Madrona Manor the new Cyrus?
Aug27

Madrona Manor the new Cyrus?

[sh-slideshow-post id="25318"] Madrona Manor, the demure Victorian bed and breakfast tucked among the vineyards of Westside Road, has stars in its eyes. And Michelin is written all over them. As Sonoma County’s most critically-acclaimed restaurant, Cyrus, prepares to serve its last meal in October, Madrona’s executive chef Jesse Mallgren (who has won a single star since 2008) is bringing together a culinary all-star...

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Epic Social Bar + Lounge
Jul19

Epic Social Bar + Lounge

More than a bar. Less than a Tweet-Up. It’s Epic Social Bar & Lounge. Housed in the former Stir/Barcode space on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, this wired lounge is serving up more than just libations. The idea, according to owner Bruce Le (his family has owned several Asian eateries in town) is to create an IRL social networking space. Well, that and get your groove on. The narrow bar has been opened up with the addition...

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Rendez Vous Bistro | Santa Rosa
May05

Rendez Vous Bistro | Santa Rosa

Restaurant redemptions are rarer than a $2 steak. Which makes discovery all the sweeter. In its first eighteen months, Santa Rosa’s Rendez Vous Bistro (which opened in March of 2009) was the source of significant Net chatter -- some quite unflattering. Despite a major interior revamp, the restaurant publicly struggled with uneven service and an inconsistent kitchen. Owner Nino Rabbaa, who sunk much of his own wealth into the...

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$10 Tasting Tuesdays at Willi’s Wine Bar

Not to be confused with Rohnert Park’s Tasty Tuesday food truck lineup, Willi’s Winebar is offering Tasting Tuesdays from 4-5pm. It’s a stellar deal: Top notch local winemakers pour several tastes of their wine and the kitchen whips up small bites from the menu for just $10. Plus, you get first dibs on the coveted outdoor patio. So, there’s that. Reservations are a good idea, since word is getting out...

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Casino Bar & Grill | Bodega

It takes approximately five seconds to drive through the hamlet of Bodega — the town, not the Bay. There is no stoplight, but the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour makes for a steady glow of brake lights as beach-goers and dairy trucks make their way somewhere else. It also takes approximately five seconds to give a mostly-incorrect retelling of the town’s claim-to-fame as backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s The...

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Luma | Petaluma
Oct11

Luma | Petaluma

Luma was destined to be a neighborhood restaurant even before there was a neighborhood. Newly minted restaurateur Tim Tatum (who developed several multi-story loft houses along G Street in Petaluma’s warehouse district) always envisioned this cozy corner as a gathering spot for the 150-plus new residences along this once-stark industrial stretch along the Petaluma River . (Three Twins Ice Cream and Cowgirl Creamery have...

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