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What to Eat Right Now in Sonoma County

With summer just around the corner, it’s been a busy time for catching up with favorite restaurants and checking out some new ones. Click through the above gallery for some of the best things I’ve eaten recently. Continue Reading on the Sonoma Magazine Keep Reading

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Like Seafood? New Santa Rosa Restaurant Has It in the Bag

Bag O’ Crab is exactly that: a steaming pile of seafood dumped onto a communal plate that’s a love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing. Wearing a large plastic bib and eating with your fingers is also self-selecting. If you’re up for both, or just find pulling off shrimp heads weirdly satisfying, Bag O’ Crab is your new… Keep Reading

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Best Sonoma Restaurants: 60 Top Picks from Local Chefs

We asked the chefs and restaurateurs behind the Best New Restaurants in Sonoma County 2023 to share their favorite places to dine out in Sonoma County. Here’s what they said. Click through the above gallery for favorite dishes. Nick Peyton Owner Cyrus, Geyserville  DATE NIGHT PICK The Shuckery in Petaluma. It’s the complete package of ambience, food,… Keep Reading

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The 30 Best Restaurants in Sonoma

Whenever I visit a new place, I’m eager to find restaurants that serve up the true flavors of the region. That’s not always an easy feat when SEO-optimized lists, pumped-up Yelp reviews and sales-driven picks top the online search results. As a longtime dining editor in Sonoma County, I want to be your guide to… Keep Reading

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Eddie’s Kitchen in Santa Rosa dishes up ‘saucy’ comfort food

After 30 years of Italian cooking at neighborhood restaurants throughout the Bay Area, chef Eddie Robles has learned a thing or two about sauces. No. 1: the creamier, the better. No. 2: the more, the better. Old-school Italians could loudly protest those assertions. In Europe’s Italia, many “creamy” sauces don’t include heavy cream, just lovingly,… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County vineyards named among 150 to visit before you die

One of California’s oldest pinot noir vineyards sits on Santa Rosa’s van der Kamp Vineyard — a tiny 25-acre vineyard on the north-face bench of Sonoma Mountain. Indigenous tribes believe the world began right on top of that mountain. Whether that’s true or not, one thing is for certain — great wine begins there. For… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa’s Homerun Pizza celebrates 20 years

Here are my predictions for this upcoming Oscar weekend. Michelle Yeoh wins the Academy Award for best actress and the “Knuckle Ball,” from Santa Rosa’s Homerun Pizza becomes Sonoma County’s next big thing. What’s a “Knuckle Ball,” and what does it have to do with the Oscars? The Knuckle Ball is a gustatory phenomena so… Keep Reading

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Shake Shack Is Coming to Sonoma County. What We Know So Far

Yes, the rumors are true: The topnotch burgers, cheesy crinkle-cut fries and custard milkshakes that have made New York City-based Shake Shack an international fast food darling are coming to Sonoma County. Montgomery Village General Manager Brittany Mundarain confirmed the forthcoming opening in a news release Monday. “We are thrilled Montgomery Village will be the… Keep Reading

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