Up Bay Finds - Mare Island Brewing Co.

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I'm so happy hubby found Mare Island Brewing Co. Another great Up Bay Find! They are located inside of the Ferry Building in Vallejo. Perfect stop for a quick bite before you hop on the ferry, or for a Sunday lunch.  I'm not a big beer drinker, but I tried hubby's beer and it was amazing! Their menu is simple and delicious. For beer lovers, tasting is must.

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Here is their best selling item on the menu - the chicken sandwich. My husband said it's the best chicken sandwich he's ever had! And I have to agree with him.

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The view is pretty amazing too ❥

"Up Bay Finds" is a series of posts on little known gems found in the Up Bay, a.k.a. the cities of American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield, Mare Island and Vallejo.

Up Bay Finds - Le Paris Artisan

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Le Paris Artisan is another gem in the Up Bay. This cozy and little bakery spot is located in American Canyon just south of Napa.

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Their almond croissants and cropuffs are my favorite treats. They also serve sandwiches and salads for lunch.

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The ambiance is very clean and welcoming with free WiFi. And don't forget to grab a cup of joe from Moschetti coffee on your way out. 

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Meet Jay, the owner and executive pastry chef at Le Paris Artisan. He is internationally trained in countries like Japan and the Philippines. Make sure to say hi if you see him at the store. 

"Up Bay Finds" is a series of posts on little known gems found in the Up Bay, a.k.a. the cities of American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield, Mare Island and Vallejo.

Photography by Aurora Heitman

 

Up Bay Finds - The Loft Thai Fusion

Happy Sunday! I'm starting a series called "Up Bay Finds" where you can find secret gems in the city of Vallejo, Mare Island, Benicia, Fairfield, and American Canyon. My husband and I have lived in Asia for many years before we came back to the Bay Area. So finding a good and tasty Thai restaurant to satisfy our palate and enough room to fit our family of five without feeling cramped was very challenging until we discovered The Loft Thai Fusion in Hiddenbrook Vallejo.

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This place has a very clean and modern look. My kids love all the legos, comic art on the wall, and not too mention the variety of food items on the menu. The price is pretty reasonable for a family of five as well.

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There are many healthy choices like this steak salad. But my most favorite dish is the sticky rice with mango. If you are driving up to Napa Valley for the weekend, I definitely suggest to stop at the loft Thai fusion for a quick lunch before heading to all the wineries. 

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Photography by Aurora Heitman