Three friends opened The Bull Valley Roadhouse in October of 2012. Samuel and Earl had lived in the neighboring town and took a space in the Burlington Hotel in Port Costa to process honey from hives that Earl kept on land nearby. The turned the space into a cafe to pay rent and the town gathered there on weekends to have coffee, cornbread and pound cake. Locaks eventually asked Samuel and Earl to take over the neighboring restaurant, then 'The Bull Valley Inn,' and they agreed. Samuel was working at night at The Slanted Door in San Francisco with me, David Williams, former chef turned General Manager. Samuel asked me to cook and I eventually agreed. 5 years later we remain fully engaged, with Samuel running the FOH and I running the kitchen. (and shopping at farmers markets and picking up paper towels/drygoods for the place, and mussels from Tomales Bay and...) Thankfully we have remained on SF Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants since year one. With love and care we hope to maintain that listing.