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Catriona McPherson | Lexy Campbell’s Top Eats
Author Guest / April 8, 2019

Lexy (spelled Leagsaidh in Scots Gaelic, but she’s given up) lives in the fictional town of Cuento, CA, smack-dab between Sacramento, San Francisco and Napa. She loves California! She loves the insane friendliness, the endless sunshine, the street trees that drop grapefruit on her head . . .  and she especially loves going out to eat. Here are Lexy’s top five local(ish) foodie hotspots, imagined as a single day-long blow-out to end all blow-outs. Benedict for Breakfast at Katie’s Place, Carmel Carmel is picture-postcard-perfect California, with its gingerbread cottages, huge sweep of white beach, and rail-thin millionaire ladies. Katie’s Place is a kind of miracle. It’s where people go to eat carbs. Yes, carbs. The breakfast menu is (literally) to die for: waffles, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits . . . but it’s hard to see past the benedicts. A split muffin, three-count-them-three perfectly poached eggs, a zingy but comforting blanket of hollandaise and a middle layer of . . . you name it. Smoked salmon (Nova Scotia Benedict), shrimp (Cajun Benedict), steak (New York Benedict), or Lexy’s favourite: Irish Benedict with a high heap of home-made corn beef hash. Fish for lunch at Sailor Jack’s, Benicia A drivable distance up…