Foodie Highlights and Cool Happenings on the Coast

The Fog Eater Cafe, currently a pop-up vegetarian restaurant inspired by the “hearty recipes of the deep South and the fresh plant-based cuisine of Northern California” is making waves here on the coast. Rumor has it that the creative kitchen is looking to set up a brick and mortar location in Mendocino County, but meanwhile, […]
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FogeatergirlsThe Fog Eater Cafe, currently a pop-up vegetarian restaurant inspired by the “hearty recipes of the deep South and the fresh plant-based cuisine of Northern California” is making waves here on the coast. Rumor has it that the creative kitchen is looking to set up a brick and mortar location in Mendocino County, but meanwhile, if you’re interested in getting on the waiting list for the next pop-up events, you can visit their site at fogeatercafe.com. Their most recent pop-up event was at Nye Ranch, and the reviews we saw were glowing.

Nye Ranch Organic CertificationOur Local Farmers and Farmers Markets
Speaking of Nye Ranch, they recently received their organic certification from Mendocino Renegade and we wrote a press release about them. Nye Ranch is definitely one of the local farms to watch as our area continues to support more and more locally grown organic produce (and flowers) here. That’s a whole other blog post, as flowers imported from places like Columbia are a health hazard to the (mostly women) workers who process them. A recent visit to the Wednesday afternoon Fort Bragg Farmers Market illustrated the abundance of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and handcrafted foods and products available right here on the coast.

Real Life Mermaid Princesses
Seafood lovers will appreciate the sustainable seafood caught by the all-women crew of Princess Seafood, “girls gone wild for wild caught seafood.” They are real-life fisherwomen who love what they do – another inspiring example of our sustainable food supply in Fort Bragg. It’s very exciting. They usually have King Salmon Fillet, Albacore, Sablefish, Ling Cod and smoked and canned fish for sale at the market. If you’re not going to be here for the Wednesday Farmer’s Market,  you can learn where and how to purchase their incredible seafood right here.

Gloriana Rocks Chicago
On the cultural front, Chicago is the current Gloriana Musical Theatre offering at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 3:00 through August 13. Tickets are available online at Gloriana.org, at Harvest Market in the Boatyard Shopping Center or at the door. We’re hearing absolutely rave reviews about the production. Call 707-964-7469 for information.

Explore the Fresnel Lens at the Lighthouse
Did you know that August 7 is National Lighthouse Day? To celebrate the occasion, the Point Cabrillo Light Station is planning tours of the lantern room and the beautifully restored 3rd order Fresnel lens on Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5.00, and kids who are 42 inches and taller are welcome to join the fun (last tour of the summer takes place on September 23). It’s interesting to explore the Head Keeper’s historic house while you’re there, too, and the walk down from the parking lot is peaceful and quiet, looking across a broad, grassy savannah to the ocean beyond. They even have cozy cottages to stay in if you book ahead, and a gift ship with historical displays, where volunteer docents are often on duty to regale you with the history of the lighthouse, famous shipwrecks, and other fascinating tidbits.

 

 

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