Horizon’s, Spinnakers and the like. Not that it hasn’t seen some pretty ambitious hopefuls - anyone remember Gate 5, Ondine, Antidote, Mikayla, Valhalla, Cork Enoteca and Piccolo Teatro?
But with The America’s Cup races soon making its way to its shores, is Downtown Sausalito dining ready for its close-up? The long-running Poggio and sophisticated sophomore Plate Shop are still holding their own, and even the old Trident (once owned by the Kingston Trio) is slated to a comeback this spring in the old Horizon’s space. Adding to that potential resurgence is Copita, Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel’s new casual, seasonal Mexican restaurant and tequileria (setting up shop in the defunct Piccolo Teatro space), which opened last week and has all the components to become a game-changer in Sausalito. Here's why: