Stories from Jeff Cox

The Guerneville restaurant still hasn’t overcome a few opening hiccups.
Chef and cheesecake queen Jan Rosen returns with a tasty new restaurant and lounge at 256 North in Petaluma.
Back by popular demand, the original menu of Sonoma’s La Salette Restaurant returns, and makes everyone very, very happy.
20 years later, it’s still clear why The Fig Café in Glen Ellen was the birthplace of Sondra Bernstein’s success.
At Sonoma Cider's taproom and 60-seat restaurant, cider not only appears in your glass but in tasty twists on French onion soup and other pub favorites.
The Graton restaurant offers a menu showcasing Polish, Hungarian, German and other Eastern European specialties.
Heading into its 75th year, Negri’s in Occidental is still worth the visit as a mainstay for delicious Italian food, with some nice updates to the menu.
Petaluma restaurant Crocodile Cafe — a French bistro with accents from Italy, Spain and Africa — shows potential.