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Fresh Hatch Green Chiles (2013)

Ray's Food Place, Cloverdale has a bunch,fresh. Arrived few days ago..

Sonoma: Favorite Purveyors?

Vella Cheese Co off the Sonoma Square has delicious aged jack cheese which is hard to find.
Closed on Sundays,
The Marin Farmers' Market at the Civic Center is incredible. Went there in Feb. couldn't believe amount of vendors. Many more meat options (and everything else) than farmers' market in Sonoma County.

Lo-Sugar or sugar-free pastries in Marin?

Try Mill Valley Market. They have a small section for baked goods with low carb goods baked in the area.

Healdsburg WHITE (Winery) and Olive Oil Suggestions

Davis Family Vineyards on 4th St in HBG, white Rhone, Riesling, French style chards.

Chinese in Santa Rosa

Fon Lin Restaurant 2770 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa has tasty lunch specials, player piano background music, nice staff.

Where to buy a pound of coffee?

Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery, Duncans Mills west of Santa Rosa/Guerneville has dark roast blend called Cyclops that they roast. Very tasty and they will grind.

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Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery
25101 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA

Looking for a good but reasonable caterer in Santa Rosa

Look up Pearson & Co. In Santa Rosa. They have a couple retail locations in Santa Rosa
with excellent reasonably priced food. See website for catering options.

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Pearson & Co.
2500 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sonoma Rehearsal Dinner Location

Take a look at Ramekins Cooking School In Sonoma. They have the space for that group size.

Brunch/Lunch for a Group in Mendocino Area

North Coast Brewery- Ft Bragg , an hour north of Elk has the space, microbrews and very good Southern style recipes.
Looks like they do breakfast,lunch,dinner; not an official brunch.
It is open on Saturday.

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North Coast Brewery
455 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA

Jul 19, 2011
ambercontegssa in California

New and notable in Santa Rosa

For Moonlight beers, Flavor located downtown has a couple on tap, so does The Tap Room at Whole Foods in Coddington Mall.

Winery stops from San Francisco to Fort Bragg?

Am assuming you mean wineries on the 128 out to Ft. Bragg. First winery
is Yorkville Cellars, organic Bordeaux Style wines, then in Philo there's Roederer Champange, Navarro Winery, great Anderson Valley reds/whites. Stop by Gowan's fruit stand for apples, cider,etc also in Philo. Fort Bragg has winery Called Pacific Star with tasting room in the Skunk Train Depot-winery located 10 miles north and on the coast.
Checkout avwines.com for more wineries. None are touristy. This area well known
For pinots, syrah not so much.

May 10, 2011
ambercontegssa in California

Staying in Cloverdale, need some help and advice!

Clovers is closed. Ruth McGowan's has great house made microbrews and food quality/menu options have improved. Had biscuits/gravy and fresh strawberries crepes at Zini's Diner last week, real tasty and good coffee too. Tian Yuan is fine for Vietnamese/Thai food.
Not much goes on in Boonville unless heading for the coast.
Pick's Drive in hamburger stand seems to be always packed and just reopened for the season.

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Zini's Diner
796 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425

Wine tasting in Alexander Valley

Murphy Goode tasting room is off the square in Healdsburg down the block Healdsburg Bar & Grill, not in Alexander Valley anymore. Trentadue & Fieldstone can accommodate groups and have wide range of tasting, reds, champagnes, old vines, ports, Coppola has been renovated and is across the freeway from Trentadue, views from that location are superb, Coppola has a restaurant and bar on location, called Rustic. Trione is off the 101 and is newer and near Geyserville, premium wines, haven't been.Locals in Geyserville has good selection of Dry Creek and Sonoma County wineries. Medlock Ames tasting fee was pricey & was not interested in their minimal selection.

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Healdsburg Bar & Grill
245 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA

Medlock Ames
13414 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg, CA

The impossible: top-notch cuisine with oceanfront view?

Don't know about Michelin caliber on the coast.. I do know about views. check these out
La Petite Rive , Little River
Ledford House, Albion
Albion River Inn, Albion
These are south of Mendocino. Ravens in Mendocino ,Big River doesn't serve seafood at all. I think It may be vegan, so I haven't been.
Ate this summer at Timber Cove Inn, the place has been revamped,nice ocean views with tasty seafood. Check the respective websites.

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La Petite Rive
7750 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456

Ledford House
3000 N Highway 1, Albion, CA 95410

Albion River Inn
3790 N Highway 1, Albion, CA 95410

Nov 08, 2010
ambercontegssa in California

Coast from San Fran to the Oregon Border - road trip food along the way?

