Handline Restaurant in Sebastopol has set an opening date for October 6.

The “coastal California” cuisine from Peter Lowell’s owner Lowell Sheldon and his partner Natalie Goble is focused on fresh seafood, homemade tortillas, and Southern California-style burgers, along with soft serve ice cream (a nod to the location’s historic past as a Foster’s Freeze).

Natlie Goble and Lowell Sheldon will open Handline Restaurant in Sebatopol in late September. Courtesy photo

Natlie Goble and Lowell Sheldon will open Handline Restaurant in Sebatopol in late September. Courtesy photo

Lowell has transformed the space into an open-air, sustainable building with a large outdoor patio, tortilla-making room and massive kitchen. Opening menu includes ceviches, spicy Fisherman’s Stew, Baja-style beer battered fish, Al Pastor tacos, mole smothered roasted squash, fresh calamari, oysters and seasonal crab sandwiches. Dishes are between $3 and $15, making it a family-friendly spot. Much of the produce will come from Goble’s family farm, Two Belly Acres. More opening details as the date

Much of the produce will come from Goble’s family farm, Two Belly Acres. More opening details as the date approaches but expect lunch and dinner daily at the 935 Gravenstein Hwy. location.

See my deeper dive into the story behind the restaurant here.