We love supporting local businesses during the holidays, and year-round. It is so cool how a simple meal, or a purchased gift can make such an impact on your community. That is why when even taking a working lunch, we try to stay as small and local as possible. Sure, it’s easy to fall into the doors of a chain restaurant, but it is so much more impactful and intentional to break bread at a local restaurant owned by people in your own community….people who frequent the same parks, beaches, trails, schools, shops, churches, synagogues, and the like. I think it is just awesome!
Such is the case with Nino’s Grill in itty bitty Templeton, CA. Local and yummy, they make for a great midday meal or a fun night of local music and eats!!
The decor is simple, clean and spacious…perfect for getting cozy and enjoying a longer lunch (albeit with a laptop open on the table and a “TO DO” list handy…I told you, a “working lunch” right? It’s not a lazy Sunday today peeps! LOL)
After feasting all week, I was in the mood for some greens. Their salmon salad was on pointe! The fish was cooked tender and moist, just the way I love it.
But, apparently I was really craving my seafood, cuz we had to dive into their crispy Ahi Wontons as well. YUM! YUM!
Nino’s Grill is definitely worth a little explore, if you find yourself near Templeton. Heck, if you are a local, I hope to see you there!
Cheers to eating local, healthy and fresh this lovely Monday after Turkey Day!! And cheers to avoiding the extra holiday poundage!! LOL Good luck!!!