Farm-to-table fare is a California staple. That’s especially true in Placer County, where seasonal produce, wine grapes, hops and other ingredients come directly from regional farms and ranches. Whether you and your pup plan a Placer wine country picnic, or you order up local beer and barbecue on the shores of Lake Tahoe, you’ll find something tasty to enjoy. Ready to sip, sample and savor Placer County’s freshest flavors? Here’s a menu of highlights.
Lincoln’s Dueling Dogs Brewing Co. is a can’t-miss for culinary fans and their four-legged friends. Tucked on a 10-acre ranch along the Placer County Wine and Ale Trail, this family-owned favorite is a true crowd pleaser. The team pours beer, cider and mead made on site, while the surrounding fields support Satsuma mandarin oranges and seven types of hops. The farm stand sells local olive oil, nuts and honey, plus dog biscuits made over in Auburn. The pet-friendly tasting room has dog-themed beers, water bowls for furry family members, and doggie cookies for purchase.
DogTrekkers also love The Monk’s Cellar, which serves house-made beers, Belgian classics and upscale pub fare in downtown Roseville. Smoked meats and spicy sides star at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, on the Grove St. pier in Tahoe City. Ask for a lake-view seat on the dog-friendly outdoor patio.