When a classic property famous for its mud baths and mineral water pools in wine country approached Trevor Logan about creating the menu for its new restaurant, he didn’t hesitate, jumping at the chance to bring Southwestern comfort classics to Napa Valley. It’s a trick he’d pulled off before: Logan ran the now-closed NoPa staple Green Chile Kitchen for a decade and a half, and he’s credited with introducing San Franciscans to New Mexico cuisine, specifically to vitamin C-rich green chiles. He knew Sonoma well, having opened a Chile Pies Baking Co. location in Guerneville in 2018. All this made him a natural choice to helm House of Better, the casual, counter-service dining destination at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, a fixture in downtown Calistoga since the 1950s.

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