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A Culinary Tour Through Yolo County

FoodtableIn honor of California Restaurant month we’re bringing you some of the best culinary experiences in Yolo County…where farm-to-fork is a way of life. From Davis to Woodland to Winters you’ll find some of the best dishes your taste buds have ever experienced! Follow our list to taste your way through Yolo County.

Let’s start with Davis where you can find a full spectrum of culinary diversity around every corner. While you’re here make sure to check out the Davis Farmers Market (voted as one of the best in the nation!)

De Vere’s Irish Pub (217 E Street)
Serving up traditional Irish Pub with classic fare (Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash), burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood, plus happy hour picks, full bar. Our Fav: Bangers & Mash – house-made Irish bangers, mushroom-onion gravy, seasonal veggies and champ potatoes. || deverespub.com

Zen Torro Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar (132 E Street, #100)
Superior sushi bar and restaurant, surveying the full range of Japanese cuisine. This local sushi favorite also offers a seasonal menu along with its lunch and dinner menus. Our Fav: Momiji – the Chefs selection of ten different types of nigiri, kappa, and tuna maki served with miso soup and sunomono. || zentorosushi.com

Bistro 33 (226 F Street)
Award-winning cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences on seafood, salads, and appetizers. Enjoy their famous Panini on their three tiered patio or a wood-fired pizza in the full-service bar. Our Fav: Ancho Chili Chicken Street Tacos – jalapeno slaw, pepper jack cheese, Vera Cruz salsa and avocado crème. || davis.bistro33.com

Burgers & Brew (403 3rd Street)
The go to place for amazing chef created hamburgers, fantastic selection of beers and the best curly fries you’ll ever have. Our Fav: Spicy Guacamole Cheese Burger – ½ pound all natural Niman Ranch Beef topped with homemade spicy guacamole, jalapeno mayo and pepper jack cheese on a sesame bun. || burgersbrew.com

KetMoRee Thai Restaurant & Bar (238 G Street)
Traditional cuisine of Thailand; satay, papaya salad, spicy Tome Kah, many curries and specialties to choose from. Our Fav: Ginger Mango Stir Fry – organic chicken and prawns stir fried in oyster sauce with mango, ginger, onions, mushrooms and bell peppers. || ketmoree.com



Moving along to Woodland (just a 15 minute drive from Davis) featuring a beautiful historic Main Street.

Morgan’s on Main (614 Main Street)
Woodland’s newest restaurant offers fine dining, steaks, seafood, pasta, seasonal specials, beer and wine list. Our Fav: Avocado and tiger prawn shrimp with avocado relish and diced pears. || morgans-on-main.com

Kitchen 428/Mojo’s (428 1st Street)
Located in the historic Jackson Building, Kitchen428 favors local farm-to-table fare, emphasizing seasonal freshness. Our Fav: Pear, Bacon & Brie Grilled Sandwich – Local Bartlett pears, double cream brie, hardwood smoked bacon & caramelized onion on toasted brioche. || mojoskitchen428.com

Maria’s Cantina (306 6th Street)
Fresh local ingredients form the foundation for seasonal Mexican favorites, from churrasco and tortas to street-style tacos and generous platters; try sopapillas or churros for dessert. Our Fav: Seared Salmon Salad A La Vera Cruz – Pan seared salmon and jumbo shrimp on a salad of mixed greens with grilled summer vegetables. Dressed with in-house cilantro, pepita caesar dressing. || marias-cantina.com

Savory Café (722 Main Street)
Local lunchtime favorite with lots of plump sandwiches (try the Cobb Club), chicken fried steak, Eggs Benedict, build-your-own omelet’s, much more. Our Fav: 911 Burger – Stacked with honey-cured bacon, pastrami, onion rings, bleu cheese, lettuce and tomato. || savorycafeonmain.com

Ludy’s Main Street BBQ (667 Main Street)
Landmark BBQ joint dishing up heaping helpings of ribs, chicken, savory sides, frequent music in an eye-popping country-style setting. Our Fav: Freddy’s Sampler – 2 pork ribs, 1 beef rib, half hot link, ¼ chicken and 2 ounces tri-tip served with BBQ beans and cornbread. || ludys.com


A quick drive west takes you into Historic Downtown Winters with plenty to eat and wine tasting rooms within walking distance.

Buckhorn Steakhouse (2 Main Street)
Venerable steakhouse in landmark setting: Certified aged Angus sirloins, prime rib, tri-tip, plus seafood and specials. Reservations recommended. Our Fav: Prime Sirloin Medallions – Prime sirloin medallions served with a wild mushroom cream sauce, salad, vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. || buckhornsteakhouse.com

Ficelle (5C East Main Street)
Great tapas menu inspired by Spain, Mexica and America. Our Fav: Wild Mushroom Ravioli – served with half Béchamel half house Marinara. || ficelle-restaurant.com

Putah Creek Café (1 Main Street)
Extensive menu from omelets to cioppino; wood-fired pizza; made famous on “Divers, Drive-ins, and Dives.” Our Fav: Mediterranean Wood-Fired Pizza – Italian sausage, roasted red bell peppers, caramelized onions, Kalamata olives, smoked mozzarella and feta. || putahcreekcafe.com

Preserve Public House (200 Railroad Ave.)
Hand-crafted sandwiches, cheese plates, and a wide beer selection. Also offering a delicious brunch menu. Our Fav: Pulled Pork French Toast – 15-hour slow cooked pork, sourdough French toast, with house bourbon syrup. || preservewinters.com

Steady Eddy’s Coffee House & Panini Grill (5 East Main Street)
A local favorite featuring sandwiches, fresh pastries, coffee and other drinks. Our Fav: Turkey Cranberry – Turkey, tomato, sprouts, cream cheese, cranberry, walnut sauce and mayo on a croissant. || steady-eddys.com

Looking for more ways to explore Yolo County? Beer and Wine Tourism is huge here…check out some great tasting rooms and events happening all year.

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