Tips Roadside serving Wine Country comfort food
Enjoy farm-to-fork Wine Country comfort food inspired by southern cuisine at the new Tips Roadside eatery in Kenwood, in eastern Sonoma County.
The family-friendly restaurant is a labor of love by owners Andrew and Susie Pryfogle, who also own the two Tri Tip Trolleys that have been serving delicious tri tip sandwiches and other goodies at local farmers markets and events since 2009.
Drawing on his 30 years of experience, executive chef Thaddeus Palmese has crafted a comfort-with-Wine-County-style menu for the restaurant that includes gluten-free fried chicken and a vegetarian “true grits” dish, as well as a grass-fed burger, a slab of bacon and short ribs, and other hearty choices. Dessert options include authentic New Orleans beignets with Meyer lemon dipping sauce.
The 90-year-old restaurant building has been extensively remodeled, with several nods to its history, including old photos and an original gas pump from when the location served as a 1930s-era filling station. Several pieces of art commemorate the October 2017 wildfires that ravaged the area, including an original painting by Glen Ellen artist Tom Rice and a commissioned art installation by Sonoma artist Helena Donzelli.