The boxes are all unpacked, the linens are all washed and the storage bins have been put away! Our first two weeks in our new home have been blissful, and we are falling head over heels for our new town. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of our delightful neighbors who educated us about the cities heritage and upcoming events; including the King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival, held during Father’s Day weekend.

One of our favorite things to do is take a stroll downtown and take in some of the local bites. We have enjoyed Vic’s, Troy Greek, Taco Daddy’s and Sunflower Garden just to name a few. Outdoor seating is a must for us (so that we can bring our pup) and there is no shortage of that in our little town. Each and every time we have eaten downtown we’ve come across a familiar face – This is one of the many reasons we LOVE living in Martinez!

Link to King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival: https://countybbq.com/

Fun Fact: We learned that Martinez is the birthplace of the Martini.