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Napa/Sonoma casual lunches

mousse Feb 22, 2010 09:13 AM

Spending 12 days in area, particularly Healdsburg/Russian River/Dry Creek area, Carneros area and Yountville/St. Helena area. We have great dinners planned at places like FL, Redd, Madrona Manor, etc. , but would like some great, very small lunches for when we're out and about during the days. Sandwiches-like food, but noteworthy. We don't want to make such a long pause at one of the great nighttime restaurants for lunch. Any help?

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  1. Cindy RE: mousse Feb 22, 2010 10:12 AM

    Stop by Bistro Jeanty for their tomato soup in puff pastry, and maybe split a salad. Yum!

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      chowmeaow RE: mousse Feb 22, 2010 12:42 PM

      You can check out the Oxbow market.
      Pica pica maize, is great for cornwiches, I really liked the vegetarian one.
      While there definitely try the Three twins organic ice-cream, its outstanding.
      I recently had the chocolate-lavender and strawberry, both great!

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        vday RE: mousse Feb 22, 2010 09:59 PM

        Try Fremont Diner while in the Carneros - some very informative posts have been done in the past several months if you do a search.

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          toitoi RE: vday Feb 25, 2010 02:38 PM

          Here's some details about the Fremont Diner.


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          celeryroot RE: mousse Feb 25, 2010 02:42 PM

          Healdsburg try Bovolo and Downtown Bakery both on the Plaza and great and quick and low key.

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            ceekskat RE: mousse Feb 25, 2010 03:04 PM

            DH & I picked up sandwiches at Sunshine Market in St. Helena last Fall & thought they were okay. A local told us to try Giugni's Deli (1227 main st.) next time; something about "giugni juice".

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              creekrose RE: mousse Feb 25, 2010 03:06 PM

              Try Boon Fly Cafe for breakfast or lunch (at the Carneros Inn). Love the green eggs & ham & good burgers.

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                DandySF RE: mousse Feb 25, 2010 05:40 PM

                If you're in Guerneville while at the Russian River you might consider Boon, a fairly new restaurant on the main road. It's good for a very casual lunch. Nearby wine tasting is Gary Farrell, for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

                1. ThirstyReader RE: mousse Feb 25, 2010 06:23 PM

                  For me, Azteca Market in St. Helena has the best carne asada tacos in the Napa Valley. I've had them all. Diavola in Geyserville is nice for a quick pizza.

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