.Carey Sweet

Mar 10, 2010

Golden Trough

03.10.10As chef de cuisine of Dry Creek Kitchen in Hotel Healdsburg, Dustin Valette is used to cooking for picky customers. Yet in preparation for...
Jul 29, 2009

Pat’s Place

07.29.09If you wandered into Pat's Bar in Guerneville the other week, looking to get a bit of fine dining from the adjacent Chef Patrick's,...
May 13, 2009

A New Kind of Cal-Ital

05.13.09 "You could cut Sonoma County out with a chainsaw, shove us out in the ocean, and we'd survive just fine."Christopher Sawyer pauses a...
Apr 22, 2009

Essential Upscale

04.22.09Estate Sondra Bernstein of the Girl and the Fig reinvented the former General's Daughter into a modern gathering spot with an enormous menu. Browse...
Mar 25, 2009

Grape Camp

03.25.09Hello, Muddah . . . Hello, Faddah . . . Can we please have . . . more Bonarda? It was barely past dawn, and...
Feb 11, 2009

Pigs & Pinot

02.04.09B acon-flavored lip balm. That's what one company was handing out at the National Fancy Food Show last month in San Francisco. Also, bacon-flavored...
Jul 23, 2008

Pine-Sol with a Licorice Linger

07.23.08Ah! The Green Goddess! What is the fascination that makes her so adorable and so terrible?" Thus pondered Aleister Crowley, British occultist and self-proclaimed...