Castroville loves its artichokes so much that theres even a giant 19-foot artichoke that attracts thousands of people to the tiny town.
But the awesome artichoke isnt the only thing to stop in for. Adjacent to the roadside vegetable theres a unique place to get some grub called, Ericas Giant Artichoke Restaurant.
Restaurant owner, Jose Salazar, says the restaurant stays busy with tourists and locals stopping in for some appropriately themed artichoke dishes.
Says Salazar: We have artichoke soup, bread, and dips. People love the deep fried artichoke hearts, and the traditional steamed artichokes are always a favorite.
Salazars restaurant even serves up the leafy veggie in a special artichoke milkshake which is mixed with strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
In Salazars words, The milkshake is good. Its sweet, with a little taste of artichoke.
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