Donato Enoteca Restaurant ~ a Stranded Foodie Favorite

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Who doesn’t love a creamy rich plate of pasta. Especially with some finely shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a hint of truffle. With only a few very simple but flavorful ingredients, this dish was made in foodie heaven. And guess what… it was a Continue reading Donato Enoteca Restaurant ~ a Stranded Foodie Favorite

Stranded Foodie Likes Calistoga Kitchen

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While walking around in Calistoga, my appetite was building for a great breakfast place. I always like to ask the locals where they like to eat. And, the Calistoga Kitchen came with great recommendations. Located in the charming downtown area, this house made into a restaurant is a charming small place which offers both indoor and outside seating.
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The Marshall Store & Oyster Bar ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

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After a trip to the beautiful Tomales Bay, we had a fabulous time with friends where we devoured raw oysters, colorful fish tacos, and meaty Dungeness crab. Doesn’t that sound incredible? This rustic seafood shack called Marshall Store & Oyster Bar, is located an hour north of San Fransico along the Continue reading The Marshall Store & Oyster Bar ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

Stranded Foodie Recommends Umami Burger in Palo Alto ~ for the Ultimate Burger

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Umami Restaurant Group has opened up one of their latest burger places on University Avenue in Palo Alto, California. I’m always in search of a great burger, so a friend joined me so we could give them a try. I typically have a burger about twice a year, so when I do have one, I like my burger adorned with only the Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recommends Umami Burger in Palo Alto ~ for the Ultimate Burger

I’m Dreaming About the Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich and Roasted Potatoes ~ from Stranded Foodie

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A few years back, I discovered the Roli Roti mobile rotisserie food truck in San Francisco where I indulged on their incredible porchetta sandwich. This sandwich is made from perfectly roasted pork loin that’s been wrapped in pork belly, and stuffed with herbs. The pork is so tender and juicy and the crunchy and salty skin is killer. They add a sweet onion Continue reading I’m Dreaming About the Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich and Roasted Potatoes ~ from Stranded Foodie

The Fremont Diner is a Stranded Foodie Favorite ~ A Great Fusion of Sonoma and the South

Located off highway 121 in Sonoma, sits the rustic little Fremont Diner with a rusted old truck parked out front. The food is a great fusion of both Sonoma and the South. They have taken those great comfort foods we love and updated them using fresh local ingredients. I love that!  As they state on their business card, “Farm Direct.”

I discovered this place in 2009 after they opened, when a dear local friend of mine brought me there for lunch. During that visit, we both feasted on their “whole hog” Continue reading The Fremont Diner is a Stranded Foodie Favorite ~ A Great Fusion of Sonoma and the South