Mimi Sheraton had an update on Napa dining a couple of months ago in the Times. She mentioned the obvious choices, Bouchon French Laundry, but I wished she had focuses on more casual dining:
Here are my choices for eating in Napa:
Terra: 1345 Railroad Ave., St. Helena, Ca. 707-963-8931 Intelligent, graceful, and very tasty California cooking with Asian influences served in a relaxed, low-key setting by chef Hiro Sone and his pastry chef wife Lissa Doumani.
Taylor's Refresher: An institution that features excellent burgers (including a very fine Tuna version), shakes, and fries.
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, 1327 Railroad Avenue, St. Helena, 707-963-1200.
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