New Owners for Cloverdale’s Historic Pick’s Drive-In

New owners to invigorate the historic hamburger spot.

Pick’s Drive-In in Cloverdale, California on Monday, March 28, 2011. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)


In the ongoing awesome-ization of Cloverdale, news broke today that the owners of the Healdsburger restaurant have purchased the town’s historic Pick’s Drive-In.

David Alioto, who revamped a former A+W into the wildly popular burger shack on Healdsburg Ave. confirmed that he has purchased Pick’s from Claudia Clow in a “very friendly transaction.” “We expect to keep the charm of the 1923 restaurant, including their secret red relish recipe while implementing the same menu and quality of Healdsburger,” Alioto said.

Awesome news. The revitalized restaurant will join the burgeoning Cloverdale restaurant scene that includes Savvy on First, Trading Post Market and Bakery, Plank Coffee and Tea, Railroad Station Bar and Grill, Piacere, Zini’s Diner and of course, the World Famous Hamburger Ranch and BBQ.

Healdsburger was opened in 2012, and has become a favorite casual burger spot for locals and visitors in a town that’s become a foodie destination for everything from foie gras and white tablecloth dining to more casual picnic and family fare.

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