For a down-home (but still Napa-chic) alternative to the Cal-Ital wine country grind, follow your nose to this Long Meadow Ranch-owned farmhouse, whose intoxicating smoker is parked right in the front yard. The cathedral ceiling, old-school country music and boisterous locals give Farmstead a permanent buzz; for quieter dining, hit the front terrace.
Dishes are laden with ranch-grown products utilized in outstanding preparations like a summery salad of heirloom tomatoes and creamy burrata with salsa verde. The bone-in heritage porkchop with apple chutney on a bed of creamy jalapeno grits and grilled broccolini is spot-on. Take the farm-fresh flavor with you—on weekends the restaurant's stands are brimming with produce, beef and honey for purchase.