There's a new restaurant at the Watsonville (WVI) airport...Props.

The restaurant just opened up the week before Labor Day weekend. Good food and a heated (when needed) patio with a great view of the airport and mountains.

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  • Mark N.

    Short video of my approach into WVI
    http://youtu.be/tix1-woCERo

    October 30, 2012

  • Mark N.

    Yeah, figured you were there Gary. Saw the motorcycle with sidecar. We were out on the patio as well. Will need to come up with a way to stand out at these meetup's.

    October 29, 2012

    • Gary

      Hey Mark, maybe we can just let the hostess know we are with the group and/or put a small Meet Up logo sign on the table. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet any of you that were there. Sure was a beautiful day and I had a nice lunch and as always...enjoyed watching the activity around the airport. Take care and maybe next time.

      October 29, 2012

  • Gary

    Went to the restaurant and wasn't sure if anyone was there or not. Asked the waitress/hostess if anyone was there from a Meet Up group and she said no one had mentioned it to her yet. I went ahead and had a nice lunch on the patio and watching planes come and go. Hope to meet some of you the next time. Regards, Gary

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting Mark and his family. Great flying weather.

    October 28, 2012

  • Gary

    Hope to meet some of you there tomorrow (Sunday @ 11:00am) if things work out that way for me. Thought I was going to be in a sailboat race but no one has been in touch yet. Even if I don't make it to the restaurant to meet some of you, I hope you all enjoy the restaurant and time together. I've been twice now and so happy to see it take the place of Zuniga's. If I end up meeting some of you at the restaurant I will be on my motorcycle (with a sidecar.) Sailing/brunch at the airport...what's a person to do??? lol.

    October 27, 2012

  • Mark N.

    Cool. I'll be there with my wife and two children. N19897 Cessna 172. My first with the club too.hopefully others will be able make it. I should be landing around 11am if all goes right in the morning.

    October 27, 2012

  • Tony "Skippy" A.

    Wish I could attend but, I'm working this weekend.

    October 27, 2012

  • Mark North changed the date and time to Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    October 27, 2012

  • Mark N.

    tomorrow's looking pretty good if anyone's interested.

    October 27, 2012

  • sharion s.

    We're ready...set the date:)

    1 · October 21, 2012

  • ron r.

    Have been to props twice now. The food is good and the service is friendly. The gas at WVI is presently $4.95 per gallon, apparently in an effort to generate business for the new restaurant. It worked for me. Don't expect that price to last very much longer. I agree, the artichoke hearts are great. I enjoyed the portabella/eggplant sandwich too.

    October 6, 2012

  • Duane

    So far on Yelp Props is better rated then then Zuniga's. Hopefully that will improve even more as they work out their "new restaurant" bugs. Apparently it is owned by the same people who already have a very successful restaurant - 99 Bottles Of Beer On the Wall in Santa Cruz, which admittedly is probably not a very good name or image for an airport resaurant.

    September 18, 2012

  • Gary

    Hi Duane, Think you will enjoy the new restaurant! We all were sad to see "The Belly Landing" close several years ago and it's beyond me why they ever allowed Zuniga's in there. The new restaurant "Props" has a varied menu and highlights several of the great foods we have available in our local area. Everyone here (pilots and non pilots) are so happy to see the new restaurant. Iced tea goes well with everything...lol. Hope to meet you and others from the group at the new restaurant. PS...great airplane btw!

    September 18, 2012

  • Duane

    That's great news! Sadly there seem to be fewer and fewer airport restaurants though Zuniga's was just "OK" (but which airport has a REALLY good restaurant?). But somehow for me Mexican food and flying just didn't seem to work. Maybe it's not being able to have a beer or a Margarita along with the food ;-) Anyway hoping to hear some good reviews.

    September 18, 2012

    • Gary

      Hi Duane,

      1 · September 18, 2012

  • Jae

    +1 from me. Flew in a couple weekends ago for lunch. Sat in the outside patio. Had 3 people new to GA with me. We all thought the food was very good. Had artichoke hearts for appetizer, grilled salmon salad (excellent!), veggie burger, turkey sandwich, and i forget what the fourth person had. It seemed to me to be a cut above average in quality and super friendly service. Owner was working that day too. By noon the patio was 75% full. My guests noted the cool aviation themed restoration hardware furniture in the lobby/waiting area. :) Overall, very good experience. 100LL was still $4.95, to boot!

    September 18, 2012

  • Gary

    Just joined the group and wanted everyone that a new restaurant just opened at the Watsonville Airport...finally! I'm a pilot and foodie (don't work at the restaurant btw) and would really like to meet some of the group members as soon as possible. Any day of the week would work for me. Don't know much about the group yet so not sure if weekend or weekday works best. The group can set the date and I'll be there to greet you. So excited about finally getting back into flying...can't wait to get off the ground again!!!

    September 16, 2012

  • Gary changed the location to Props Restaurant

    September 16, 2012

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