Heather Irwin - Digital Strategy and Innovation Lead for Sonoma Media Investments

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The former Yanni’s Sausage Grill, which has always been little more than a counter and a compact kitchen, has become one of Sonoma County’s best Greek restaurants.
Cozier than a tasting room but not quite a restaurant, this Healdsburg spot feels just right.
One of Sonoma County’s favorite chefs is coming out from behind the food trucks, ready to reintroduce his version of Southern dining with everything from creamy grits to beignets.
The new location, at 544 Mendocino Ave in downtown Santa Rosa, is an upgrade both in size and decor.
Gerard's Paella is so famous, it's about to be in an Amy Poehler movie. Find it at a new spot in downtown Santa Rosa.
Husband-wife owners Chad and Erika Harris said the popular diner near Sonoma quickly outgrew its space and staffing, forcing them to close.
Sonoma County is in the midst of a restaurant boom, with more than a dozen newly opened and soon-to-come spots to report. Here's a fresh crop of eateries you may not have heard about.
Chef Christian Velasquez makes his own bologna, lightly fried, served atop sliced white bread with homemade pickles and his own pimento cheese. It’s a revelation rather than a punchline.
Sake 107 in Petaluma offers up seriously awesome sushi and izayaki that reminds us of what great Japanese food can really taste like. Here's what to order when you go.
'We’re honored to be able to pay it forward and give back to those in need in the Napa Valley and Sonoma regions,' said the celebrity chef.
Willi’s Wine Bar, the iconic restaurant destroyed in October's wildfires, will rise again in northeast Santa Rosa.
A Chez Panisse alum has opened a sunny breakfast and lunch spot featuring his own interpretations of shakshuka, fattoush salad and braised meats.
The founder of Krave Jerky and SmashMallow thinks dairy-free chocolate has a bright future.
For years, the unnamed tamale cart at Santa Rosa’s Grocery Outlet was a Saturday morning secret and hot spot. Now, the husband and wife team are opening their first brick-and-mortar location, Tamales Mana, in southeast Santa Rosa.
Owners Mark and Terri Stark hope to open on Oct. 8, exactly one year since the wildfires began.
Out of the diminutive kitchen of the newest Old Courthouse Square eatery is a lineup of stunning dishes that include coconut curried cauliflower with harissa, a fried chicken sandwich and yellowtail ceviche. There’s also an unforgettable burger that’s just become our new favorite.
Pliny the Younger, cheese and wine, crab feeds, and more to delight your palate in this week's food happenings.
'We are connecting with women at an intimate level, with small parties where they can ask questions,' says Garden Society CEO Erin Gore, a Santa Rosa marijuana edibles company.
If the end of cannabis prohibition in California has you ‘canna-curious,’ here are some terms you should know.
Though Kitchen 335 in Healdsburg is a restaurant that’s still finding itself, there are a handful of dishes that make the restaurant worth a try.
After hearing of the fire devastation, a father and son checked on their Fountaingrove neighbors, shooting video of the fire behind firelines as they rode through the neighborhood.
Julie Golden used to provide quality meat from her ranch near Ukiah to some of the area’s finest restaurants. Then she decided to open her own, the Golden Pig.
Fighting pushback from food truck foes, El Roy’s is now a local favorite, and has even been voted the best food truck in Sonoma County.
‘People make it in a day, but you really can’t if you do it right,’ said Octavio Diaz, owner of Agave Mexican and upcoming Kitchen 335 in Healdsburg.
The newly opened salumeria is every bit as luxurious as its nearby restaurant and tasting room comrades that line Healdsburg’s streets.