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Santa Rosa TikTok chef shares ideas for easy summer meals

When Veronica Eicken was a little girl, instead of watching weekend morning cartoons like all the other kids, she was glued to PBS, enraptured by the culinary creations of Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and Martin Yan. Before she ever hit double digits, she knew she wanted to be a chef. Sitting in the kitchen of… Keep Reading

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The Most Delicious Doughnuts in Santa Rosa

It’s been over three years since we set out to find the best doughnuts around town, so we hit the ground running with big appetites to find Santa Rosa’s standouts. While visiting some of our favorite doughnut shops and cafes, we tasted a variety of sweets, from fritters to cronuts. And, of course, each doughnut… Keep Reading

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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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