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Stories from Food Business

Restaurateur to inject new life in former Caffe Portofino

Sonu Chandi has taken over the downtown Santa Rosa space, which has been shuttered for more than two years. The co-owner of nearby Stout Brother’s Pub plans a modern American bistro called Craft 535 Kitchen + Bar.

This week's agrictulture briefs

Four North Coast groups will receive federal food promotion grants totaling more than $160,000.

Reactions to Lagunitas-Heineken deal

From Twitter: "I stepped away from Twitter for a bit. Did public outcry convince Lagunitas to nix the Heineken deal yet?"

Optimism grows for Sonoma County apple harvest

With organic apples fetching higher prices again this year, apple growers are feeling upbeat about an increasingly diversifying local industry.

Sonoma County’s farm bounty approaches $900 million

Despite a decline in the value of wine grapes, Sonoma County ag production increased 6 percent last year. The county is benefiting from growth in demand for high-end organic products.

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