Willie Bird reopens as The Bird
Willie Bird's is a landmark watering hole in Santa Rosa, serving the community and its visitors for 40 years. Owned by Joe Castro, the restaurant had shuttered its doors during the pandemic, but returned as a boldly red colored building on Highway 12 as The Bird. The new spot in Rincon Valley will continue to hold a welcoming space featuring live music from local musicians alongside its all turkey menu. The Mama Bird sandwich is a Thanksgiving dinner in a meal, with each bite filled with turkey breast, stuffing and cranberries sauce, and the Turkey Pot Pie is a staple on the menu. The Bird has now added barbecue options on Fridays with pulled pork appetizers to pair with Prime Rib on Saturdays.