Canneti Roadhouse in pictures
Mar07

Canneti Roadhouse in pictures

After months of work, Canneti’s Roadhouse is in previews. Chef Francesco Torre (formerly of Fish in Sausalito) has been transforming the cozy West County restaurant for nearly six months, rehabbing the kitchen, sandblasting walls, repainting, and adding tons of charm with rustic tables and chairs, rebar barstools, and a primo pasta-making machine from Italy. The menu’s still under wraps, but Torres promises some solid...

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Rooney at Corks
Dec13

Rooney at Corks

Two bits of good news for Cork’s Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards. Most importantly, exec chef Todd Davies tells BiteClub that the threat of bankruptcy for Russian Rivers Vineyards has been staid, and “we will be in business for years to come.” Secondly, Davies has named Dominique Rooney, grand-daughter of actor Mickey Rooney, as Chef de Cuisine. The former model has done local stints at Sugo in Petaluma and...

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Backyard Restaurant in Forestville
Nov15

Backyard Restaurant in Forestville

Backyard Restaurant: Unlike a thousand other restaurants with twee Mason jars and artisan farminess slathered all over their menus, Forestville’s Backyard Restaurant gets its dirt-cred authentically. Sourcing, literally, from chef-owner Daniel Kedan’s own backyard culinary gardens and those of his ranch and farming neighbors, the Ad Hoc and Peter Lowell’s alum opened his small community-focused restaurant in October with a...

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Beaudry’s Roadhouse
Nov15

Beaudry’s Roadhouse

UPDATE: Mystery solved on the opening of Beaudry’s Roadhouse in Sebastopol. Chef-owner Frank Stephenson has long had his eye on the roadhouse midway between Sebastopol and Forestville on Gravenstein Hwy., first as Elmo’s and then as the Henweigh Cafe. “I’m from Sonoma County, its like getting back home for me,” says Stephenson, who’s owned the Boar’s Breath Restaurant and Bar in Middletown for...

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Tilted Shed Ciderworks
Aug09

Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Somewhere on the banks of the Russian River is a wild, abandoned apple orchard with a treasure-trove of heirloom apples.Not that the casual passer-by would be much interested, since most of these ancient varietals — Roxbury Russet, Muscat de Bernay — aren’t all that tasty for eating. But to Scott Heath and Ellen Cavalli, they’re priceless. The owners of Forestville’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks, a hard cider...

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