Two recent threads explore the Gilroy area’s food and wine offerings. Chow-wise, mrs bacon recommends the carnitas and refried beans at Carnitas Michoacan. monku likes the “very homey” O D’s Kitchen for inexpensive, hearty eats like country fried steak and eggs, homemade soups, and the “Kitchen sandwich,” which is piled high with turkey, bacon, avocado, onions, sprouts, and Swiss.

On the wine trail, Sarah’s Vineyard makes lovely Pinots and Rhône-style wines, says budnball, while mdg prefers the Sangiovese at Solis Winery and points out that The Garlic Shoppe sells tasty garlic salsas.

Carnitas Michoacan [South Bay]
7484 Monterey Street, Gilroy
408-847-8812

O D’s Kitchen [South Bay]
28 Martin St
reet, Gilroy
408-847-3818

Sarah’s Vineyard [South Bay]
4005 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
408-847-1947

Solis Winery [South Bay]
3920 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
408-847-6306

The Garlic Shoppe [South Bay]
8650 San Ysidro Avenue #128, Gilroy
408-847-2805

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