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Pizzando opens with pies and cocktails

Pizzando in Healdsburg has opened its doors at the corner of the Hotel Healdsburg, with a rotating menu of pizza, simple appetizers, rustic sides, meats and pasta dishes.

The concept was created by Spoonbar Chef Louis Maldonado with consulting chef Liza Shaw. Serving as chef de cuisine is Ben Davies, formerly of Petite Syrah in Santa Rosa.

The pizzas include both Neapolitan-style pies made with tomato sauce as well as those without tomato sauce, known as pizza bianca.

Cocktails are crafted by Spoonbar's bar manager Cappy Sorentino and include classic Italian aperitifs such as Negronis.

The casual eatery is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends. 301 Healdsburg Ave., 922-5233.


Family fare at 3 Squares

Josh Silvers has opened Three Squares Cafe in the former Petite Syrah space in Railroad Square, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except Monday.

The chef, who also owns Jackson's Bar & Oven, has crafted a menu of family-friendly comfort dishes such as Corned Beef Hash and Brisket and Poached Eggs for breakfast, Oyster Po' Boy and Shrimp Scampi for lunch and Chicken Pot Pie and nightly blue plate specials for dinner.

Three Squares Cafe is located at 205 Fifth St. 545-4300.


LandPaths' 16th at Lynmar

LandPaths will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a benefit, Autumn in the Vineyards, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Lynmar Estate Winery in Sebastopol.

The afternoon includes a stroll through the gardens, local foods paired with wines and a live auction.

Tickets are $125. To purchase, go to landpaths.org. 3909 Frei Road.


Get in character and fete the Count

Buena Vista Winery, founded by Count Agoston Harszthy in 1857, will honor its founder as the 2012 Sonoma Valley Muse during a festive dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sonoma winery.

The theme of the evening is the mid-1800s, when the Count began developing the estate, and patrons are encouraged to dress in a way reflective of that time.

Tickets are $175, to benefit the renovation of Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center. To reserve, call 938-4626 or go to sonomacommunity center.org and click on Box Office. 18000 Old Winery Road.


Dinner and craft beer at Tides Wharf

What could be better than a brew and food pairing near the surf? The 2nd annual Brewmaster Dinner Series is Oct. 12 at the Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay.

Ron Lindenbusch of Lagunitas Brewing Co. will be on hand to pour his brews. The four-course dinner will feature Lagunitas IPA, the Censored Golden Copper Ale, Little Sumpin' Wild Ale and Maximus IPA. The fee is $60 plus tax & gratuity. The Tides Wharf is at 835 Highway 1. For more information, call 875-3652.


Art, Food, Wine at Kenwood

Kenwood Vineyards will be hosting an Art, Food & Wine Experience on Oct. 13. The spotlight will be on cabernet sauvignons, the winery's renowned "Artist Series Collection," and the gourmet appetizers. The event begins at 2 p.m. and the fee is $30 apiece. Kenwood Vineyards is at 9592 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood. For more information, call 282-4228.


Breast cancer benefit at Chandon

Domaine Chandon will celebrates its 7th annual Pink Party at 7 p.m. Friday with a delicious party to benefit breast cancer programs at Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation.

The evening includes sparkling wine, bites from Etoile Restaurant, dancing, a silent auction and a photo booth.

Tickets are $100. To reserve, go to chandon.com. 1 California Drive, Yountville.

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