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Stories from Jeff Cox

Cox: Ribs and a smile

Red Bee BBQ in Santa Rosa offers tasty Asian-style barbecue at great prices.

Cox: Meaty ambitions

Chef at Seared in Petaluma adds creative touches to steak and seafood menu.

Cox: Cafe La Haye just keeps getting better

The ingredients are local and organic, the preparations simple, and the quality superb.

Cox: Steeped in history, but cutting edge

Chef Carlo Cavallo's much-anticipated Burgers & Vine in Sonoma off to a good start.

Cox: Scopa still extraordinary

Never indifferently made or overdone, food at Healdsburg restaurant always balanced.

Cox: Have steak with your sports at FlipSide

This Santa Rosa steakhouse and bar adds a sporty new twist to a meaty trend.

Cox: Making progress

New version of Kenwood Restaurant features local, health-promoting organic ingredients.

Cox: An artful new star

Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro in Santa Rosa impresses with wonderful food, wine.

Cox: Looks can deceive

Food at the Daily Grill inside the Graton Casino doesn't always live up to expectations.

Cox: Stark's still going strong

If you're going to splurge, Santa Rosa steak and seafood spot is the place to do it.

Cox: Fill up the family

Kettles Vietnamese Bistro in Santa Rosa offers plenty of good food at good prices.

Cox: Going beyond comfort food at Bruno's on Fourth

Chef Rick Bruno serves up America's favorites, culled from the world over.

Cox: Lots to like at M.Y. China

Good, unobtrusive service and good food help offset casino noise and cigarette smoke.

Cox: Where the wine shines

While the food is good at Lulu's Kitchen in Napa, it's really all about the wine lists.

Cox: Down-home fish 'n' chips

Decor is plain, but Cotati's Cape Cod Fish N' Chips gets food, price and service right.

Cox: Pricey, good steakhouse

630 Park Steakhouse at new Graton Resort & Casino features high-end meats.

Cox: Twisted 2 offers intimate experience

Petaluma restaurant seats only 20 — but the vibe is good and the food is great.

Cox: Superstar of pizza

Pie from Tony Gemignani at Tony's of North Beach is among Graton casino restaurants.

Cox: Santa Rosa's favorite Flavor

Flavor Bistro has become reliable source for wide range of delicious food, wine.

Cox: Warm and welcoming dining

Wood-fired oven and classic Italian cooking at Healdsburg's Baci Cafe and Wine Bar.

Cox: Committed to quality

Wishbone brings rustic American dishes, including one heck of a pork chop, to Petaluma.

Cox: Pan-Asian delight at Cloverdale's Tian Yuen

Who says you can't have a California roll with your Tom Yum Gai?

Cox: Coppola's favorites

Restaurant at the Coppola Winery reflects famed filmmaker's passion for life and food.

Cox: Subtle class in Petaluma

Luma restaurant's understated sophistication matched by excellent food.

Cox: Quality, and lots of it

New China Legend in Santa Rosa offers plenty of good food for your dollar.

Cox: Cocktails, wine, steak

At Press in St. Helena, it's all about showcasing wines, cocktails and choice cuts.

Cox: Pairings to Partake

Partake by K-J focuses on the pleasures of wine and food together.

Cox: Above par pub food at Heritage

Santa Rosa's Heritage Public House serves fresh, well thought-out pub grub.

Cox: Making memories at LoCoco's Cucina Rustica

Little changes at LoCoco's Cucina Rustica in Santa Rosa, and that's good.

Cox: Fun scene, good fare at Bastoni

The drinks and Banh Mi are among the highlights at this Sebastopol spot.

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