Goodman’s Jewish Deli
Mar28

Goodman’s Jewish Deli

One word: Meshugah Fries. Okay that’s two. But when a potato is cooked in schmaltz, fried, covered in Russian dressing, sauerkraut, cheese curds and bits of pastrami, BiteClub tends to get a little, well, mashugana (meaning crazy in Yiddish). We mentioned a couple weeks ago that local chefs Les and Tara Goodman of Adafina Culinary were planning an authentic Jewish deli at the West End Farm Market (Sundays from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at...

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Fog Belt Brewing on the horizon
Jan30

Fog Belt Brewing on the horizon

Beer insiders have been chomping on yet another brewery opening in Santa Rosa this winter: Fog Belt Brewing. Housed in the Cleveland Ave. “Urban Winery Village” complex (1305 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa), which several years ago begot Heritage Public House, Fog Belt has soft-launched but officially opens Feb. 15, 2013 To whet the whistles of local beer drinkers, Heritage Public House (1901 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) will...

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Share Exchange ups the food ante
Sep20

Share Exchange ups the food ante

Eat Sonoma County: Food is taking over at the Share Exchange, a locally-made marketplace in downtown Santa Rosa. On a recent visit to the store (531 Fifth St., 707-583-7667), we noticed they’ve added a refrigerator stocked with local grass fed beef from True Grass Farms in Valley Ford, kefir from Sebastopol’s Kefiry, Bella Rosa coffee from Santa Rosa, sandwiches from local caterer Ruthy’s Real Meals, sauces and jams...

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Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House
May17

Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House

Raise a glass to the final days of American Craft Beer Week by heading to one of Sonoma County’s newest gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Taproom (523 Fourth St. at Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) or Heritage Public House (1901 Mendocino Ave. at Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-540-0395). The food’s been getting better and better with each visit to Belly (one of the original chefs has been replaced) with happy-belly...

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Partake Opening in Healdsburg
Feb28

Partake Opening in Healdsburg

[sh-slideshow-post id="27154"] Bites & Flights: Cabernet fries, beet tartare (yes, beet) and salted caramel ice cream sandwich cookies are just a few of the tasty bites on the menu at Partake, Kendall Jackson winery’s “untasting room” opening March 25, 2013 in Healdsburg. A cross between wine tasting room and restaurant, Partake features an a la carte food and wine pairing menu with luxe small plates and...

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The Smoked Olive: Smoked olive oil made in Petaluma
Jan23

The Smoked Olive: Smoked olive oil made in Petaluma

When you can count Chefs Tyler Florence, Michael Chiarello, Emeril Lagasse, John Ash, Ming Tsai, and a certain President of the United States among your culinary fan-base, you know you’re onto something. But the owners of The Smoked Olive in Petaluma still say they often have to get people to stop and taste their pungent olive oils before they fully understand — and appreciate — the unique flavor. Sitting in the...

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