Just The Point: Bet you didn’t know you can find this in Downtown Winters

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By Richard Kleeberg
Special to the Express

Did you know that Steady Eddy’s Coffee House is now open late on Thursday and Friday? You can now enjoy Steady Eddy’s after 3 p.m. twice per week. Every Thursday and Friday evening, they’re now open until 7:30 p.m. A special menu is available featuring salads, sandwiches, a great grilled cheese, wine, beer, and, of course, their wide variety of coffee drinks. Come on down to Steady Eddy’s on Thursday and Friday after 3 p.m.!

Do you ever need just a couple of vegetables for your dinner preparation, and wish you could find them downtown? Well, you can! In addition to their superb burritos, gorditas, tacos and chile verde, El Pueblo Meat Market & Taqueria also has a small vegetable stand towards the back of the store! You can find Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, radishes, lemons, limes, and more! El Pueblo restaurant is a great place to pick up the one or two items you just realized you forgot to get for dinner.

Have you visited the two new art galleries in Winters? Anona Art Gallery is located at 14 Main St. The owner and artist, Anona Neville, offers a beautiful and calming facility filled with her artworks — large and powerful modern expressions of colors and shapes. Go visit and see her eclectic collection of abstract art. The Anona Gallery is usually open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and on Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to at least 5, and often to 8 p.m. And you may find Anona painting there at other times, and happy to show you her art.

Another art gallery is open just around the corner from Anona. The First Street Studio Collective Art Gallery pops up on a part-time basis at 305 First St. The door to the First Street Studio is almost right across the street from the East side of the former Eagle Drug building. You can view or purchase a variety of art styles, and sizes, from both local and regional artists. The First Street Studio Gallery is usually open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 11 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Check the signs on Main Street at First, and at their front door, to find out about special events at First Street Gallery.

Looking for a really superb scone in town? Drop by the Putah Creek Cafe. At the front counter, Putah Creek offers pastries, cookies, pies, and three flavors of really large scones: blueberry, strawberry, and chocolate chip. The strawberry scones are my favorite, but all three varieties are delicious.

And don’t forget to explore our new bakery — Upper Crust Bakery is now serving scrumptious delights at the former location of Lester Farms Bakery. You cannot go wrong with their bread (try the Rye!), and their chocolate croissants. But my favorite item is a special don ut — a lemon-filled jelly donut! It’s like the top half of a lemon bar stuffed into a delightful donut. I have never had a lemon jelly donut before, and I will soon be back at Upper Crust Bakery for another one!

In the need for an ice cream bar or an ice cream sandwich? Then head down to Winters Pacific Ace Hardware. Look to your left as you enter the front door; Ace Hardware has a small freezer case with ice cream. They even have my favorite — Klondike Bars!

And if you want to take a tour of Winters, learn more about our City, and have a great time eating and drinking, check out Yolo365 Tours. Lynda Hinds and Lori Vidales will take you around town in their small open-air vehicles, tell you about the historic buildings in Winters, show you little-known places, and take you to rooftops, basements and ballrooms. They have Wine Tours, Beer and Bar Tours, and Spirits, Porches and Patio Tours, available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And you can also request a special tour on Saturday evenings! Call Yolo-365 at 707-395-5755.

I will be at Steady Eddy’s on Thursday, May 25, around 5 or 5:30 p.m. Come and join me for some fine food and drinks, and great coffee this week!

Read more from Richard Kleeberg at JustThePoint.com – contact him at Starbase27@gmail.com.

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