Sweet T’s Restaurant opening in Santa Rosa
Nov16

Sweet T’s Restaurant opening in Santa Rosa

Gladys is the Southern fried heart of Doug Richey’s new kitchen. Quietly burbling and steaming away she’s a gleaming new Henny Penny pressure fryer that’s seen some heavy R&D over the last several months as Sweet T’s Restaurant and Barin Santa Rosa preps for opening day. But some whoops and hollers from mingling staff in the pre-opening days as Richey puts out another basket of “test” fried...

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Santi Space Rising From Ashes?
Jul05

Santi Space Rising From Ashes?

You can’t keep a good chef down. At least not for long. Seems that there may be a new tenant moving into the Fountaingrove restaurant space vacated by Santi. And don’t be surprised to see some familiar faces in the kitchen. Though the venture is pretty hush hush right now, Chef Douglas Richey spoke to BiteClub from South Carolina and confirmed that he’s working on a new project with several Bay Area restaurant...

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Santi closure official
May14

Santi closure official

Santi owner Doug Swett has confirmed the closure of Santi Restaurant in Fountaingrove. In a statement issued Saturday, he stated that “the protracted downturn in the economy proved too much to overcome” and said that he deeply regretted having to shutter the restaurant. On Tuesday, a sign appeared in the window of the restaurant stating a kitchen fire had temporarily closed the restaurant. Restaurant insiders almost...

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Santi closed?
May11

Santi closed?

UPDATE: A phone message from a man claiming to be owner Doug Swett confirmed that the restaurant was shuttered. BiteClub has still not been able to reach Swett or Chef Richey for details about the closure. +++++++ News that Santi restaurant in Fountaingrove has closed is rippling through the food community. Though the details remain sketchy a sign on the window states that the restaurant is closed due to a fire. But insiders say the...

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Santi welcomes Richey
Jan27

Santi welcomes Richey

As reported previously in BiteClub, sous chef Doug Richey is taking over the Santi kitchen in Santa Rosa. He’s been working with exec chef Liza Hinman, who’s heading off to maternity leave. Should you be worried? Owner Doug Swett says he’s totally confident, especially since Richey trained under former exec chefs Franco Dunn and Dino Bugica in Geyserville. And come on, look at the way he handles a pig head– a...

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