Restaurants, Food & Beverages
Bud’s Pub and Grill, located in downtown Dixon offer’s a private dining room seating upto 50 people. And they also offer a private hall rental at “The Olde Vet’s Hall” located acroos the street from the Woman’s Improvement Park in Downtown Dixon. So if you are looking to host a private party or an event that caters to a large number of people, look no further than Bud’s Pub & Grill.
One of the busiest intersections in our town of Dixon has always been the corner of First and A streets. It was the main thoroughfare for travelers from Vacaville, Rio Vista and Sacramento in years gone by. Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering sits on a very historic corner.In and around 1870, when most businesses were making the big move from Silveyville to the new town of Dixon, A. Kirby, a young pharmacist for W. A. Trafton, decided to reestablish himself in the new town and chose the southwest corner of First and A Street. The building was moved by huge rollers drawn by mules the distance of about three miles.The original building was of wood and was part of or adjoined by the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall. In November of 1883, a great fire erupted on B Street and was swept by the north wind across town destroying the west half of the business section including the Kirby Drug Store. The I.O.O.F. Lodge rebuilt a two story brick structure on this location and the lower corner was leased to a saloon keeper. A photo, circa 1895, shows a corner view of the saloon with an advertisement for Buffalo Beer for 5¢.In 1922, shortly after Prohibition laws were being enforced, this corner was transformed into a grocery store. In 1928, the new grocers were Brewen, Coleman & Lucas. In 1931, the Corner Cafe opened for business with Joe Young in charge. He had come over from China at the age of 30 and had a restaurant in Davis. After his death a year later, his wife continued to operate the cafe until the business was purchased by Tom Wong in 1936.The establishment continued as the well-known Corner Cafe until it became known as Frank’s in 1969 under the guidance of Frank Fong. Several renovations occurred under the new proprietor and then, in 1980, Wally Munoz took over the business and made additional changes to include some weekend entertainment. However, Wally then sold the place back to Frank, who, along with his wife Rowena, continued a successful business until his death in 1995. His wife continued to operate the cafe until its sale to the present owners, Bud and Cherie Fanning, in January of 1996. It has been the Fannings goal to present an exterior and interior atmosphere of the 1890s–in fact, they were the first to recreate the 1890s look in the downtown area.
Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering is a place of history and good taste!
Robert Rosbia-Grill Master
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The Cattlemen Behind Cattlemens.
The early 49ers brought fame and fortune to the Golden State, but the ranchers and farmers are the ones who fed and anchored it.
Pete Gillham Senior, the driving force behind Cattlemens, spent the first fifty years of his life on the ranches. He grew up on his father’s dude ranch in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. After attending Stanford University in 1933, he returned to ranching, working on the “U Circle Ranch” near Oracle, Arizona, running 1,000 head of cattle. “It was the first ranch I owned, a nice little place. It’s where I cut my teeth on the business and, of course, Pete Junior was born there.” The 1940’s saw Pete expanding his knowledge of ranching and cattle, working on the Tanqueverde Ranch near Tucson and later managing the Petan Land and Cattle Company (formerly the YP Brand Ranch) near Elko, Nevada. “The YP was quite a spread. At 15,000 head it was one of the biggest outfits in the area.” As a partner in a feed lot and auction yard in Casa Grande, Arizona, he further refined his eye for the best in beef, returning to ranching in the 1950’s as a partner in the 3C Ranch near Ely, Nevada.
After many adventures and a lot of less-than-satisfactory restaurant meals, the two Petes decided they had spent enough years raising main courses and it was time to start cooking and serving them. They set about learning the restaurant business by working at Chuck’s Steak House in Los Altos, California. Pete doesn’t like to brag, but he does know a thing or two about beef. And having spent forty years on ranches he couldn’t help but pick up a few good habits – like working hard, speaking plain and eating good, fresh food. In 1968 they opened the first Cattlemens on the pier in Redondo Beach, California. Their philosophy was straightforward. Buy the best cuts of meat, the freshest vegetables, and serve them up simply, in generous portions. Today there are eight Cattlemens restaurants. Each location still ages and cuts its own beef and they still serve generous portions in a friendly atmosphere. The two Petes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today Pete Jr. presides over eight Cattlemens restaurants. The decor in each restaurant is unique-comprised of local antiques and ranching artifacts, but you’ll find the same straightforward Western Hospitality and great food regardless of which Cattlemens you visit. Though Pete Sr. recently passed on, his legacy and kind spirit are still with us today, and a big part of who we are.
Linde Lane provides a variety of wholesale speciality and gourmet teas to coffee shops, restaurants, tea rooms, gourmet food stores, gift basket suppliers, and more throughout California and other parts of the United States. We have a large selection of loose tea and tea accessories, from black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and white tea to dental tea floss, charity tea, tea sets, and more. To browse our pricing and tea product selections, please register for a Wholesale Account. For retail purchases, please visit our local retailers in your area.
In 1959, Mary Fazio opened the original Shack, using her father’s recipes and her kitchen’s pots and pans. She created a warm and cozy place where her friends and family gathered to enjoy her home-cooked meals. She made everything from scratch, from pizza dough to soups, pasta sauces to salad dressings. Mary’s Italian comfort food kept her friends coming back to the Shack again and again. Mary pioneered the “open kitchen” concept so she could greet each guest as they walked through the door, and keep an eye out to make sure that no one left hungry.
Over fifty years later, we still use the recipes, ingredients, love and care that we learned from Mary. Our company is still owned and operated by the family; the third generation of the family handles the day-to-day running of the business in roles ranging from CEO to spearheading our charitable giving. Mary’s great-grandchildren can be found learning the ropes in our restaurants, as well as recording our radio ads. And, of course, Toto, Peggy and Anna are still keeping an eye on the business; it has their mother’s name on it!
Our family extends beyond the lines of our family tree, as well. We are proud of the fact that many of our crew members have spent their entire careers here, and they are part of the Mary’s family, as well. We have employees that have worked for us for over thirty years, and they help us keep Mary’s spirit and culture alive in our restaurants. We invite you to come in and experience it for yourself.
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1455 Ary Lane Dixon CA 95620
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