April 20, 2021


Do it with Food.

Filipino foods, chocolates and Betty White birthday cuisine

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Filipino food stuff coming to Sonoma

Previous Sunday I referred to as Sweet Pea Bakeshop to inquire if they are nevertheless open since their “opening” banner was drooping poorly.

Not only are they open up, they are including Filipino foodstuff, 1 of my favored cuisines, to their repertoire.

Starting this weekend, co-owner/chef/baker Albert Rivera will present Filipino bento bins. Rivera is Filipino, and we must all test this exciting food.

For all those who have not experienced the cuisine of the Philippines, it is far more delicious than Chinese or Japanese food stuff and, like most nations around the world, capitalizes on what is available in that nation. For decades the San Francisco Bay Location has been household to a huge immigrant community from the Philippines. As is true of immigrant cuisines introduced from Mexico and other nations around the world, the food stuff varies by house location.

Owning been a guest in the Philippines and getting created an exposé guide on the assassination of presidential candidate and Ferdinand Marcos’ rival Benigno Aquino, we were generally attendees in Filipino residences in this article and in Manila.

Rivera and Sweet Pea ended up to commence selling Filipino packing containers to-go yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 21 at $18. I appear forward to trying each and every week’s exclusive. Open up 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday via Sunday. 720 W. Napa St., Sonoma. 681-5886.

Soroptimists market chocolates for Valentine’s

With all the inauguration, insurrection and pandemic information inundating all of us, really do not forget about Valentine’s Working day is coming up all over again on Feb. 14.

In its place of linking with See’s Candies once again, Soroptimist Global of Sonoma Valley has made the decision to promote super regional Chocolate Cow chocolates for Valentine’s Working day to reward both of those a local company and the club’s scholarship fund and assist for young women of all ages.

The colorful sweets arrive in both a 6-pack and a 4-pack, just the proper dimensions to be sure to with out stirring guilt. The 6-pack incorporates two sea salt caramels, one particular “chocolate cow,” and 3 chocolate truffles ($17). The 4-pack box has a single sea salt caramel, one particular “chocolate cow,” and two truffles ($14), and the two appear in festive boxes.

Orders will have to be positioned by Friday, Feb. 5 by calling Juliette Andrews at 338-1874 or Maida Herbst at 337-7672.

Soroptimist also delivers get hold of-free of charge pickup in the parking whole lot at the rear of the Atrium Building at 670 W. Napa St., Sonoma on Friday, Feb. 12, or Saturday, Feb. 13. This is the similar site they utilised for their final lobster feed pickup.

The Chocolate Cow, celebrating 30 decades of father and son handmade chocolates, is positioned in the Mercado off Very first Avenue East in Sonoma, involving La Salette and the new Prohibition Spirits shop.

Glen Ellen Star’s new Cell Oven

Glen Ellen Star has a new cellular wooden oven.

The recently named Sonoma Star Cell Oven also offers salads ($8), pizzas like a tomato cream pie ($20 to $23), empanadas ($8 to $10), focaccia ($6), and pop tarts ($7) from this rolling cooker. And of system interesting drinks.

Each individual weekend from now via the finish of February the oven will be parked at 3 Fat Guys winery tasting space at 20816 Broadway, Sonoma. You can get on-line to save time at glenellenstar.com/Sonoma-star-cell-oven/

Guidelines Roadside’s great news

Susie Pryfogle, operator of Ideas Roadside in Kenwood, is certainly a person who fights her way out of adversity. In the very last thirty day period she dropped her beloved mom and then experienced to shut briefly though the team all got analyzed for COVID-19, quarantined and have been cleared as virus-cost-free.

She is the “fight back kid” and has occur up with a great plan: serving the similar specials Wednesdays through Sundays, these types of as soups, stews and chili for two on Wednesdays, fried hen for two each individual Thursday, and a Sunday special barbecue spouse and children meal for four, or priced for 1 as well.

This week incorporated small rib stew with a puffed pastry leading and combined green salad ($45 for two), Trixie’s fried rooster with mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw and buttermilk biscuits ($28 for two), and root beer glazed smoked pork spare ribs, a bacon and cheddar two times baked potato, chopped wedge salad and new banana pudding Friday through Sunday ($79 for four, $20 for just one). Purchase at 509-0078.

Edge to go

No, Edge is not going anyplace.

Govt Chef and Culinary Director Fiorella Butron now presents takeaway dinners weekly Wednesday by Saturday.

Sample menus from this 7 days bundled Painted Hills rib eye, pommes frites, wintertime greens, and housemade ketchup for Wednesday and Thursday, and Ahi tuna and shrimp with pumpkin curry, basmati rice and pickled radish for Friday and Saturday ($50 to $165). From time to time you can insert truffle risotto for $17. For more data phone 935-6520 or get on their mailing listing by means of stoneedgefarm.com.

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