Stories from Jeff Cox

Barley and Hops is west county cozy

What’s not to like about pub burgers, grilled rock cod sandwiches, live music and 50+ brews and ciders?

Revamped Sebastopol ramen spot worth the wait

Ramen with handcrafted noodles and succulent pork chashu is the star of this west county restaurant’s authentic, outrageously delicious Japanese fare.

Keep your veggies cool in shady Sonoma County places

Look for spots with dappled shade when planting heat-sensitive veggies.

Delicious food at Franchetti's Wood Fire Kitchen

Chef John Franchetti’s soul-warming cooking is better than ever at this Santa Rosa spot.

Indian dishes with a twist in Sonoma

Delhi Belly is a departure from ho-hum Indian food and a dive into the rich, fragrant, exotic flavors of a distant land.

Guide to Peruvian cuisine in Sonoma County

Chef Olenka Orjeda leads the way through a meal at Petaluma’s new Quinua Cucina Peruana.

Decadent fried pizza, creative drinks at Napa's Ca’ Momi Osteria

Ca'Momi Osteria, Enoteca’s full-service sister restaurant in downtown Napa, is rustic and gorgeous with a stunning menu.

Basic works best at Persimmon

At this winning Healdsburg spot, chef Danny Mai takes fusion liberty with Asian classics.

Petaluma’s Wild Goat Bistro is a hidden treasure

The charming spot in back of the historic Great Petaluma Mill pleases with Cal-American comfort food and superb ingredients.

Review: Pig out at Sonoma’s new Cochon Volant

Almond wood-smoked barbecue covers the basics of good ribs, brisket and pork, with a first-rate catfish sandwich, mild sauces and boutique beer and wine.

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