Earlier this year, Sonoma County pub worried a bit when they heard that Penngrove-favorite Twin Oaks Tavern had been sold, to HopMonk Tavern owner Dean Biersch. But as one of the area’s most popular roadhouses, the place is back after a tidy renovation, and better than ever.
Summertime, and the livin’s easy… especially if you’re looking for fun things to do in Sonoma County.
Here in Sonoma County, we’d rather think of April 15 as National Grilled Cheese Day, not tax day. Who’s with us?
If you are, stand proud, stand tall, and get yourself to The Fork that day, for a Grilled Cheese Throwdown with Laura Werlin.
The new Persimmon in Healdsburg has something “Pho You.” And as a cleverly named take on the traditional Vietnamese dish, it’s indeed pho, the savory soup stocked with brisket, house-made meatballs and slippery rice noodles.
You’ll love it, pho sure.
You know you’re somebunny special when you're invited to an Easter or springtime event in Sonoma County. That’s because Wine Country gatherings pack a lot of eggs-ellent ingredients into the parties, from brunches showcasing the freshest-of-the-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, to Easter egg hunts using the best and freshest from Sonoma County hens.
Hop on over for these festive happenings:
Chef John Franchetti has long been beloved for his Santa Rosa’s Rosso Pizzeria + Wine Bar and Petaluma’s Rosso Pizzeria + Mozzarella Bar, plus his Rosso Eventi + Rosticerria in Santa Rosa.
One of the many magical things about visiting the Sonoma County coast is feeling like you’ve discovered your very own private world. Land and ocean stretch endlessly, captured here and there in very special, remote hideaways like River’s End Restaurant & Inn.
Think Wine Country cuisine, and you think Sonoma County-fresh ingredients, bright, clean flavors, and… pizza. It’s true, since Sonoma County has been home to a thriving Italian population for more than 100 years, many of whom brought their family recipes from the homeland when they arrived as settlers in the 1800s.
Since celebrity chef Perry Hoffman landed at Healdsburg’s Shed Café in September, the former Domaine Chandon’s étoile restaurant talent has been putting his signature twists on the menu. Right away, he saw one glaring thing missing from the farm-to-table offerings debuted when Shed opened in 2013.
Thanksgiving simply wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pie. Whether it’s grandmother’s recipe made at home, or good stuff from an artisan bakery, pie simply makes the table complete.