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A Sonoma County Wine Pro Picks Her 10 Favorite Bottles, Including a $15 Red You'll Sip All Fall

As president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, Karissa Kruse drinks a lot of wine. And while this may seem like a dream job, the task of picking her favorites can be quite daunting. “On most days and occasions...
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if you can feed yourself, you can free yourself

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 hours ago

While some of y'all have been obsessing about the hoarding of TP, https://www.chowhound.com/post/panic-buying-begun-area-grocery-stores-area-crazy-empty-1089590, others have been buying out seeds ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

In this time of Covid-19 and stay at home orders statewide, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery services. Many have closed. Others have soldiered on converting their operations to offe...

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Bodega Red Seed Potatoes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Gardening is not shut down during the time of Covid-19. https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/bodega-red-potato/ "Thanks to the work of Slow Food Sonoma County North, Bode...

fried chicken/sonoma

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by pinotho 8 years ago

are there any "fried chicken places" in Sonoma? All I can find is KFC. Would prefer Santa Rosa area, but I am certainly willing to drive for good fried chicken. Thanks in advance.

Singlethread reservation

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by lad82 1 month ago

Hi -- I booked a table for 2 at Singlethread for this upcoming Friday March 13th but I can no longer make it. Anyone interested in my reservation -- it is for 7.30pm? Happy to transfer the ticket...

Sonoma County Restaurant Week: Rocker Oysterfeller's in Valley Ford

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

This year Rocker Oysterfeller's in Valley Ford offered one of the best deals for Sonoma County Restaurant Week. Three-courses from the regular menu, including a choice of three different entrees, f...

Rustic @ Francis Ford Coppola Winery | Geyserville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Lured in by the 20% discount offer for June, this week I had lunch at Rustic, the restaurant at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. https://www.facebook.com/CoppolaWine/posts/10154316085098466

Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Sunday's almost-Spring mild temperature and blue skies inspired a drive to the Sonoma Coast. Lots of other people had the same idea and the tiny hamlet of Valley Ford was booming with visitors. Ope...

Keane aims to reopen Cyrus in Alexander Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Breaking news and controversy. Slow Food asks, "Should Douglas Keane (of Cyrus Restaurant fame) be allowed - by a change to Sonoma County's Zoning Designations - to establish a small, exclusi...

Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Just about a year ago I stopped by Central Market to call in a favor Chef Tony promised me. And stayed for happy hour (daily 5pm to 6pm) with a glass of Raventos I Blanc Rosé Cava brut, $16. Ch...

Petaluma Eats

CyndiN
by CyndiN 9 months ago

I also took my friend to Read Doner, which she enjoyed. My family loves Paradise Sushi, which isn't super foodie but is fun and a great value. Anna's Seafood is amazing for fresh sashimi grade fi...

Pearl | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Pearl, features flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. I had a chance to try it in August 2018 when it was four months old and was super impressed not only by the cooking but the list of libations a...

Sonoma County Restaurant Week - Feb 21 to March 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Sonoma County Restaurant Week (actually 10 days) started yesterday. Link below has the participating restaurants and their menus. https://www.sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week/restaurants I kic...

Della Fattoria Cafe | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When my plans in Petaluma fell through, I headed over to Della Fattoria Cafe for a solo lunch. A few months ago, it expanded meal service into the adjacent event space and re-organized the retail b...

Jenner, California Area

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by hudsonvlley 11 months ago

Hi, We plan to be in Jenner, California in July for four days. We love food including Thai, Ethopian, Indian--- and poking around, it looks like I will not find those in that area. So, please m...

Russian House #1 in Jenner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A year ago during Christmas week, I ended a day on the Sonoma Coast with a vist to Russian House #1 in Jenner. On the Russian River, the restaurant features a daily buffet of mostly vegetarian ...

Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen | Marin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Following a tasting appointment at Merry Edwards in Sebastopol, I suggested that our group take advantage of this summer evening and head to the coast for dinner. From Merry's we zipped down to the...

Blackout-themed beers calling out PG&E power outages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Cultural commentary in beer names is not a new thing, so it’s no surprise Barrel Brothers Brewing Co. is hopping on the anti-PG&E bandwagon. The Windsor, CA-based spot is the third Sonoma County b...

Jimtown Store Closing Dec 30 | Alexander Valley - Healdsburg - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Owner Carrie Brown has announced that the Jimtown Store will close December 30. She is seeking a buyer or leasee for the iconic property. "Dear Friends of Jimtown, For the past 28 years, Jimt...

Handline | Fast Fresh Masa & Sustainable Seafood - Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Last week I joined a friend for a preview of Handline in Sebastopol. Featuring California Coastal cuisine, Handline opens its door to the public today. Hours will be 11am to 10pm daily. A long-time...