Black Bear Diners and small towns of the Western United States seem almost synonymous. With 42 properties in California, and another 26 scattered in another 7 states these guys have been serving up home-cooked meals for nearly 20 years. The service is friendly, the food hearty and delicious, and the signature chain-saw bear sculptures adorable. And it’s wheelchair accessible.
Sonoma Raceway is an accessibility dream. A $70 million Modernization Plan resulted in an impressive property, including accessible parking, shuttles, tunnels, elevators, and ramps to get people with mobility challenges around this huge property. A fixture in Sonoma Valley for almost 50 years, first as Sears Point Raceway then Infineon Raceway, this is the Sonoma home for NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA Drag Racing, and the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival.
Locals love to hang out at the Community Cafe for breakfast and lunch, but tourists are welcome too! And it’s one of my favorites. It’s a great place to stop for breakfast before a day of wine tasting. They even have box lunches for a Wine Country picnic you can order 24 hours in advance!
Cindy Pawlcyn, is the genius behind Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, the chef-owner of Mustards Grill and a James Beard award winning cookbook author. This is a “must see must do” restaurant in the Napa Valley.