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Topa Topa Brewing Company

"Topa Topa is amazing."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Ventura, California
 guide.

Rose Marcario recommends drinking a beer at Topa Topa Brewing as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ventura, California.

Kainos Coffee

"Biking to roast your own beans and donating 1/5th of your profits is the essence of Portland."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Marten Boyden, Founder of Kainos Coffee, shares the story of why he launches his coffee shop, and where he loves to eat and drink in Portland, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland.

BASTA

"BASTA is a battle cry to myself, reminding me to always dig in, root myself and to really do something."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Boulder's chefs recommend BASTA for Dinner as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love the unique pizza, cleverly mixed drinks, and personal ambiance at 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in East Boulder.

Blackbelly

"It's about knowing your source, using the best possible ingredients, supporting the local economy, and supporting small farmers.”

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Boulder's chefs recommend Blackbelly for breakfast as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love the in-house butcher, breakfast burritos, and hot sauce at 1606 Conestoga Street in East Boulder.

Modern Times Beer

"We probably don't need the press."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Brandon and Misty Ristaino from The Good Lion cocktail bar in Santa Barbara recommend drinking beers at Modern Times Beer in San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide in San Diego.

Fieldwork Brewing Co

"I'm in the business of making people happy."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Alex Tweet, owner and brewer at Fiedlworking Brewing Co, shares his story of launching Fieldwork and where he recommends eating and drinking in Berkeley, Oakland and San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Visit Ventura Beach

"If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Ventura, California
 guide.

Surf Ventura Beach in Ventura, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ventura.

The Birds & The Beets

"Gastown is one of the only neighborhoods in Vancouver where you get these weird and quirky spaces, and we’ve got one."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's chefs recommend The Birds & The Beets for breakfast, lunch, or coffee as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls at 55 Powell St in Gastown.

Hook Fish Co

"All sustainably sourced, rod and reel caught fish that's really tasty."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's chefs recommend Hook Fish Co for lunch as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the rod and reel caught fish and counter food at 4542 Irving St in the Outer Sunset.

La Taqueria

"A legend that locals don't talk about because we don't want them blowing up."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's chefs recommend La Taqueria for lunch as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the tacos and traditional rice free burritos at 2889 Mission St in the Mission.

Flour + Water

"You have to order at least three pasta dishes because one is gonna be good, one is gonna be great and one is gonna blow you away."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's chefs recommend Flour + Water for dinner as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the authentic hanmade Italian cuisine, pasta, pizza, and casual, rustic vibes at 2401 Harrison St in the Mission District.

Andytown Coffee Roasters

"If you have a passion and you have an idea, don't wait! If you want to do it, just don't wait."

Local Must
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's entrepreneurs recommend Andytown Coffee Roasters for coffee as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the Irish feel, espressos, and soups at 3655 Lawton St in Outer Sunset.

Barebottle Brewing Company

"We took white collar jobs, but spent all our free time brewing beer. So we quit and built Barebottle."

Local Must
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's brewers recommend Barebottle Brewing for a beer as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the craft brews, food trucks, and warehouse style space at 1525 Cortland Ave in Bernal Heights.

Cento Coffee

"A big inspiration."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's entrepreneurs recommend Cento Coffee for a coffee as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the hand crafted espresso drinks at 372 Ritch St South of Market.

Cellarmaker Brewing

"Cellarmaker is making some of the best beer in the region today."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

San Francisco's brewers recommend Cellarmaker Brewing for beers as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the small batch brews and contemporary interior at 1150 Howard St South of Market.

Piece, Love and Chocolate

"Danggg, this chocolate is so good."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Brewer's chefs recommend Piece, Love and Chocolate for dessert as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love everything chocolate at 805 Pearl Street.

Red Rocks

"There's no better place on earth to watch live music."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's musicians recommend Red Rocks for a concert as part of Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide. They love the open-air venue and surrounding beauty in Morrison, Colorado.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

"Our grandfather told us to do one thing, and to do it better than anyone else."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's brewers recommend Black Shirt Brewing Co for a beer as part of Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide. They love the award winning beer, ambiance, and live music at 3719 Walnut St in RiNo.

