One of the exciting things that we've been noticing with each new pass through the Delta wine country are the unique shops and marketplaces that have come into their own over the years. Husick's Country Store is of no exception.
After a few years of extensive restoration, Dennis and Zina Sheya opened Husick's Country Store in 2007 in what was known in Clarksburg as Husick's Hardware, a storefront that once filled its shelves with eclectic merchandise and housed a variety of services including a post office, barbershop, and soda fountain. Although the past has given way to the present, much of that old-fashioned character still shines through. I don't know if it was the Adirondack chairs on the patio, the creak of the hardwood floors under each footfall, or the friendly and helpful staff, but we felt quite at home and everything that seemed complicated suddenly became simple.
So, we sidled up to a picnic table, took turns looking at the in-store displays, and stayed for lunch, which was prepared fresh behind a full-service deli counter. From classic sandwiches, grilled panninis, and sweet desserts, there was plenty to choose. We were even pleasantly surprised to note on their menu that for every Thursday night throughout the summer, the folks at Husick's host dinner events that highlights the best of the Delta's farm fresh ingredients, including specially selected wines and spirits.
We also learned that staying in touch via their website or their mailers has an added benefit since, on occasion, Husick's holds seminars such as olive oil tastings and food competitions like its annual tomato contest where categories include biggest, reddest, juiciest, and ugliest.
Food, family, and fun. Husick's certainly has it all, and it shows.
Husick's Country Store
36510 Riverview Drive
Clarksburg, CA 95612