Two tasty riblets of restaurant news for this weekend:

Sweet T’s Sets Opening Date

It’s been a long, long wait for the grand opening of Sweet T’s 2.0 in Windsor, but the date has been set: March 7.

The original restaurant location in Fountaingrove burned to the ground in the 2017 wildfires. Owners have been slowly rebuilding their dream space in Windsor for more than a year, but hiring has begun and the doors are set to swing open to barbecue and other delicious Southern treats soon.

Read more about Sweet T’s journey.

A rendering of the parking lot and rear of the Matheson building

Matheson Moves Closer

Chef Dustin Valette’s proposed 231-seat Healdsburg restaurant has moved a step further to being built. On Tuesday, the city’s planning commission approved a revised design plan by Valette and his business partners. Despite some vocal opposition, the commission voted 4 to 1 to let the project move forward, saying that it complied with local building guidelines.

According to Valette, the next steps for the project will be retail remodel, beginning this month, and final city permits to begin construction. Two condominiums planned for the third floor of the project have received conditional use permits.

Read more about the Matheson project.