Onefold

"Onefold is as good as it gets."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's chefs recommend Onefold for Breakfast as part of Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide. They love the bacon fried rice, baked goods & creative cafe fare at 1420 E 18th Ave in City Park West.

Little Man Ice Cream

"Opening my own ice cream store was always a dream of mine."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's chefs recommend Little Man Ice Cream for dessert as part of Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide. They love the unique flavors offered at the milk jug shaped shop at 2620 16th St in the Highlands.

Denver Central Market

"A high-end take on an old school open-air market."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's chefs recommend Denver Central Market when you're exploring Denver, Colorado as part of Dirt Road Travels' city guide. They love the local butchers, ice cream spots, and airy marketplace vibe at 2669 Larimer St in RiNo.

4 Noses Brewing Company

"A beer that's worth the trip."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Boulder's brewers recommend 4 Noses Brewing Company for a beer as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love the family run brewery, food trucks, and experimental ales at 8855 W 116th Circle in Broomfield.

The Universal

"The Cornbread Rancheros at The Universal is the best breakfast in Denver."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Denver's chefs recommend The Universal diner for breakfast as part of Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide. They love the comfort food, daily grits specials, and cornbread rancheros at 2911 W 38th Ave in Sunnyside.

Wild Woods Brewery

"A brewery whose soul lives in the outdoors."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Boulder's brewers recommend Wild Woods Brewery for a beer as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder Colorado city guide. They love the naturalistic atmosphere and outdoor themed ales at 5460 Conestoga Ct in East Boulder.

Mountain Sun

"The quintessential Boulder watering hole."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Boulder's brewers recommend Mountain Sun for a beer as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love the Colorado Kind Ale, board games, and homey feel on the Pearl Street Mall.

Chickpea

"Spread love it's the Chickpea way."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's chefs recommend Chickpea Israeli Restaurant and Food Truck for lunch or dinner as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the falafel, hummus, and vegan options at 4298 Main St in Riley Park.

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

"It's absolutely my favorite thing to eat."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's bakers recommend Beaucoup Bakery & Café for breakfast or lunch as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the pastries and sandwiches at 2150 Fir Street.

BETA5

"We challenge ourselves to be consistent and to operate at a high standard."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's chefs and bakers recommend Beta5 Chocolates for dessert as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the chocolates, pastries, and desserts at 413 Industrial Ave in Strathcona.

Lynn Canyon Park

"You’re covered by the canopies and you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's locals recommend exploring Lynn Canyon Park as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the old oak trees, covered canopies, and remoteness of Lynn Canyon Park just outside of the city.

Say Hey Cafe

"They just make really good simple well-composed sandwiches."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's chefs recommend Say Hey Cafe for breakfast or lunch as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love their simple sandwiches at the hole in the wall at 156 E Pender St in Chinatown.

Cloudburst Brewing

"Seattle's best IPAs."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Cloudburst Brewing's Founder Steve Luke reflects on what he loves most about making beer, what he's learned from launching his brewery and where he loves to eat, drink and hike in Seattle, Washginton as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Seattle.

Water Witch

"A neighborhood bar, like the Salt Lake version of Cheers."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Erica O'Brien recommends grabbing a drink, small plate or beer at Water Witch in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake.

The Rose

"The cafe all others wish they could be."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Erica O'Brien, founder of The Rose Establishment, shares the story of launching her cafe and her recommendations on where to eat, drink and hang out in Salt Lake, Utah. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake.

Revolver Coffee

"I always recommend grabbing coffee at Revolver."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's baristas recommend Revolver for coffee as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the made fresh to order coffee at 325 Cambie Street in Gastown.

The Sparrow Bakery

“People come all the way from Kansas for these desserts!”

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Bend, Oregon
 guide.

