“I believe that all of these positive attributes help explain why Yolo County is such a mecca for artists of all types — writers, visual artists, musicians, cooks and winemakers,” he says. “Here the emphasis seems to be on the creation rather than the commercialization of art.”
Check out this new article in the San Francisco Chronicle for a look at what I love about living in Davis, CA, including a list of my favorite Yolo County locations and events! Here are just few of those top picks:
Davis Farmers Market: On Wednesday evenings in the summer, the market feels more like a party than a place to buy groceries. A live band brings the festive atmosphere, while families picnic on the grass. Year-round, the Saturday morning market functions more traditionally, but still offers a great assortment of food and fun. “The quintessential farmers’ market and more.”Fourth and C streets, Davis. www.davisfarmersmarket.org
The Avid Reader: The long-standing shop attracts authors of varying degrees of notoriety for readings and book signings as many as three times a week. “A terrific indie bookstore like the ones we used to know.” 617 Second St., Davis; (530) 758-4040. www.avidreaderbooks.com
Plainfield Station: Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by trees, sits this “truly funky and original roadhouse with a bar and burgers and attitude to burn.” Expect a barricade of motorcycles on your way in. 23944 County Road 98, Woodland, (530) 668-0207.
Pub Quiz at de Vere’s Irish Pub: The lively bar is consistently the most happening Monday night destination in Davis, thanks to its obscenely popular — and difficult — trivia night. The quiz master is Andy Jones, a UC Davis professor and the city’s poet laureate, whom Lescroart describes as funny, eccentric and brilliant. 217 E St., Davis; (530) 204-5533. http://deverespub.com