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Restaurants & Bars

Bluebird’s Wild Boar Burger (Hopland)

Melanie Wong | Jul 19, 200804:43 PM    

Last month I took a drive up to Hopland in Mendocino County. It had been a few years since I was in the area. The local institution, Bluebird Café had been up for sale, and I was pleased to see that it’s still here. Turns out that the business is owned separately from the building. The property was on the market at one time, but not the restaurant operations and all the same folks are hard at work.

The lunch menu now features a variety of exotics: local wild boar, elk, and ostrich. It also offers local grassfed beef. I ordered the wild board burger, $10.50, served with a choice of fries or green salad.

Local wild boar burger -
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The large patty had nice grill markings on it. Quite lean, it was a bit rubbery but not dried out. Topped with some housemade apple chutney and served on a toasted whole wheat roll, it hit the spot. I also liked the herby vinaigrette on the salad. This was a big lunch, and unfortunately, no room for pie this time.

More photos of Bluebird Café –
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Bluebird Cafe
13340 S Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449

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