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Village of Mendocino Takes on a New Edge

From sleek inns to raw bars, holistic hideaways and a cache of cannabis, the legendary village of Mendocino has a new edge along the Pacific.  Your adventure starts two hour’s north of San Francisco, as asphalt drops into wilderness, deep canyons laced with lichen, vineyard vistas and resident sheep lazily mowing the weeds.  The trek to historic Mendocino Village, set along the Pacific with a population of 932, is a mind-changer.   Slip in and it’s hard to slip out of this walkable slice of California that is currently riding a rebirth.  Gone is the chintz, replaced with hot little raw bars, soothing holistic hideaways and a vibrant lodging scene.  Wine tasting is on tap as is legendary Bloody Mary’s, $130 Belgium Lambic-aged beer and a hip Southern-Vegetarian outpost.

Nicholson House and Blue Door Inn

From the new seven-suite Nicholson House to the sleek Blue Door Inn and line-up of lofty Airbnb rentals sequestered around Mendocino Bay, your lodging choices have gone from chintz to chic.  The Art Deco-inspired suites are “earth-minded” sporting clean lines and contemporary touches for a fresh spin.  Turntables and jazz records replace televisions, fireplaces, alfresco sitting areas and a gorgeous spa bathroom round out the design.  Nearby, the Blue Door Inn steps up with five sophisticated guestrooms set in crisp tones, modern furnishings and top-drawer amenities.  Select rooms have soaking tubs, ocean views, fireplaces and a fresh, clean décor blending sunshine and a slice of sexy.   

Meyer Family Cellars

Set in a sleek modern space with a wine garden, the new Meyer Family Cellars tasting room is just the stop after your day of hiking the redwoods.  Matt Meyer, son of legendary Silver Oak winery founder Justin Meyer, is the mind behind the winery which is located in Yorkville AVA.  Pick up a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to pair with some local cheeses or a classic Pinot Noir while taking in the views of the craggy seashore.  This is the epitome of a pet-friendly, no-attitude venue pouring stellar juice. 

The Brickery/The Waiting Room

The two additions are part of the Beaujolais Mendocino group, which includes Café Beaujolais featuring an expansive brew carte worth pillaging.  Featuring 90+ offerings from porters to barleywines, Trappist, Saisons and farmhouse ales, as well as top end picks.  New to the scene are the adjoining Brickery and Waiting Room, a breakfast-cum-wine lounge.  Dop down for a pizza, add a pop of Toulouse Goose Bubbles or Rita’s Amaro or step next door for a traditional crispy duck confit.

Cocktail Fog Eater Cafe

Fog Eater Café & Bottle Shop

From beignets to braised collard greens, a locally-sourced Crabbie Benedict, the Fog Eater Café is the spot for vegetarian Southern food, natural wines and low-ABV cocktails.  Set in vibrant turquoise and orange tones and run by two colorful women, this outpost is line-out-the-door ready for its close-up.  You can pop in for a Bambo (Meyer lemon vermouth & sherry) cocktail followed by a plate of Fried Blue Oyster Mushrooms or Cajun Mac-n-Cheese and finish it off with Corn Puddin’.

Gnar Raw Bar

The perfect pitstop for an outback picnic, the new Gnar Raw Bar – owned by a dynamic husband and wife duo – is the spot for fresh grab-and-go poke bowls, Spam Musubi, homemade kimchi and signature Nor-Cal sushi rolls.  Crafted with locally-sourced seafood, the daily offerings are nothing short of ethereal.  This is a good addiction and solid addition to the village of Mendocino. 

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