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Franchettis' Wood Fire Kitchen | Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Some may recognize Chef/owner John Franchetti's name as the co-founder of Rosso Pizzeria in Santa Rosa and Petaluma. That partnership broke up a couple years ago. Franchetti claimed this catering/e...

The Charter Oak | St. Helena - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The Charter Oak opened in June in the space that housed Tra Vigne for years. It's the more casual operation from Chef Christopher Kostow. I had a chance to try it in September.

Penngrove Market (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Last week I had a chance to try the revived Penngrove Market that opened this summer with a new ownership team and vision of offering locally sourced produce and products in a full-service grocery ...

Finca Altozano | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Finca Altozano, the asador campestre restaurant owned by celebrity chef, Javaier Plascencia, is among the most popular eateries in Valle de Guadalupe. It's one of the first eating places in the win...

Sonoma Stompers Palooza Park @ Arnold Field Food & Drink

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Today's the last game of the 2018 Sonoma Stompers season. In June I was invited to see a game and had my first experience at Palooza Park at Arnold Field.

Sunset Sessions @ Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina (Monterey Bay)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

In May a visiting friend joined us for happy hour, dubbed Sunset Sessions, at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina's Sanctuary Beach Resort.

El Pinar de Tres Mujeres | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

In June 2017, dinner for our final evening in Baja was at Cocina de Ismene in El Pinar de Tres Mujeres in Valle de Guadalupe.

Gradek Carbon Steel Fire Pit & Grill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Recently I attended a friend's birthday dinner that was cooked over a hardwood fire in the backyard Gradek grill. The photo shows the merguez sausages on the grill and the simmering stock base for ...

Morning Menu at Pearl | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Pearl is the new cafe and seafood restaurant from the team behind Pizzetta 211 around the corner. It debuted for dinner service on May 29, then a week later initiated a morning menu.

Monday Community Nights: The Grill at the Cass House - Cayucos, SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Before leaving Cayucos on Presidents Day, I wanted to drive by The Cass House. More than six years ago, I'd had one of the most memorable dining experiences there. The venue has since changed hands...

Happy Hour @ Marston's 101 | Atascadero (SLOCo)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In May before my evening meeting in the area, I spent the day chowhounding around the area. Our food stops ended with happy hour at Marston's 101. Located next to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites a...

Using pyro mode to cook?

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by hypumji 1 year ago

Hi, question is in the title really. I want to make homemade pizzas but the max my oven will go is 250 C (482 F). Pyrolytic cleaning mode however, designed for cleaning the oven interior by burning...

Foxy review

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by CaptCrunch 2 years ago

Went to Foxy yesterday. For those who don't know, Foxy is the new restaurant from the guys who own Olive & Gourmando. The decor is from the people behind Club Chasse & PĂȘche and Pullman and one ...

Journeyman Meat Company | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Journeyman Meat Company opened on August 2, offering a wine bar, locally sourced butcher shop with estate-raised beef, wood-fired pizzas, house-cured salumi and sandwiches.

ISO best wood fired Montreal bagels in GTA

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by itryalot 1 year ago

There are a few contenders but looking for advice. Montreal style wood fired... GTA. Only tried the one in Kensington market and they were OK.

Vertigo Coffee Roasters | San Juan Bautista

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Yesterday on my way south, I took a detour off Hwy 101 to San Juan Bautista for a caffeine stop and rest break at Vertigo Coffee Roasters.

Best Pizza in Central Cali, The Prospector of Twain Harte

lapizzamaven
by lapizzamaven 3 years ago

When Robert Martin emailed me back that he would open his The Prospector of Twain Harte Restaurant on Sunday night, though it's normally closed, I realized i was one lucky pizza-lovin' human being....

MAY 2017 COTM: AOC, reports on From the Wood-Burning Oven & Desserts

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 2 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from AOC: FROM THE WOOD-BURNING OVEN & DESSERTS (p. 265-351) If you are the first to report on a recipe, please reply to the main pos...

Industrial Eats in Buellton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On April 1, I met up with "toodie jane" at Industrial Eats for dinner. Located in a light industrial zone and housing a restaurant, catering operation and craft butcher shop, this oft recommended s...

Squash Blossom Tagliatelle @ Birba | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A couple nights after reveling in the squash blossom enchiladas at Cheeky's, ordering the day's special pasta, squash blossom tagliatelle, at its sister restaurant next door, Birba, was a no-braine...