In the restaurant business, it’s an accomplishment to make it through the first year, and rare to last more than 10. But in Sonoma County, more than a dozen have survived well past their 30th birthdays, and a handful have outlasted generations of diners, stretching back more than a century.

These are well-worn eateries with proven formulas. Most share a common heritage, built by Italian immigrants and serving hearty family-style meals at approachable prices. It’s not a stretch to say that the farms, timber mills, railroads and vineyards of Sonoma County were built on pasta and meatballs. And maybe a steak or two.

We pay homage to 15 tried and true restaurants that have stood the test of time and are still going strong.

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10 things you need to know about gray foxes

1. Both male and female gray foxes take care of their offspring.

2. The kits practice their hunting skills by pouncing and stalking, much of which is taught by the father.

3. The scientific name of a gray fox is Urocyon cinereoargenteus.

4. Gray foxes usually live 6 to 8 years.

5. While they are most active at night, they can be seen in the daytime.

6. The main predators of gray foxes are bobcats, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and coyotes. They are also hit by cars, and hunted and trapped by humans.

7. Gray foxes are thought to be monogamous.

8. Gray fox kits are born blind and nearly naked. Their eyes open about 9 days after birth.

9. Gray fox kits begin to hunt for themselves around the age of 3 months.

10. Gray foxes are also call grey foxes or tree foxes.