and Entertainment Guide.
We've traveled all over California for
30 years. Here are some tips on things to eat, and things to do. We are
also very picky about lodging. We'll list HammerDown! approved
places to stay. Hopefully you will enjoy some of the places we've discovered...
- Shubert's Ice Cream - Homemade
Ice Cream and Chocolates that are awesome! 178 E. 7th Street Chico, CA
95928 Phone: (530) 342-7163.
- Stay at: Either the Holiday
Inn (Holiday Inn 685 Manzanita Court, Local Phone: 1-530-345-2491),
The Oxford Suites (Oxford Suites 2035 Business Lane (530) 899-9090
or the Best Western Heritage Inn (Best Western Heritage Inn 25
Heritage Lane (530) 894-8600) .
...Oxford Suites is the nicest
place. The Holiday
Inn Lounge gets cookin' after the races, making it a great place
to stay and crash out.
- Jack's Family Restaurant
- (540 Main Street ) A diner that is open 24 hours, with
a huge menu! Great for post race eating.
Calistoga - Post
race eating can be a problem in Calistoga. Plan ahead, as there is seldom
anything open after 11PM that offers fresh cooked food. We've had to result
to gas station mini-mart "snacks" on occasion.
- Palisades Market - This place
is a favorite for lunch, with a full deli, and all the wine-and-cheesy
things you'd expect to find in the heart of The wine country. The
Humus Wrap is a favorite veggie delight, while the Garlic Dusted Fries
work good too. Fresh baked cookies, every soda you can think of, fresh
produce, and a friendly staff are all part of the deal. One of the finest
family operated businesses we've seen in the USA! 1506 Lincoln Ave Calistoga,
CA 94515 (707) 942-9549
- Triple S Ranch - Longtime
supporters of sprint car racing at Calistoga! 4600 Mountain Home Ranch
Rd Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-6730
- Susie's Bar - Absolutely crucial
in the history of Calistoga Speedway, post-race lore. Susie's was the
dominant 70's "After Party" spot. 1365 Lincoln Ave Calistoga,
CA 94515 (707) 942-6710
- Stay at:
- Carlin Country Cottages
- Cool little suites, with full kitchens. Swimming Pool. Less than
1/4 mile from the track! 1623 Lake St Calistoga , CA 94515. (707)-942-9102.
- Comfort Inn Napa Valley North
1865 Lincoln Ave Calistoga , CA 94515 Phone: (707) 942-9400
Hanford or Tulare
- Visalia Raddisson - Located
about 13 miles away in Visalia. The Raddisson is a hotel located at the
convention center and is head and shoulders the best place to stay in
the area. Full bar, clean, pool, gym, restaurant, etc...
- DiCicco's - Excellent Italian
food in Visalia. The Brushetta Tomato Bread is homemade and wonderful.