Vivere shuttered

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Is 420 Mendocino Avenue cursed when it comes to restaurants? After spending months on an interior redesign, the short-lived Vivere has closed its doors. The spot never seemed to gain traction due to some strange staffing choices, inconsistent reports on the food, the lack of a liquor license and well, we’ll call it the curse […]

Burger bust

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BiteClub’s been on a burger quest lately, with varying degrees of success. The latest grill: Healdsburger in (you guessed it) Healdsburg. BiteClubbers had a few comments about this new(ish) burger spot after the Gayle’s post, so I figured it might be worth the 20 minute trek north to check things out. First sign that things […]

Help me help you

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It’s been a slow couple of weeks on the restaurant opening front, so BiteClub’s opening the lines to you. 1. What are your most burning, yearning questions? Where to get the best sweet potato fries? Best Club sandwich? Tops in tiramisu? Chiles rellenos? Tell me. You’ll get an answer. 2. What restaurants are crying out […]

Abyssinia

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Santa Rosa’s downtown Korean BBQ, Nhabee Cafe, has recently been replaced by a new Ethiopian/Eritrean eatery, Abyssinia. Injera fans have been left hungry after the departure of Santa Trata Cafe several months ago. Stay tuned. Abysinnia, 913 Fourth St., Santa Rosa

Original Superburger

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Change is never easy to swallow, but it goes down especially hard when it involves your favorite lunch. In January Santa Rosa’s classic burger joint, Gayle’s, was sold by owners Gayle and Doug Dowling after nearly thirty years in the biz. Their tried-and-true formula was simple: honest burgers, fries and onion rings served up in […]

Hog’s out of the bag

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The hog’s out of the bag. After months of whispers and conjecture about who’d take over a conspicuously empty restaurant hole at the Oxbow Public Market, word is that Hog Island Oysters will be setting up shop in the Napa space next fall. Modeled after their successful Ferry Building bar in San Francisco, the spot […]

Hang Ah

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BiteClubbers are asking what’s up with the former A&W restaurant off Hwy 101 near Coddingtown. Word is that Hang Ah Tea Room, who tout themselves as Chinatown’s oldest dim sum spot, will open an offshoot here in the SR. The site’s been in the works for a few months, and owners say they don’t yet […]

What’s open

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BiteClub and McNibs have this ongoing problem–we absolutely crave sushi around 2pm every Sunday afternoons. Problem is, every sushi spot we go to is closed. Ferme. Lights out and nobody home. I’m convinced it’s a conspiracy. Leave it to my ex-hubby to find the solution: WhatsOpen.com. He’s sweet that way. And while I hestitate to […]