Where To Get the Best French Fries in Sonoma County

Where To Get the Best French Fries in Sonoma County

When times are good, when times are bad, French fries are there for you. They’re crispy, salty, slathered with ketchup or aioli friends who simply want to make you smile. Today, on National French Fry Day (or any day, really), we present taste-tested, Heather Irwin-approved fries for any walk of life. Dig in, Sonoma County. And click through the above gallery for details.

11 Must-Try Sebastopol Restaurants | Best Places to Eat In Sebastopol, CA

11 Must-Try Sebastopol Restaurants | Best Places to Eat In Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol today is an art and culinary hub showcasing some of the best of West Sonoma’s plentiful bounty. A dedication to sustainability permeates the culture, with high-quality local farms, fishermen, and producers the hallmark. This mix of history and sustainability has been linked to produce some of the best Sebastopol restaurants.
From Sustainable Champagne to an Unprecedented 100-Pointer: The Best Wines Right Now

From Sustainable Champagne to an Unprecedented 100-Pointer: The Best Wines Right Now

As great California Chardonnay continues to distance itself from the stereotypical style built around oak and butter, Julien How­ sepian, winemaker at Kosta Browne, creates a considerable distance between that cliché and this rich but intensely vibrant white. Savory, wet­-stone minerality opens on the nose, intriguingly layered with exotic cit­rus, orchard blossoms, hints of tropical fruit and crème brûlée...

California Sister celebrates five years of fabulous flowers and stunning floral photography

California Sister celebrates five years of fabulous flowers and stunning floral photography

This week on May 21, California Sister will celebrate five years of being in business in the Barlow. And it all started thanks to a not-quite-midlife re-assessment on the part of one of the business’s co-owners. Self-taught florist Nichole Skalski started California Sister on her own in 2013. The company is named after the California Sister butterfly.

25 Drive-Worthy Restaurants in Sonoma County

25 Drive-Worthy Restaurants in Sonoma County

From little wine bars and bistros to tacos and momos, taste the laid-back side of wine country. As far as wine country goes, some might say that Sonoma is Napa’s more low-key, down-to-earth little sister — dotted with small, charming, family-run wineries, relatively few of which command the tour-bus crowds and baller prices you’ll find in the Napa Valley proper...
Ready for live music? Peacetown is back in Sebastopol

Ready for live music? Peacetown is back in Sebastopol

One of Sonoma County’s favorite free concert series is back at a new location. The Peacetown Summer Concert Series has traditionally been at Ives Park in Sebastopol, but because of the uncertainty of Covid restrictions, Peacetown is relocating to The Barlow. Organizers say, “Peacetown 2021 is a community built of cooperation, collaboration, and creativity, a community that welcomes diversity and celebrates music, art, fine food, and nature.”

A $95,000 FATHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE IN HEALDSBURG, PLUS 9 MORE AFFORDABLE GIFT OPTIONS

A $95,000 FATHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE IN HEALDSBURG, PLUS 9 MORE AFFORDABLE GIFT OPTIONS

It’s nearly Father’s Day, so it’s time to think of gifts for tough-to-shop-for Dad. Of course he loves BBQ, socks and fishing, but how about a few things from the gift list less traveled? Here are some shop-local finds and experiences – from small, affordable and thoughtful to a $95,000 ultra luxury experience Read more…
18 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN SEBASTOPOL

18 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN SEBASTOPOL

While outsiders may think of Sebastopol as a bastion of kale and tempeh, locals know that the food scene in this West County town is thriving, with boundary-pushing global fare that depends heavily on locally grown ingredients and sustainability. Restaurants here rarely disappoint, because they know exactly who they are – or they don’t last long Sebastopudlians insist on good food, made well and with a conscience. Here are some favorites: Read more…

BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN THE BAY AREA: WHERE TO GO FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN MARIN AND BEYOND

BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN THE BAY AREA: WHERE TO GO FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN MARIN AND BEYOND

There is no time like the present to celebrate spring and our collective emergence from never-ending pandemic lockdowns. Get out there (safely, of course) and eat, support NorCal restaurants and honor Mom and anyone else who made through winter to breathe in the fresh air of the season. Sante!
FANTASTIC MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS UNDER $100 FROM SONOMA STORES

FANTASTIC MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS UNDER $100 FROM SONOMA STORES

Mom may have told you she has everything she needs, but was she thinking about spectacular geode coasters when she said that? This Mother’s Day, give her that little thing of beauty she didn’t know she wanted or needed – a visit to a few Sonoma County boutique might reveal just the perfect gift. Of course, that doesn’t get you off the hook for spending the gift of time together.
THE 50 BEST THINGS TO EAT IN SONOMA COUNTY

THE 50 BEST THINGS TO EAT IN SONOMA COUNTY

There’s no road map to what makes a dish iconic. Instead, it’s a roughly sketched record of personal experiences, memorable moments, and collective consent. We worked as a team to hash out these winners, striving to represent the people, the land, the ingredients, and the point of view of our foodie paradise. At times, a truly outstanding pick came from little more than a gut feeling...
FOOD AND WINE DESTINATION IN SONOMA COUNTY SEEING UPTICK IN BUSINESS

FOOD AND WINE DESTINATION IN SONOMA COUNTY SEEING UPTICK IN BUSINESS

Food and wine destination in Sonoma County seeing uptick in business.Barney Aldridge, founder of The Barlow in Sebastopol, explains what’s new at his wine country destination since Sonoma County shifted into the orange tier.

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