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Unique eats and eateries of Sonoma County

New book by local author Yvonne Horn
Unique eats and eateries of Sonoma  County
Source: Reedy Press


Tuck into a steak as big as your plate at a stagecoach roadhouse that never stopped welcoming passersby, dine sumptuously at a restaurant awarded three Michelin stars within two years of its opening, or carry home empanadas from a kitchen connected to a gas station. With 81 more items to savor, you’ll have almost endless options to explore as you make your way through Unique Eats and Eateries of Sonoma County.

Each page offers a story, the backstory of what makes the eats or eatery unique. Tales take you from the county’s wave-dashed coastline to its lush vineyard-quilted valleys. Along the way you’ll learn that before bountiful and beautiful Sonoma became known as wine country it was a renowned food basket. Unique Eats pays tribute to its heritage with Dungeness crab pulled from the sea, Gravenstein apple orchards fighting to save their place among the vines, and the distinct flavor of Crane melons.

While not a guidebook in the traditional sense, local author Yvonne Michie Horn nevertheless will take you on a food-centered journey into the nooks and crannies of the entire county, stopping in along the way to become acquainted with chefs, restaurants, and great things to eat, all with a compelling story to tell.

Travel writer Yvonne Michie Horn, a third-generation Sonoma County resident, makes her home in Jack London’s famed Valley of the Moon. Her byline has appeared in national and international publications along with newspapers across the United States, including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. A two-time Lowell Thomas Awards recipient (the Oscar of travel writing), she is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, and Garden Communicators International. Her first book for Reedy Press, 100 Things to Do in Sonoma County, was released in 2021.