Author Archives: The Good, The Bad and The Indedible

Hawk’s Tavern – Mill Valley

Tyler Florence‘s newest eatery is fast becoming a local watering hole, with eight craft beers on tap from California and beyond…..The menu is stylish for a tavern, with offerings of Organic Burrata, Tomales Bay Mussels and a Salmon BLT…… Advertisements

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Graffiti – Petaluma

Adjacent to Boulevard Cinemas and the Great Petaluma Mill in the new, downtown Petaluma “Theater District” and alongside the Petaluma River, Graffiti offers a large, horseshoe-shaped bar with lounge area for cocktails or wine sipping……

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Aqus Cafe – Petaluma

Located in the Foundry Wharf area of Northwest Petaluma, a live/work environment that screams green all around with its walkable paths meandering between warehouses, office spaces, small condos and the river….The vibe here is Momma Cass and the feel is … Continue reading

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Masala Jack’s – Cotati

Friendly service and killer lunch specials elevate this place to a find in the neighborhood for Cotatians and passers-through on Old Redwood Highway……. 

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Zazu Restaurant & Farm – Santa Rosa

With a menu that truly changes with the seasons, it’s hard to keep up with Duskie Estes and John Stewart, the husband & wife chefs of this eclectic establishment. Best to check in with them to see what’s cookin’……   … Continue reading

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Yanni’s – Charcuterie

This is an update to my review of  2011. Yanni’s continues to surprise me with their originality in sausage making. Recently, (Feb 8, 2012) I went for lunch and noticed a new addition. The Bandiera – aka Italian Christmas Sausage … Continue reading

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Petite Syrah – Small Plates

This is an update to my review of July and August, 2011. Petite Syrah, one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Rosa is now closed for lunch. It’s dinner only until further notice. I will miss my monthly lunches at … Continue reading

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HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol

Executive Chef “Billy” Reid of HopMonk Tavern (Sebastopol & Sonoma) knows what tasty food is all about and how to keep 2 kitchens humming; kudos as well to the front of house management for training wait staff well, too. It’s so nice to … Continue reading

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The Fremont Diner – Sonoma

Having driven by this place for years, thinking it was just another diner along the side of Hwy. #121 and probably fine for a burger with fries and a milkshake, I never gave it much thought or considered stopping in … Continue reading

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Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – St. Helena

If you failed to call well in advance for a reservation at Mustards Grill (the most famous of Cindy Pawlcyn‘s Napa Valley eateries), take heart. Just down the road is Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen…..

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