Bend's bakers recommend The Sparrow Bakery for breakfast, lunch, or dessert as part of Dirt Road Travels' Bend, Oregon city guide. They love the sandwiches, lattes, and signature Ocean Rolls at 50 SE Scott St or 2748 NW Crossing Dr.

Wild Rose

“A personalized culinary tour of Northern Thailand.”

Local Must
: Part of the 
Bend, Oregon
 guide.

Bend's chefs recommend Wild Rose Northern Thai Cuisine for lunch or dinner as part of Dirt Road Travels' Bend, Oregon city guide. They love the sticky Jasmine rice, family recipes and shared plates at 150 NW Oregon Avenue.

Bridge 99 Brewery

“One of the last remaining nanobreweries.”

Local Must
: Part of the 
Bend, Oregon
 guide.

Bend's brewers recommend Bridge 99 Brewery for dinner or drinks as part of Dirt Road Travels' Bend, Oregon city guide. They love the hoppy IPAs, locally brewed lagers, and food truck nights at 63063 Layton Avenue.

Warbler Records & Goods

"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Kurt Legler, owner of Warbler Records & Goods in Santa Barbara, shares his story, lessons learned and Santa Barbara recommendations for food and drink as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Mike's Ice Cream

"We take the definition of owner-operator to the nth degree."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Visit Mike's Ice Cream in Hood River, Oregon for a quick dessert of ice cream, soft serve or a milkshake as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar

"So good we started apartment hunting for a place nearby."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

John Chung, Founder of 45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar, shares his story of geting the restaurant off the ground, and where he loves to eat, drink and eat in Seattle, Washington as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Seattle.

Slate Coffee Roasters

"The cream of a crop in a town that's famous for coffee."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Slate Coffee Roasters' Co-Founder Chelsey Walker-Watson reflects on the impact of travel in starting her company, her lessons learned along the way and where she loves to eat, drink and go outside in Seattle, Washginton as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for Seattle.

Snow White Coffee

"Trust yourself, trust your vision and trust what you want to do."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Alex Bell, owner of Snow White Coffee, shares his story of launching his cafe, his lessons learned along the way and where he loves to eat, drink and hang out in Oakland, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Swan Oyster Depot

"An epic spot. Their oysters are shucked to order."

Local Must
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Chef Evan Allumbaugh from Flour + Water recommends eating at Swan Oyster Depot as his 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Outerlands

"Just take the leap, and you’ll figure everything out."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Andytown Coffee Roasters' Co-Founder Lauren Crabbe recommends drinking coffee, buying bread and eating breakfast at Outerlands in San Francisco as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Scout Coffee

"A cafe where everyone feels welcome, and feels like it's their place."

Local Must
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Sara Peterson, co-owner of Scout Coffee, shares the story of launching her cafe, which has the best coffe in San Luis, her lessons learned and advice for others and where she loves to eat, drink and hike in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to SLO.

Ember

"They're just great and they really kind of brought something new and fresh to the coast."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Sara Peterson, co-owner of Scout Coffee, recommends eating dinner at Ember in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

"My dad's from Texas and my mom's from Argentina, so I'm kinda givin' props to both."

Local Must
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Eat barbecue at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in San Diego for some of the best smoked ribs, tri-tip, sandwiches and meats you've ever had as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Little Lion Cafe

"It's the kind of place that when you walk in it just makes you want to smile."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Hanis Cavin, Chef & Owner at Carnitas Snack Shack, recommends eating breakfast and lunch at Little Lion Cafe in San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Diego.

