A trip down the 101 from San Francisco to Los Angeles with stops at Madonna Inn and Pezzini Farms for Artichokes.
We started our road trip down the 101 back from San Francisco with a stop in Castroville, “Artichoke Capital of the World.” Pulled over at Pezzini Farms, which sells a lot more than just ‘chokes!
Outside the stand is a truck with hot food
Probably one of my weirder breakfasts:
Abe and I split this steamed guy, dipped in a creamy Garlic Dijon sauce
A fig for dessert as we hit the freeway again
Our next break was almost 3 hours later, at The Madonna Inn.
I’ve driven by a couple times in the past, and seen it on a whole bunch of blogs/travel shows, but have never actually gone inside.
Between this place and Pea Soup Andersen’s, I’ve really covered the kitschy tour of the 101!
After exploring the Inn and numerous gift shops, we grabbed some grub at The Copper Cafe
Wasn’t hungry at all from the last few days of feasting, so I ordered the smallest thing I could find on the menu – a mug of chili, sans cheese
It had beans and beef. Not horrible, not great. Overpriced, of course.
Always have room for dessert!
This one was kinda calling out to me, but I asked the waiter for his opinion…
…he said “Carrot Cake” – so that’s what I got!
Abe and I split the piece right down the middle – I wound up finishing his icing too:
By the time we got back to Los Angeles and picked up Julius (who promptly passed out) it was 8:30pm
All I really wanted was a bowl of strawberries (bought from Pezzini Farms) and miso soup
Kinda perfect that there was a 60 Minutes piece on San Francisco – I miss it already!
For those of you still in the Bay Area, my movie “some scenes for “Yes We’re Open”) on July 16th and 17th.