Slideshow overview of Hidden Napa

You’d think that Napa would be another Carmel by now, what with its world reknown wineries and reputation. Yet, only a few hundred feet off the famed Silverado Trail or Hwy 29 much of Napa is just the opposite of the oppulence you see at those other tourist destinations: A town untouched by the gentrification you see in other wine regions such as Healdsburg to the north or the aforementioned Carmel, one could easily believe he or she is time traveling back to Napa as it was in the 1950s or even 1940s.

Just spending some time on one main artery of town, Jefferson St. , made us appreciate this throwback of a town and how city fathers have kept big business from changing that old charm as you see happening in so many Bay Area towns and nationwide. With the ‘quickening’ of society-as Art Bell used to say- it’s refreshing to find places like this that remind us of the ‘happy days’ before pandemics and polarization.

Aroma Restaurant right on Jefferson in Napa- a perfect stop on your tour though you maybhave to take it to go if the pandemic is still going and reataurant seating shut down.

You can get to Jefferson street any number of ways as it parallels highway 29. To reach the central part of town take Hwy 29 to Trancus exit and go east about three blocks. There are a number of nice eateries as you explore Jefferson from one end to the other. One such spot is Napa’s only India restaurant, Aroma, and a top rated one at that, right on Jedferson you will come to along the way

Choice location ‘on the River’
Old ’61 Corvair a mere blur as it peels out in a town where it belongs
Making a comeback 78 years later is iconic Food City
Even the sidewalks are originals
Beautiful Fuller Park
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369 Restaurants Permanently Closed in SF & Bay Area   Gone, but not forgotten 

Some of our favorites are gone forever incl. Velvet Cantina, It’s Tops, Nopalito (Inner Sunset), Louis’ Diner, ICHI Sushi, Locando, & Toy Boat Dessert Cafe

What’s Still Open?: San Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide:
215+ Open Patios & Restaurants – updated 7/29/20
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Closed Beloved Bay Area Restaurants & Bars Louis’ Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 Years Sneaky’s BBQ Shuts Down After 12 Years 157-Year-Old “Cliff House” Restaurant Closes Temporarily Classic 1935 SF Diner “It’s Tops” on Market Street Closes for Good SF’s “Toy Boat Dessert Cafe” Being Sold After 38 Years Oakland Dive Bar “Stork Club” Closes After 102 Years SF’s Oldest Gay Bar “The Stud” Closes
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