Societe Brewing Company

"They make some of the best beer in the country, and I still think they're underrated."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Alex Tweet, brewer and owner at Fieldwork Brewing in Berkeley, California recommends drinking beers at Societe in San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle

"When I stumbled upon this location, it was fate, like the gods were shining upon me."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Alex Tweet, owner and brewer at Fieldwork Brewing in Berkeley, California recommends fishing, drinking and eating a hot dog at Fath Bistro in San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

SloDoCo Donuts + Coffee

"We drove throughout California, visiting other donut shops to figure out how we could build something different."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Jacob Pickering, Co-Founder of SloDoCo Donuts, shares the story of launching his shop and where he loves to eat, drink and hike in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

"An unreal modern science museum."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Take in the culture, science and crazy awesome exhibits at the MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Sama Sama

"The locals call them crack wings."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

The team at Breakfast Culture Club in Santa Barbara recommends eating dinner at Sama Sama in Santa Barbara, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

pFriem Family Brewers

"They do an amazing job on all fronts - food, beverage, service."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Jason from Solera Brewing recommends grabbing a beer at pFriem Family Brewers, and Michelle from pFriem Family Brewers shares her recommendations for where to eat and drink in Hood River, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

The Blue Owl

"A special Santa Barbara secret."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Santa Barbara's best lunch spot is The Blue Owl for banh mi and salads. It was recommended by the teams at Warbler Records, Make Smith Leather, Breakfast Culture Club and tons of other local gems as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Salt & Straw

“What can we say? They’re legit.”

Local Must
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Salt & Straw's Co-Founder Tyler Malek reflects on launching his ice cream business and shares where he loves to eat, drink and hang out in Portland, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide to Portland.

Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

"That chai is like the flavor equivalent of a good high five. Do you know how satisfying a good high five is?!"

Local Must
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Nate Snell shares the story of launching his doughnut and chai shop Pip's Original Doughnuts and shares what he loves to eat and do in Portland, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland.

Powell's Books

"A metropolitan book palace."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Emily Powell of Powell's Books shares the bookstores history, her lessons learned from leading it and her recommendations on where to eat, drink and visit in Portland, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland.

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

"The longest state route in California."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway through towns like Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Santa Barbara to get to San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for San Luis.

The Bagel Project

"We're a bit under the radar still."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Grab breakfast of bagels and coffee at The Bagel Project in Salt Lake, Utah. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake!

Shades of Pale

A brewery that's off the beaten-path, then a bit hidden...and futher from there."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Trent Fargher, Founder of Shades of Pale, shares his story of launching his brewery and his recommendaitons for where to hik and eat in Salt Lake, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake.

The Big O Doughnuts

"The artistan, craft movement brought to the doughnut world."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Erica O'Brien from The Rose recommends having a doughnut and coffee for breakfast at The Big O Doughnuts in Salt Lake, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake!

Fisher Brewing

"The best session IPAs I've ever had in Utah, period."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Erica O'Brien from The Rose reccomends grabbing a beer at Fisher Brewing in Salt Lake, Utah. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake!

Laziz Kitchen

"Don't miss Laziz - the food is incredible."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Erica O'Brien from The Rose recommends eating lunch at Laziz Kitchen when you're in Salt Lake. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake, Utah.

Salt Lake Temple

"The jewel of Salt Lake, with some of the most extraordinary architecture you'll find in all of North America."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Visit the Salt Lake Temple when you're in Salt Lake, Utah! It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake.

Sequoia National Park & King's Canyon

"The land of giants."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visits Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon, just a short drive from Santa Barbara, Ventura or Ojai, as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Death Valley National Park

"A ghost town full of colorful rocks."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visit California's beautiful desert Death Valley, which is just a short ride from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Ojai, as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Alabama Hills

"A rock formation on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visit the Alabama Hills, which are just a short drive from either Santa Barbara, Ventura or Ojai as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

The Rare Barrel

"I make sour beer. I like to get weird."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Alex Wallash, co-founder of The Rare Barrel, shares his story of launching the brewery and his recommendations on where to eat in Oakland as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Solera Brewery

"We're adamant about staying small."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Dirt Road Travels exists to showcase people like Jason and breweries like Solera Brewery. If you're even within a few hours of Parkdale or Hood River, drive over to the brewery, drink a beer, take in the sunset and make new friends. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels digital city guide for Hood River.

