If you’re jonesing for some Chinese food, go to Tommy’s Wok Chinese Cuisine (3001 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415/332-5818, http://tommyswok.com, Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–9:30, Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 4–9:30 p.m., $10–20). Unlike a typical Chinese restaurant, Tommy’s has gotten into the swing of California cuisine fashions. This includes organic free-range chicken, organic tofu, and a heavy emphasis on fresh vegetables—even in the meat dishes. Don’t expect to find too many of your sweet syrupy favorites here. Instead, take a chance on some tasty broccoli or asparagus.
It’s hard to get away from the sea when you’re visiting Sausalito. So it’s logical that many visitors find themselves wanting a seafood meal to accompany their experience. Fish (350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito, 415/331-3474, www.331fish.com, daily 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 5:30–8:30 p.m., $10–25) can hook you up with some of the best sustainable seafood in the North Bay. No farmed salmon, overfished swordfish, or other more-harm-than-good seafood makes its way into the kitchen. Fresh wild fish prepared perfectly using a California-style mix of ethnic cooking techniques results in amazing dishes you can’t find anywhere else, not even in the Bay Area.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition