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    November 13, 2013
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    August 22, 2013

    Morris Tabak, Former San Francisco Assistant Police Chief, Commits Suicide

    Sad news today. We got word that former San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Morris Tabak killed himself last night outside a Sonoma County sheriff's substation. Lt. Bret Sackett told news reporters that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department was called at about 7:45 p.m. on reports of a desponden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The 'Homebrew Chef' Offers Up a Cinema-Themed Beer Dinner

    If you've ever been to one of Sean Paxton's (aka The Homebrew Chef) beer dinners, you know what kind of madness awaits. Countless inventive beer infusions and inspired pairings are the hallmark of his dinners, with a dose of molecular gastronomy and heady conceptual tie-ins for good measure. Tomorro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Two Festivals This Weekend Celebrate World's Best Foods: Cheese and Chocolate

    In a scenario where we were asked at gunpoint to choose whether we'd give up cheese or chocolate for the rest of our life (you know, threatened by hardened criminals who are discerning about such matters), we'd be hard-pressed to come up with a decision. Thankfully we can celebrate both this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Avoid All the Cliches This Valentine's Day: Four Offbeat Ideas

    If you've managed to tunnel your way through the growing thicket of Valentine's Day misery (you know what we mean: glittering greeting cards with babies on rose beds in soft focus, waxy milk chocolate roses, contrived puns about love, and "aphrodisiac dinners"), we're proud of you. Valentine's Day i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Fall Book Preview: 5 Local Food Titles to Anticipate

    When it comes to food-centric books, the Bay Area is a publishing powerhouse, and this fall is no exception. Here are the titles we're most anticipating this season, presented in chronological order: The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman, Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Wine Harvest Day Tripping in Sonoma County

    Harvest time in wine country is quickly approaching and it's time to start making plans to head up north to "help" -- drink wine -- with this year's harvest. While you may be thinking about Napa Valley with its sleek tasting rooms and celebrity chefs, unassuming and rustic Sonoma has just as much to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2012
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    June 4, 2012

    "Fat Bottom Girl" Cheese Makes the Dairy World Go Round

    One great thing about Northern California: Whatever your foodie pleasure, there's always more of it out there than at first seems possible. We've lately discovered yet another great cheese out there in the hills: Fat Bottom Girl, spring cheese from Bleating Heart in Sonoma. Like so many pursuing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Learn How To Raise Chicken In The City at 18 Reasons

    What: Chickens 101: How To Have City Birds Where: 18 Reasons When: Tues., May 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $35 The Rundown: Nick Rupiper has raised chickens in Sonoma Valley for the last six years and will be teaching city dwellers all about his labor of love. Backyard flocks are increasingly common among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Drivers Break Guinness World Record with Donuts

    Drivers in Sonoma just might have broken the Guinness Book of World Records for -- of all strange things -- spinning the most donuts yesterday afternoon. News reports detailed the excitement at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma where 75 drivers spun simultaneous donuts for more than15 seconds (how man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Cookie Brittle: Two Words That Go Great Together

    ​Upon initial inspection of Holly Baking's Sweet Ginger Cookie Brittle, Cook E. Monster conjured up images of sticky candy getting stuck in the back teeth. Instead, these neatly shatter into piles of sugar, cinnamon, and pulverized ginger. The box touts all-natural ingredients, but the cookies the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Chocolate and Spirits: Coco Delice Boozes It Up

    ​Coco Délice has embraced alcohol. The Emeryville based chocolatier, long a purveyor of premium bon bons in classic French style, has recently added adult-beverages to its fillings. For their newest additions, the chocolate shop tapped Berkeley-based Bison Organic Brewing. The result: Bison Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Yogurt Saint Benoît Curdles It French-Style

    ​ I'm a little closer to my food production than most. We keep chickens for eggs, grind our own flour, bake bread in the oven from time to time, and keep a number of food-producing plants. My yogurt maker, however, meditates quietly in my pantry in a box marked "seldom used cooking utensils. ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2011
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    August 4, 2011

