You may have recently read that poke is one of this summer’s trendiest foods and Pacific Catch will be serving up some well-chilled original ahi poke to thrill the crowds at Outside Lands 2019. And because you must, try their sweet potato fries, with fish and chips or without. The famous corn masa-based sandals that gave Larkspur’s El Huarache Loco its name will also be on hand, along with their chilaquiles, tacos and agua frecas.
Pastrami rules the day at Larkspur’s Wise Sons truck. Start off with a pastrami breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, crispy fries and melted cheese or try the classic Reuben with Russian dressing and kraut. It all perfectly pairs with one of their big dill pickles, served on a stick, natch.
From the Sebastopol family that keeps Gravenstein apple orchards a thriving part of our North Bay food shed comes The Farmer’s Wife (you know them from the Sunday Civic Center Farmer’s Market). They’ll have their amazing salads and sandwiches, many with just-in Gravensteins sliced right in. Try the albacore tuna and Gravenstein apple melt. (Note: after a devastating flood closed the business this winter, their restaurant in The Barlow has re-opened.)
And for those seeking something sweet (to eat), San Rafael’s Johnny Doughnuts will be bringing its crodough and San Rafael’s Three Twins has enough ice cream to beat any level of heat: Two floats root beer and raspberry limonata, scoops and cups of 14 different flavors including mocha, sea salted caramel and chocolate peanut butter cup, and their famous vanilla bean sandwiches. Additionally, wine from DeLoach Vineyards and cheese from Point Reyes Cheese will also be offered. All you have to figure out is how hungry you are.
Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Sunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon Society, PEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to craft excellent edibles and spend time with her extended family.