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Zazu Restaurant + Farm: Husband and wife team are renowned for their sustainable menu and passion for all things pig. Full bar and creative takes on farm-to-table food. (Photo by Chris Hardy)
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Lowell’s: Much of the produce for this California-style restaurant come from the owners’ own farm. Beautifully-presented plates and consistently good food.
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Cavatelli with Duck confit, delicata squash, roasted onion,
taleggio, breadcrumb, parmigiano at Lowell's in Sebastopol. Heather Irwin/PD
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Ramen Gaijin: Incredible locally-sourced ramen with homemade noodles. Plus yakitori (skewers), a full bar and other Japanese nibbles. (Photo by John Burgess)
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A unique take on the Moscow Mule at Ramen Gaijin. Heather Irwin/PD
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K&L Bistro: Traditional French bistro fare that’s popular with locals for friendly lunches and romantic dinners. Great happy hour. Weekend brunch. (Photo by Beth Schlanker)
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Handline: Casual, family-friendly fare with a conscience. Homemade, artisanal tortillas, excellent daily vegetable specials, burgers. Family-friendly with a lovely patio. (Photo by John Burgess)
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The amazing fishtank at Handline Restaurant in Sebastopol. Photo: Dawn Heumann
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Choriloco taco at Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexicana, a walk-up cantina that recently opened in Sebastopol’s Barlow Center. Heather Irwin/PD
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Barrio Cocina Mexicana: A tiny space with gigantic flavors. Authentic, high-quality tacos and ridiculously good sauces. Sunday brunch is a can’t miss. Outdoor seating only. Kid-friendly. (Photo by John Burgess)
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Fork Roadhouse: Fork Roadhouse is a honey little noshery on the way to Bodega Bay that's worth a side-trip or stop on the way to Bodega Bay. A hidden local gem for breakfast, brunch and lunch, chef/owner Sarah Piccolo knows how to make incredible, comforting dishes that showcase the region's best purveyors.
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Fork Roadhouse opens in Sebastopol featuring breakfast and lunch
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Gypsy Cafe: A breakfast destination with cozy comfort food (salted caramel French toast) and healthier twists like garlic braised greens with hemp seeds. We love the braised pork and heirloom Rancho Gordo beans for lunch. (Photo by John Burgess)
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Gravenstein Grill: A sprawling complex that includes a dining room and lively bar as well as a popular outdoor patio. Small plates and the pimento burger are favorites. (Photo by John Burgess)
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Hopmonk: Music and beer are the highlights of this lively pub, but they’ve upped their game with a fried chicken sandwich on a brioche bun and housemade corned beef Rueben. (Photo by Christopher Chung)
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King Falafel: Fresh pita, falafel and other Middle Eastern and Greek favorites in this off-beat spot. Casual and family-friendly. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason)
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Muirs Tea Room: A bright and cheery tea room with finger sandwiches, scones, soup and salads. The menu is entirely plant-based, but you won’t miss what’s missing. (Photo by John Burgess)
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Kosho Japanese: Thoughtful Japanese dining with a focus on meticulously-sourced fish.Don’t miss the Japanese pancakes. (Photo by Heather Irwin)
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D’s Diner: 50’s style burger joint with breakfast and lunch specials. Try the barbecue plate or classic burger made with grass-fed beef. (Photo by Kent Porter)
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Pascaline: The smell of butter and dough lulls you inside this very French patisserie. Flakey pastries shatter with each bite instead of surrendering like a limp dishrag. Perfection. Lunch, salad and soups for lunch. (Courtesy photo)
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Pascaline features dozens of fresh pastries each morning. Photo Heather Irwin
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Smokehouse Bistro: Southern-style barbecue that includes hardwood smoked ribs, chicken, pulled pork and their signature beef brisket. (Photo by Erik Castro)
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Fandees: Every local knows about this quirky diner, and wishes the rest of us didn’t. It’s not fancy, but their classic and not-so-classic dinner entrees include cioppino, pork chops with cranberry compote and sour cream mashed potatoes, and steak chimichurri. The prices are lower than fancier spots and the food is just as good. Lunch and breakfast also served. (Photo: Yelp)
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Falafel Plate served at King Falafel in Sebastopol, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)
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Sushi Hana sushi plate. Yelp photo.
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Veggies at La Bodega Kitchen. Yelp, Monique M.
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Tiramisu at La Bodega Kitchen in Sebastopol. Yelp, Arthur A.
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Namaste Kitchen in Sebastopol. Courtesy photo.
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Viet House pho. Courtesy photo.
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Garlic fries at Sequoia Burger in Sebastopol. Sonoma Magazine.
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Classic burger at Sequoia Burger in Sebastopol. Courtesy photo SonomaMag.com.
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Seasonal tomato soup at The Farmer’s Wife in Sebastopol at the Barlow. Heather Irwin/PD