1. "Head to Cibo for breakfast or an afternoon latte. They have Blue Bottle Coffee and amazing pastries. The restaurant itself is a cool environment. You can sit outside and people watch, which is fun because many of the patrons are visiting Europeans with incredible style!"
Cibo, 1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito; 415-331-2426.
2. "Or grab lunch at Le Garage. The deconstructed decor right on the harbor is stunning. I love going there when I have time to actually dine. It feels like I'm on vacation, so I always take the time to enjoy one more glass of wine, then a coffee ... and just linger."
Le Garage Bistro, 85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito; 415-332-5625.
3. "Dinner is a tough one because I have so many loves. Angelino's is my go-to 'date night' restaurant. It is fresh, simple, homemade Italian food. You know how some Italian dishes are basically made of five ingredients and still it is the best thing you have ever eaten? Well, that is Angelino's! The orecchiette with broccoli rabe is my favorite. Then, there is Copita, which has slow-cooked carnitas and an amazing tequila selection. It's pretty hard to beat! Finally, if I am with the whole family, Rossetti's Pizza on Caledonia Street is my favorite. It offers super-authentic and delicious brick-oven pizza. Mr. Rossetti imports a lot of his ingredients from Italy, so the pizza is just plain goodness."
Angelino Restaurant, 621 Bridgeway, Sausalito; 415-331-5225.
Copita Tequileria y Comida, 739 Bridgeway; Sausalito; 415-331-7400.
Rossetti Pizzeria, 45 Caledonia Street, Sausalito; 415-887-9526.
Clockwise from left: Megan takes in an afternoon latte at Cibo; the yummy tacos at Copita; Angelino's on the bay. Photographed by Maria del Rio