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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Jul 21, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 154
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 154 | Sebastopol Itinerary 2022 UPDATE: What's New and Coming Soon

Marcy fills us in on what’s new and coming soon to Sebastopol. Our Fast Five is Grilled Caprese Crostini from Karissa Kruse of the Sonoma County Winegrowers.

Fast Five Recipe: Grilled Caprese Crostini from Karissa Kruse with Sonoma County Winegrowers

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


2:16 Starting on the South end of town in Sebastopol--Avid Coffee (formerly Acre). Psychic Pie Pizza new spot with pizza the pound on sourdough crusts with eclectic toppings made in square pans and a rotating beer and natural wine list. Inca Peruvian restaurant—Peruvian cuisine located behind Starbucks. And Storia Home, home goods store by Gina Rachelle Design a collection of decor, art, textiles, books, and furniture that tell a story.

5:00 New on Main Street—The Third Pig cocktail bar from our friends at Bowman Wines! Super cute and highly instagramable featuring seasonal craft cocktails. Wednesday & Thursday 4-10pm. Open late till midnight on Friday and Saturday.

6:44 New shopping on Main-- Flourish Plant & Gift Boutique – Plants gifts all cute!

7:03 New in the BARLOW -Il Fusti Olive Oil & Vinegar.
Acre Pizza has moved across the street to larger area. Wednesday night music series thru September 4:30- 7:30 on 5 stages plus after hour shows at Gravenstein Grill.

8:00 Coming Soon— Lunch Box on Main Street, will be in Former East West cafe site with burgers and inspired sandwiches. The Redwood—a natural wine Pop-Up is setting down roots in a permanent location in Downtown Sebastopol in former Ginger Thai location across from the Hopmonk and near the post office.

9:20 The Livery on Main one side is a co-work spot with day passes available for visitors and coming soon in former K& L Bistro site will be the Goldfinch. The menu will focus on creative plant-based dishes with seafood and meats as sides. The bar program will elevate the classics and have an excellent selection of both new and old-world wines.

10:00 The Livery with three levels will feature The Stables— The Stables, via Farm To Coast Collective. This particular area will house our food hall on ground floor and cocktail lounge on upper level. Food vendors will include Charro Negro —Former chef de cuisine for 10 years at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar in Healdsburg, Rodrigo soon after began this dynamic concept of fresh seafood prepared Mexican-style. Taverna Lithi —Greek Mediterranean plates. Cozy Plum Kitchen with plant based vegan offerings. And the return of Village Bakery.

11:00 The Loft on the top level will have The Farriers Cocktail lounge - with local oysters, artisan cheese, and salami platters. Doors for all the places in the Livery are set to open Autumn 2022.

15:00 Suggested Itinerary: Start out at Retrograde Coffee and then go antiquing at Antique Society. Lunch at Handline then head out to the beach and come back into town for dinner at Gravenstein Grill. After dinner hit up The Third Pig for a night cap.

16:20 Check out the archives of the past podcasts for more information on Sebastopol.

16:46 Fast Five Recipe – Grilled Caprese Crostini from Karissa Kruse with Sonoma County Wine Growers.
Ingredients: French bread baguette, fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze.

Directions: Cut the baguette, heat up the grill, brush bread with olive oil grill one side-- then add tomato slice of mozzarella, basil add drizzle of the balsamic.

19:52 New on the Wine Road website Award Winning Wines link.

20:44 As always please spread the word to your friends about the podcast. Tag us on your social media accounts and we will send you some Wine Road goodies!


Avid Coffee

Retrograde Coffee

Psychic Pie

Inca Peruvian Restaurant

Storia Home Goods

The Third Pig

Flourish Plant and Gift Boutique

Il Fusti Olive Oil & Vinegar

Acre Pizza

Lunch Box

The Redwood


The Livery On Main

The Stables Farm to Coast Collective Food Court

Farriers Cocktail Lounge on Loft level

Gravenstein Grill

Ron Rubin Winery


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