Who Let the Dogs Out…to Eat? Fido Friendly Dining in Solano and Yolo Counties

The Brass Tap’s Cowboy Burger is a favorite. Enjoy on the patio while your favorite four-legged friend is pampered by staff with a bowl of delicious cold water. Photo: Yelp/Maddy B.

Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar

VACAVILLE – The Brass Tap offers over 300 craft beers from around the globe in a relaxed, neighborhood setting. Their beer experts can answer just about any question you throw their way. Wine and cocktails are served as well, and you’ll find daily specials, live music, and unique events every month.

From salty to tangy to sweet, you’re sure to find a food menu item on the extensive menu to complement your beer selection and appease your appetite. The menu features Shareables, Small Plates, Salads, Chili, Flatbreads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps, and more. Some popular choices are their Prime Rib Nachos, Pretzel Bites, Fish ‘n’ Chips and Pretzel Pizzas.

Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday from 3pm-7pm and on Fridays from 3pm-6pm. They even have a Late Night Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 10pm-closing. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 10am-1pm.

The Brass Tap is located at 783 Orange Drive in Vacaville. For more information, call 707-724-0634 or brasstapbeerbar.com.

Pure Grain Café has delicious pastries, breads and sandwiches with a European flair. Try a Bear Claw in the morning with a coffee drink. Photo: Yelp/Kim D.

Pure Grain Bakery & Café

VACAVILLE – Pure Grain Bakery specializes in hand-crafted, baked traditional European and German breads, rolls, pastries, cakes, pies, and wedding cakes. The Café serves coffee, tea and all the wonderful pastries, breads, desserts, and cakes, fresh from their bakery.

Some breakfast items served at the Café include Toasted Lox Bagel and Breakfast Burritos. Enjoy them with your morning Latte, Chai or Coffee of the Month.

Lunch menu offerings include soups, salads and sandwiches, like their Fancy Reuben or Toasted Caprese, or you can create your own sandwich. Pastries and breads are half off after 4pm and they offer beverage and sandwich reward cards.

Both in Vacaville, the Bakery is located off Vaca Valley Pkwy. at 600 Eubanks Court, Ste. A and you can call 451-0991 for more information. The Café is at 11 Town Square, Ste. A in Downtown Vacaville and the phone number is 447-4121. For more information, visit puregrainbakery.com.

The Slanted Tree has delicious food options to add along with your flight of beer. Photo: Yelp/Slanted Tree

Slanted Tree 

FAIRFIELD –Slanted Tree is your friendly neighborhood pub, touting an impressive array of craft beer, wine and a varied menu featuring appetizers, a soup of the day, three-meat chili, salads, hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and a few main entrées and desserts. They offer a kid’s menu as well.

On Monday, their Classic Burger Special with Beer Battered Fries is only $5.99 from 11am-5pm. On Taco Tuesday, choose steak, chicken or Baja fish tacos for only $3.50 each. Wine Wednesday features $3 off all glasses and $10 off all bottles.

Happy Hour is from 3-6pm and 9pm-closing on weekdays. Weekend Brunch is served from 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, featuring Bottomless Mimosas for $12 with a breakfast entrée.

They’re located in Fairfield at 251 Pittman Rd. near Cordelia Junction. For more information, call (707) 803-5666 or visit slantedtree.net.

Try one of the many tempting crepes on the menu or design your own at Crepeville. Photo: foodographer.net


DAVIS –A great place to chill on the weekend with friends, Crepeville is an award-winning, family-owned restaurant in Davis.

The Crepeville family prides themselves in providing a unique menu of fresh, delicious and healthy alternatives to fast-food at reasonable prices in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Just step up to the counter and make your selection from the giant menu board. They have a list of tempting crepes served with house potatoes, as well as dessert crepes served with whipped cream, plus the option of designing your own. They also feature eggs and omelettes, sandwiches, burgers, bagels, soups, salads, pastas, and sides.

Open daily, you’ll want to get there early for breakfast or brunch, especially on weekends, since it’s adjacent to the local farmers’ market. Located at
330 Third St. in Davis, you can call then at (530) 750-2400 or visit them at crepeville.com.

It’s always fun to discover new restaurant finds and revisit some past ones as well.
If you’ve got a great “find” please let us know!

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 September 2017 Solano County Editions.