Slummin’ it – Napa Style

Wow, I haven’t made a post in a week and there’s this new blogger interface to learn. I think I like it! Anyway, as we wait for the house plans to be submitted, I CAN give an update that the studio plans have been approved. We will be turning the current shed location into a 375 sq ft office for Shawn/ workout room. It will have a deck and below it will be a wine cellar (woohoo!!). Because it was an expansion, the process took a little longer.
All this waiting, driving back and forth from our current home and hanging out at our empty house makes one hungry and I can happily say that we’ve found a couple of treasures.

I must preface this by stating I am not a food blogger . Expect descriptions like ‘awesome’ and ‘yummy’. I also suck at taking pictures of food!

1. The Fremont Diner – between Sonoma and Napa

OH MY GOD – Salted – Caramel – Milkshake. This had to have been the best milkshake I have ever tasted. (A taste was about all I got because the husband wasn’t giving it up without a fight…)

We must have passed this place a hundred times until we actually stopped and ate there. It looks like a very, very old diner. In actuality, it was once a seedy dive called Babe’s. Now it is a made-to-look-old new diner with great food. Perfect for our road tripping back and forth to the Napa house from Marin. We have yet to try the breakfast – but the pulled pork sandwich and fried chicken are really good. But be prepared for long lineups at lunchtime – and keep in mind it’s only open until 3.

Can’t beat the view while pigging out on a piggy sandwich!
2. Tacos Garcia

I first read about this taco truck here and apparently I am the last to know about this place!

It’s located behind a bar in Yountville and it is constantly BUSY! We had to wait quite a while for our order but it was worth it. Drive a little ways and there is a nice park to sit and eat your fare. The fish tacos were fresh and delicious with a nice spicy kick.

Sometimes it’s nice to go casual, pick up an inexpensive takeout meal and enjoy the outdoors. What better location to do that than Napa?



Welcome to The Napa Project, where I write about our five year remodel of a mid century home in Napa, California.

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