Hippie Hash in California

Greengrocery menuIn March, 2015 I found myself in Sebastopol, north of San Francisco, checking out the handwritten chalk board outside The Greengrocer – a small restaurant which occupies an former train barn, with seating in an old dining car.  When I spotted “hippie hash” on the board I bustled up to owner Joe Rueter, put my hands on my hips, and said sternly, “You know, I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan and we invented hippie hash!”  He grinned and replied, “Well I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan too — I stole that recipe from the Fleetwood and brought it to Sebastopol.”  When I talked to him the restaurant had only been open a couple of weeks.  Best wishes from Ann Arbor, Joe!