ROSEWOOD BAR AND GRILL
Established in 2002, This elegantly casual modern restaurant serves Classic American cuisine from accomplished and charismatic Chef Ian Bens. The entire menu is constantly changing to serve seasonal plates made from local and organically farm produce, sustainable fish and free range beef. Despite its popularity, one can still carry an intimate conversation in its romantic atmosphere.
Babito and I thought our Google maps failed us because we were diverted to an old almost abandoned building with an unpopulated courtyard. It looked like an image straight out of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. In the ’40s-’70s, it was a major cooperative brandy distillery, who knows, maybe distilling other “things”.
Lodi, Illinois or California?
The city of Lodi was founded back in 1869. However, the city’s name was originally Mokelumne; a name derived from the nearby river. Many believe that Lodi’s first settlers actually came from a town that bears same name in Illinois. Presumably, they adopted the name Lodi in their new settlement, and it became the city’s official name on March 21, 1874. Fourteen years later, Lodi was named the fourth of five townships in San Joaquin County.