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First Look: All the Cocktails at Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 9 comments

If you've been tasting wine all day in Napa or Sonoma, by sunset you might be ready for a change of pace. Ad Hoc, Thomas Keller's family-style restaurant in Yountville, recently got its liquor license, and the team, including Bar Manager Christian Schnurr, Sommelier and Assistant GM Jessica Pinzon, and GM Josh Blackman, has been busy perfecting a Keller-approved 6-item cocktail list that just made its debut. We took the launch as an excuse to head up to wine country to check it out. More

What to Eat in Napa Valley: Solbar's Lucky Pig

Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

I'm a big fan of dinners that require some assembly at the table: give me some lettuce and pancakes for wrapping, sauces to smear, and free rein to create my own masterpiece, and I'm happy to roll up my sleeves. The classy patio at Solbar in Calistoga may not seem the most obvious place for freeform finger food, but their Lucky Pig is as delicious as it is fun. More

Two Great Lunches in Wine Country: Oakville Grocery and Tacos Garcia

Carey Jones 6 comments

[Photographs: Carey Jones] Grilled turkey sandwich, or beef cheek tacos? Drive along California's Route 29, through the heart of Napa Valley, and you'll pass by any number of superb restaurants—fertile soil, world-class wine, and the people who love said wine create an excellent climate for fine dining. But when you're looking for a quick lunch, not a Michelin adventure, options can seem a bit slim. Here are two of my favorite, under-$10 eats in wine country, after the jump.... More

Additions to 2009 SF, Bay Area, Wine Country Michelin Guide

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The 2009 edition of the San Francisco, Bay Area, and Wine Country Michelin Guide goes on sale tomorrow. Here's word on the starrage: "The French Laundry remains the sole Michelin three-star selection, Coi joins the ranks of Michelin two-star restaurants, and Murray Circle, Plumed Horse, Trevese and The Village Pub join the Michelin one-star selections." $11.53, from Amazon.com... More

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