Restaurant Napa Valley

The French Laundry: Napa Valley’s Culinary Crown Jewel

A flag flies in a spacious garden across the street from a building with ivy-lined stone walls on Yountville’s north side. This is The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s legendary restaurant that debuted in 1994...
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Russian River Brewing Company: Drinking Craft Beer in Waves

If beer geeks ever decide to chisel a Mt. Rushmore of California brewmasters, there’s a good chance that Vinnie Cilurzo will make the cut. He started in San Diego at Blind Pig, where many...
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.: Heaping Hops on Healdsburg [CLOSED]

In the West Coast hop wars, Bear Republic Brewing Company is known for packing some serious artillery. We drove north from Lagunitas Brewing Company to taste some of the Bear’s bolder beers, some hoppy,...
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Lagunitas Brewing Company: All About Ales in Industrial Park

Stone proved with their World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido that good beer experiences are possible in industrial parks. Lagunitas doesn’t have the same scope or sheen as Stone, but their month-old Petaluma taproom...
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Zazu: Going Garden to Table on Santa Rosa Outskirts

Drive west from downtown Santa Rosa and strip malls soon give way to fields. Before long, you’ll encounter Zazu, a market-driven restaurant on the outskirts of town that captures Sonoma County’s essence, with many...
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Zazu Black Pig Salumi (Dose of Vitamin P)

Zazu is a restaurant on the outskirts of Santa Rosa that captures Sonoma County’s essence, with many ingredients plucked right from the backyard garden. The owners’ commitment to seasonal cooking is hardly limited to...