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About Rivertown

My name is Houston and I am a Petalumaholic. If it has to do with Petaluma, I am reading about it, visiting it, playing in it, or eating it. I try to participate wherever I can in this community that I under-appreciated as a kid. A big fan of food, I revel in Petaluma’s vast and diverse restaurant, brewery, and winery scene and volunteer or visit every Petaluma food festival, event, or “feed” that I can. I am an Elite Yelp reviewer and in my free time blog as often as I can about the food, as well as the parades, festivals, events, people, and businesses that make Petaluma such a great place to live.

I encourage your feedback and look forward to serving the community through my Petaluma 360 blog.

Petaluma River Cleanup

PETALUMA RIVER CLEANUP - 20th Anniversary - Saturday, May 3, 2013 - 8am signup at the Marina, or register online using the link below. The Petaluma River is so much more than the murky strip of water that weaves through our little slice of heaven.  It is our largest park [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Rancho Meats

I'm a little disappointed by the local media outlets (KTVU, KPIX, etc) for not delving in a bit deeper, especially knowing that Petaluma is at the epicenter of the slow food movement.  But I can't say I am surprised.  The more hype they can peddle, the better their ratings...although at the same [...]

By | February 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Taste of Petaluma (2013)

Whether you are new to Petaluma, a Petaluma native, or are simply hankering for a walk around downtown, this weekend’s Taste of Petaluma is the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy the final days of summer. Six years ago, I moved back to Petaluma, after living in [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Speakeasy 2.0 (NOW SERVING BRUNCH!!!)

Along with being one of the only places in town serving food into the witching hours beyond midnight, Speakeasy now serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm.  Yup, if you want a great brunch but don't get up super early, you can mozy on down any time before 5pm [...]

By | June 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

Anyone that knows my mother knows that she is a giver.  She gives of herself to her family and gives of herself to her community.  It is the rare non-profit that doesn't have her on their roster of volunteers.  She is the first one they call when they need someone [...]

By | May 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff…

...Salsa, and Beer Tasting! This Saturday, May 11th, marks the 16th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa and Beer Tasting.  The event has become a Petaluma institution and is always a crowd favorite.  This isn’t hard to believe with over 40 chili and salsa teams battling it out for top [...]

By | May 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Wild Goat Bistro to donate 20% to Cinnabar Theater.

Haven't been out in a while? Antsy to enjoy the nice weather? Head over to Wild Goat Bistro on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 for lunch or dinner and they will donate 20% of the entire bill to Cinnabar Theater. Additionally, they will give you a $10 off coupon for a [...]

By | March 11th, 2013|0 Comments

CRAB FEED, LAGUNITAS STYLE

It only took two weeks to sell 150 out of 200 tickets for this event so if you want all-you-can-eat crab (striaght from crabbing boats out of our own harbors)  - cooked, cleaned, cracked, and brought to your plate, plus over $3,000 worth of awesome raffle prizes, you better get [...]

By | January 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Wine Country Helicopter Tour: The Perfect Christmas Gift

About this time last year, I came across a Groupon deal for a helicopter tour based out of the Petaluma airport.  The tour by Heloventure was offered for two passengers and was deeply discounted - more than what I normally find on Groupon.  If you don't know, helicopter and airplane tours are quite [...]

By | December 28th, 2012|1 Comment

Christmas Experiment – Buying Local??? (Part 3)

Local Christmas Experiment: Part 3 – Ornaments, Hats, and Cards Did we find local ornaments?  Yes, we found local ornaments. We found a local artist with handmade ornaments, fashioned from recycled antique-y kinds of things, like bells and balls and books.  We could not have been more excited.  The prices [...]

By | December 23rd, 2012|1 Comment