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The Land & Water Co. Restaurant Review: The Land & Water Company, a forward-thinking Carlsbad eatery from chef Rob Ruiz, is set in the Twin Inns building, a Victorian mansion built in 1886 and once the home of the town's co-founder. Dubbed a "French izakaya" (a Japanese pub), Ruiz presents a hyper-local focused menu with produce sourced from local farms and meat, including grass-fed beef, from ranches within a 50-mile radius of the restaurant. Ruiz, a master with sushi who was trained in Hawaii, is also dedicated to sustainability and takes an eco-minded approach to selecting his fish.