I am going to California at the end of August and driving from LA to north of San Fran. I have already posted on the SF board looking for Bay Area recs and now I need suggestions for cheap, interesting and delicious eats on the road between LA and SF and also north of SF to wine country. I am looking for advice on :
Barbeque: I know CA isn't classic que country but I am sure there are some good spots.
Seafood: all types preferably with views of the ocean and not fancy or stuffy.
Mexican: in particular tortas, ceviche, and chilis rellenos.
Any unique to CA roadside stands, hole in the walls, etc. Also cool specialty food stores, farm stands, orchards, etc.
Sorry for the long post and multiple requests but I will be grateful for any advice and will reciprocate with New England questions, thanks in advance.