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Wine and Dine Al Fresco in Petaluma

Mar 06, 2024 / madmin

Al Fresco is a phrase borrowed from the Italian that means casual outdoor dining. Given Petaluma’s similarity to a charming Tuscan village – both locales produce excellent wine, cheese, and olive oil and are known for cuisine prepared from the freshest local ingredients – al fresco perfectly describes the relaxed atmosphere that you can expect at the many Petaluma restaurants that offer patio dining. MORE

Support Local Businesses with the Shop Petaluma E-Gift Card

Aug 31, 2022 / madmin

When shopping for a gift, Petaluma has so many excellent restaurants, stylish boutiques, friendly health and wellness studios, and talented hair stylists that it can be difficult to decide what's the best choice. Would your significant other rather be treated to a wood-fired pizza and Sonoma County wine at Hank's, pampered at Moonlit Aesthetics, or pick out a great pair of Italian boots at Passeggiata Shoes? MORE

Travel SMART 7 Days a Week

Apr 12, 2022 / madmin

SMART is back on track with an expanded schedule that includes weekends and fare discounts of up to 50%. The trains serve a 43-mile corridor from northern Santa Rosa (near the Sonoma County Airport) to Larkspur, connecting to San Francisco via the Larkspur Ferry. MORE

Refreshing Desserts at Once Upon A Slush

Aug 21, 2019 / madmin

Photo by Hiro Sogi Why are people lining up on American Alley? Once Upon a Slush, easily identified by a magical blue castle logo suspended above a bed of clouds, is Petaluma's go-to for a refreshing treat. MORE

Discover a Petaluma Pearl

Jul 25, 2019 / madmin

Chef-owners Brian Leitner and Annette Yang shake up Petaluma’s culinary scene with their intricately woven tapestry of Eastern Mediterranean-North African cooking accented with Southern French and Spanish flair at Pearl Petaluma. The daytime café intrigues with unexpected recipes, like amaranth waffles dolloped in ricotta and cranberry apple lavender jam, or brightly spiced Persian meatballs atop adassi (lentil) rice with braised cabbage, walnut-Meyer lemon relish, and a sunnyside-up egg. MORE

Keep Your Eyes on the Pies at Petaluma Pie

Jul 23, 2019 / madmin

Angelo Sacerdote and Lina Hoshino met in the editing studio for a documentary exploring GMOs, corporate agriculture, and food trade policy. Hardly the kind of meet-cute you’d expect for a couple who’d later open a charming little Wine Country shop specializing in globally inspired sweet and savory pies. MORE

Brewsters Beer Garden – Come for the Beer; Stay for the Party

Jul 01, 2019 / madmin

When you’re walking in downtown Petaluma, as you cross Washington Street and head north on Petaluma Boulevard, you may notice a flat-roofed, semi-industrial structure, landscaped with native grasses and ground cover. The building looks rather unassuming but an intriguing free-form metal tree sculpture beckons you to enter through the gate.As you descend the stairs, what comes into view practically takes your breath away. MORE

Family-Friendly International Fare at Stockhome

Jun 01, 2019 / madmin

With the 2018 opening of Stockhome, a sunny, counter-service eatery in downtown Petaluma, talented chefs and experienced restaurateurs Roberth and Andrea Sundell have brought their international menu closer to home. The Sundell's who are raising their family in Petaluma are also owners of San Francisco’s PLÄJ Restaurant. MORE