Chalkboard Bistro Healdsburg
May17

Chalkboard Bistro Healdsburg

New Healdsburg small plates bistro replaces Michelin-starred Cyrus. Change is good, maybe great.

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Goose and Gander open
Apr25

Goose and Gander open

Former Martini House location roars to life again

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Hooker’s House Bourbon
Dec15

Hooker’s House Bourbon

A seriously stiff spirit that only a Hooker could have inspired

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Tequila + Mezcal Sonoma Style
Apr26

Tequila + Mezcal Sonoma Style

More than a margarita mix-in, high end tequila bars serve up serious sippers

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Get Some Beer Snack Religion

Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to find a combination of flavors that just works, a minor chord born of a Beatles-like marriage of flats and sharps. Many of the classics never tire, and I use and re-use them without apology – and then there are beer snacks, the holy grail of sports fans and wannabe man-cooks everywhere, the perfect balance of heat, salt, and icy bitter froth, a marriage to read about in the self-therapy section of an airport book nook.

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The Costco Report

The Costco Report: Episodic observations on where to port safely, and what to avoid like a pestilence, when navigating the oceans of consumer non-durables down in The Belly of The Beast… I sometimes (often, in fact) feel the need to justify shopping at Costco. I’m not sure why, exactly, but one could speculate:

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