Food Truck Fest at SRJC’s Day Under The Oaks
Apr30

Food Truck Fest at SRJC’s Day Under The Oaks

Local food trucks, including several newcomers, pull up to Santa Rosa’s Day Under The Oaks, Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santa Rosa Junior College.  Food trucks are paired with the JC’s interest groups and clubs who benefit from the day’s receipts. You’ll the trucks in the Green Area along Burbank Circle. BiteClub can hardly believe the Ultra Crepes beneficiaries…the Atheists and...

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Jacinto’s Chef Heads to Napa, Chinese Restaurant Coming?

Word came on Friday that Erasto Jacinto has joined Napkins Restaurant in Napa as their new executive chef. The former Cindy Pawlcyn chef (Mustard Grille, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen) opened his namesake restaurant, Jacinto’s Kitchen in Oakmont with brother Pablo in early 2012. Despite some incredible dishes early on, featuring the bold flavors of Oaxaca, the location of the restaurant inside Santa Rosa’s Oakmont retirement...

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Chalkboard Expanding and Expanding
Apr03

Chalkboard Expanding and Expanding

The wildly popular Chalkboard, which took over the Cyrus space at the Les Mars Hotel last year, is upping its game. Starting in late April 2014, they’ll be offering an 8-plus course prix fixe tasting menu in the hotel’s revamped “library room” on Friday and Saturday night. The intimate space seats just 16, and according to Chef Shane McAnelly, and is “the next step up” for the Bill Foley-owned...

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Aventine to Open
Apr02

Aventine to Open

The funky Jack London Village in Glen Ellen has long been rife with dining possibilities, if not always success stories. Although the charming Olive and Vine and Himalayan eatery, Yeti, are flourishing in the village, the large Grist Mill building has seen restaurant after restaurant struggle and fail, despite its spectacular outdoor seating and quiet location. That may soon change with the arrival of Aventine. The sceney bar and...

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Fork Cafe Opens in Sebastopol
Mar03

Fork Cafe Opens in Sebastopol

[sh-slideshow-post id="28467"] I’m in love with Avgolemono. I mean really in love. The Greek version of Jewish chicken soup, its a hearty, soul-nourishing stew of rice, lemon juice and shredded chicken fortified with beaten eggs. On a cold, rainy day at Sarah Piccolo’s tiny Fork Cafe, you’ll be convinced its truly Heaven-sent. As owner of Fork Catering, one of Sonoma County’s most-loved food trucks, Piccolo has...

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James Beard Semi-Finalists for 2014 include Bay Area Noms
Feb19

James Beard Semi-Finalists for 2014 include Bay Area Noms

The James Beard Foundation has announced the Semi-Finalists for 2014. The list includes a number of Bay Area chefs and restaurateurs, though there are few big surprises here. Winners will be announced on May 2 and 5, 2014 in New York. Best New Restaurant The 404 Kitchen, Nashville Aragona, Seattle Ardent, Milwaukee Asta, Boston Bar Sajor, Seattle Betony, NYC Brindille, Chicago Carbone, NYC Casa Rubia, Dallas The Cavalier, San...

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