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Wine Country Recipe Challenge FAQ

Wine Country Recipe Challenge FAQ

The Bacon Hall of Fame Top 5

The Bacon Hall of Fame. I should stop right there, really. But if you caught Monday’s missive, then you already know how excited I am about the upcoming festivities at COCHON555, the concert tour for cooks and farmers and roving celebration of all things good and just about the noble swine, so hopefully you’ll bear [...]

Gumbo Smackdown, Feb. 19

KJ’s Gumbo Smackdown is always a sell-out!

$10 Tasting Tuesdays at Willi’s Wine Bar

Wine and small bites are a steal at Willi’s Wine Bar

Restaurant P/30 closes

With a Facebook note to friends, the 18-month-old restaurant throws in the towel.

The Costco Report: Eating My (Cheesy) Words

I received some criticism for yesterday’s post – some silly (“Why do you even shop at Costco?”), and some quite fair (“Maybe it’s uneconomic for smaller local dairies to supply Costco.”). I like to think that I can take it as well as I can dish it out and, while I sometimes like to play rough, I also like to play fair, so here’s my mea culpa de fromage: While I may decry my inability to source local cheeses from the Santa Rosa Costco, and while I may now have to drive further and pay more to procure some of my favorite products as a result, that is not necessarily any fault of the Big C.

New Year’s Eve: Serve This, Get Lucky

If you’ve already got Champagne and caviar lying about, then by all means, use it, and with neither apology nor reservation. But here is my contribution: Whatever you do, make sure you serve something that will get you lucky. As it happens – to nobody’s surprise, at least if they’re regular readers – we in the Proximal Kitchen are nothing if not opinionated, and we love most of all to pontificate about which foods and wines are most likely to earn you flirty looks and even messier sheets, and we’ve got just the ticket:

Glen Ellen Inn still very much open

A case of mistaken identity has owners of Oyster & Martini Bar shaken

Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers 2010

Best Bets for the Holidays 2010

Mutineer Comedy Fest + Food Trucks

Fun event tomorrow helps kids

Dine out for Life today

Time to do it again. Eat out, save lives. It’s as simple as that. This year’s Dining Out for Life happens Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, with restaurants donating 25-50% of your bill to Food For Thought – Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank. It’s a great way to get some grub and help others. Since folks [...]

100 Mile Thanksgiving: What’s in Season

What to eat locally for Thanksgiving

Fake A Homemade Thanksgiving: Whole Foods

Whole Foods has Thanksgiving wrapped up

Cyrus: Eviction notice?

Update: Keane said his restaurants (Cyrus, Healdsburg Bar & Grill and the forthcoming Shimo will no longer serve or open wines from the Foley portfolio. “They aren’t going to be served or opened in our restaurants anymore,” he told BiteClub. So, uh, you might want to check out the Foley portfolio before heading to Healdsburg. [...]

Mobile Munchday in SR?

SoCo’s mobile caravan is gearing up for Munch Monday

They eat what?!

Consider this a drive-by post: I’m not sure where it’s going, but it happened really fast, and I may have hit something. Or not, and I’ve swerved into a ditch. In either case, I often get curious about what the rest of the world is doing, and some of the data on the per-capita consumption of various foodstuffs is fascinating…

Fresh Grand Opening Events

Treats and Tastes all week

Loka-Toka-Vores: Pot Eats & Prop 19

Why light up when you can have your weed and eat it too?

Ode to Pinot: Pinot on the River Tix

Win Tickets to Pinot on the River 2010

Zimmern & Cosentino: Offal street-eats in SF

Gut-kings take over a food truck on Saturday

The Caffeine Addict: Hooked, Locally

Freshly roasted, freshly ground, freshly brewedSuffice it to say that the taste and smell of a food (for the avoidance of doubt, coffee is closer to the bottom than the top of the Food Pyramid, at least in my kitchen) changes by virtue of the food’s contact with the air we breathe, and most of these changes are not for the better.

Help Starts in the Kitchen

YWCA raffle fundraiser spearheaded by food businesses help tots who’ve faced serious problems.

Martini House Sold

After a rumor popped up this morning in Napa that Pat Kuleto was selling Martini House in Napa, SF Eater has confirmed that the restaurant will, in fact, shutter on October 30 — at least in its current form. The purchasers of the restaurant are Paul Fleming and Brian Bennett. Fleming is best known as owner [...]

Buyer for Les Mars?

Hot news on Healdsburg’s Les Mars Hotel

SoCo’s Pork Princess on the Next Iron Chef

Estes gets intense in the first round of the Food Network chef competition