During the wildfires, owner Kevin Sprenger and short order cook, Damon, prepared and donated 2,100 meals to first responders. I celebrate everyone who stepped up for the relief effort, but especially neighborhood places like this who gave without any self promotion and much less recognition than some other names out there. I enjoyed a couple breakfasts there, and bought $10 gift cards for my friends outside the area to cover their first pint and bring them to Sonoma County. Still, a month ago Sprenger announced he'd be closing in June to move to Calistoga.
He said he'd stay till the end of the Warriors season. With tonight's win, guess that means June 17 now.
Last week I enjoyed the Bozin burger, $13.50, a nicely charred 1/2 pound handformed Angus patty cooked medium-rare as ordered with thick slabs of bacon, avocado and cheese. Fries are included in that price. To wash it down, a Chocolate porter beer float, $11.
Wings are good too. Big and juicy with light crispy batter and a choice of sauces, plus carrots and celery with a good blue cheese dip. I particularly liked the Ryan's hot sauce that's a blend of barbecue sauce, Buffalo wing-type hot sauce and secret ingredients to be smoky, a little sweet and pretty hot.
Breakfast service ceased last week, but Sprenger might go out with breakfast on the final weekend. Keep asking him, because Damon's smoked corn beef hash is good. Also the light as a feather biscuits, split and crisped up on the plancha were great with homemade beer jelly. Chicken fried steak was good enough, but the star of that plate was the crunchy, golden brown deep-fried biscuits dragged through the sausage gravy. Hard to describe, but the texture reminded me of toasted angelfood cake.
I hope our community gives them a good send-off. And I pray even more that business picks up for the restaurants still remaining that are having a hard time after the wildfires.
Sprenger's Tap Room
446 B St.
Santa Rosa, CA