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Bartender Scott Beattie
Master mixologist shares his meticulous ways in new book, 'Artisanal Cocktails.'

Photo Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville. Dinner only Thu.-Mon. $10 corkage. 707.944.2487.

Photo Barefoot Cafe
Cafe. 1900 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. Open 7am to 10pm daily. 415.460.2160.

Photo Romeo's Pizza & Pasta
Pizza. East Petaluma: 701 Sonoma Mt. Pkwy., Ste. E2 (in the G&G strip mall), 707.762.6668; west Petaluma: 35 E. Washington St., Ste. A (across from the Golden Eagle shopping center), 707.762.6669. Open for lunch, dinner and takeout daily.

Photo Finnegan's Marin
Irish pub. 877 Grant Ave., Novato. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 415.225.7495.

Photo Buckeye Roadhouse
Roadhouse. 15 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. Open for lunch and dinner daily; Sunday brunch from 10:30am. 415.331.2600.

Photo Wine Spectrum Shop & Bar
Wine store. 123 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday; until midnight, Wednesday-Saturday. 707.636.1064.

Photo Boca
Steakhouse. 340 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. Open for dinner daily; lunch, Monday-Friday. 415.883.0901.

Photo Hatam Persian Grocery & Restaurant
Persian. 821 B St., San Rafael. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 415.454.8888.

Photo Simply Delicious
Bistro. 2780 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. Lunch and dinner served daily. 707.579.2083.

Photo Simply Delicious
Bistro. 2780 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. Lunch and dinner served daily. 707.579.2083.

Photo Hot Tamales
Mexican. 3020-F Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. Open 10am to 10pm every day. Dine in or take out; free delivery. 707.568.1241.

Photo Rubix Restaurant
Bistro. Located in the remodeled former Fourth Street home of Cafe des Croissants. 1226 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Lunch and dinner during the week; breakfast and dinner on weekends. 707.569.8222.

Photo La Fondita
Mexican. Simple, straightforward Mexican food with clear, layered flavors. 816 Sebastopol Road at West Avenue, Santa Rosa. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 707.526.0881.

Photo Thai Hut Valley
Thai. An organic alternative for Thai food lovers. 8492 Gravenstein Hwy., Cotati. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday, 11am to 9pm. 707.665.0186.

Photo Zaré
Mediterranean. A collection of California-Mediterranean dishes, boosted by the occasional nod to Zaré's Persian heritage. 5091 Solano Ave., Napa. Lunch and dinner served daily; bar closes at 11pm. 707.257.3318.

Photo Boonfly Cafe
California. A breathtaking, neo-industrial environment. The food is anything but industrial, and while many of the dishes appear on restaurant menus all across Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties, they look different and taste different. 4080 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7am to 10pm. 707.299.4900.

Photo Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
New American. This charming restaurant, located in a vintage two-story house off of St. Helena's bustling main drag, specializes in chef Cindy Pawlcyn's self-described 'food of the Americas.' And pssst: the burgers rock. Celebrity bartenders pour every Thursday evening through June. 1327 Railroad Ave., St. Helena. Summer hours are now on! Lunch and dinner daily, 11:30am to 10pm. 707.963.1200.

Photo Fujiya
Japanese. The menu bulges with sushi, nigiri and cooked Japanese food choices. 921 Factory Stores Drive, Napa. Lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday. 707.257.0639.

Photo Sebastopol Brewing Company
Microbrewery. Microbrewery with great eats rejuvenates Sebastopol. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Open for lunch and dinner, Tue-Sun. 707.823.7837.

Photo Cafe Zazzle
Cafe. Fresh flavors and international combinations are everything at Zazzle. 121 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Open for lunch and dinner Tues-Sun. 707.762.1700.

Photo Food Essay: California's Wine Country, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Thousands of years ago, tectonics and terroir conspired to make fine wine.

Photo Interview: Christopher Saywer
Sommelier to the Sonoma Valley Film Festival.


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