Tlayuda Oaxacan Pizzas
Jun08

Tlayuda Oaxacan Pizzas

Do you tlayuda? Often referred to as a Mexican pizza, these Oaxacan specialties are crispy flour tortillas topped with a schmear of refried beans, lettuce, carnitas, Mexican cheese, avocado and, if you’re lucky, a dribble of pork lard. Unless you’re a native, they’ll usually ask before adding the lard, but insiders know to ask for “asiento”. Feeling adventurous? Try it at Tacos Carrenos, a taco truck...

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Kin | Windsor
Jul06

Kin | Windsor

  Grab mom, dad, the kids, granny and the cousins because Kin has opened and all your family folk are welcome. Even Uncle Bernie. Part of a third wave of wallet and family-friendly businesses moving into the Windsor Town Green, Kin is the kind of neighborhoody burger, beer, sandwich and pot roast eatery that Applebee’s dreams of someday becoming. Minus all the hokey schwag and microwaved food. JC and Brad of Kin Restaurant...

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Bistro M | Windsor
Jan29

Bistro M | Windsor

Settled into the Windsor Town Green Bistro M has familiar old friends from owners Bryan and Matthew Bousquet’s former restaurant, Mirepoix: steak frite, escargot, coq au vin and steak au poivre. But Bistro M has a more relaxed, less brass-ring feel, tossing in a Croque Madame, hamburger, and Caesar salad into the mix for the lunch crowd along with charcuterie, oysters, cheeses and simple salads. Make no mistake, however, that...

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Tomi Thai | Windsor
Sep02

Tomi Thai | Windsor

The owners of Santa Rosa’s Bangkok Villa opened Tomi Thai Restaurant in Windsor (26 Emily Rose Circle, Windsor, 707.836.1422, the former Odyssey) with a menu that may be familiar to locals. Pulling from their original location, fans will recognize many of the restaurant’s signature dishes — pumpkin curry ($10.95), Crying Tiger (charbroiled ribeye with spicy garlic sauce, $13.95), Honey Duck ($13.95) and Dancing...

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Louisiana Legacy Cajun Catering: Gator Done!

Missing the flavors of New Orleans after a cross-country move (and several not-quite-right-jobs), Rob Lippincott decided to bring the flavors of the bayou to Wine Country. Each Thursday he and wife Karla (the daughter of Costeaux Bakery owner Karl Seppi) whip up jambalaya, gumbo and boudin at the Windsor Farmer’s Market. “It’s not a glamorous food,” Lippincott says of his southern rice sausage, or boudin, made...

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Scream for Ice Cream: SoCo’s best gelato, frozen yogurt and ice cream

Prepare your pucker and put your licker on alert, because it’s ice cream season in Wine Country. Whether you prefer your scoops in a cup, cone or piled high in a sundae, we’ve rounded up the tastiest frozen treats around. Best Bets Bovolo/Zazu: “If you can’t make good vanilla, you can’t make good gelato,” says John Stewart, part of the duo behind Zazu and Bovolo Restaurants. With a flair for...

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