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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Jaded Toad opens
Jun07

Jaded Toad opens

Sooie! The former Mamma Pig’s barbecue in Windsor is once again smoking as the Jaded Toad opens for business June 7, 2012. On the menu are baby back ribs, barbecued chicken, sliders, cornbread, steamed clams, salmon, and pan-fried frog legs according to owner Leo Tocchini. The culinary school grad and Tony Roma’s alum will be manning the grill daily, after giving up his gig as director of concessions for Santa Rosa...

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Mamma Drama in Windsor
Sep27

Mamma Drama in Windsor

What in the world is going on with Mamma Pigs? Since the Windsor barbecue restaurant’s July opening there‚Äôs been some serious Mamma drama. Over the weekend, however, a “New Ownership” sign went up on the smokehouse we may have a few more answers. Just leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way around this explanation… The short version is that Creative Consultant Gary Finnan, who helped to open the...

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Bistro M dark
Jul19

Bistro M dark

After several days of closure due to “equipment repairs”, locals are asking whether Bistro M on the Windsor Town Green will reopen. It’s a question I’ve been unable to get an answer to since mid-week when a BiteClubber noticed a temporary closure notice on the door of the restaurant. Calls and emails to owners Bryan and Matthew Bousquet have gone unanswered, adding to speculation that this may signal the end of...

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Mamma Pig | Windsor
Jul12

Mamma Pig | Windsor

CLOSED Follow the scent of sweet porky smoke to the transformed digs of Matthew and Bryan Bousquet. The former owners haute French eatery Mirepoix traded in their Michelin star for a counter-service barbecue joint that had a line out the door opening week. The couple both have roots in the south and know their way around a brisket, sweet tea, hush puppies (or hush piggies as they call them) and molasses pit beans and bacon. For...

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