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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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Russian House #1 in Jenner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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 ...

Krispy Kreme free doughnuts to the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . The chain says it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card for the rest of 2021, starting today. And the offer is not a one-time deal. Custom...

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Broadway Market | Sonoma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Before heading out on a road trip to Redding, I stopped at Broadway Market for the first time. At 7:45am on a Tuesday, the parking lot was almost full and many customers were milling around inside....

Petaluma-based Miyoko’s Creamery prevails in First Amendment lawsuit centered on advertising

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Interesting development, US District Court would not stop the use of dairy-based terminology to describe vegan products that are not made with milk. “Quite simply, language evolves,” Seeborg sai...

Sonoma County Apple Trail, August-October 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

New this year, Sonoma County Farm Trails has set up a web resource, the Apple Trail, devoted to all things apple-related. While the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair has been cancelled this year du...

Northern Sonoma County Fire and Earthquake Safety Expo, 8/7/2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Why share info about the free fire and earthquake safety expo at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds this Saturday, August 7? There are a few food-related offerings in the schedule. The day starts...

Healdsburg’s Downtown Bakery & Creamery for Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

After 35 years on the Healdsburg Plaza, Kathleen Stewart has put her iconic bakery up for sale and plans to retire. From the broker’s quote, sounds like it will sell fast, so revisit and stock up o...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Michelin Guide New Additions: San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Michelin announced that 10 new additions to the Michelin Guide for California are from the SF Bay Area. It's not clear if these are meant to be "Plates", "Bib Gourmand" or "Stars". None seem to be ...

First Gravensteins!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

Andy's Produce on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol has a beautiful disply of the first crop of Gravenstein apples today, shown here - http://static.flickr.com/72/200709998_494c42551e_o.jpg The o...

Grossman's Noshery & Bar in Santa Rosa [split from Black & White Cookie]

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by seefoo 3 months ago

oh boy. i dont even know where to start. the place is FUN!! the brisket is fantastic and they actually told me how they made it, so i replicated it home with some reverse engineering. the c...

Butcher Crown Roadhouse (Petaluma)

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 6 months ago

Stopped by Butcher Crown Roadhouse in Petaluma yesterday for lunch. I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the all BBQ smokers lined up in the patio. Mrs. Luv and I shared a platter of brisket, ...

Give India Collab Pizza, 5/18 & 19, PizzaLeah in Windsor

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Chef Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club fame is joining forces with Windsor's PizzaLeah to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in India. They've created a collaboration Desi pizza that will be available ...

Cafe Citti (Kenwood) - Review

Eat_Nopal
by Eat_Nopal 13 years ago

Not a lot posted about this little gem... I learned about it from a neighbor... its an unassuming Brooklyn style Italian Deli (as far as I understand... the Italian Deli concept was really born h...

Forni Farm Spring Plant Sale | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Remember way back when MImi Sheraton rhapsodized about the Giant Syrian grown by Calistoga's Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens in “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die"? Besides supplying premium produce to S...

Sonoma Overnight Support Spring Supper Fundraiser, 5/8

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Saturday, May 8 DRIVE-THRU TAKEOUT ONLY, from 4 PM to 6 PM Sonoma Springs Community Hall 18627 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA Order online no later than Friday, April 30. If you'd like to order ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

City Garden Doughnuts & Coffee | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Early in the year, I took note of the new black and white signage for City Garden as construction was in progress. It finally opened on June 2, National Donut Day.

Artisan cheese collections selected by Straus Home Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

While many places are opening up again, those planning to stay at home a bit longer might want to check out the California farmstead cheese collections curated by the Straus family. Shipping is inc...

Santa Rosa: Changes for Willie Bird Restaurant

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by tre2012 7 months ago

Joe Castro, who bought the iconic Willie Bird Turkey in 2020 when owner Willie Benedetti died, is moving the restaurant – not the retail store – to a new location. The restaurant-bar will shift to ...