Enjoy the Big Game…Out!


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Legends of Paradise Valley’s Smokehouse tasty Tri-Tip sandwich with potato salad is reminiscent of good times spent tailgating. Photo: Michelle Trippi.

August is here and it’s that exciting month where pre-season football rotates back in the schedule. If you like to go out (or your spouse would prefer you go out), there are fun places to enjoy good food, cold drink and live, televised sports.

Legends at Paradise Valley

FAIRFIELD – At Legends, golfers aren’t the only sports fans to hit a hole-in-one! Fans of all sports can get a great meal, choose from a large selection of tap beers and cocktails and get an unobstructed view of live sports from almost every seat in the house. I call that a winning combination.

Legends resides in the clubhouse overlooking the beautiful greens of Paradise Valley Golf Club. You can dine inside or on the large patio filled with comfortable seating. We decided to dine inside at the bar and watch the baseball game, as it was a fairly hot day.

For our lunch, we ordered the Pesto Chicken Sandwich, a grilled pesto marinated chicken breast with pesto mayonnaise, tomatoes, red onion and green leaf lettuce. We also ordered a Smokehouse Tri-Tip sandwich that was abundantly topped with freshly roasted tri-tip, melted cheddar, sauteéd mushrooms, and BBQ sauce, topped with housemade onion strings on a garlic buttered French roll.

We found both sandwiches delicious—the meats were tender, the greens crunchy and the bread was very fresh. The diverse menu includes both American and Mexican food choices. It took us a while to choose because everything sounded tasty and we were very hungry.

Once we settled on our choices, a mouth-watering serving of Nachos passed by our table and I had to stop myself from changing our order. The “Legends” Nachos sport a mountain of chips, a choice of chicken or beef, chili, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. They are great for sharing and are on my list for the next trip.

With Trivia Night on Wednesdays, Live Music Thursdays, and Game Night on Fridays, there is no shortage of fun at Paradise Valley’s Legends. Located at 3990 Paradise Valley Dr., in Fairfield, you can reach them by phone for orders to go, or private events at 707-421-2234 or online at legendsparadisevalleybeta.com.

City Sports Bar & Grill

Chef Joey’s tri-tip special is always a game day winner! Photo: Joey J/Yelp

VACAVILLE – Touchdowns, goals, and home runs will never be missed at City Sports Bar & Grill. With 24 satellite televisions and a 13-foot HD big screen showing NFL’s Sunday Ticket, ESPN College Game Plan, MLB Extra Innings, and more, they have sports fans covered.

On the menu at City Sports are sandwiches, burgers, salads, and pub fare along with a few of Chef Joey’s upscale items that change seasonally. You’ll definitely find something delicious to nibble on while enjoying your favorite sport.

Offering a rotating tap beer selection and even an occasional beer and food pairing event (a great way to meet the chef and guest brewers), they also have a full bar with all of your favorites and name brand beers.

City Sports is located in Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Pkwy., Vacaville. You can reach them by phone for take-out or banquets at 707-455-7827 or online at starsrecreation.com.

La Cabaña De Suisun

Street tacos are a popular choice for sports enthusiasts. Photo: Dee M./Yelp

SUISUN – Quaint, festive, comfortable, and colorful, Suisun’s La Cabaña is a great place to gather for the game. The bar, filled with sports memorabilia, funny signs, and friendly staff, is a fun place to watch sports on one of their flat-screen televisions while enjoying a tasty, fresh Mexican dish and/or cocktail.

Finger foods, homecooked Mexican fair, a full bar with drink specials, happy hour (M-F), and a selection of bottled and tap beer will complete your game experience.

For lunch, we ordered the La Cabaña Sampler to share. It included chicken quesadillas, crispy taquitos, chicken nachos served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapeños, and chile con queso. A large, delicious sampling of La Cabaña’s tastes, it is a perfect amount for two.   

La Cabaña is at 325 Main St., Downtown Suisun. Phone 707-429-5871 or find them online at lacabanadesuisun.com.


Michelle Trippi writes “Tastes of Your Town”, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly. This article was originally published in the August 2018 Solano and Yolo County print editions.