Place for lunch on way to Tahoe? [moved from SF Bay board]
Ikeda's, in Auburn, CA, is a dependable spot...burgers, sandwiches, etc on one side and a market on the other...I've stopped there a few times and it's in perfectly serviceable, if not the absolute bestest ever...
13500 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 (Luther Road Exit off 80, I think)
Their pies and baked goods are quite highly regarded, also.
Next time I'm heading out that way, I plan to stop at Pure Grain Bakery & Cafe in Vacaville. I've had their bread at Speisekammer in Alameda, it's the best German rye around.
Daimo in Richmond.
Cueva's in Dixon, if reports that it went out of business were wrong.
Past Dixon, you're in California board territory, so you might ask there as well.
Daimo Chinese Restaurant
3288 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804
Pure Grain Bakery
600 Eubanks Ct Suite A, Vacaville, CA