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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 10 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...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

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Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

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by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

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Sonoma Swamp Blues farm closing sale, 12/24-?, Sebastopol (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

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Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Opened last week by Dino Bugica of Diavola Restaurant and offering crudos, bar bites, small plates, and classic cocktails. Can't wait to try it . . . who's been? Geyserville Gun Club 21025 ...

Tamales Maná | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Last month I had a chance to try Tamales Maná at its main location on Petaluma Hill Road. While it has its own street cart vending on the sidewalk in front, I went inside. The kitchen is open to vi...

Chef Mark Malicki's Bodega Oyster Cult | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Bodega Oyster Cult opened today, Saturday March 31, a new project from Chef Mark Malicki. I'd heard rumors about it and visited him two weeks ago to see what was up.

West Sonoma County: BBQ Oysters/Hot Dog @ Bodega's Casino

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Trying to escape last Sunday's heat, I put a cooler in the trunk and headed to the coast to shop for seafood. Leaving behind 99o temps, I was stunned to find that downtown Sebastopol in normally c...

Chicharrones from Los Piños in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

What is it about chicharrones that gets people so excited? For a 5 de Mayo weekend wine-tasting, I picked up some chicharrones and queso fresco from Los Piños market in Cloverdale for the occasion...

Marla Bakery & Catering opening soon in Windsor, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A year ago, the popular Marla Baker & Restaurant in San Francisco announced that it would be closing and moving to Santa Rosa. Huh, what, how cool! was my reaction to that news and I've been keepin...

12/13 Healdsburg Holiday Bake Sale Benefitting Your Tiny Farm (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"We are raising money for Your Tiny Farm with tiny pastries, cakes and other sweets! If you would like to donate goods for us to sell we would be grateful. We are raising money to continue to man...

PizzaLeah | Windsor - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The weekend before Election Day, I figured I should provision myself to hunker down for a week or so in case there was social unrest ahead. I bought fresh ingredients to cook at home, got cash, and...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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-...

Huria's | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Since first hearing about Huria's months ago, I've been wanting to check out the wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas. But the challenges of distance and the reduction and many changes in opening ho...

Pack Jack BBQ | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

After too long away, I headed to Pack Jack BBQ in Sebastopol on Sunday. I called ahead to make sure lamb ribs would be available. Good thing, as I snagged the last half-rack of lamb, $14. The p...

12/3 Dining IN for Life, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Thursday, December 3, 2020 This year we are going virtual and Dining IN For Life on Thursday, December 3rd! To participate, simply order takeout from the list of spectacular local restaurants b...

Railroad Station Bar and Grill, Cloverdale

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by tom246 6 years ago

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Dec 5, Paella Pickup Fundraiser for Redwood Empire Food Bank by Castaneda's Marketplace in Windsor

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with your Covid pod and hope your table flows with all your favorite foods. Many however will not have that luxury seeking Thanksgiving dinner at the food ...

Pane di Vero - based in Petaluma

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by Torina 2 months ago

During the fall, I got a hankering for apple cider donuts and found Pane di Vero through a partnership with Chileno Valley Ranch (halfway between Petaluma and Tomales Bay). I was thoroughly impress...

Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.