Over the course of two decades, the sandwich artisans of The Corner Cafe have perfected the architecture of the stack, the bread-to-ingredients ratio, and the angle of that final slice. Served daily, the lunch menu details classics such as the award-winning Clovis club alongside daily specials that rotate throughout the week. In addition to signature sandwiches, the cafe slings seven kinds of char-broiled Angus beef burger, each topped with an array of ingredients that range from avocados to American-cheese flags.
Devoted to helping people stay healthy and happy, Kristina's Natural Ranch Market is a convenient one-stop shop for everyday organic wares and invaluable lifestyle advice. Stroll through aisles to find an abundance of good-for-you goodies and popular unperished perishables such as specialty breads, free-range poultry, extra-lean ground beef ($5.89/lb), low-fat raw milk ($3.50 for a half gallon), organic bananas ($0.99/lb), plums ($1.29/lb), and bulk spices. In addition to flaunting a hefty selection of fresh, local produce and gourmet groceries, Kristina's Natural Ranch Market stocks gluten- and wheat-free items, health supplements, and natural beauty and body-care products. Though this Groupon can only be used in-store, take a peek at the online catalogue to get a feel for the shop's stock.
At Lassen's Natural Foods and Vitamins, you can find ayurvedic herb blends and homeopathic herbs. You can find kelp granules, kelp capsules, and kelp powder. And you can peruse more than a dozen varieties of tahini and cashew and almond butter. The vast inventory of wholesome foods and supplements may overwhelm newcomers. Fortunately, staff members strive to not only provide shoppers access to healthy products, but also educate and empower them to make healthy decisions.
Each month, for instance, local health experts lead health lectures, discussing topics that range from managing stress to working up to a Hulk-like immune system. Staff members are happy to let customers sample any product, and even offer educational literature when a customer wavers between brands. Most importantly, staff members receive weekly educational trainings, and pass their knowledge on to customers: cashiers can explain the difference between organic and free range, for instance, and herb experts can explain the health benefits of dozens of plants and herbs.
Offering a laid-back spot for families to bond over a board of all-American fare, Forestiere's Place serves grill-graced creations to scores of casual carnivores. For starters, share some bruschetta ($6.99) or mozzarella sticks ($5.99) with your kilted clan of Scottish immortals while perusing the grilled entrees. The 7 oz. hamburger ($5.25) happily accepts cheese ($0.50 extra) and bacon ($0.75 extra) hop-ons, while Forestiere's special ($6.95) dots the eatery's renowned homemade Italian sausage with sweet Italian peppers and onions. Unlike most traditional rib joints and daycare centers, Forestiere's Place boasts a collection of high-end wines, giving diners the rare opportunity to pair a barbecue chicken-thigh plate ($9.99) with the berries, spices, and oak nuances of the Josh Cellars North Coast cabernet ($8/glass, $26/bottle) or offset the savory tri-tip tacos ($7.99) with the full-bodied peach, pear, yellow apple, and crème brûlée undertones of the Sebastiani chardonnay ($7/glass, $26/bottle). Bottled and draft beers are also available for more hops-happy diners.
Country-style wooden chairs and a hodgepodge of art on the walls give Mainstreet Cafe a cozy, hometown atmosphere. The comfortable atmosphere is key, as staff at Mainstreet Cafe hopes its diners will come to eat all three meals and feed all four stomachs, with a menu that encompasses breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the mornings, the griddle sizzles with eggs and pancake batter. Later in the day, guests can order hearty sandwiches and Black Angus burgers, steak dishes, or the café’s specialty german sausage and housemade zwieback.