Sausalito, that jewel box of a town nestled in the hillside along the San Francisco Bay, still retaining the essence of an artist colony, yet somehow growing up.  When you wander the streets or walk along the public docks, smile at the residents with their dogs, wave at the boaters (I know, but get over it, wave), and be wary of the daytime tourists who stare at their phones missing the beauty of the bay.

Sausalito exudes a serene feeling in the early morning and the late afternoon. 

It is, a charming place to visit, and would be an excellent place to call home.

 I have acted as a tourist in Sausalito; finally visiting the “Bay Model,” which is an actual model of the bay… the bottom of the bay.  Sounds simple, but the concept was lost on me until I stood atop a viewing platform searching for SFO, OAK, and points in between.  It is a weird but cool thing to experience a reality built around you, not simply in VR. 

The town is home to too many restaurants and shops to list, and It would be unfair to fake it by saying these are the best; so here are a few of my favorites.


Poggio Trattoria

777 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 332-7771

Executive Chef, Benjamin Balesteri


Copita Tequileria y Comida 

739 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 331-7400

Executive Chef Partner, Joanne Weir, Chef

Consulting Executive Chef, Daniel Tellez 


Le Garage

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 332-5625

Restaurant Partners Bruno Denis and Olivier Souvestre


Sushi Ran 107 Caledonia St. Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 332-3620

Proprietor Yoshi Tome


Murray Circle at Cavallo Point Lodge

601 Murray Circle Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 339-4750

Executive Chef Justin Everett

Other Things 

The Mathew Turner; a tall ship being built by a group of volunteers; a really cool thing. Address: 2330 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

Phone: (415) 886-4973 The Mathew Turner Website


The Bay Model – 2100 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965

Phone: 415-332-3871 

Bay Model Web Link


Book Passage Sausalito

100 Bay Street, Sausalito, CA

(415) 339-1300


Joel Riddell eating, a natural state of being! 

Poggio Trattoria, at the base of the Casa Madrona

Sausalito Waterfront 

Book Passage Sausalito