10 Best Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Spots
Oct14

10 Best Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Spots

No, you’re not the only one craving grilled cheese and tomato soup as the rainy doldrums of winter approach. A national comfort food, it’s how generations of moms soothed away bad days and sore throats and coaxed us into taking early baths before the babysitter’s arrival. And though we may be older now, preferring local sheeps milk cheese and caramelized onions to the lowly American cheese inside our artisan...

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Guerneville Taco Truck
Jun14

Guerneville Taco Truck

I’ve long sought the greatest taco truck in Sonoma County. There have been adventures to Roseland, Sonoma, and beyond. Many outstanding. Some good. Some not so much. But through it all has been the Holy Grail yet untried: The Guerneville Taco Truck. Set up most days in the Safeway shopping center, it needs no name other than “Authentic Mexican Food”. That, and the line that stretches sometimes 10 or 20 deep on...

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Top 10 Beer & Sunshine Spots
Apr13

Top 10 Beer & Sunshine Spots

Dear BiteClub Where are the best places to get a beer/drink in the sunshine? For such an outdoorsy place, most places are so indoors and gloomy. - Seasonally Affected and Disorderly Dear SAD, You are so right. Many of the best spots for beer happen to be, well, a little gloomy. Or tiny. Or like you’re sitting inside an ashtray. But fear not, there’s hope, Sudsters! Because what’s better than drinking a little hops...

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Best Reubens in Sonoma County

Like any great dish, the origins of the Reuben sandwich is shrouded in mystery and controversy. Many lay claim to its founding, though the true Reuben may ultimately be lost in the mists of history. As a child of the 1970s, I always figured it was a tribute to the quirky friend/manager Reuben Kincaid of the Partridge family. Turns out folks have been enjoying these sandwiches much longer. The Merriam-Webster dictionary originally...

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Sunday Supper: Gather Round Wine Country’s Restaurant Tables
Feb22

Sunday Supper: Gather Round Wine Country’s Restaurant Tables

Sundays just aren’t what they used to be. Instead of a quiet day for contemplation, reflection, long-simmering pots on the stove and family gatherings, they’ve become and extension of errand-running Saturdays. Or worse, pre-work marathon of emails, phone calls and undone reports. No wonder we’re all so cranky on Monday. It’s time to bring back Sunday. If not in total, than at least to the table. And if not by...

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Gyros Northbay style

Do good gyros exist in Sonoma County? Let’s first start with a definition. In the U.S., gyros have come to mean pretty much anything wrapped up in a pita. Traditionally, however, gyros are made from roast lamb or a combination of pressed lamb and beef sliced off a vertical rotisserie. Souvlaki are generally roasted meat kabobs (chicken, pork, beef or lamb) that are wrapped in pita. And what gyros are to Greeks,...

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