Knead Baking Company

"We came from all over the country to join our mom and help her build this place."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Ojai, California
 guide.

Bobbi, Rachel and Leah Corbin from Knead Bakery in Ojai, California share the story of launching their bakery, their advice for others and where they love to eat and drink in town as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ojai.

Channel Islands National Park

"A park that's wonderful for hiking and snorkeling."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Ventura, California
 guide.

Patagoni's CEO Rose Marcario recommends visiting Channel Islands National Park as her 'Ventura Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ventura, California.

Ruby Rose

"She's a creative force and it's really a gem of a store."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Sara Peterson, Co-Founder of Scout Coffee, recommends shopping at Ruby Rose in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Clove & Hoof

"They're so passionate and they love what they're doing. It's more than just great food."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Ana Gosnell and John Blevins, owners of Clove & Hoof, share their story of launching their butcher shop and restaurant and give recommendations on where to eat and drink in Oakland, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Oaktown Spice Shop

"All the world's flavors."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Erica Perez, co-owner of Oaktown Spice Shop, shares the story of how she got her start, her advice for others, and her favorite places to eat, drink and hike in Oakland, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Chez Panisse

"The restaurant that started the whole slow food, organic, locally sourced movement."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Alex Wallash, co-owner and brewer at The Rare Barrel, recommends eating dinner at Chez Panisse as his 'Berkeley Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Sequoia Diner

"The breakfast spot everyone recommends."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Erica Perez, co-owner of Oaktown Spice Shop in Oakland, California, recommends eating breakfast or brunch at Sequoia Diner in Oakland, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Aburaya

"Those guys don't fuck around."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

John, chef/owner at Clove & Hoof, recommends eating fried chicken at Aburaya as his Oakland Must as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Corazon Cocina

"Some of the most creative, colorful, and delicious street food ever."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Matias at Buena Onda recommends eating lunch or dinner at Corazon Cocina has his 'Santa Barbara Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara, California.

White Salmon Baking Company

"I love bread baking. It's four ingredients, as simple as it gets."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Visit White Salmon Baking Company for bread, breakfast, and sandwiches when you're in White Salmon, Washington or Hood River, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

Las Cuatro Milpas

"The best Mexican food in San Diego."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Andy Harris, Owner of Grand Ole BBQ y Asado recommends eating lunch or dinner at Las Cuatro Milpas as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Walk Lake Merritt

"The outdoors, in the center of town."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Erica Perez, co-owner of the Oaktown Spice Shop, recommends walking around Lake Merritt as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

George Kaye's

"A dive bar where the regulars are the elderly."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Analiesa Gosnell and John Blevins, owners of Clove & Hoof in Oakland, recommend grabbing a drink at the dive bar George Kaye's as their 'Oakland Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Spoken Moto

“Bikes. Beers. Brews. Bitchin’. Seriously, it’s awesome.”

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Bend, Oregon
 guide.

Grab a coffee or beer and shop for some motorcyles and gear at Spoken Moto in Bend, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Bend.

Spork

"1,000 recommendations can't be wrong."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Bend, Oregon
 guide.

Grab tacos, chips and other deliciousness for lunch or dinner at Spork in Bend, Oregon. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Bend.

Hike in Stanley Lake

"The Schwabacher Landing of the north."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Stanley, Idaho
 guide.

Stanley Lake is a gorgeous campsite and hiking area just outside of town in the Sawtooth Mountains.

Stanley Baking Company & Cafe

"It's like a grandma's home cooked meal, except nobody loves you."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Stanley, Idaho
 guide.

Visit Stanley Baking Company for pancakes, omelettes and coffee when you're in Stanley, Idaho. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Stanley.

Stanley Scoops

"It was fun, like a nice local ice cream shop should be."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Stanley, Idaho
 guide.

Grab Huckleberry, Cookies N' Cream or Mint Chip ice cream at Stanely Scoops when you're in Stanley, Idaho. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Stanley!

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