New in Town
Marin is already a great place to live, and these new businesses are making it even more fun. Check out what’s new (or just getting better).
Beer crafted by 101 North Brewing Company, located just up the highway in Petaluma, is now available at your local Safeway; 707.778.8384. Inverness’ Saltwater restaurant has expanded its digs to include 1. The Depot, a charming wine bar ideal for a pre- or post-dinner stop; saltwateroysterdepot.com/thedepot. Boba fans, rejoice: TPartea recently opened in San Rafael’s Northgate mall; facebook.com/tparteabobadrinks.
Haute Jewels in Corte Madera boasts a bevy of well-crafted jewelry, most featuring luxe gems and semiprecious stones; hautejewelscm.com. Marin Country Mart is now home to 2. Hutchinson, fine jewelry curated by owners Miranda Abrams and Kary Chendo; hutchinsonjewelry.com. If you’re looking to decorate your walls, Mill Valley’s 3. Zener Schon Gallery houses cutting edge contemporary works by a variety of artists; zenerschongallery.com.
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is now open in Fairfax at the base of the mountain that (legend has it) birthed the sport; mmbhof.org. “Surf the Earth” with 4. GolfBoard, a truly unique means of getting around the course. Bay Club StoneTree in Novato is the first golf course in California to use the device; golfboard.com. Body by X now includes the BBX Boutique, which sells fashionable fitness apparel; getfitmarin.com.
Update your family’s breakfast with 5. Batter World, a ready-for-the-skillet pancake batter in an easy-pour pouch created by two Bay Area moms and available in gluten-free and multigrain varieties; batterworld.com. 6. Sweetish, an online candy shop, imports confections like licorice, marshmallows and gummy treats from Sweden. The candies are made without high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats or GMOs; sweetishcandy.com.
Burma is taking over Marin with the opening of two new restaurants. Shwe Myanmar in San Rafael features an extensive menu of Burmese options — think Chinese, Indian and Thai influences all wrapped up in one delicious meal; shwemyanmarus.com. Corte Madera welcomes Burmatown, which serves updated versions of classic dishes including tea leaf rolls, bulgogi baos and more; burmatown.com.