Ausiello’s 5th Street Grill

A local favorite and easy to find for passers-by; Ausiello’s 5th Street Grill is a great spot to enjoy an ice cold beer from the tap and a hot dog, hamburger or my latest favorite: a BLT! Thinking I would pop in for a quick Racer 5 and something perhaps a little less fattening than a burger, I opted for the BLT. well, less fat was not the case but I surely was not going to complain. Piled high was more bacon than I have seen on a sandwich made outside the comfort of my own home in…well, ever!

Crispy bacon with fresh tomato, lettuce in between two fresh, toasted, buttery pieces of sourdough bread is about the best thing I can think of on a slow, chilly Tuesday afternoon.

The staff at the grill are attentive, kind and helpful. They seem to really enjoy working there. The family are huge Giants fans, so during the baseball season, it’s a blast going to watch the games.

On a rainy day, the inside is appealing, where eating the peanuts and throwing the shells out on the ground is just what you do. Sitting outside under a heater in the cool afternoon or enjoying the warm summer air, it’s a great place to people watch. Then of course, on a Monday for football, it can be amusing going for a bite to watch all the suits of the downtown financial & courthouse square come to let loose.

This by far is one of my top favorites in Sonoma County.

Go Giants!

Truth be told, I know food, I am passionate about it anyway. <3


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