SOFA District

On the west side of Julliard Park is the South A Street Arts District, also known as SOFA. This quaint and funky neighborhood contains some interesting murals, several art galleries, a theater company, as well as a few eateries and shops. Additionally, SOFA hosts one of my favorite seasonal events. This neighborhood, just south of… Continue reading SOFA District

Julliard Park Neighborhood

Prior to my current downtown home, I spent eight years living in a delightful granny unit which bordered Julliard Park. South A Street, known as the SOFA District, is just around the corner; I’ll discuss SOFA in my next post. Julliard Park is located at 227 Santa Rosa Avenue, just south of downtown. This 9.1… Continue reading Julliard Park Neighborhood

(Almost) Daily Guide for Downtown Santa Rosa

July 2018 Update: Sprenger’s Tap Room has closed, so no more Saturday brunches there. Recently, though, I have been to a couple great Saturday night shows at The Local Barrel. Follow The Local Barrel on Facebook for news of  occasional, upcoming Saturday night entertainment. See “Sunday Fun-Day” section below for more information. Original Post: There’s… Continue reading (Almost) Daily Guide for Downtown Santa Rosa

Russian River Brewing Co. Part II

There’s been oodles written about Russian River Brewery’s beer by those with more qualified palettes than mine. I’ll let you google the recipes and beer-speak reviews at your leisure. Last post I talked about the community I’ve found here. This week, I’ll will give a few tips and share my favorites from the menu. Plenty… Continue reading Russian River Brewing Co. Part II

Hops & Hugs at Russian River Brewing Co.

The folks at Visit Santa Rosa  say Santa Rosa is where “wine country meets beer city” Downtown Santa Rosa represents the city well by being home to two (soon to be three) breweries, not to mention (as I will in an upcoming post) several other pubs worthy of visiting. Many of us have our favorite… Continue reading Hops & Hugs at Russian River Brewing Co.

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

As I told you last week, I am no fan of shopping, especially during the winter holidays. I do however love buying Christmas and birthday gifts. To make the experience pleasant, I do the bulk of my gift buying downtown. Here are my favorite shops for gift items: Treehorn Books Do you love books? If… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown

We all need to shop, whether it be for a birthday or holiday gift or any everyday item. I, however, am not a big fan of the experience—I don’t particularly enjoy the driving, the parking, or the lines, especially during the winter holidays. Furthermore, I have an aversion to any indoor mall. All this has… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown