Toby Barajas had the concept for Main Street Lounge in his head for years before it finally opened in August 2020 . “ I had always wanted to do outdoor cooking using raw firewood ,” says Barajas , a seasoned local restaurateur who partnered with Rudy Peniche on this new venture . “ Every Sunday , my dad would barbeque , so those flavors are very nostalgic .” Nearly everything at Main Street Lounge is cooked in the wood-fired oven on the picturesque brick patio . Plates are meant to be shared and feature produce from local farms . “ They bring in whatever they have and we turn that into dinner ,” Barajas says . Try the Caesar salad tucked into fresh-baked bread , their bestselling breakfast sandwich and , of course , wood-fired pizza . The restaurant will also soon offer catering under the moniker Roast & Vine .
Chow Down in Downtown Woodland
Main Street offers an array of culinary options
Text by Jessica Laskey Photos by Debbie Cunningham
It ’ s probably no surprise that an area with such deep agricultural roots has a diverse — and delicious — food scene . “ Many of Woodland ’ s restaurants are independently owned and feature cuisines from nearly 15 different countries ,” says Spencer Bowen , communications manager and policy analyst for the City of Woodland . Locally owned restaurants along Main Street or right around the corner in Downtown Woodland offer a variety of cuisines made from recipes that have been handed down for decades and represent a fusion of family and culture . Here are seven enticing eateries that will have you coming back for more .