Downtown Napa

{Kara’s Cupcakes…seasonal strawberry cream cupcake}

My recent visit to see family in northern California consisted of a deliciously appetizing day spent in downtown Napa.  I love the Napa Valley for its gorgeous wineries, world-class cuisine, and picturesque landscapes.  In the past, I’ve spent most of my time touring wineries, but exploring the downtown area left me equally impressed.  I’m in a phase of eating only free-range poultry and grass-fed beef (thank you, Food Inc.), so I was excited to find C CASA -An Innovative Tacqueria at the Oxbow Public Market (I highly recommend their nachos) and couldn’t resist a bite of a yummy treat from Kara’s Cupcakes.  We ended the night at Cole’s Chop House for an amazing dinner with a great bottle of pinot noir, and though I stuck to my current diet and ordered a seafood dish from the classic steakhouse (they serve corn-fed beef), my sister said her filet mignon was “melt-in-your-mouth” delicious.

{C CASA nachos with free-range chicken, chipotle sauce, and goat cheese}


I’ve noticed my latest posts have been more food & travel-inspired than psych-inspired, but I believe taking trips and enjoying a great meal is definitely good for the psyche.  More psych posts to come!

2 thoughts on “Downtown Napa

  1. Those nachos were the best. In the beginning, I was a little skeptical about the whole difference between regular chicken and free-range chicken. But after tasting those nachos I am convinced that free-range chicken is not only treated better, but tastes better too.

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