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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Getting Saucy

Laura Hamburg, I am just seeing what you wrote after stumbling upon this review, and it is funny. I think you missed the point of those who say the positive talk about this pizza joint is inflated by the ruling owner and her minions. You are one of those minions, a personal friend with this pizza joint's owner for more than a decade. Even your words here are complete padding, not an honest customer review at all, just more ego petting, more small town smoke and mirrors. Congratulations.

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Posted by Mo on 08/18/2015 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Taco Jackpot

The sad part is that the casino's own study shows that local bars and restaurants will suffer a 13% loss of business after the casino opens. In an industry that operates on such a small profit margin, this will mean that businesses will be forced to shut down. That will mean loss of tax revenue, higher unemployment and an overall job loss that is typically found in communities that host casinos. The City of Rohnert Park has already predicted a $6.25 million loss of sales revenue and the resulting loss of tax revenue for the city ($511,000 in the first year alone) as a result of casino traffic. One win, lots of losses. Read "10 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Casinos" at

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Posted by Stop the Casino 101 Coalition on 07/10/2013 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Healdsburg's Royal Family

What a great article! And what a lovely family. We know Octavio and Pedro. They are wonderful people and a blessing to have in Healdsburg. Not only do they run excellent restaurants and a store, but they continually give back to their community. The Diaz family is truly Royal!

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Susan Jones on 01/30/2013 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Wake and Bake

As a customer of Sonoma Scone company, I can attest to the deliciousness of these scones. I love that you bake them yourself so you can enjoy as many -- or as few -- as you'd like FRESH from the oven. Ms. Eicken packages them with easy instructions to follow (even I had no trouble!) I highly recommend these delicious morsels! I can't wait to try her new flavors.

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Posted by Michelle on 06/25/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Triple Shot

Very cool!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicki Wolfe on 03/30/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery

What a load of BS.

People that opposed the tasting room project won't soon forget the Schwartz's veiled threats of "turning people in for illegal structures" because of their opposition- nor the pompous blight that initiated it.

So please, drink Fort Ross wine... and be sure to toast all the little people that the Schwartz family stepped on to get there. South Africa may be the capital of blood-diamonds... and Fort-Ross is now the capital of bad-blood wine. Enjoy!

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Posted by Jacob Bayless on 08/31/2012 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Out of the Fog

One of my absolute favorites in Sonoma County! The Chardonnay opened me up to so much, the Grist Zin has become my guilty pleasure, and the Neighbors Pinot Noir is to die for. Highly recommend a visit to this place. Bring a picnic and sit at their outdoor tables or adirondacks, and play some bocce!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Natalia Jaramillo on 03/23/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Born on a Bayou

I'm from Louisiana and I worked a 13 week contract assignment in Santa Rosa. One of the biggest highlights of working there was eating at the Parish Cafe . Great food and Great memories. Coming back for More!!!
Katrina P

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Posted by Katrina Pipkin on 04/12/2018 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Fork in the Road

I love the food they offer from the truck. I send all good luck to them at the new spot. It is a great little location they just need a draw = good food for affordable prices. We will be there when it opens!

-West County Farmer John

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Posted by Farmer John on 09/17/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Pleasures of the Flesh

It's the only place I purchase my meat from. It's worth every penny. The sandwiches are fantastic too!!!

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Posted by Kim Rolly Brothers on 05/28/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Opportunity Quacks

There will be a tremendous backlash from animal activists and organizations to the foie gras black market. To quote Bryan Pease, co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League of San Diego, "If we find somebody still serving that product, the gloves are going to come off and we’ll use every legal means available to shut that place down, including lawsuits, protests and boycotts. There’s just no reason to allow restaurants to do business in California that flout the law and torture animals for a table treat."

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Posted by humanebeing on 06/27/2012 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Totally Possum

I am looking forward to visiting this pub in Santa Rosa all the way from Stockton. I have tasted food cooked by Nico Silva before and he is a gifted chef. My mouth is drooling just reading about it.

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Posted by Helen Ferraz Guzman on 09/21/2018 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Born on a Bayou

We were in Healdsburg a few years back and ate at his place 5 out of 11 days. It was awesome. The street construction is a drag at the Healdsburg location, so we only went once last year, but we'll be back to both locations this year...Can't wait!

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Posted by Cricket Cara Glennon Truax on 04/12/2018 at 12:43 PM

Re: “City Mouse

I use the google machine to look up took only 0.358 second to get a match.

Winery Sixteen 600 is always the highlight of our annual trek to Sonoma from NC. We were extremely fortunate to have both Sam and Ben join us at our tasting last time. Amazing hosts, amazing wines, amazing times.

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Posted by D White on 12/12/2017 at 4:53 AM

Re: “So You Wanna Hunt Mushrooms?

Collecting mushrooms at any State Parks in Marin County is prohibited, this includes Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Tomales Bay State Park.

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Posted by Ranger Derek Shelly on 11/12/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Getting Saucy

Saucy is my favorite pizza place in Northern California. Great pizza as well as salads, meatballs, sandwiches, etc. Cynthia is a wonderful, energetic, creative person. Don't miss her pizza making class if she offers it again.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Arlene Moorehead on 05/06/2015 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Farm in the City

Looks like the " good-Ol-days" still exist at the farm in Santa Rosa.

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Posted by Dino DArgenzio on 11/06/2013 at 7:55 AM

Re: “I'm Just a Po'Boy

Great story young Nicolas. I might steal NSFD. Hilarious.

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Posted by Heather Irwin on 02/27/2013 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Opportunity Quacks

Great article, love the way in which Ms. Abrahams utilizes parody in the great tradition of Swift and Twain, in order to underscore the absolute brutality involved in producing foie gras.
If the quality of the meat is dictated by how poorly the animal was treated in life, then we, as a civilized country, need to outlaw said meat.
Bravo to to Ms. Abrahams for calling attention to the greed which sustains such a inhumane practice. Ironic that we call such cuisine "delicate" when the creation of such is anything but.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Harry Lime on 06/30/2012 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Praise Cheeses

Wonderful article! Vella Cheese Co appreciates the coverage of the colorful history of the many artisan cheesemakers in our area. We are proud to be a part of the Northbay's cheesemaking mecca and contributing to the education of up and coming artisans in this Old World craft. Ig Vella started an in-house apprenticeship program and Vella Cheese is proud to have had 3 apprentice Cheesemakers in the last 30 years: Jeremy Catrambone, Jeffrey Catrambone and most recently, Ig's grandson, Gabriel Luddy.

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Posted by Chickie Vella on 03/30/2012 at 5:45 PM

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