Palooza Restaurant in the Works
Jan17

Palooza Restaurant in the Works

Catering company owner Jeff Tyler (Hot Dogs from Chicago, Bunslinger, Palooza Catering) has taken over the former Doce Lunas restaurant in Kenwood. In the works is a gastropub with Chef Chris Hanson (a freelance chef who’s popped up at a number of local events and alum of the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club) heading the kitchen. BiteClub’s seen the preliminary menu, and it’s both approachable and nervy, with some...

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1226 Washington Opens in Calistoga
Oct10

1226 Washington Opens in Calistoga

Now open in the former Wappo Wine Bar location in downtown Calistoga is 1226 Washington, a gastropub and Sunday brunch spot. The new chef for 1226 Washington is Cathy Harbour, who has been a chef on luxury yachts and boutique restaurants throughout the world. Her menu will be seasonally driven and inspired by her globe-trotting travels. Lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, with a three-course Sunday supper. 1226 Washington St.,...

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Three Cooks to become Wishbone
Jul23

Three Cooks to become Wishbone

After nearly thirty years, Petaluma breakfast landmark Three Cooks Cafe will soon have new owners and a new name. Owner Bobby Mangano is retiring, and local restaurateurs Miriam Donaldson and Josh Norwitt will reopen the cafe as Wishbone in October. You may remember Donaldson and Norwitt from their Cotati  Penngrove venture, Humble Pie, and subsequent cafe, Blue Label at Santa Rosa’s Belvedere. Plans are for lunch, dinner and...

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Chop Shop at Community Market in Sebastopol
Mar06

Chop Shop at Community Market in Sebastopol

You’ll soon be able to get a slab of bacon with your broccoli at Community Market — at least in Sebastopol. The historically-vegetarian grocer will add pork, lamb, duck, rabbit, grass-fed beef and locally-raised chickens from Victorian Farmstead Meat Company when it opens its second location this summer at The Barlow.  Called The Chop Shop, local meat-purveyor Adam Parks has struck a deal with Community Market to operate...

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NY Pie Sold
Sep28

NY Pie Sold

The bad news is that our favorite New Yawkah has left Santa Rosa. The good news is that NY Pie may finally be open regular hours. Earlier this month, the tiny Santa Rosa pizzeria at the corner of Brookwood and Fourth St., was sold to new owners. The restaurant’s constant presence, R.J. Iervolino whose direct style and  haphazard hours sometimes confounded Californians, has retired and turned the business over to Ty Folk, the...

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Social Club Restaurant announced for Petaluma
Aug20

Social Club Restaurant announced for Petaluma

UPDATED: More details on Social Club are emerging… The Chef De Cuisine will be Bob Simontacchi, formerly of Brick and Bottle. GM Damion Wallace will be heading up the beverage program, and says  one of the restaurant’s signature drinks will include egg whites as an homage to Petaluma. Opening is now slated for Sept. 5 and the preview menu includesstarters of Penn Cove Mussels and nectarines; “Social Plates” for...

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