Nepenthe is a local restauran in Big Sur that's been around since the late 1940s, built by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was originally a home owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, who bought it with a down payment of $167.00 and then sold it to the Fasset family who converted it to a restaurant and still run it to this day. Back in the 1950s Henry Miller had a cabin nearby and was a frequent guest. You can read more of the interesting history of Nepenthe here.
So of course it was this history that drew us to the place, but it was the laid back vibe and breathtaking views that made us stay all day Saturday, drinking mojitos and hanging out on the deck. I wore my most comfortable jeans and sandals, anything more and I definitely would have been out of place without a doubt. As much as I do enjoy dressing up, once in a while it's nice to completely dress down as well. Anyway, I wish I had pictures of the building itself, but it was really hard to do since it's on a hillside. You'll just have to take my word for it that it's a must-visit place if you're ever in the area. I hope you get a chance to go there yourself one of these days.
p.s. That menu is the original menu from the 1950s. They've got a stack of free keepsake copies at the host stand. If drinks were only 50 cents we would have probably never left the place. :)