Scott Howard—Brick & Bottle

For our February Tastemakers of Marin article, I tracked down Scott Howard via email along with a dozen or so other Marin chefs on where they like to eat when they aren't cooking in their own kitchens. 

Favorite appetizer: Crispy “Cigars”— Insalata’s in San Anselmo

Most creative salad: Panama Summer Salad, Panama Hotel & Restaurant, San Rafael.

Go to takeout: Sol food, San Rafael.

Best signature cocktail: The Blueberry at The Silver Peso, Larkspur.

Best gut bomb: Pimento Burger and fries, Brick & Bottle.

Bringing out-of-towners: Sushi Ran—always.

Romantic meal: Picco, Larkspur—Avocado Bruschetta and then everything else in the vegetarian section.

Favorite bar dining: Brisket at the bar at Buckeye Roadhouse.

Celebratory dessert: You can't beat a homemade sundae after a day of activities with the kids. If I’m out, the Tarte Tatin at Le Garage is amazing.

Roasted beets