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Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexicana at The Barlow in Sebastopol

There are lots of notable Mexican restaurants in Sonoma County, ranging from casual, order-at-the-counter burritos, to the upscale Yucatan-French inspired cuisine at Mateo’s Cocina Latina in Healdsburg. Now, Sebastopol’s new Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexicana brings the two concepts together, in a relaxed, paper plate kind of place serving mouthwatering dishes crafted with organic seasonal ingredients.

Dining at Russian River Vineyards, Restaurant & Farm

The newly renovated Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville is anchored by a very important thing: a culinary garden. That’s because the eatery showcases spectacular, garden-fresh cuisine with ingredients supplied by winery farmer Kayta Brady.

Formerly known as Corks, the Restaurant has been working its way toward the garden theme since the summer of 2014, when its ownership team dug the first small section of dirt to grow staples like tomatoes and peppers.