need birthday recs. for Sonoma/Healdsburg/Petaluma...
we're coming north from LA in February and need help for a birthday dinner...we're not looking for upscale foodie destinations this time, but old-time joints that serve great drinks and maybe great steaks...the sort of place that's been around for years that locals go to, maybe? Any ideas?
One place that comes to mind in Petaluma is Vopli's. It's Italian, so don't expect "great steaks". It's been around for years, has an old speakeasy bar in a back room of the restaurant. This isn't a new place made to look old, it's the real deal. Owner will even come out and play "Happy Birthday" on the accordian.