Naughty Tomato!

On the hunt for some authentic Indian snacks? A friend recently turned Biteclub on to a secret gem in Larkfield — at the Valero gas station (4856 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa). Part convenience store, part ethnic grocery, you’ll find imported snacks, rice, chapati, spices, masala-flavored potato chips, and bags of “Naughty Tomato” puffs, a funky flavor fusion that taste like ketchup-flavored Cheetos. I mean,...

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Torch of India opens

Billing itself as “Solano County’s #1 Indian Restaurant”, Torch of India’s tagline might be a bit of an undersell in SoCo. Because while no one doubt’s Vacaville’s contribution to the expansion of chain restaurants, culinary mecca isn’t usually among it’s descriptors. Number one is number one, though. And not to be scoffed at. With a sunny new coat of paint on the walls, a solid opening...

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Report: Avatar’s Punjabi Burritos

Quick hit on Avatar’s Punjabi Burritos… Stopped by last week with some friends, and the biggest surprise is that the burritos were actually our least favorite thing on the menu. Daily specials are where you want to focus your attention. Less hokey that it sounds, Avatar’s has a solid grasp on Indian cuisine, but offers up a simple “burritos” (actually Indian flatbread) with fillers like curried garbanzo...

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Neela’s Indian Style Cuisine

Think curry with a spray tan and Pradas looking for it’s breakout role and you’ve got the idea behind Neela’s Contemporary Indian Cooking in Napa. Not your everyday tikka or aspiring saag, former LA chef Neela Paniz (who inspired Southern California diners with her restaurant Bombay Cafe and subsequent cookbook), brings the flavors of her homeland to a higher consciousness. The spanking-new restaurant in downtown...

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Indian Restaurants in Soco: The Naan-o-matic Guide

Not sure where to eat Indian? Here’s your Naan-o-matic Guide to Indian Eats in Sonoma and Napa. BiteClub gives a rating from 1-5 (being the best) for Naan (fresh Indian bread served with the meal); Tikka Masala (which, though hardly authentic, is the General Tso Chicken of Indian cuisine and a benchmark for most non-native eaters); whethere they have live entertainment (sitar, bellydancing) or a lunch buffet; price (from $ to...

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Yeti

Best naan in Sonoma. Don’t miss the honey naan. Hidden away in Glen Ellen it can be hard to find, but seriously. The naan. Indoor and outdoor seating. 14301 Arnold Drive, Suite 19Glen Ellen, 707.996.9930 Yeti Sonoma Website

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