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March 2010

Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc, Bouchon Bakery get in the Spring spirit

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If you’re planning to be in the town of Yountville over the next few days you’re in for a treat courtesy of Thomas Keller and his restaurants. For starters, Keller’s Ad Hoc will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 4th that will include coffee, pastries and cocoa. For children under age five, there [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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As a few Spring showers move out of the area our attention is starting to shift to the weekend. Here are a few events worth checking out if you’re in town. Friday, March 26th From 6pm – 8pm both the St. Helena and Napa locations of Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet (previously Taylor’s Automatic Refresher) will [...]

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Interview: Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet owner Joel Gott on rebranding, plans for the future

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As we wrote earlier today, the days of the Taylor’s Automatic Refresher brand living here in the Napa Valley are done. We caught up with Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet owner Joel Gott over email a couple days back to get some further insights into the re-branding effort. CB: Given this is a family business and [...]

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Taylor’s Automatic Refresher rebrands, now named Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet

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One establishment many Napa Valley locals, ourselves included, would consider an institution is about to undergo some notable changes. Effective March 25th, the St. Helena, Napa and San Francisco locations of Taylor’s Automatic Refresher will be renamed to Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet. Following some 10 years operating as “Taylor’s”, the new name aligns the business [...]

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Napa Valley Opera House: a solid entertainment option in downtown Napa

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Historically speaking, downtown Napa has been compared to a ghost town past 8pm on most nights, although the area has been undergoing a makeover of sorts as we’ve written about previously. Certainly the completion of the Napa Riverfront project in the next couple months and subsequent opening of establishments like Masaharu Morimoto’s sushi restaurant (Morimoto [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A gorgeous, Spring-like weekend is nearly here and there are no shortage of amazing events taking place here in the Napa Valley. Let’s get right to it… Saturday, March 20th From 10am – 3pm Etude Winery in Carneros will host its GBR release party. For $25 per person you’ll be able to enjoy the newly [...]

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An analysis of online buzz from the Napa Valley TweetUp #NVTweetUp

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Last Friday, March 12th saw a Napa Valley Tweet-up take place here in the valley. The event was sponsored by Robert Mondavi Winery and provided the opportunity for networking, conversation and of course wine. Since we were unable to attend due to the fact that our new little one arrived just days before the event, [...]

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