I need some help finding some really good authetic chowhound locales. I will be kinda all over the state as part of the holidays. FIrst I will be in Walnut Creek/Clayton with my inlaws and I would like to take them out to dinner-maybe Italian or really anything. Not looking for super fancy or over the top, just good food and ambience. Then later in my trip I am going with a friend down to Santa Cruz and Pebble to play some golf-I am looking for fish tacos in santa cruz and then anything that is good food but not a tourist trap (ie rip off) in the Pebble Beach area? Any ideas? thank you very much!!
Oh and I will also be in Bakersfield, so any ideas in that area would be welcome.