24 May Jonathan Cartu Stated: California Gov. Newsom picks longtime dining hot spot to an…
Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t pick just any restaurant to announce that the state was preparing to allow dine-in restaurants and offices to reopen in some counties — he picked Mustards Grill in Napa Valley.
The restaurant is the creation of longtime Newsom friend Cindy Pawlcyn and aptly advertises itself the “place to go for a heaping plate of honest American fare with worldly sophistication, washed down with a glass of the valley’s finest.”
Before the pandemic, it was not uncommon to wait three months for a reservation.
But Newsom must have thought the setting was worth the 60-plus-mile drive from Sacramento. Or maybe it was the food.
The gubernatorial gang left with a stack of salads, grilled chicken breast with spicy mustard, bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese sandwiches and smoked, barbecued pork
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