I am looking for suggestions for a lunch break along the I-5 someplace between So Cal and Monterey where 5 restless passengers can relax and take a break from the road. Do you have a restaurant suggestion?
I asked my pal Jonathan Gold to weigh in on this question. He said, “There’s a pretty good Basque restaurant in Los Banos, but that takes you too far north. But it’s actually faster to cut over to the 101 on the 46, at which point you can eat in Paso Robles – Artisan is awfully good. So is Thomas Hill Organics and Panolivo.” As for Monterey itself, Jonathan suggested the seafood restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.