Lighting a new fire at Healdsburg Bar and Grill

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011


John Hallgrimson, chef of Healdsburg Bar and Grill

Healdsburg Bar and Grill has jumped on the Southern bandwagon, recently installing a smoker and grill in the restaurant and hooking up some down home ‘que, grits and fried chicken starting January 1.

Testing the waters as daily specials, then moving on the permanent menu, they include baby back ribs with fried pickles (Sunday); Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes with bacon-braised collard greens (Monday); Grilled shrimp with grits and smoked ham (Tuesday) along with grilled half chicken with beans and rice; grilled salmon and potato grain and grilled NY Steak frites. Prices range from $13.50 to $17. If the fried chicken sounds familiar, yeah, it is. “It’s the fried chicken we used to do at Market in St. Helena many moons ago,” said co-owner Doug Keane.

To wash all that meaty goodness down, HBG is stirring up an ice cream station featuring an adult shake menu. Anyone for a chocolate malt with Jack Daniels? Me, too.

The change up, according to Keane, is the continued evolution of the popular burger joint into a more comprehensive dinner destination. With a brand new kitchen, new beer walk-in (meaning more beer choices) , more big screen tv’s (football from every seat!) and an increased focus on the grill, HBG just keeps getting tastier.

245 Healdsburg Avenue  Healdsburg, 433-3333.

Author: biteclub

Food Dining and Restaurants in Sonoma County and beyond, is Wine Country dining with Drive-Thru Sensibility.

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  1. Stopped in to try the new menu last night 1/1/12. To bad the frickles (fried pickles) were not offered as a side dish. I did ask the waitress if she could accomodate my request. I am not a fan of eating ribs but would have liked to try the frickles as I’ve had them in Red Bluff and they are fantastic. No such luck here. Instead we had the oily drenched french fries with garlic. I’m sure the kitchen could have been bothered with such a request since the place was dead on a Sunday night.
    Happy New Year HBG, hope your permanent menu is better received!

  2. I’ve never had one but those in the know tell me that a chocolate malt or chocolate shake with alcohol in it can be somewhat dangerous as you don’t really taste the alcohol or just notice an interesting extra flavor and so don’t know how much of it you’ve had.

  3. We went there the other night and had the new steak special.. Well presented but a tiny steak. However we are very happy they have updated their menu, and will be trying them out to find a dish/night we like, and if we find that magic combination, we will come back regularly (again). I can only hope they upgrade the seating to padded chairs and booths to complete the (much needed) makeover…

  4. Good luck… Maybe they can rent a deep-fryer to Chick-Fil-A, hee-hee….

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