    Krave Takes Beef Jerky Upscale

    ​Eventually everything goes upscale. Orange juice went from concentrate to "pure premium" to "just pkt" [sic] and finally to true fresh-squeezed in stores. The most recent food to jump on the upgrade bandwagon? Beef jerky. And pork and turkey jerky(s), too.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Sonoma in the City: Huge wine tasting

    Close your eyes and imagine you're in Sonoma County. Wait -- whose shoulder is that?​Sonoma in the City Grand Tasting Where: Westin St. Francis hotel, 335 Powell St. (at Post) When: Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Cost: $55 Unless you're willing to spend more than $60 a bottle, Sonoma Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Tonight: Sneak Preview of PBS Food Show

    ​Where: Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston (at Oxford), Berkeley When: Tonight, 6-10 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door The rundown: We imagine there is a Venn diagram that would show a wide crossover between foodies and public TV supporters. Tonight in Berkeley, there's an event geared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Fruit Bats, J. Mascis, Sonny and the Sunsets Play at Huichica Festival in Sonoma Next Weekend​In this weeks issue of SF Weekly, we ran a story about music festivals in Northern California, but unfortunately, there was (hopefully no more than) one glaring omission: the second annual Huichica Music Festival, which takes place on Saturday, June 4th at Gundlach Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Fremont Diner's Nashville Hot Chicken Is Totally Worth the Food Miles

    Alex HochmanThat's not some bottled hot sauce tossed with Fremont Diner's hot chicken.​Chewing our first bite of Fremont Diner's Nashville Hot Chicken ($10.50), we were already mentally calculating how long it would take to drive back to Sonoma the next day to get our fix. Three pieces of Fult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Next Week: Kitchen Table Talks Jaws About Heirloom Fruit

    ​On Aug. 31, Kitchen Table Talks (a joint venture of Civil Eats and 18 Reasons) reconvenes at Viracocha to discuss, with curatorial gusto, heirloom fruit. Various stewards of storied seeds, rootstocks, and growing traditions shall be present, including Terry Harrison, who founded the Sonoma An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Vibranz Bubbles Up in Local Kombucha Scene

    Tamara Palmer​We've got a promising newcomer to add to our local resource guide to kombucha. Healdsburg's Vibranz, a new line of bottled kombucha beverages from the makers of Sonoma Sparkler juices, sent us some of its nine flavors to sample. The company hopes to distinguish itself in the mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Bay Music Linx Roundup: Burning Crud, Amoeba Relief, & Ye Olde Music

    Pigs (​Searching for the Mission's best karaoke [Mission Mission] Oakland act Pigs: "My mom always thought it would be a cool band name. That and 'Burning Crud." [SF Gate] Amoeba takes Haiti relief online [Bay Bridged]Vampire Weekend cover Rancid [Stereogum] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Tourism Board on Odd Juxtaposition of Words 'County' and 'Country': We Meant to Do That!

    Is Sonoma Country a constitutional monarchy? Or do its kings still rule by divine right? ​You receive odd things when you work at a newspaper. A job candidate signifying he or she was ready to "hit the ground running" sent us some baby shoes (we gave them to a baby). An even more deranged candidat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Snacktion: Sonoma Sunshine's Chocolaty, Nut-Studded Take on the Rice Krispies Treat

    T. Palmer​Name: Sonoma Sunshine KrispettesBrand: Caroline's DessertsOrigin: WashingtonFound at: Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe (2890 Taylor at Jefferson)Cost: $4.95Ingredients: Marshmallows, organic gluten free crispy brown rice cereal, unsalted butter, apricots, pistachios, chocolate chips, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Sunday's Pork Prom to Feature Something Altogether Tastier than Bon Jovi Covers

    medXtreme/FlickrA Mangalitsa hog -- your, um, date for the Pork Prom.​This sounds like a prom worth getting dressed up for. Pork Prom ― a sort of CSA pork party ― will take over Blue Bottle's coffee roastery near Jack London Square in Oakland (300 Webster at Third St.). Here's the deal: O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Prix Fixe Alert: Two-Night Wine Feast at Bar Tartine

    bittermelon/Flickr​Sonoma's Scribe Winery is the focus of two nights of post-harvest celebrating via a prix fixe menu with wine pairings at Bar Tartine (561Valencia at 16th St.). The $85 dinners (including wine) kick off tonight: roasted bone marrow and Scribe Tartine Cuvée jam; winter veggie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Snacktion: Sweet Onion and Crème Fraîche Flat Bread

