Preserve Public House
“Unexpected” is the word that comes to mind when you discover Preserve Public House’s charcuterie plates and craft cocktails in small-town Winters. Housed inside a building that once served as the town’s railroad depot, Preserve boasts brick walls, oversized oil paintings and industrial-chic décor. Out-of-towners mingle with locals over pints of regional brew at a horseshoe-shaped bar or on the shady patio with a vintage bread delivery van that serves as a greenhouse for an herb garden. The menu is inviting too, with appetizers like poutine topped with smoked pork shoulder, charred vegetable gravy and mozzarella curds and entrées like a sturgeon served with buttered cannellini beans, house-made chorizo and béarnaise sauce or seasonal pizzas like the wild mushroom and basil pesto pie.