06 / 2013
A PLACE TO GRAZE
Marin has some nice things going for it, namely it’s close proximity to gorgeous nature… Muir Woods, Mt. Tam, and more than a few beautiful beaches… but when it comes to the food scene, it’s been nothing to write home about. At least not the Marin of past that I have known. There are some gems. Fish. is fantastic, Sol Food is worth a second, third, forth visit, but what else is out there? No really, please leave a comment and let me know, I would love some suggestions! We used to live in Marin and still have family and friends we frequently visit in the north bay, so we often find our selves scratching our heads… where will we eat? Fortunately things are looking up. There are especially some nice things going on at the new and improved Marin Country Mart in Larkspur Landing. The Farm Shop is now open for biz, and El Huarache Loco which you may have spied on my instagram more than once is here along with the Rustic Bakery which is good for coffee and then some. But today I share with you the glorious Belcampo Meat Co.
Belcampo boasts the best burger in Marin, and after a bite of the Bully Burger that my sister ordered (pictured above) I am inclined to believe them. Of course with my recent run in with Kronner Burger (see post here) the bar for Burgers is set rather high, and I’ll be unfairly comparing every burger for quite a while to Chris Kronner’s. (oh my gosh.. his pickles!) Despite the tuff competition, Belcampo’s burger is damn good. The classic Belcampo burger which my other sister ordered was also a great choice.
I decided on the Smoked Pork Loin, not so much because I’m a huge pork person (other than the cured or bacon variety, it’s not my fav) but because it’s covered in Chimichurri sauce, which I am totally obsessed with. It’s was so delicious! And the friend Broccolini was the perfect side to go with this dish. The fires, the beers, the out door tables.. it was a great meal all around, and I’m looking forward to going back and diving into something else on the menu! Maybe the Lamb and Rhubarb stew?
Belcampo Meat Co. is not just a restaurant, it’s also an awesome butcher shop that is dedicated to providing meat from the most well treated sustainable raised animals, all of which are farmed locally. Check out their Farm Practices page for additional info. I’m dying to try their Merguez sausages!