FERNDALE NOTES: A great lunch and the Shaw House is for sale.

I don’t get to Ferndale very often.  It’s awfully cutesy and I’m not a shopper.  Still, we went down Monday dodging the rain drops and had a very refreshing interlude. The Lost Coast Cafe and Bakery is right on Main Street but is at the end of a courtyard and it’s easy to miss.  The owner does the cooking and the fare is vegetarian with some vegan choices, but I, who am neither, enjoyed the food, which is excellent.

There were half a dozen choices on the blackboard menu. I had the grilled cheese with jalapeño and my friend had the burrito du jour. Both were excellent but the accompanying salad was just remarkable. Perfectly composed and with an Asian touch to the dressing- was that sake?- it was outstanding and indicative of the care these people  take with their food.  There were hand-lettered signs around inviting us to their Monday night Italian dinner, which sounds like a winner. Anyway, next time you’re down that way, give the LCC a try.  There IS life beyond the Ferndale Meat Market.  No website.

Also in Ferndale, just a few blocks down Main Street, one of our best-known B&B’s, the Shaw House, is for sale,  details  HERE.

They list it at $1.2 M which is okay for nine bedrooms, nine baths. I think I could manage.

Is it really “the most beautiful home in Ferndale”?  I know some fans of the Gingerbread Mansion who might beg to differ. All I know is I wouldn’t want to be the one guy on the block who didn’t keep up his yard, in Ferndale. The peer pressure must be enormous.