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Apr 17, 2007 12:58 PM

Cheap Healdsburg (or en route) eats?

I have plenty of recs for more spendy places but don't have much in the way of cheap eats. I did a search and came up with Bovolo. I like pretty much everything, esp. spicy. Will be up there for a wedding this weekend from SF. Thanks.

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  1. The Oaxacan place in Petaluma's on my list for the next time I'm passing through.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Bear in mind that Karina's is basically a bakery counter with a couple tiny tables if you want to take a seat. My tlayuda was almost as big as the table top.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        P.S. I don't think Karina's open very late, so might not be a dinner option after 6pm or so.

    2. i suggest taqueria el sombrero in healdsburg - right off the sqaure. i'm not into burritos, but tacos are tasty, as are their variety of seafood cocktails shouldn't disappoint. Happy trails.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Also, at Plaza Farms - DaVero Olive Oil has Boswell's Red for $10 ($6 for Sonoma county residents) with a $5 refundable bottle's a blend of Dry Creek Valley syrah and sangiovese. Is that a deal or not?

        2. Oakville Grocery makes good sandwiches

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          1. re: whiner

            I second Oakville some cheese, salami, wine, and a baguette, and have a picnic in the park.

            1. re: christineb

              We need a cheaper and faster dinner, and since the weather isn't supposed to be great, I'm planning on picnicky stuff for lunch. Thanks for the ideas.

          2. If you're looking for dinner on the way north on Friday, you might want to get off the freeway in Santa Rosa (and be sure to check a map for frontage roads to get around inevitable back-ups) to have dinner at Cafe St. Rose. Very eclectic mix, the chef spent time in Thailand and he's also an expert griller/smoker working with whole beasts. Here's my last post on it for lunch,
   and the PD article with news,

            Be sure to check for hours, which have been a moving target.

            If you get backed up even further south, check out posts on Petaluma for some great cheap eats too. On a Friday, I plan to be over the golden gate bridge before 2pm or wait until after 7pm for traffic to clear.