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Address: 152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley

Phone: 415.843.4545

EAT. DRINK. PARTY. You have to check out FLOODWATER — and if you already have, then you know how much fun it is! Conveniently located at 152 Shoreline Highway, right off 101 at the Stinson Beach / Mill Valley exit, there are five distinct areas to enjoy: the huge barroom, the den, the boardroom, the game room with pool table and shuffleboard, as well as the outside patio! An entertainment complex in its own right, FLOODWATER features 13 giant HD TVs showing all major (and minor) sports, award shows, news and special interests.

Enjoy the energy in their socially vibrant atmosphere, with uniquely crafted cocktails, a menu featuring Californian cookery, exotic appetizers, organic salads, dazzling sandwiches, wood-fired pizza and irresistible desserts all served with professional and friendly service. Also, FLOODWATER is the ideal choice for your upcoming special occasion. Be it an event viewing, cocktail party, celebration or business meeting. No matter what size and type of event you are planning, FLOODWATER has you covered.

Chef Michael Siegel on his Favorite Comfort Foods, Kitchen Hacks and Recipe Tips

Michael Siegel

What is your go-to comfort food?

Indian food. Potato samosa with a spicy-sweet tamarind chutney. I have a friend that makes a wonderful spicy lemon pickle that I crave.

What food reminds you of childhood — do you have a specific memory that comes to mind?

My mom’s chocolate cake. We only got this cake when it was one of our birthdays. It was always such a special day because of it. It’s still the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had.

Could you share a favorite recipe or some kitchen tricks for our readers?

I don’t boil my hard boiled or 6 min eggs. I steam them. The heat is even and you can time it more accurately. For hard “boiled” I steam for 13 min — depending on the size of the eggs — and then move them to an ice bath. They also peel easier this way as I have found.

What about working in this industry is special or important to you?

Working with food and cooking for people has always been my dream and goal. I’m just lucky enough to live where I do and have access to the ingredients that ca has to offer.

It’s Chopped time — what would you do with these three ingredients: apples, cauliflower, jalapeño.

Cauliflower “latke” with a grilled jalapeño apple butter.

Michael’s Most Popular Dishes for the Holidays

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Warner

Opened in 2019 by renowned Marin restaurateur Bill Higgins (Buckeye Roadhouse, Picco, Bar Bocce, Bungalow 44) and his sons Tyler and Henry Higgins, Floodwater turns out elevated bar fare and fresh pizzas in front of your eyes, courtesy of a wood-fired pizza oven.

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Warner

Dish featured and what makes it special.

Potato latkes with chive sour cream and applesauce. They can be reheated in the oven on a sheet tray or pan fried crispy as I love to cook them. The smell of fresh frying latkes wafting through the house is wonderful — brings me back to childhood. 

What are popular holiday take-out dishes?

The matzah ball soup and Reuben are regulars on the menu and are usually just popular around any Jewish holiday. 

What are you looking forward to this holiday season? 

My nephew is turning 21 this year and the whole family will be gathering around Hannukah to celebrate with him — in New Orleans! 

Favorite holiday dishes you love to eat?

My favorite overall meal of the year is a traditional Thanksgiving feast.