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Unique Grilling Ideas: Veggies, Fruit and Other Surprises

What is it about grilling that makes food taste so good? Is it the unique magic that smoke imparts? The fun of communal cooking with friends and… Continue Reading

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Sonoma County Summer 2021: Top 10 Things to Do

Wine Country summers are made for one thing: getting outside. As Sonoma County emerges from 16 months of COVID-19 restrictions, local wineries, restaurants and outfitters are embracing… Continue Reading

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Our Top Five Sophisticated Appetizers

There are times when a special dinner party merits a first course that wows the guests. Whether it’s a classic with extra homemade touches, a decadent dip… Continue Reading

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Natural Table Decorations for Outdoor Summer Dinners

Creating a centerpiece is about much more than arranging an assortment of flowers or natural table decorations on the dining table. Instead, I draw inspiration for tablescapes… Continue Reading

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Healdsburg Restaurant Trends That Aren’t Going Away

Restaurateurs cooked up so many creative ways to serve customers during the pandemic, the interns at Eater likely pulled all-nighters to keep up on coverage. While restaurants… Continue Reading

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Best Burgers in Healdsburg

A burger in its simplest form consists of two main elements: a bun and a choice of meat. But what takes a burger to the next level?… Continue Reading

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Try These Healdsburg Restaurant Patios for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country

Enjoying an outdoor meal in Healdsburg is always on my list of travel recommendations. Whether you’re from Sonoma, San Francisco or San Antonio, you’ll find something enchanting… Continue Reading

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A 2021 Sonoma County Events Calendar to Sip and Savor

The hills are covered in wildflower blooms, and grapevines are awakening from their winter sleep. That means many wineries are starting to unveil the Sonoma County events calendar for… Continue Reading

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How to Make Truffle Butter: A Step-by-Step Video Recipe

Truffle butter, a darling of haute cuisine restaurants, might seem like one of those unreachable luxuries for the average home cook. Think again. Our truffle butter video… Continue Reading

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2021 Sonoma Winery Dinner Events

Wine dinners hosted at a vineyard have been having a moment during the pandemic—even Michelin-star restaurants started hosting pop-up dinners in wine country last year. This summer,… Continue Reading