Normally when we go on hikes or road trips, I take it upon myself to make sure we are fully fooded up. Some cold pork loin sandwiches with apple stuffing here, a bit of cheese there, and then to wash it all down with sparkling water or mayhaps some special wine. However, there are some trips where fasting until we get to wherever we're going pays off. Enter the new Cowgirl Cantina at Pt. Reyes Station.
I've worked at Ye Olde Stanke Cheesehoppe on and off for over a year now, but this was my first visit to Pt. Reyes Station. A few weeks ago, we were just. So. Sick. of the rain and had to get out of town. Somehow dealing with rain 40 miles up the coast seemed more appealing than dealing with rain in the city.
After twisting ourselves around Route 1 for over an hour (yeah, we smartened up and took Lucas Valley Road back to the city. I mean, the Route 1 views can't be beat, but the acid eating a hole in my stomach for the last ten miles could've pulped several car batteries.), we arrived at cozy Pt. Reyes Station hungry for food and views. Views they definitely got up there. Quiet green mountains leaped in my sight wherever I turned, and gentle frontier architecture swallowed up the unpaved streets.
As for food, well, Cowgirl Creamery recently took over the cantina counter in the renovated barn, and Chef Chris Douglas is doling out food that is damn well worth the twisting and acid eating. The menu is comprised mainly of freshly-made soups, salads, and sandwiches, but you can also get roasted chickens or lavender-brined pork loins to have for laters. We definitely made some happy laters out of the Curry-Spiced Boneless Roast Chicken.