Escaping Haute Cuisine in Calistoga, California
If this were a Fantasia-type cartoon, the smoky aroma would rise up as you approached the Calistoga sign, hypnotically beckoning you with steamy fingers; and you’d float to a place tucked under dappled shadows of towering oaks. This is Buster’s Southern Barbecue. Under the trees, every morning, Buster handles slabs of pork like a jovial side show entertainer. Come one, come all at lunchtime. Everything tempts, from slathered slabs to fresh-made salads while his deep laugh cajoles “can you handle our hot sauce?” For now, forget fancy wine and food. Sometimes you just have to get messy.