Destined for Los Banos and Livingstons
Hounds, don't fail me now. I am headed to these two towns on business. Please tell me where to find good chow and what to eat once I am there. Thanks!
Well, Robert and I can vouch for Woolgrower's Basque Restaurant in Los Banos for dinner, come hungry, they serve vast quantities of food. I would save room for the pan-seared steak or lamb chop, then if you have room try out the sides and salads.
It's been a few years, but there's a Peruvian/Mexican place called Olinda's at the SE corner of 152 and whatever the smaller N-S Highway is on the east end of town. Please report back on what you find, this is an area that needs more houndly discoveries.
Been a couple of years since I've stopped for lunch, but Espana's in Los Banos traditionally was good.
They seem to still be a local favorite in those reader's choice type of awards just by looking at their awards page.
Of course, Woolgrowers is good too.
Slim pickens in Livingston (can you spell c-h-a-i-n), but any town with a restaurant with the convoluted name of Mayrita Osteiniera (sp?) has got to be worth a try:
Looks like you also have Gallo wine (Livingston Cellars), almonds and sweet potatoes in Livingston and an interest in organic farming - maybe there will be a church supper you can learn about from their online newspaper?