Suddenly cranberries have lost their luster. The thought of reheating the leftover stuffing and potatoes one more time makes give you the chills. And turkey? The mere mention is shudder-worthy. It’s time for a little post-Thanksgiving, pre-holiday eating that has absolutely nothing to do with the T-word.
Look forward to Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Santa Rosa Farmer’s Market where Lata Pagare is firing things up with her vegetarian, organic Indian samosas and curries. As BiteClubbers know, I’m usually a huge critic of bland, overly earnest vegetarian food, but Pagare has an impossibly light touch with the stuffed and fried pockets of potatoes and veggies. Eggplant curry gets a boost from coconut milk and plenty of spices. Just make sure to get an extra side of chutney. Veteran’s Hall parking lot, 8:30am to noon.
If you can’t get a spot at the always-packed Omelette Express in Railroad Square, a Windsor outpost recently opened across the street from McDonald’s on Windsor River Road. There’s good reason for the lines—if you’re into gut-busting breakfasts. On a recent visit, the home fries and corned beef hash were as good as always. But what’s with the rarebit sauce? Seems like I’ve seen that neon orange color on a nacho chip at the ballpark recently. Steer clear and head for Swiss instead. Omelette Express, 112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1690, 150 Windsor River Road, Windsor, 838-6920.