Mendocino: A Wild and Sophisticated Weekend
The picturesque seaside village may look like a movie set (indeed, the TV series "Murder She Wrote" and such films as "Same Time Next Year" were filmed here), but its allure runs deep and wide. There's fine and funky dining, beach combing, hiking, abalone diving, a population of artists and crafts people, and a calendar full of food and wine festivals. And the drive from San Francisco takes you through the Anderson Valley and its countless opportunities for tasting superb North Coast varietals.

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And what did we eat at The Q, the downhome but culinarily upscale barbecue shack near Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg? Delicious pulled pork, onion rings, and cole slaw (not shown), and this generous serving of super tender brisket with sides of sweet baked beans and mac'n'cheese. Going back someday for sure--for ribs, chicken, blackened fish, boar bacon burger, or if feeling veggie, the portobello mushroom sandwich. The place is the pet project of David LaMonica, who also owns the deservedly acclaimed Café Beaujolais in Mendocino.

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And what did we eat at The Q, the downhome but culinarily upscale barbecue shack near Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg? Delicious pulled pork, onion rings, and cole slaw (not shown), and this generous serving of super tender brisket with sides of sweet baked beans and mac'n'cheese. Going back someday for sure--for ribs, chicken, blackened fish, boar bacon burger, or if...

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And what did we eat at The Q, the downhome but culinarily upscale barbecue shack near Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg? Delicious pulled pork, onion rings, and cole slaw (not shown), and this generous serving of super tender brisket with sides of sweet baked beans and mac'n'cheese. Going back someday for sure--for ribs, chicken, blackened fish, boar bacon burger, or if feeling veggie, the portobello mushroom sandwich. The place is the pet project of David LaMonica, who also owns the deservedly acclaimed Café Beaujolais in Mendocino.

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