Hi All -
Spending a few days up in Guerneville, CA (near Healdsburg and north of Occidental) over Labor Day with my in-laws and was looking for two recommendations.
First, any dinner spots worth hitting. Mid-range to fancy, good cuisine and atmosphere. I know about most of the ones over in Napa but I am trying to avoid the 45 minute drive on windy roads at night. And, I don't know the Guerneville surrounding area as well. Willing to drive north, south, east or west - just would love places within 30 minutes or so.
Second, looking for some cool casual lunch spots to grab sandwiches on the run or to have something a bit more substantial. We obviously love Oakville grocery in Healdsburg and will make sure to hit that - but looking for some other recommendation in some of the surrounding towns. Thanks much!
Robert's link to the search function is terrific. I <heart> the Chowhound search feature. (:
Here's a recent posting flurry about good take out/sammiches/markets in Sonoma county that might be helpful for you as well: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428114
Re: canards recommendation of the deli at Korbel, my opinion is that that particular deli is a bit overhyped and overpriced, but it has been a year or so since I've been. YMMV
Also let me recommend Underwood and Willow Wood in Graton for ubertasty eats as well. You can do a search on the SF Board for both of them to find reviews, etc. Feeling like a visit to the coast? There are great places near and around the Bodega area for snacks to grab for a picnic on the beach.
You'll have a great time. Sonoma county this time of year is terrific, gorgous and tasty. (okay, any time of year...but I'm just a love-struck local so take that for what it is worth. Heh.)
Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Rd, Graton, CA 95444
Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Rd, Graton, CA 95444
7871 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436
Applewood Inn & Restaurant
13555 HWY 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
4550 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Korbel Delicatessen & Market
13250 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446