Bluegrass Bar and Grill (Closed)

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Bluegrass Bar and Grill's menu has some very solid contenders for the restaurant's assertion of "Best BBQ in Sonoma", namely the St. Louis Ribs ($16.99 half). These are a smoked and rubbed version, so the gloopy, gloppy is at a minimum, though sauce is served on the side. They're tender, fall-off-the-bone tasty with just enough spice to be noticed

Trisha’s Lumpia House

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Going Pinoy is the name of the game at Trisha's Lumpia House, Sonoma County's first (as far as anyone we talked to knows) Filipino restaurant. Hidden in Petaluma's G&G Shopping Center, Karen tells us that much of the clientele are curious, um, obviously non-Filipino eaters like us and she's always happy to walk folks through the menu. She locks us onto Pork Adobo, lumpia (think fried spring rolls), pancit noodles (think Pad Thai or chowmein) and Sitaw at Kalabasa (long beans and squash in coconut milk).

Hopmonk

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BiteClub was ready to love Hopmonk. All the build up, all the hype, all the beer. What could go wrong? Apparently a lot. I’m willing to overlook a whole heck of a lot when a restaurant first opens. Kitchens need time to get the drill right. Staff need breaking in. Hey, it’s a brewpub for […]

Yeti to open

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New life continues to spring into Glen Ellen’s Jack London Village, which is threatening to become a full-fledged foodie mecca. The newest tenant, set for a May opening, is Yeti Restaurant, serving high-end Indian and Nepalese dishes. BiteClub ran into owner Narayan Somname putting the finishing touches on the small, but what looks to be […]

Yeti Nepalese in Glen Ellen

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New life continues to spring into Glen Ellen's Jack London Village, which is threatening to become a full-fledged foodie mecca. The newest tenant, set for a May opening, is Yeti Restaurant, serving high-end Indian and Nepalese dishes.

Schmaltz!

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Mmmm. Schmaltz. Just in time for Passover, BiteClub goes on a quest for this staple of Jewish cooking. Enjoy! Check out Syrah’s Passover Seder Saturday (April 21, 2008), a five-course non-kosher menu created in the spirit of Passover with the Chef’s special culinary interpretation and family recipes. Chef Josh Silvers has planned a special welcoming, […]

Bug Off

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Recently I got a call from a BiteClubber who was shocked to have a found a bug in her salad at a local restaurant. A sign of a dirty kitchen? Slacking oversight? The key, I told her, was where she found the bug. In her salad. After talking to some local chefs, the news is […]