BottleRock 2014: Food trucks, restaurants and a tragedy
Jun02

BottleRock 2014: Food trucks, restaurants and a tragedy

UDPATE: The news that Eiko Nakamura, a Napa restaurateur and BottleRock participant died over the weekend was shocking to everyone. Nakamura’s ex-husband is being held in connection with her death. The restaurant’s food stand closed on Sunday after her body was found. See the article here. Jamming to the Cure can work up a hearty appetite. Fortunately for Napa’s Bottlerock festival-goers, there were plenty of snarf-worthy...

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Educator of the Year: John Ash
May29

Educator of the Year: John Ash

It’s easy to take celebrity educator, chef and Sonoman John Ash for granted. The father of Wine Country cuisine, tireless author and world-traveling culinary teacher and proponent of sustainable seafood (as well as all-around nice guy), Ash garners crowds because he’s a always been a Chef’s Chef, not a schticky TV personality. Last weekend, Ash was named Educator of the Year at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions, a...

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Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar Opening
May21

Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar Opening

It seems Facebook is screaming for ice cream (and pie) as Healdsburg’s Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar prepares to open this week. With nearly 600 LIKES in a single weekend, BiteClub’s got a sneaking suspicion that owners Ozzie Jimenez and Christian Sullberg are about to have another hit on their flour and sugar-covered hands. The twenty-somethings have become Healdsburg’s favorite cupcake pushers since opening Moustache Baked...

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Andy’s Kitchen, Rock That Sushi Roll

When Andy’s Kitchen, a sushi/Asian style kitchen in Petaluma, first opened in 2011, reviews were mixed. Which isn’t surprising when your only real competition in town is the notable Hiro Japanese. But over the last several years, things seem to have leveled out, with a loyal following of fans who sit at the sushi bar, chatting with chef/owner Andy Ma as he crafts what I like to call “utilitarian” nigiri and rolls—the sort of Wednesday...

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Infographic: Disturbing Truth About The Food You Eat
May20

Infographic: Disturbing Truth About The Food You Eat

Created by Financesonline.com | Alex Hillsberg |

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Chipotle: Cultivating Thought While You Snarf
May15

Chipotle: Cultivating Thought While You Snarf

Need something besides the newspaper (or your daily to-do list) to read at lunch? Chipotle’s got you covered. In clever, hipster style, the ubiquitous Mexican grill is printing original essays, quotes and humorous thoughts by 10 “thought leaders” on its cups and bags, starting this week. With, of course, Etsy-esque artwork that’ll make Starbucks green with envy. Who, might you ask, would be influential enough...

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