Find your Hot Spot and Journey to Korea and Italy

A plethera of International and American cuisine can be found a short distance from home.

Hot Spot Café & Deli’s Chicken Mexicale Sandwich. Photo: Joyce Headley

Hot Spot Deli

FAIRFIELD –Hot Spot Café and Deli offers a wide variety of good eats. For breakfast, you may want to try a veggie bagel sandwich, a ham and cheese croissant sandwich, or a spicy bacon/hot link burrito with seasoned potatoes.

Lunch specials are featured daily, including the ever-popular Club and New Yorker Sandwiches, salads, and a selection of authentic Mexican and Indian dishes. Party trays with colorful pinwheel wraps offer something for everyone.

They’re open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 6am-3pm. Free delivery is offered for ten or more people. Catering and banquet facilities are available for all occasions.

Located at 800 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield in Solano Business Park (inside Carpenter’s Training Committee for No. California). Call (707) 421-0296.

Journey Coffee Company

VACAVILLE -Boasting they’re “not your average cup of Joe,” Journey Coffee Company has a beverage menu that includes fair trade, organic coffees and teas, nitro coffee, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, kombucha, beer and wine. Their flavored syrups are made in-house using organic milk for that high quality coffee experience.

For a treat or complete meal to go with your beverage of choice, they offer appealing, house-made pastries, bagels, breakfast and lunch wraps, salads, açaí bowls, and hot and cold sandwiches.

Shop their eclectic retail area for gift items, local honey, vitamins and more, or enjoy your meal outdoors in their expanded patio area. Live music is featured Friday nights from 7-8:30!

Open daily at 896B Alamo Drive, Vacaville. For more info., call (707) 580-2641 or visit

Moyo Moyo Korean Restaurant

DIXON – I’ve discovered some of the best quality restaurant food in the most humble, casual surroundings. Such is the case with Moyo Moyo.

Their sizable menu consists of small plates, soups and casseroles, bibimbab (a popular entrée consisting of steamed white rice topped with an assortment of seasoned vegetables, fried egg and beef), hot pots for two, noodle and rice dishes, grilled entrées, as well as stir-fry favorites and combo dishes.

If you’ve never been to a Korean restaurant, prepare to delight your taste buds with all the choices and delectable sides (banchan) that accompany your meal. Enough to share as an appetizer, I recommend their Haemul Pajan (seafood pancake).

Located at 127 N. 1st Street in Dixon, they’re open daily and feature lunch specials. For info., call (707) 678-4982.

Pietro’s Number 2

VACAVILLE – Family owned and operated since 1962, Pietro’s No. 2 takes pride in serving up traditional family-style Italian cuisine.
Their motto is “any way you like it” and they’re happy to create dishes per your request.

They have daily lunch specials as well as Monday, Tuesday and Sunday Specials. Their Monday Night Special, for example, is one of their more popular (served from 4 to 10pm) and includes a New York steak dinner with soup or salad, fries or spaghetti, and hot garlic bread for only $22.95.

Whether you need a banquet room for a large party or want an intimate dining experience outdoors in their patio by the fountain, Pietro’s No. 2 has it all.

Open daily, they’re located at 679 Merchant Street in Vacaville. Order from their full menu for delivery or take-out. For info., call (707) 448-4588 or visit their website at

Joyce Headley writes ‘Tastes of Your Town’, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly. This article was originally published in the April  2016 issues.