Excursions

5 places to visit near Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a great area and we’re always seeing new things and eating and drinking up a storm.

Elevation 66. El Cerrito, CA

Our only complaint about a lot of brewpubs is that the food coming out of their kitchen doesn’t match the quality of their beer. El Cerrito’s Elevation 66 is a BIG exception to the rule and we love it.

Fish. Sausalito, CA

At Sausalito’s Fish. we’re talking about top-notch, local, fresh off the boat, sustainable seafood, not the frozen-never-fresh Fisherman’s Platter popcorn shrimp and fished-to-the-brink-of-extinction cod.

Little Star Pizza. Albany, CA

Little Star Pizza is one of our favorites and not just for the pizza. The decor in the Albany location is cozy and rustic, the draft selection is always good, and the staff is the best.

Rustic Bakery. Larkspur, CA

For several months that was our Sunday routine: food trucks followed by a Rustic latté. Finally though we decided to try Rustic’s grub. We haven’t been disappointed yet, and it now shares equal time with visits to the food trucks.

White Barn Inn

For Five Star dining I expected at least a little stuffiness, but it just isn’t what The White Barn Inn is about. It’s definitely luxurious, but it’s like a celebrity interview that leaves you thinking, “you know, that George Clooney is just an everyday guy.”