My Dear Readers, I am safe. I hope you and yours are safe as well. I had previously mentioned that I would blog again when inspiration hit, and unfortunately, this week it did. As everyone seems to know, the counties of Sonoma and Napa have been besieged by fire since the early morning of October… Continue reading Santa Rosa Fires: from the Vantage Point of Downtown
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
Just west of downtown Santa Rosa, on the opposite side of the mall, is the Historic Railroad Square district. Railroad Square is a delightful area for shopping, strolling, and dining. This week, I will share some of my favorite spots. Jack and Tony’s Jack and Tony’s is the downtown area’s very own whisky bar. I… Continue reading Railroad Square
There’s plenty of places to go downtown, so how do you decide when making plans? This week, I’ll share a few of my day-specific specials and entertainment options downtown. In upcoming posts, I’ll share my favorite seasonal events. Sunday Fun-day It’s both the beginning of the week and the end of the weekend. So where… Continue reading (Almost) Daily Guide for Downtown Santa Rosa
Parking downtown can feel overwhelming; I have heard people share their frustration. This week, I’ll explain the different places for you to park when you’re visiting my neighborhood. There are types of options: parking lots, garages, and street parking. Your best choice depends on what time of day, what day of the week, and where… Continue reading Parking in Downtown Santa Rosa
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
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.