There's plenty of fine dining in California's Napa Valley, in what must have the nation's highest rate of Michelin stars per capita. But even those of you down to spend can't do every meal as a tasting menu. Luckily, there are plenty of places in Napa Valley to eat on the cheap (or comparatively cheap). Here's our guide.
'Calistoga' on Serious Eats
I'm a big fan of dinners that require some assembly at the table: give me some lettuce and pancakes for wrapping, sauces to smear, and free rein to create my own masterpiece, and I'm happy to roll up my sleeves. The classy patio at Solbar in Calistoga may not seem the most obvious place for freeform finger food, but their Lucky Pig is as delicious as it is fun.