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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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Gator’s Rustic Burgers... Petaluma, CA

Cynsa
by Cynsa 3 months ago

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

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

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by seefoo 15 days 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...

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Grocery Outlet - September 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

CyndiN
by CyndiN 4 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...

How to Make Olives Edible workshop, Aug 31, Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

August 31, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Held at The Olive Oasis 7820 Apple Blossom Lane Sebastopol, CA 95472 $95 per person Advanced registration required. Contact Don at olivedon@hotmail.c...

Keane aims to reopen Cyrus in Alexander Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Breaking news and controversy. Slow Food asks, "Should Douglas Keane (of Cyrus Restaurant fame) be allowed - by a change to Sonoma County's Zoning Designations - to establish a small, exclusi...

Anna's Seafood | Larkspur & Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Anna's Seafood started up four months ago offering sustainable seafood for home cooks at area farmers markets. The owner/founder is Anna Svedise https://www.instagram.com/annaliciasvedise/ . If th...

Wine/Food advice/refinement for First Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Valley Experience

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by shariberri 2 years ago

Hello CHs, hopefully some of you will take a moment to provide some much valued advice! DH and I are headed to Napa/Sonoma for the first time and are so excited, but also overwhelmed with plannin...

Heatwave cooks mussels in their shells on California shore

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . A record-breaking June heatwave apparently caused the largest die-off of mussels in at least 15 years at Bodega Head, a small headland on the northern California bay. And Sones received rep...

Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

Thai Spice | Cloverdale - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Thai Spice opened in Cloverdale a couple years ago. The owners previously operated the other Thai restaurant in town. I had noticed these friendly folks vending at the Friday Night Live food fair. ...

Fogliani Pizzelles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

So thin and delicate, Fogliani Pizzelles accompanied a taste of Straus organic ice cream and stole the show. The vanilla and anise seed flavor ones are made with butter, becoming extra crisp. Made ...

Chicken Tikka Sandwich @ Geyserville Market & Deli (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

For a few years, I've noticed the sign outside Geyserville Market & Deli promoting its chicken tikka sandwich. Then when I happened to pass by at lunch time and wanted to pick up one, it was the on...

The Farmers Guild Summer Soiree 7/28: Voices from the Field, Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Date and Time Sun, July 28, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Location Five Springs Farm 4497 Adobe Road Petaluma, CA 94954 "Join us at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local fo...

St Michael's Celtic Festival, June 22, Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

The annual St. Michael's Celtic Festival in Santa Rosa has been postponed until Saturday June 22, 12 to 8pm. My photos from last year's: https://www.chowhound.com/post/st-michaels-celtic-festi...