Stories from Jeff Cox

Cox: Food is art at Valette

The Healdsburg restaurant layers each ingredient of their colorful dishes like a painting, creating a feast for the eyes.

Cox: Every town needs a Hot Spot

This Cotati hole-in-the-wall offers it all, even a phone charging station.

Cox: Terrapin Creek still the star in Bodega Bay

The hospitable restaurant is only one of three in Sonoma County to win a Michelin Star for 2015.

Cox: No frills, good food at O! Sushi

Eight menu pages of delicious sushi make the decision on what to eat a hard choice. Luckily, every choice is a good one.

Cox: Winning combinations at girl & the fig

The popular Sonoma restaurant boasts a fun menu with the kind of dishes you’d find in a country bistro in France.

Cox: Ramen Gaijin is no ordinary noodle shop

The new Sebastopol restaurant takes inspiration from Japan itself, as well as unique Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area.

Cox: High-class cookery at John Ash

The restaurant at Vintners Inn is still fine, even without Chef John Ash.

Cox: At Bottega, eat like you’re in Italy

It's easy to understand why this Michael Chiarello spot in Yountville is on just about everyone’s list of top Italian restaurants in the U.S.

Cox: Great flavors, fun atmosphere at Underwood

This popular gathering spot in Graton offers sophisticated dishes and specialty cocktails.

Cox: Himalayan Restaurant worth a stop

Here's a tasty spot if you find yourself looking for a bite to eat in Windsor.

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