Tag Archives: Sonoma County

Red’s Apple Roadhouse

Highway 116 meanders through Sonoma County’s west side, which is full of agricultural treasures, antiques, and some great food finds. This is one of the area’s newest, in a cheerful roadhouse right next to a beloved staple, Mom’s Apple Pie. Red’s Apple Roadhouse opened its doors in November and is serving up homey comfort foods […]

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Twisted 2

Twisted 2, a new intimate eatery, opened in December in downtown Petaluma. Some regular visitors may remember Twisted Vines Wine Bar and Café with great fondness. Owners Dick and Julie Warner closed that business, except for the wine shop, and have now created Twisted 2 in a different and smaller space inside the Lan Mart […]

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Riccardo’s Restaurant and Bar Opens in Santa Rosa

In Santa Rosa’s Bennett Valley, a new neighborhood restaurant and bar breathes new life into a gathering spot that had become a stalwart in the area. What was once known for decades as J Barleycorn’s is now Riccardo’s Restaurant and Bar. New owners have remodeled with a beautiful new bar, half-round booths in the dining […]

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Seared Steak and Seafood Opens in Petaluma

A new era begins for a beloved restaurant spot formerly known as Graziano’s in Petaluma. For 31 years, customers have been served authentic Italian cuisine in the historic site. Now it has been remodeled and reopened as Seared Steak and Seafood. Chef Joe O’Donnell and his staff shop farmer’s markets and local growers daily to […]

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New Chef at J Vineyards & Winery

Erik Johnson has joined J Vineyards & Winery as their new executive chef and is sharing his knowledge in a new series of cooking classes at the winery. Previously, Johnson was the executive sous chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek kitchen and has taught classes at Relish Culinary School. Now guests may get a taste of […]

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Tricycle Wine Company Opens New Tasting Room

Tricycle Wine Partners opened their first and only tasting room at Cornerstone Sonoma just a few weeks ago. Their labels include Molnar Family, Kazmer & Blaise, and Obsidian Ridge. These are wines that have helped the company develop a reputation and style for producing single-vineyard, small-batch wines crushed from the grapes of their own vineyards […]

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New Improvements at Sonoma Creek Inn

Located a short drive from wineries, parks and the downtown area of Sonoma, the Sonoma Creek Inn is an affordable and casual hotel that just completed updates to improve their guest experience. Their 16 guest rooms now have new carpets and bed treatments. Each also received a new flat screen television and Keurig coffee maker. […]

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New Ways to be Zen at Osmosis Day Spa

Located on five secluded, scenic acres, Osmosis is a Japanese-style retreat with beautiful bonsai and bamboo gardens. Close to the breathtaking Sonoma Coast, wine country and redwoods, it is the perfect place to relax and “get centered” this spring. They offer two new packages: “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” Getaway Package Stay overnight […]

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New Location for Sift Cupcake + Dessert Bar

Sonoma County just got a little sweeter with the opening of a third Sift Cupcake + Dessert Bar in Petaluma. The company already has locations in Cotati, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco. All three locations serve cupcakes in flavors such as Red Velvet, 24 Carrot, and Limonata. They also create delicious flavors of macaroons, party […]

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New Location for Calabi Art Gallery

After four years in Petaluma, Calabi Art Gallery has moved to a new Santa Rosa location. The new space is a bit larger where more art work can be displayed, and owner and restoration artist, Dennis Calabi has more storage. Calabi is a conservator and restorer of painting created by less-known and underappreciated artists in […]

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