Pubs, grubs and killer brownies

Is Santa Rosa becoming Sonoma County’s gastropub capital? We realize beer and brew spots are the hottest new trend in restaurants, but two new pubs are set to open downtown this summer. Get ready to grab a pint at Toad in the Hole (which has been taunting passersby in its Railroad Square location for months) and now, Stout Brothers (an Irish-themed pub and restaurant) which will take over the Anatolia space on Fourth St.

In other news, SEA Thai restaurant will soon be moving into the space formerly occupied by East West Café in Montgomery Village. We’re hoping this is an outpost of the amazing SEA Thai in Petaluma. BiteClub called Petaluma early this morning for confirmation and is eagerly awaiting word.

Finally, BiteClub hit the Downtown Market (check out the photos here) and was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of foodie newcomers to the space.
Worth the trip:
– Check out the portable wood-fired pizza oven of Pizza Politana. They’ll whip you up a fresh, crispy pizza in just two minutes. Tell Naomi BiteClub sent you.
Killer Brownies are just that. Full of gooey chocolate and other tidbits, they’re a steal at $2.50. Check out the brownie biscotti, dipped in white chocolate, as well.
– Say a hearty bonjour to the Gallic gastronomes making savory buckwheat crepes filled with brie, salmon and crème fraiche or sweet crepes with caramel apples.