Located in Rohnert Park, DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma - Wine Country is minutes from Foxtail Golf Club and close to Spreckels Performing Arts Center. This golf hotel is within the region of Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Santa Rosa Junior College-Petaluma Campus.
Make yourself at home in one of the 245 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down blankets. Windows open to golf course and pool views. 37-inch high-definition televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Practice your swing on the golf course and enjoy other recreational amenities, such as a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Planning an event in Rohnert Park? This hotel has 18,000 square feet (1672 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Bodega Bay Lodge in Bodega Bay, you'll be within the region of Tomales Town Hall and Bohemian Grove. This 4-star resort is within the region of Tomales Regional History Center and Marimar Estate Vineyard.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 84 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies. Premium TV channels and CD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and refrigerators, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
Shop for affordable and tasty meal options at Diekmanns Bay Store in Bodega Bay and chow down on some great dishes throughout the week.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Diekmanns Bay Store for some hydration while you're on the move.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
The bread baked at Diekmanns Bay Store gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Why spend time cooking from scratch when you can have a great meal in minutes? Frozen food is simple to make and even easier to eat.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Diekmanns Bay Store has all of your pasta necessities.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Diekmanns Bay Store serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
Going on a picnic or thirsting for a tasty sandwich? Why not go to Diekmanns Bay Store and pick one up for lunch or dinner!
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
You'll love the selection of coffee and teas at Diekmanns Bay Store, decaffeinated options available, too!
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Diekmanns Bay Store provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
If you're worried about your protein intake, you'll rest assured that great, delicious meats are available here.
If you need a quick and easy meal solution for lunch or dinner, consider a tasty TV dinner from here.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Health-conscious eaters flock to this store for the best produce in town.
With nearby space available, you won't need to worry about parking when you come to Diekmanns Bay Store.
So when you're running low on groceries, head on over to Diekmanns Bay Store in Bodega Bay and stock up on some tasty items.
Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill is the go-to vegetarian restaurant for locals and visitors.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill's wifi.
Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill to grab a spot on the patio.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill, which embraces a casual vibe.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Can't get enough of Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Taste the greatness Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill is serving up with meals around $30.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
If you're looking for vegetarian options that are sure to satisfy, Redwood Cafe Coffee House and Grill is the place for you.
Tonayan Mexican Restaurant is perfect for grabbing a quick (and tasty) taco or two.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Tonayan Mexican Restaurant is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Tonayan Mexican Restaurant.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Tonayan Mexican Restaurant's free wifi.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Comfort is prioritized at Tonayan Mexican Restaurant, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Tonayan Mexican Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
You can also grab your food to go.
Parking is always free and easy when you dine at Tonayan Mexican Restaurant.
Tonayan Mexican Restaurant offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Tonayan Mexican Restaurant is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Tonayan Mexican Restaurant provides service throughout the day.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Tonayan Mexican Restaurant.
Everyone around town knows there's simply no better Mexican restaurant around than Tonayan Mexican Restaurant.
Salmon, tuna, unagi, you name it! For truly fresh sushi with four-star flavor, Boat House Sushi is the ultimate go-to spot in Rohnert Park.
Boat House Sushi is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this sushi spot won't disappoint.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this sushi spot.
Boat House Sushi is a prime location to dine with a group.
For no extra charge, utilize Boat House Sushi's free wifi.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Boat House Sushi is a great summer destination.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Be sure to throw on your finest threads before heading to Boat House Sushi.
Takeout and delivery are also available, so you can just do you.
Boat House Sushi will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Boat House Sushi.
At Boat House Sushi, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
The sushi spot's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
Boat House Sushi is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Rohnert Park.
Take a walk on the wild side and try some of the creative and innovative sushi options that Boat House Sushi has to offer.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
When you live in a city with so much scenery, eating inside can feel a bit stifling. Here are five beautiful restaurant patios in San Francisco that allow you to order in the great outdoors.
Mission Rock Resort (817 Terry Francois Blvd.)
The restaurant group that owns South Park staples MoMo’s, Pedro’s Cantina, and Pete’s Tavern overhauled Mission Rock Resort in late 2012. Now, it’s a bayside escape with plenty of deck seating, calming ocean views, and easy parking. Try bites from the raw bar or fried seafood for lunch, brunch, or happy hour.
Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.)
The most popular tables at this Mission stalwart are in the romantic covered patio. In the evening, artsy or retro flicks are projected on the patio wall while sound can be played through drive-in–style speakers at each table. The movies, however, are a secondary draw compared to the Californian-Mediterranean food.
Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero S)
Waterbar is a perennial Top 100 restaurant, so you can bet on some memorable seafood with views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and the Bay Lights—not to mention $1.25 oysters every day before 5:30 pm.
Bar Agricole (355 11th St.)
Opened by a collective of the city’s best bartenders and sommeliers, Bar Agricole is led by master drink maker Thad Vogler. Unsurprisingly, its cocktails are just as good as its seasonal food. The space’s award-winning design features plenty of redwood, concrete, and glass, plus a spacious patio that’s covered and heated during the winter months.
Biergarten (424 Octavia St.)
Biergarten takes its name literally—its only seating is outdoors, where all of its Bavarian-style street food is served from shipping containers converted into a kitchen and bar. Brews can be ordered by the half- or full-liter, but considering the long lines, it’s best to get the larger of the two before you squeeze into one of the communal picnic tables.
Photos courtesy of Mission Rock Resort, Foreign Cinema, Waterbar, and Bar Agricole; Biergarten photo courtesy of BarFlySF.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.