Foodie Find: Findleton Pub
Much to the glee of beer lovers, Tom and Pam Findleton—of the successful Findleton Estate Vineyard and Winery—have added a pub to the Camino Wine Plaza. In addition to tastes and pours of a rotating selection of local beers and hard ciders, the cozy spot also pumps out delightfully refreshing pub grub. From traditional snacks, such as pretzels and spicy bar nuts, to salads, meat and cheese plates, tamales, and seasonal sandwiches and specials, there’s a little something to satisfy everyone. On my visit, I opted for the Salmon BLT. I always believe everything is better with bacon, and their take on the traditional BLT did not disappoint. Served with a side salad, the substantial sammie was filled with grilled salmon, crisp bacon, heirloom tomatoes, and butter lettuce on toasted sourdough. Paired with a pilsner from Old Hangtown Beer Works, playing cards, liar’s dice, good friends and conversation, it was a stellar Sunday afternoon. With walls paneled in reclaimed wood, an old church pew, cement floors, an outdoor fire pit, sports on TV, and a smattering of instruments begging to be played, Findleton’s Pub is indeed reminiscent of the Irish and Scottish pubs the Findleton’s themselves admired on their travels across the pond…an inviting space that begs you to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Findleton Pub, 3500 Carson Road, Suite D2, Camino, 530-957-7310, findletonpub.com.
By Heather L. Becker