Petaluma Dining on Thanksgiving Day

For most, the holidays are all about family, friends, …and food. Coming together around an overflowing table of holiday specialties is one of life’s simple pleasures. For many, though, relaxing over the holidays means steering clear of the kitchen…and the inevitable cleanup. Statistic show that a growing number of people [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|0 Comments


Serendipity - "good luck; good fortune; an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident." I have been furiously contacting tourist bureaus, restaurants and hotels about media comps for my upcoming trip to Europe. Many of my emails are form letters because it simply takes too long to write a custom [...]

By | April 18th, 2015|0 Comments

How To Fix a Salad

And by "fix", I mean fix what is broken. If it were natural for me to eat salads, it wouldn't hurt my stomach so much when I do so. And by "salad" I mean the veggie ones...not the good salads, like potato, macaroni, crab, pasta, Snickers, taco, seafood, egg, antipasto, [...]

By | April 8th, 2015|0 Comments

101 North Brewing wins at Battle of the Brews

Petaluma’s own 101 North Brewing Company pulled in top honors for their American IPA at last weekend’s Battle of the Brews, held in Santa Rosa. This is apropos because the winner of Petaluma’s upcoming Home Brews Competition, slated for May 23 at the Petaluma Vets Hall, gets to brew their [...]

By | April 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Beer and Cheese @ The Big Easy

I have it on good authority (as well as personal experience) that contrary to popular belief, cheese actually pairs better with beer than with wine. I can't remember the chemistry exactly, but attend Janet Fletcher's event at The Big Easy and you will learn all about why beer pairs so well with [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Fools For The River Fundraiser

Fools for the River is a roaming downtown Petaluma food party, all to benefit the Petaluma Floathouse. Fools for the River is an all-day, all-night, all-out foodie fest for river lovers like you. River-side Restaurants will honor your Fools tickets with treats designed especially for this event. You can share your ticket [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Food Trucks Are Coming!!!

              Yes, we already have a couple of good food trucks, like El Roy's on Washington and Lakeville, but The Block Petaluma is promising a whole new experience.     Although details are still in the works, so far I have gleaned that they [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Petaluma Restaurant Week

Well, okay, it's actually Sonoma County Restaurant Week.  Coming to an end on March 15, it's not too late to take advantage of the 6th annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week. This event celebrates all the great cuisine of Sonoma County. Depending on the restaurant, prices are $10, $15, or $20 for a [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|0 Comments


***This is an extended version of the article that appeared in the Argus-Courier newspaper on January 15, 2015.***   “Farm to Fourchette” comes to North Petaluma When you come to a fork in the road, take it. - Yogi Berra Fourchette (French for “fork”) burst onto the Petaluma food scene early [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

No Password Needed to Enter The Big Easy (EXTENDED ARTICLE)

***This is an extended version of the article that appeared in the Argus-Courier newspaper on January 1, 2015.***   “This is the Big Easy. Folks have a certain way of doing things down here.” – Remy McSwain – “The Big Easy” (1987) More than just the latest in a string [...]

By | January 1st, 2015|1 Comment