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Wedding Preparation Can Be as Simple as Mouse Clicks

Pity the unprepared wedding couple. What should be a glorious day exchanging vows can sometimes be marred by stress, given all the planning, managing the guests, and then, the extra demands of coordinating a honeymoon.

Yet what if you could visit just one website, and with a few clicks of the mouse, have it all come together? And without the even more challenging requirement of finding that perfect wedding planner?

Beer Baron's 1 Year Anniversary: Free Party July 12, 2018

What makes enjoying a big, beefy burger and an ice-cold beer even better, when dining out in Sonoma County? How about if there’s a party all around it, complete with games, music and dancing?

That’s what you’ll get when Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. The central downtown Santa Rosa location is hosting a free, Prohibition-themed party for guests of all ages.

A Taste of Umbria in Glen Ellen

Italians settled many parts of Sonoma County in the late 1800s, and today we can thank them for the many wonderful Italian restaurants and wineries we enjoy here — including the delicious new Umbria Glen Ellen.

Opened in August in the former Wolf House next to The Saloon at the Jack London Lodge on Arnold Drive, it comes from owner Giulio Tempesta, who also owned the very popular Umbria in San Francisco for 21 years.

Enjoy Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine at Pearl in Petaluma

International dining has taken a new twist in Sonoma County, with the opening of the Turkish-inspired Pearl in Petaluma. Chef-owners Brian Leitner and Annette Yang, add their own twists to the Middle Eastern cuisine, too, in California chic dishes such as an amaranth waffle topped in ricotta and strawberry fig jam ($9), or beef and lamb meatballs paired with adassi lentil rice and sunnyside-up eggs ($18).