Culinary Passport: Lefty’s Grill – Nevada City, CA


On our trip out to Hirschman Trail, we wore ourselves out from all that walking and chasing toddlers so we decided to grab some food before we headed home. We went driving around Nevada City, looking for something delicious. Now initially, due to the lack of parking options in town, we were unsure of what we wanted to do. I don’t know about you, but I hardly ever carrying change so meter parking was out of the question.

Lefty’s is right off the highway in the coolest looking house right over a little creek. I was drawn to it by the huge staircase on the backside of the house (unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good picture of it because Rosie fell asleep on me. Next time I will!). There just happened to be ONE parking spot in the lot across from the place so we decided to give it a shot.

Wow!! Yum! It was a little fancier on the inside than it looked from the outside and I was a little nervous about it at first. I tend to stay away from fancy places usually if we have the kids with us, but we were starving.


“The Lefty”

My burger was amazingly delicious! Seriously! I had always wanted to try a burger with a fried egg on it, I was not prepared for that! Bacon, egg, beef …..yummmmmm!!

20160209_153443“The New York Dip”

Nick picked this one and forgot to tell the waitress no onions, but we were not disappointed by the sandwich at all!! I am usually not a fan of onions, but those carmelised onions were to die for. Also, we took half of this one home (cause the Lefty burger was huge and filled us both up quick!) and heated it up in our convection oven. It was just as delicious with the bread all super crispy.

The kids really liked this place too because they had big coloring pages and crayons to keep them busy while they waited to steal all of our fries 😉

Overall, loved this place! We will definitely be keeping it in mind for our next date night. I would like to check it out during their prime time.