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TORC, Chef Sean O’Toole’s latest venture, to open 11/25 in downtown Napa

The burgeoning downtown Napa dining scene is about to get another jolt. Chef and proprietor Sean O’Toole (formerly of Cotogna, Quince, Bardessono and Hopper Creek Kitchen) will serve up contemporary American fare at his new restaurant, TORC, for the first time on November 25th. TORC, which is located in the downtown Napa space that once [...]

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Seven Napa Valley restaurants earn stars in 2014 Michelin Guide

Following last week’s release of its 2014 Bib Gourmand picks for the Bay Area, Michelin today released its broader list of the top restaurants in our area. As was the case last year, only two restaurants in the entire Bay Area earned the coveted ‘three star’ rating and both are located here in the Napa [...]

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Five Napa Valley restaurants make Michelin’s 2014 Bib Gourmand list

It’s mid-October, which means it’s time for the annual Michelin awards for top local restaurants. To get things started, Michelin released its 2014 Bay Area Bib Gourmand list yesterday, which honors those establishments that “…serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, plus tax and tip.” 2014 #SF #BibGourmand [...]

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Gluten free bake shop coming to Oxbow Public Market mid-November

In December 2011 partners Joël Hoachuck, Barbara Schwartz Hoachuck and Fabrice Penet opened La Crepe in Oxbow Public Market. The three brought quite the pedigree to the business, which had a goal of bringing an authentic French crepe experience to the valley. When La Crepe closed at the end of September, it didn’t take long [...]

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Martina McBride, Lifehouse and others to perform at Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Those of you long-time readers will know we’re big fans of kicking back on a warm Summer evening with a cool Sauvignon Blanc in hand and a bit of live music to set the mood. When the setting for such activity happens to be smack-dab in the middle of one of the most historic Napa [...]

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Solage Calistoga unveils Asian-inspired menu [RECIPE]

If you’re looking for a little ‘east meets west’ cuisine in the heart of the Napa Valley, then you’re in luck. Solage Calistoga is running a special Asian-inspired menu at Solbar Lounge now through March 31st. The menu is the creation of Chef Brandon Sharp and Chef Bradley Borchardt and it combines Asian flavors and [...]

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Already the happiest city in the US, Napa gets its own infographic

Napa was recently named the happiest city in the US according to a University of Vermont analysis of tweets. We’ve said repeatedly that the downtown area has been going through a renaissance of sorts over the past several years. Don’t believe it? Check out the infographic below from the folks at DoNapa.com that highlights the [...]

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