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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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To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months 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...

Sonoma Eats

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by Malcolm Ruthven 12 days ago

I was driving through Sonoma yesterday, headed north on Hwy 12, and saw the "Sonoma Eats" sign, "Latin Fusion" and "Oaxacan Cuisine", which intrigued me enough to stop, especially because I saw th...

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RIP Lulu Peyraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier has left this mortal coil. Rest in peace Lulu, 1917–2020, thank you for sharing your wonderful Provençal recipes and Bandol wines with the world. https://www.i...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

Petaluma's Liberty Duck direct to consumer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

When I've indulged in bring-your-own duck to be cooked at a favorite Chinese restaurant https://www.chowhound.com/post/countdown-year-boar-royal-feast-millbrae-1087368 or gone on a Liberty Duck coo...

Squatch's | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Sorry I missed posting this on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, but better late than never. Squatch's is a social enterprise supporting the Sozo Student Center. It's a coffeehouse that al...

Dry Creek Peach, Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Saturday night my friend Annette capped off her salmon dinner with a blissful bellini sorbetto made with local white peaches. Try as I might, i couldn't get her to divulge the Sebastopol orchard ...

Krispy Krunchy Chicken @ A J's Mini Mart | Geyserville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The Krispy Krunchy Chicken franchised outlets in convenience stores and service stations entered San Francisco and the Bay Area a few years ago. Yet, I didn't make the time to try one till shelter-...

The Epicurean Connection food delivery for Sonoma Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Chef and Cheesemaker Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection in Sonoma Valley has launched weekly prepared food delivery from its catering kitchen during the Covid-19 health and economic crisus. A...

California Cheesemakers' Select Cheese Box Debuts in Support of California Artisan Cheesemakers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The California Cheesemakers' Select box will feature a different selection of four artisanal cow's milk cheeses, sized 5-8 oz. each, every month on the https://californiacheesebox.com/ webs...

Wine Country Pasta @ Sonoma Market

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by pinotho 3 months ago

I can't offer any take-out recs since we have decided to do all of our own cooking during this crazy time. However I have discovered a great product: Wine Country Pasta, which is fresh pasta made ...

Fresh Piment d'Espelette grown by Preston Farm & Winery - Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This season's most exciting find at the farmers market so far are the fresh red Piment d'Espelette grown by Lou Preston at his biodynamic farm. This is the signature chile pepper of the Basque hear...

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.

Khao Man Gai Jok @ Jam's Joy Bungalow in Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Being away from the City, I miss the convenience of deciding last minute to grab some jook (congee) for breakfast. Sure, I can make it myself, and I do. In some areas, I've been able to fill the cr...

Healdsburg Bagel Company

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

My introduction to Healdsburg Bagel Company was last summer at its booth at the street market for the Cloverdale Live concert series. I had a chance to quizz the owner about his process while my ba...

Ethel's Bagels in Petaluma?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Another new bagel artisan I'm curious about . . . Ethel's Bagels in Petaluma. Anyone tried these? It sells via online ordering and delivers weekly to Sonoma County, Marin, San Francisco and the...

Bright Bear Bakery | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In December I stopped by Bright Bear Bakery on the eastside of Petaluma on my way north. Known for its "cronut", $4, I tried one iced with chocolate and blackberry. I also grabbed a sesame bagel, $...

Society Bakery & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last month I stopped by Society Bakery & Cafe located in the Antique Society in Sebastopol. This venue has been home to a number of bakeries that i've enjoyed over the years. This one is a winner ...

Bakers Against Racism - North Bay, June 15-20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

More than 2,500 bakers across the country and internationally have registered for the Bakers Against Racism bake sale to be held June 15 to 20. https://www.timeout.com/usa/news/thousands-are-part...

Bagel Bar | Cloverdale - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Bagel Bar opened less than a month ago in Cloverdale. This is the third occupant in less than a year of the drive-in venue across from the high school. I'd been eyeing its progress each time I went...