If you're heading to Trinidad this week there are two things that you should know. First is that the Lighthouse Grill is now open and second is that there will be road closures.
Caltrans has announced that there will be intermittent full closures of the US 101 north bound off ramp and on ramp Monday - Friday from 9 pm until 6 am. The southbound on ramp will also face closures this week so plan accordingly.
Now about that Lighthouse Grill, they are indeed open 11 am until 8 pm and closed Wednesdays. Located just feet from the freeway in front of Murphy's Market and across from the post office it has location, location going for it. I had the pleasure of having dinner there last night. I had a Humboldt Grass Fed burger with cheese and bacon and fries. The bun seemed to be homemade and it had some density to it but was not too heavy. I washed it down with a Steelhead beer on tap. They have an IPA and Lost Coast Brewery root beer also on tap. Wine is also available. There are, among other things salads, chicken, beef brisket and fish n' chips and what I think was a surf board with daily specials on it. They also have a homemade savory waffle cone made there and filled with mash potatoes and gravy for $3.00 add a dollar and you can get cheese and bacon on top of that or go all the way and for 5 dollars you can have all that and beef brisket.
They make their own ice cream cones also, as well as the ice cream itself. They had about 6 or 8 flavors last night from a honey gram or chocolate chip mint to the salted caramel, that's the one I had. It was fantastic. If you cant' decide they have spoon samples.
In closing, the food is great and the new owners, Chuck and Sherry Vanderpool, seem to be great people. They try to get their ingredients from as many local sources as possible and can be found frequenting local farmers markets when they are in season. They have been doing this for their delivery business "Humboldt Homemade Meals" so they already know where the good stuff is at.
Their hours again ,11 am to 8 pm closed Wednesdays.
The off ramp closures again for you Cher Ae' Heights folks is off and on intermediate closures 9 pm till 6 am all this week through Friday. You can also try calling 1-800-427-7623 for current closures or go to www.dot.ca.gov.