El Meson de Los Molcajetes, OSHA Thai BBQ Newcomers to Local Dining Scene

Upscale Mexican eats and delicious desserts and Thai barbecue, curry and sweet sticky rice are on the menu.

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The owners of Los Molcajetes Bar & Grill have opened a new Santa Rosa restaurant called El Meson de Los Molcajetes.

The full bar and restaurant serves upscale dishes (as well as favorites) that include grilled bone marrow with tomatillo salsa, Oaxaca chorizo fondue with grilled nopal, chocolate green mole, Jalisco mole rojo, grilled tuna with pico de gallo and coconut white rice and grilled octopus with tropical pico de gallo.

For dessert, there’s horchata pie under white chocolate and cajeta flan. We’re hungry just looking at the menu. Stay tuned for more.

1950 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, 707-843-4716. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

San Francisco-based OSHA Thai BBQ has opened in Petaluma with a limited menu that includes samosa, chicken satay, papaya salad and a selection of barbecued lamb, beef, chicken and pork. Pineapple and crab fried rice, Pad Thai and yellow curry are faves. Don’t miss the sticky rice with mango.

1390 N. McDowell Blvd., Suite A, Petaluma, oshathaibbq.com


Meanwhile in Petaluma, our favorite chili spot, Chili Joe’s, has closed. We’ll miss the New MexiJoe burger. Word is several restaurants are interested in taking over the space.