While in Ft. Bragg dinner options are Piaci's Pub & PIzzeria, very local, open lunch and dinner during the week,dinner on the weekends. North Coast Brewery is also good spot. Both have websites (I don't know how to attach)
For breakfast there's Headlands Coffee House on Franklin St, Cafe 1
, organic sit down breakfast, Taqueria Ricarda on Oak & Colombi St, excellent huevos and tacos too. There's a wonderful grocery store in town , called Harvest Market has lot of to go items. Plus local product, apple ciders,wines,cheese. From Ft. Bragg first town for eating is Garberville. If you are traveling Highway 1 from Fort Bragg.
There' Silicito's pizza in Garberville. Then in Redway , Matole Cafe, CA style food. Otherwise you have to wait for Fortuna, Eel River Brewing Co.

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North Coast Brewery
Fort Bragg, CA, Fort Bragg, CA

Taqueria Ricarda's
647 E Oak St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Cafe 1
753 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Sep 20, 2010
ambercontegssa in California

Good Italian Resto in Sonoma County?

New - Baci - Healdsburg, Catelli's - Geyserville
Went to Cafe Citti last week end for lunch-excellent as usual

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Cafe Citti
9047 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452

Baci
336 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

San Francisco/Glen Ellen/Sonoma

Yeti in Glen Ellen serves great Nepalase/Indian food. Next door is Blue Grass Restaurant with BBQ and down the road is Jack London Wolf House Restaurant, great local bar serving good pub food. Across the street from Wolf House is the Village Market - a place for picnic supplies. You can go up Jack London Ranch Road to the Jack London State Park for a picnic. You will pass Benzinger winery on the way, they also have picnic faciities, but it is often crowded.
Further South in Sonoma, there's Bartholomew Peak Winery that has picinic grounds near vineyards and hiking trails. Wines are very tasty.

Santa Rosa Chinese restaurant

Ting Hau Restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th, good fish dishes; fresh crunchy vegetables.

Restaurants near Farmhouse in Russian River area

Russian River Rub on River Road on the Forestville/Guerneville border.
Excellent pub sandwhiches

Cafe near Santa Rosa JC

Cafe Rendezvous on the 1800 block of Mendocine Ave - in the old Wolf coffee house next to Juice Shack.
Had very good organic Costa Rican coffee today.

Santa Rosa lunch spots?

Cafe Portofino - downtown on 4th is fun and good for work related lunch -

Need Spot for Birthday Dinner Near Guernville on a Wed. for Ages 13-60

Outside Guerneville there's the RioNido Roadhouse with outdoor dining. Burgers, BBQ, salads, pizzas - there's a pool and outdoor lawn area too. Ok wine selection, full bar and many microbrews on tap. Very casual.

http://www.rionidoroadhouse.com

Santa Rosa Weekend

Stark's steakhouse, same owners as Willi's Wine Bar. In railroad square near downtown Santa Rosa. Has great seafood for steakhouse like arctic char. Also Tony and Jack's in railroad square is a fun place.

Anniversary Dinner near Guerneville

Cape Fear Cafe in Duncans Mills on the 116 about 8 miles west of Guerneville towards the coast has southern cajun type food. Lovely setting in the country.

Canning workshops in SF Bay Area

Santa Rosa Junior College http://www.santarosa.edu/instruction/...
has course in August 7th at Shone Farm in Forestville/Healdsburg. Also try Relish School in Healdsburg

Chas. Schultz-Sonoma Airport, Windsor eats?

Downtown SR - 15 minutes (traffic dependent) , Windor - 7 minutes (no traffic)

Chas. Schultz-Sonoma Airport, Windsor eats?

Try My Ha Restaurant, (Vietnamese) Cafe Mocha or Mi Burrito on Aviation Blvd.
Tasty local fresh fare at Green Grocers just off the Windsor Green.
Also Ume Bistro for Japanese and sister restaurant Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor.
For pub fare there's Patterson's. A little further is Willi's Wine Bar on Old Redwood Highway.

Park around tomales oyster for bbq?

Millerton Point in Tomales Bay St Park has grills, picnic tables (not many)restroom w/no running water. There's a small beach with plenty of state park shoreline on Tomales Bay.

Sebastopol Breakfast Recs?

Willow Wood Cafe is outside Sebastopol in Graton - see link

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Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Rd, Graton, CA 95444

Breakfast/Brunch Santa Rosa

Good non-pricey choice is farmer's market at the Vet's building in Santa Rosa. Lots of great breakfast items to choose from. Good coffee, baked goods, Mexican style breakfasts, etc.
Leslie