Sonoma Springs turns 2 at new taproom
Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. will celebrate its two-year anniversary with a party on Saturday, July 22. Actually, it’s the anniversary of opening its taproom in the old Nicholas Turkey Farms building at Riverside Drive and Petaluma Avenue, next to Divewalk Café.
The party will offer two new beer releases and food. Bringing back their Hazy Cali IPA on tap. They will also release a new double IPA called “The General,” after Gen. Mariano Vallejo.
Jacob Talbert of Sushinoma will be there Sunday to make a special roll to pair with the release of the new beer.
Divewalk will serve tacos and Banh Mi sandwiches until 3 p.m., followed by Picazo’s food truck with its award-winning burgers and fries. 1 to 9 p.m. 19449 Riverside Drive, Sonoma. 938-7422.
Lobster in the Vineyards
Love lobster? Love dipping it in butter until it dribbles down your arms to your elbows?
Then Lobster in the Vineyards is for you.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley are holding the event Saturday, July 22, at the peaceful, natural estate of Judy and Les Vadasz.
Beside the setting by a lake, the boiling pots cooked by Lombardi’s of Petaluma will bubble up with artichokes, potatoes, sausages, prawns and lobster in a traditional lobster boil.
Lots of beer and wine are poured as the sun sets to the west on the vineyard and over the hills, with the mood set by live guitarists. $250. 5 p.m.
Tickets available at 938-8544, Ext. 122 or at bgcsonoma.org.
La Casa’s National Tequila Day
It really will be National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24, and La Casa Restaurant is the first off the blocks to celebrate it in style.
Cazadores Tequila of Jalisco will sponsor the event and pour samples of their tequilas and give away swag to guests. Cazadores tequilas are made from 100 percent blue agave and aged in new American white oak casks.
All day Monday, La Casa will offer Mexican Mule cocktails for $6 and flights of 1519 organic tequila for half price at $15. La Casa’s decades-long reputation for margaritas continues and they will be on special from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday. Cazaderos is pouring 3 to 5 p.m.;margaritas specials 4 to 6 p.m. 121 E. Spain St., Sonoma. 996-3406.
Brennan coming to Readers’ Books
Georgeanne Brennan, the revered food philosopher and cookbook author, will be at Readers’ Books next Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. as a guest of the Last Wednesday Food Group.
Brennan is a James Beard Award winning author of several books including “A Pig in Provence,” and a journalist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Food & Wine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Edible Marin & Wine Country. She will bring her newest book, “La Vie Rustic.” She also has “La Vie Rustic: Sustainable Living in the French Style” online store. She lives the life lots of us would love, dividing her time between a farming community north of Sacramento and her home in Provence. She grows all the vegetables and animals she writes about.
Brennan and her husband moved to France and she started a cooking school in an old convent. Later she and friend Charlotte Glenn launched Le Marché Seeds and they have appeared on Oprah and Good Morning America. All this with a master’s degree in history.