Drive a bit north from the San Francisco Bay Area and you'll find yourself in the sweet quaint community of Inverness, nestled alongside Tomales Bay.
The downtown area of Inverness consists of only a few businesses including a general store, coffee and gift shops, a library, post office, some hotels and inns, the Inverness Yacht Club and three restaurants.
One of these restaurants is Saltwater Oyster Depot, which opened with the help of crowd-sourced funding from the community in June of 2012 by Luc Chamberland.
The restaurant, included in the NY Times "36 Hours in Marin" article, was redesigned with light and neutral tones, making the restaurant cool and inviting. The remodel included a Concreteworks bartop with shellfish basins to hold ice and oysters to be served fresh from local Pickleweed Point Oyster Company, among others.
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