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.