Outside Lands Eats 2011
Aug17

Outside Lands Eats 2011

I left my heart at Outside Lands. And most of my cash, a pair of sunglasses, approximately 18 beer cups, and whatever shred of caloric discipline I may have once possessed. Three days afterwards, I’m only barely entering back into reality (so cold! so harsh!) and I won’t lie to you — the wheels fell off my cart more than once, so bear with me while I recount the tale. One of the largest music festivals in the Bay...

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The Wurst Sausage Grill | Healdsburg
Jun20

The Wurst Sausage Grill | Healdsburg

Holy Sheboygan, Bratman! The Wurst restaurant in Healdsburg has opened, and boy is it a sausage fest. Featuring eight kinds of Wisconsin-made wursts, $5 brewskies and cream puffs topped with warm chocolate sauce, The Wurst is one of Wine Country’s best summer restaurant openings. A Detroit native, owner Charles Bell knows his sausage, offering up “real deal” sausages with caramelized onions, hot peppers, sweet...

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Guerneville Taco Truck
Jun14

Guerneville Taco Truck

I’ve long sought the greatest taco truck in Sonoma County. There have been adventures to Roseland, Sonoma, and beyond. Many outstanding. Some good. Some not so much. But through it all has been the Holy Grail yet untried: The Guerneville Taco Truck. Set up most days in the Safeway shopping center, it needs no name other than “Authentic Mexican Food”. That, and the line that stretches sometimes 10 or 20 deep on...

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Bubbaque | Petaluma
Mar22

Bubbaque | Petaluma

It was an even toss whether we were going to brave an entrance into Bubbaque’s in Petaluma. On the plus side were three meat smokers belching away on the front lawn despite the rain. On the minus side it’s located inside a frozen burrito, Skoal and beer mart on the outskirts of Petaluma. And everyone in the parking lot was wearing camo. This was either going to be the best barbecue ever. Or the worst. Fortunately for our...

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Holla for $5 Burger Night

BiteClub’s all about the Hump Day hamburger. Because when you’re only halfway to Saturday, a $5 dinner deal is about the only thing that takes the edge off. Two local spots jumping on the $5 burger night bandwagon: - GTO Seafood: Wednesday nights are packed at Sebastopol’s local seafood house. And it isn’t just the cheap burgers bringing ‘em in. In addition to $5 half-pound burgers (McNibs gives a hearty...

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In N Out | Santa Rosa

For two hours, Scott Wallach, 20, of Santa Rosa and his friend Will Brown, 21, of Santa Rosa, patiently waited to be In-N0Out store 249′s first customers. They would have waited longer, they said, having arrived the night before with blankets and chairs — willing to spend the night outside the doors. Unfortunately, restaurant management, who were hosting friends and family at the store last night wouldn’t let them...

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