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The Independent Spirits of Artisan Alley
3 months ago

The Independent Spirits of Artisan Alley

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Afew blocks off the Windsor Town green, in a quiet warehouse zone on Bell Road, there’s something special going on—The Artisan Alley Beverage District.

Like the house of artistic hepcats …
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Horse & Plow
5 months ago

Horse & Plow

Southern Comfort in West County

If you didn’t grow up in the South sipping cider on a big covered porch or are unfamiliar with the southern charms and comforts of …
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The Parish Café
5 months ago

The Parish Café

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A Piece of New Orleans in Healdsburg

If you like your oysters fried, head over to The Parish Café, situated in a big yellow Victorian house, just off the new …
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Scopa – Keeping it Simple
7 months ago

Scopa – Keeping it Simple

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Traditional Neighborhood Italian Food

Scopa is a somewhat hidden gem of an Italian restaurant tucked into a narrow space on the north side of Healdsburg Plaza. The walls of the …
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Sparklers with  Substance
9 months ago

Sparklers with Substance

The first sip will surprise you. In fact, a few things may take your breath away when visiting the new Breathless Wines tasting room in Healdsburg—most notably, the sparkling wines …
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Elevating Portuguese Peasant Food

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Four years ago, Manuel Azevedo and his sister Lucia Azevedo Fincher opened Café Lucia in Healdsburg, featuring Cozinha Nova Portuguesa (new Portuguese cuisine)—which combines the best of our local produce …
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Summer’s Fresh Peach Pie
11 months ago

Summer’s Fresh Peach Pie

It’s the heart of summer, and there is such great bounty here in Sonoma County, including peaches. We typically reach our Dry Creek Peach peak in August, and when peaches …
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Fermentation Frenzy
11 months ago

Fermentation Frenzy

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Fermentation, an ancient method for processing foods and beverages, is on the rebound in Sonoma County. Prior to modern conveniences such as refrigeration, supermarkets and industrial-scale farming, most of what …
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Robert Young Estate Winery
11 months ago

Robert Young Estate Winery

It’s the kind of tale Hollywood gravitates towards. A sweeping saga of six generations of farmers: their lives, loves, struggles and reverence for the land—it almost sounds like the blurb …
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For the Love of Ice Cream
11 months ago

For the Love of Ice Cream

When I was well into my 30s, I felt a little guilty one evening about having an ice cream sundae for dinner, like I should know better. Coincidentally, I ended …
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