Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

The demolition of the Palms Playhouse barn in Davis is the darkest cloud to hit our cultural world since Sam’s Hof Brau departed Midtown. Fortunately, the Palms has a distinctive new home in Winters’ historic Opera House, right across the street from the Buckhorn Steak and Roadhouse. Drop into the Buckhorn before or after the show (hint: reservations would be smart) for one of the best darn steaks anywhere. The broiler takes dry-aged certified Angus beef, cuts and trims the steaks in-house and sears the beautiful cuts under a kiln-hot infrared broiler. Try the Taylor cut, a top sirloin wrapped in apple-wood-smoked bacon. The salad and side vegetables are nothing special; they only serve to keep the mind riveted on the beef. Yes, it is sad that the Palms barn is no more, but, as they say, every dark cloud has a silver lining. 2 Main St., Winters, (530) 795-4503,