunken Fried Chicken and the Hickory Smoked Trout salad are faves.