Lighthouse Cafe and Humboldt Homemade

I have definitely watched enough of the Foodnetwork to have swooned at the sight of Humboldt Homemade on the Arcata Plaza last summer at the Farmers Market.  The sight of Humboldtians slowly consuming a simple pleasure that would have proudly appeared on the national network — a savory cone (rosemary I found out later), stuffed with mashed potatoes, beef brisket, and topped with gravy.  Really?  Seriously?  Heavenly?  YES!

I finally had the chance to visit the restaurant owned by Sherry and Chuck Vanderpool — the Lighthouse Cafe.  I had been to the site many times over the past 10 years, but it had been many restaurants during that time.

It is located in the parking area in front of the grocery store in Trinidad — you know the one.  And I found that they had expanded the dining area since I’d last been there.  Nice!  I was a little worried since I went up there for a field trip with Engineer Jessica Eden…and it was sort of drizzly outside…so when I pulled up was happy to see that there was a larger dining area (last time I’d been there, the indoor dining was 2 small tables for two).

My “cone” arrived in a sweet little metal stand that held it upright while I devoured it — ah yes, if you get it at the Lighthouse Cafe you can get bacon on it too…which I did…surprise surprise!

So here is the deal so you don’t get confused.  Sherry and Chuck own the Lighthouse Cafe, as well as Humboldt Homemade (which sells homecooked meals which are frozen and delivered to your home) — and when you see the booth at the Farmers Market in Arcata — that is also Humboldt Homemade.  Have I confused you? — Then I guess you will have to take a field trip too.

Listen to the interview or check out the website for Humboldt Homemade Meals and if you are a Facebook fan — check out Lighthouse Cafe Trinidad.