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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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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 9 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...

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Russian House #1 in Jenner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days 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 22 days 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 27 days 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 2 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...

Ginochio's Kitchen | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last year during Christmas week, I headed to the Sonoma Coast for bivalves. I was also interested in trying the crab sandwich at Gourmet Au Bay. But it was not available and I stepped over to its ...

Catering Warehouse Sale in Healdsburg, Jan 23 & 24

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"NEW DATE! MORE STUFF! Please update your calendars — our Warehouse Sale in Healdsburg is being postponed to next month. NOW HAPPENING on Thursday, January 23rd and Friday, January 24th in Healdsbu...

Gator’s Rustic Burgers... Petaluma, CA

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by Cynsa 6 months ago

New menu today at Gator’s Rustic Burgers & his Creole Friends. 5 Petaluma Blvd. S. Petaluma, CA 94952

Thanksgiving Community Potluck, Nov 28, Sonoma Wine Shop (Sebastopol)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"12th Thanksgiving Community Potluck November 28 Hours 12-7 pm more or less! Each year, meekk & Bryan open the wine club all day to host this community potluck. Bring a dish and share a dish....

2017 Edmunds St John Bone-Jolly rose, $99 per case

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

An incredible offer from my friend Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John to raise money for Sonoma County wildfire relief. He is offering his 2017 Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly rosé for $99 per case (12 ...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

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by seefoo 4 months ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Grocery Outlet - September 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

This is where to post your Grocery Outlet finds for the month. Cloverdale GO: Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream, $2.50 for 28 oz - Almost felt retro to come back to the five-ingredient ice cre...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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...

Cocina Mexicana, Healdsburg, Sept 27, 6:30pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Come enjoy “Cocina Mexicana,” an elegant three course feast of Mexican regional dishes paired with fine Sonoma County wines, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 209 Matheson St, Healdsburg...

Sonoma County Neighborhood Favorites [split from The Bagel Mill post]

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by biskitsngrvy 5 months ago

I eat at home much more up here than I did in LA, but places I love include El Molino Central, Diavola in Geyserville, most of the Stark restaurants (I miss my LA expense account!). When I worked i...

Mama Mel's Bread | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Two months ago, I checked out the pop-up at a commercial kitchen in Petaluma. The find of the night was Mama Mel's Bread. These gluten-free breads are the best I've tried with beautiful crumb and ...

Petaluma Eats

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by CyndiN 7 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...