Take a Journey into Mill Valley History Sunday

From Vasco and La Ginestra to the old and new Dipsea Cafe, the Mill Valley Historical Society is hosting its 35th edition of a walk back into local history.

Before La Ginestra opened at 127 Throckmorton Ave. in 1964, another restaurant resided there for 43 years.

Do you know what it was?

If you want to find out that and a plethora of other local historical tidbits, the  this Sunday, May 27.  

These historical walks traditionally take place on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. This year's theme is “Restaurants and Taverns: Past and Present.” Trained guides will leave every 20 minutes from the , beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last tour group leaving at 3 p.m. No reservations needed.

It’s the perfect two-hour diversion for young families after they drop their kids off at the at the Carnival. You can even take one of the early walks and still get up to the on time.

Two of the highlights of the walking tour will be “walk throughs” behind the scenes of two of Mill Valley's longest running restaurants, La Ginestra and El Paseo. Both restaurants have long ties to Mill Valley, and both have colorful pasts. The location of La Ginestra has a particular colorful history. Do you know that location's claim to fame? Come on down Sunday and learn the answer to this and many other questions regarding the history of Mill Valley’s downtown restaurants.


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