The kids were with us in Sonoma, so we hit this local spot for dinner one night. HopMonk Tavern is off the beaten path, just a few blocks off the square. The dedicated parking lot made it easy to get there, and we were lucky to get prime-time reservations for seven of us on a Saturday night.
On a recent trip to Tulum, Mexico, we were excited to see that The Real Coconut, a beachside spot inside the Sanara Hotel right on the main hotel drag, had a big sign out front indicating that the restaurant was gluten- and lactose-free.
Yes, 479 Popcorn is certified gluten-free. And it’s made in San Francisco. But what does 479 mean, anyway? It’s the temperature that Jean Arnold, 479 Popcorn’s founder, says is the optimal level of heat for popping corn. This Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef just might be right.
Sonoma, California is a huge foodie town. This makes perfect sense since wine and fine dining go together. In addition to a Safeway and Whole Foods, Sonoma Market is a great place for stocking your pantry. This local grocer is the place to buy the mayo to accompany your deli-sliced, free-range chicken.