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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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Society Bakery & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days 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 ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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...

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Bakers Against Racism - North Bay, June 15-20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days 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 26 days 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...

Reggae Rasta Styles | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

For today's The Great American Takeout fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter global network and to support black-owned restaurants, I drove to Santa Rosa to pick up the lunch at the Reggae Rasta St...

Farm to Pantry benefit: Summer Supper at Home, 6/20 & 6/21

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Farm to Pantry Supporters: Join Farm to Pantry on June 20th and/or 21st for a virtual celebration of Farm to Pantry's vital work in our community. Enjoy a meal with your family with warmth in y...

Pack Jack BBQ | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...

April Pantry in Petaluma: Grand Opening June 1 to 5

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A new breakfast, lunch and catering spot, April Pantry, welcomes the public to its grand opening this week. It features local food grown on its own farm. Online or phone ordering is available for t...

Sonoma's Best (Sonoma)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

All posts I've found here for Sonoma's Best are several years old, so I thought I'd start a new thread. This has been one of my favorite lunch places since it opened. They're now open for take-out....

Friday popcorn @ The Clover | Cloverdale - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Five years ago, I posted about the new scoop shop serving Three Twins ice cream at The Clover Theater in Cloverdale. https://www.chowhound.com/post/clover-scoop-shop-cloverdale-sonoma-county-1013...

Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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...

Wolf House Brewing is open in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last fall I mentioned that Wolf House Brewing had taken over the location of Ruth McGowan's Brewpub/Cloverdale Ale Company. https://www.chowhound.com/post/fish-chips-ruth-mcgowans-brewpub-cloverdal...

Tamales at Panaderia El Palomo in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

This small family-owned bakery in Cloverdale has fresh tamales every day. Steaming hot right out of the steamer to consume immediately or available chilled if you're stocking up. Last week I st...

The Milkman Cometh - Moreda Family Farms Delivery to Sonoma and Marin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Petaluma's Moreda Family Farms is bringing back the milkman with home deliveries to Marin and Sonoma counties. In addition to its own cream-top, organic pasteurized milk from grass-fed, pastured co...

Cheese o'Clock guided virtual tastings with Janet Fletcher & Laura Werlin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A four-part series of guided virtual tastings of cheese with selected wines led by Janet Fletcher and Laura Werlin, two of the most knowledgeable cheese educators, to celebrate American Cheese Mont...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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...

May 5 Webinar: Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 5 – Hardy Wallace, Owner and Winemaker, Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Catch up with Hardy Wallace, owner and winemaker at Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery and Steve Edmunds, winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John. Sponsored by the Wine Institute https://discovercali...

Anna's Seafood online ordering & delivery (<50 miles from Petaluma)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last Saturday I was happy to shop again at the Healdsburg farmers market and waited more than 20 minutes for my turn at Anna's Seafood booth. I picked up some pristine ling cod fillets and a hunk o...

Chef Mark Malicki at Bodega’s Casino Bar & Grill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Three weekends ago, we made the foggy drive for a first visit to the Casino Bar & Grill in Bodega since Mark Malicki started cooking here. I’ll confess that my heart sank on spotting this “barbecue...