Scallops at Spoonbar restaurant in Healdsburg on 5/15/15 . Copyright Heather Irwin,

Spoonbar Rises Again in Healdsburg

Spoonbar at the H2 Hotel in Healdsburg offers great cocktails and Wine country cuisine in a casual indoor-outdoor atmosphere

Scott Beattie Spices Up Ramen Gaijin’s Cocktail Menu

Written by Heather Irwin for BiteClubEats. Cocktail-whisperer Scott Beattie has created a drink menu for Ramen Gaijin inspired by his passion for Japan and, well, booze. Tea-infused whiskeys, along with cocktails that showcase pickled plums and even mushrooms are beyond incredible. Also look for shrub cocktails with seasonal fruit from Bar Manager Gillian Tyrnauaer. We’re a […]
Chris Long is the roving bartender of Libations Unlimited in Wine Country.

The Roving Bartender: Libations Unlimited

Christopher Long is the roving bartender of Libations Unlimited, a portable bar servicing Wine Country, Napa and Sonoma weddings and events

Fighting Scurvy, One Gimlet at a Time

I'm not a big drinker of cocktails in general, and I'm even less of a drinker of gin. That being said, cocktails clearly have their place: Less so with food, and more before - or after, or occasionally instead of; as an alternative to beer, when the weather or environs don't seem conducive to wine; and certainly, as a welcome to guests who have just endured the Bay Area's northbound assault on wine country traffic