    T. Palmer​Name: Sweet Onion and Crème Fraîche Flat Bread Brand: Rustic Bakery Origin: Sonoma Found at: Faletti's (308 Broderick at Fell) Cost: $5.99 Ingredients:Unbleached flour, seasonal sweet onions, creme fraiche, olive oil, turbinado sugar, wild yeast starter, sesame seeds, sea salt. Calorie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Thanksgiving is Coming Fast. Know What You'll Be Serving?

    4505Meats.comTurducken from 4505 Meats: Why settle for one bird when you can have three?​Mission dwellers have a grazing option today. Starting at 5 p.m., Bi-Rite Market (3639 18th St. at Guerrero) is setting up a Thanksgiving tasting station set up in front of the store -- samples of Bill Nim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Another 24 Hours: Craigslist's Farm and Garden Classifieds

    Got $800? You can keep this bull from becoming hamburger.​SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist. • Looking to improve your flock? Look to the city of Sebastopol, that charming namesake of a lackluster Jay Farrar solo record renowned for its apples, where one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Escape All the Fog and Cruelty This Weekend at the Vegan and Vegetarian Food Fest

    jahat/FlickrTime to get out of town.​Given our crappy weather, ample sausages, and an embarrassment of generally meaty action catering to local carnivores, we're guessing vegans and vegetarians might seriously consider driving 40 minutes north of the city for this weekend's first annual Vegan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Summer Reading That Won't Make You Stupid: Sonoma Farm Diary That Thinks Globally

    In Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking in California (UC Press, $24.95), Sonoma State professor Jonah Raskin writes about more than just day-to-day operations at family-run, organic Oak Hill Farm alongside Mexican immigrants, an Irish mechanic, and a French beekeeper. Raskin also des ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 24, 2009

    Beer Is Good Food

    Tour the city's breweries and brewpubs this summer.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Queer Food Capital: Macy's Cooking Demo to Feature Out Chefs

    Janine Falvo of Carneros Bistro, Sonoma. Does the idea of a hottie in the kitchen get you going? Top Chef geeks and culinary divas of all genders, head to The Cellar at Macy's (170 O'Farrell at TK). Saturday at noon, Macy's Union Square will be dishing out a special LGBT cooking demo featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    A Glass of Flowers: Ferry Plaza Pinot Noir Tasting Explores Sonoma's Terroir

    jspatchwork via FlickrFlowers Pinot Noir: Where Burgundy meets SonomaFrench winemakers are always talking about terroir, that elusive term that can't really be translated into English, or, for that matter, into American concepts about viticulture. Terroir encompasses all the environmental factors th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Snacktion: Grindstone Bakery's Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cookie

    Name: Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cookie Brand: Grindstone Bakery Origin: Santa Rosa Cost: $3.09 Found at: Other Avenues (3930 Judah) Ingredients: Whole quinoa, millet and buckwheat stone ground at the bakery, coconut, extra virgin unrefined coconut oil, cold pressed rice bran oil, agave nect ... More >>

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    March 30, 2005
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    July 28, 2004

    Puny Power

    Runty cars go for glory at Infineon Raceway

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    May 19, 2004
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    May 19, 2004

    Best Biplane Rides

    Vintage Aircraft Co.

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    June 25, 2003

    Summer Events a Go Go!

    What to do, all summer long

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    August 28, 2002

    Stick to the Suds

    Eldos Grill & Brewery

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    May 15, 2002

    Best Outdoor Market

    Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

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    July 18, 2001


    Hiphopulation (43 Productions)

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    May 23, 2001

    Best New Restaurant

    Elisabeth Daniel

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    August 9, 2000

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    Geez, Someone Didn't Get His Nap; New Design Gets Two Thumbs Up; Pouring Fuel on the Fire; Girls in the System

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    May 10, 2000

    Side Dish

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