Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, as they naturally repel pests by repeating everything they say and sending them on elaborate snipe hunts. Savor the taste of these wonder foods with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of homemade pub fare and drinks at Matteo's Public in Nevada City.
To support the community both local and global, Matteo's Public infuses it's menu with organic ingredients where possible from local farmers and ranchers and employs sustainable business practices. The napkins are made from recycled paper; the patio garden is chemical-free; and the trash is all composted and then used as feed for free-range irascible muppets. Start off your appetite's scrumptious staycation with brew-battered mushrooms ($7.99), made with the beer of the day, before orally deconstructing a Matteo's pub burger ($13.99), which swipes its half-pound patty locally from Niman Ranch. Matteo's chickpea burger ($9.99) arrives topped with a lemon-dill dressing and is made so close to home that, at some point, it must be encouraged to get a job and move out. For those who don't put much stock in a name, try the Stinky mac 'n' cheese entree ($10.99), which gracefully welcomes chicken or shrimp (add $5) into its crunchy bread crumb and bacon shell.
Matteo's Public's red-brick walls and outdoor seating create a refreshingly stampede-free backdrop for a round of fresh lemonades ($2.29), locally sourced California brews—including Gold Digger IPA and Miners Wheat Ale, or a self-administered taste tour of wines. Live music dots the calendar's weekend squares with local performers who radiate sound waves both inside and outside the restaurant.
300 Commercial St.
Nevada City, California 95959Get Directions