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Pet Friendly and Then Some …

Nick’s Cove is known far and wide to be pet-friendly (Pet Passionate actually) … with dogs, even birds! So, you can imagine that nobody on my staff even blinked an eye when we saw our long-faced friend relaxing in our world famous Boat …

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Shucking Good Time!

Maybe I should not announce this publicly, but here goes … I cannot shuck an oyster very well! Trust me, I have tried: with gloves, no gloves, round handle, long handle, plastic handle, wooden handle, short shucker, longer shucker, on …

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The Life of an Oyster

Here at Nick’s Cove we pride ourselves on our knowledge of these tasty bi-valves, so here are a few fun facts about oysters that will make you the terror of any beachside trivia group!  * The word “oyster” was first used …

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From Flower to Flute

On a recent visit to Heidrun Meadery I learned about a very old, yet newly re-emerging method of creating a tasty sparkling beverage.  Heidrun Meadery, located in Point Reyes Station, is producing several varietals of naturally sparkling meads using the traditional Methode Champenoise. We arrived …

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Hot Summer Days and Horse Feathers

Here at Nick’s Cove, we have found ourselves in the middle of a Tomales heat wave over the last several days.  Anybody who lives more than 5 miles east of Tomales would consider five consecutive days of temperatures in the …

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Perfect Commute!

Many of our guests look to the North and to the South on Highway 1, cock their head to the side and ask, “Do you live near here … do you have a long commute?” While a few live just down the …

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Chicken Littles at Nick’s Cove

If you have ever enjoyed a farm-fresh egg you know that I speak the truth when I say: there is simply nothing better tasting … that plump golden yolk says “good morning” like no other breakfast item can!  While this is …

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Tomales Tonic

One thing I know for sure about our Restaurant Manager, Dean Castelli … he likes a good challenge! Recently, Dean was tasting wine at Taft Street Winery during one of our off-site staff wine trainings when the owner gave him a glass of the …

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Frog Creek Farms … the new Nick’s Cove Garden

For the past 2 years, the garden at Nick’s Cove has been dormant … just waiting, patiently for someone to come along and breathe new life into the rich, luscious coastal soil. In my very first blog post, I wrote …

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Worth The Drive …

Nick’s Cove is an amazing place: to dine, to stay, to “check-out”, to connect (with each other, to nature), to watch a sunset, to build memories. We truly pride ourselves on providing a spectacular overall guest experience. And while we are a …

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