Fresh Choice becomes California Fresh, more closures
Jan08

Fresh Choice becomes California Fresh, more closures

Fresh Choice reopens in Rohnert Park, Sweet River Grill closes along with California Thai, Sapporo

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Six Norcal Cafe Gratitudes to sell or close
Nov29

Six Norcal Cafe Gratitudes to sell or close

Healdsburg vegan restaurant among those on the chopping block

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Closed Restaurant Gift Certificates: Out of Luck?
May25

Closed Restaurant Gift Certificates: Out of Luck?

What to do if you have a gift certificate to a restaurant that has closed

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Santi closed?
May11

Santi closed?

Bite Club has heard from numerous sources that Santi has closed.

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Mosaic closing

Forestville favorite falls victim to tough times

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Torch of India to SR, Karma closes

Indian openings/closings

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Hot Cheese: Grilled cheese for grownups

Grilled cheese gets a three-chef facelift at Hot Cheese, a street food concept from John Ash, Bruce Riezenman and Mei Ibach

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Amrit Indian Cuisine opens

Roselanders are already buzzing about the brand new Amrit Indian Cuisine (443 Dutton, Santa Rosa) that opened last week. The space has been a revolving door for restaurants, most notably the former Trisha’s Lumpia House and most recently a Chinese restaurant.  BiteClub hit the $8.99 lunch buffet last week, which included an impressive selection of vegetarian and meaty dishes (lamb, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken) along...

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The Garden | Santa Rosa Vegan
Mar11

The Garden | Santa Rosa Vegan

A vegan restaurant where meatless food isn’t a punishment

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Xcena’s Perogies: A Divine Affair

A Divine Affair in Healdsburg serves up Eastern European fare from mom as well as California classics

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Karma Bistro

Reasonable prices. RP/Cotati folks swear by the lunch buffet. 7530 Commerce Blvd., Cotati, (707) 795-1729 www.karmabistro.com...

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First look: GG’s Earth and Surf

Fleissner is taking her commitment to local and sustainable foods very seriously, which can make for a challenge when folks want out-of-season strawberries or shrimp to show up on the menu.

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Green Grocer

Two former Napa chefs are stocking their new eatery, Green Grocer in Windsor, almost exclusively with food caught or harvested within 150 miles. Joe and Susanna Rueter opened the gourmet market in late July 2008 with 95% of their inventory coming from local sources. Currently they’re working with folks like Gary Blasi, Sayre, Amstrong, Golden Nectar and Bernier Farms. Joe almost apologies for the fact that some of his pork is from 167 miles away. And the coffee (duh) isn’t local, but its fair-trade. You get the idea.

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West County Grill update

“Jonathan threw us to the wolves,” says Darren McRonald, who is currently doing double duty as acting GM and head chef. “We learned some hard lessons,” he told BiteClub by phone. Although Waxman’s departure from the restaurant is still unofficial according to McRonald, he is no longer involved in the operations of the restaurant. “Jonathan’s in New York. He’s away too much,” he said.

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