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Wednesday Night Market report

New food vendors debut

Sonoma Hot Cone’s Pulled Pork
Sonoma Hot Cone's Pulled Pork

For years, Santa Rosa’s Wednesday night Downtown Market has been an incubator for new food businesses. In it’s 2011 debut, that tradition seems to be continuing.

Though some areas of the sprawling evening market between Mendocino and E St. seemed a bit sparse on opening night, new faces including Seoul Food TaKorea (a Korean Taco bar), Not Your Momma’s Granola and Sonoma Hot Cones were a welcome sight.

Owners at TaKorea said that they’re testing the concept for a fusion of Korean bbq and tacos at the market in hopes of opening a restaurant in Santa Rosa in the near future. The sweet beef nestled inside corn tacos was a definite winner. The most fascinating concept was Sonoma Hot Cones — sweet and savory fillings piled inside crunchy waffle cones.

The pulled pork with coleslaw is stuffed into a savory cone, which makes for a filling meal that’s travel-ready during the market. We were hooked. Other flavors include Spicy Thai green curry spaghetti and meatballs and apple crisp.

Familiar food favorites were also at the market, including Street-Eatz, Harvey’s Mini Donuts, Rosso Pizzeria, Willie Bird Turkey legs and California Thai.


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  1. TaKorea was a disappointment. I was expecting authentic Korean flavors in a taco, but all of the meat choices were bland and the veggies were standard cabbage salad mix you can find in any taco. And why is sriracha served with this? How about some Korean chili sauce. TaKorea missed an opportunity. Where’s the bulgogi. dwaegi bulgogi, and kimchee? Now that would be an awesome taco.

  2. TaKorea was a disappointment. I was expecting authentic Korean flavors in a taco, but all of the meat choices were bland and the veggies were standard cabbage salad mix you can find in any taco. And why is sriracha served with this? How about some Korean chili sauce. TaKorea missed an opportunity. Where’s the bulgogi. dwaegi bulgogi, and kimchee? Now that would be an awesome taco.

  3. Heather, PLEASE come try our new organic ice cream at THE KILLER BAKING BOOTH. I think you will love it. We are right in front of Russian River Brewing Company this year. Thanks!

  4. Well I couldnt resist Rosso’s chorizo pizza last night. Delish. Next week definitely will hunt the Korean tacos. Thanks for the lead.

  5. Well I couldnt resist Rosso’s chorizo pizza last night. Delish. Next week definitely will hunt the Korean tacos. Thanks for the lead.

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