Bertha Campbell Cole stepped back and let out a satisfied sigh after making the final pink brushstrokes on the wooden siding of the 1856 hotel. She had traveled throughout Southeast Asia with her husband for years, but was now firmly planted back in her childhood territory on Northern California soil. The year was 1935, and Bertha's new stationary lifestyle meant that she could finally realize her dream of opening a teahouse. In forthcoming decades, the intimate space would sate the appetites of celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock and Beverly Sills, as well as many noncelebrities who simply liked ornately papered walls. Today, owner Charlie Shockey continues La Casa Rosa Restaurant's tradition by serving luncheons fashioned from Mexican-inspired recipes, local herbs and produce, and seasonally changing red and white wines. Chefs bake corn, beef, and cheeses into california casseroles, following an original recipe given to Bertha's aunts by a local Mexican commandant. Chicken and seafood souffl?s sail past antique dolls, pictures, and a gramophone to tables in the main dining room, or on their way to an outdoor courtyard among flowering shrubs and giraffes. Wines such as Ash Blonde?a French-Italian blended aperitif?chill glasses alongside domestic and imported beers, and a baby grand piano holds a row of sample jams and chutneys off to one side of the dining room. After tastings, visitors can order the local preserves, which staff members then pack into decorative pink boxes.
For a fast bite with tons of flavor, try Hollister's Jack In The Box.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Jack In The Box.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Jack In The Box patrons come in casual attire.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Jack In The Box also offers catering.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Jack In The Box is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Jack In The Box for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Jack In The Box serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
No time to eat? Pick up a burger and fries in a matter of minutes at McDonald's.
The chefs at McDonald's know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at McDonald's.
At McDonald's, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at McDonald's.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy McDonald's' cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive, as shown by the delicious fare coming out of McDonald's' kitchen.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Reserve a table for two! Cafe Ella specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner.
The chefs at Cafe Ella know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Cafe Ella — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Cafe Ella is ultra casual.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Cafe Ella to create the perfect night.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Cafe Ella provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Cafe Ella.
In 1982, Alfonso Castaneda opened Dona Esther Restaurant, which he named after his grandmother in honor of her life and love of cooking. Popular dishes include carne asada made with rib-eye steak and the Dona Esther Special, a combination platter that hides its plate beneath a piping-hot chicken enchilada, taco, and burrito and bed of rice and beans. Customers looking for something more comforting than a mariachi band that lulls them to sleep can always order a steaming, fragrant bowl of menudo—a traditional Mexican soup seasoned with onion, cilantro, and crushed red pepper. But if music's your thing, live musicians fill the room on Saturday nights and during the Sunday brunch buffet. The traditional tunes add to an atmosphere
epitomized by rustic carvings and paintings, as well as lush greenery that spills out of pots in search of salsa.
Spice up your week with a trip to Paines Restaurant in Hollister, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
When you're ready to pig out, Paines Restaurant is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Paines Restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Paines Restaurant.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Paines Restaurant for easy seating.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Can't get enough of Paines Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parking is made simple at Paines Restaurant, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.