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Goose & Gander in St. Helena?

Anyone had chance to check out Goose & Gander in St. Helena?
Haven't heard much buzz about it (maybe I'm not looking in the right places?) but both the food & cocktail menus sure look appealing.


Fire at American Oak Alameda.

Wife and I were just there on Friday night - we're big fans of the place, despite the fact that their menu has shrunk significantly from the first time we went. It's very minimal now.

As we're supporters and frequent patrons of the spot, we were saddened to hear of the fire and resulting damage on Saturday morning. Curiosity got the best of us, and we stopped by to check it out after the fire crews had left the scene. While we were staring in the windows, the woman who I've come to believe is the manager was writing on the newly placed plywood on the door. We expressed our disappointment and asked a few questions, to which we were very surprised at the cadence of her answers - you'd think someone who just lost as much as they did (or presumably did) would be a bit more distraught. She didn't seem to care all that much, which was a bit odd.

Hard to explain, really, but something doesn't seem right with this whole situation.


We were just up there last weekend and went to Salvestrin, William Harrison, and Honig and have only great things to say about all three of them. Agree with Carrie here that Mondavi and V. Sattui should be avoided at all costs. It's the Disneyland of Napa, minus the cool rides.


If you're not opposed to St. Helena for dinner, I highly recommend Goose & Gander. Great food and undoubtedly one of the most impressive cocktail lists I've ever seen. We just went on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing.
Here's a link for you:

For breakfast, I agree with Carie - Napa Valley Biscuits on Main St. is the way to go!
If you need any winery reccos, happy to help there too.