Where to watch the Super Bowl

After several decades of running sports bars, Armand Ausiello has come up with a suprising theory about Super Bowl Sunday: Sometimes it’s better for business if the home team doesn’t make it to the big game. “The slower days were the years the 49ers made it all the way to [...]

By | January 30th, 2012|0 Comments

Lucas Ohio plays Russian River Brewing Co.

How do you define an authentic Americana band? Well, if the group plays the Gilroy Garlic Festival, that’s a pretty good indicator. Lucas Ohio and the Shamblers, a very active Bay Area band since 2009, will play July 30 in Gilroy. But long before that, you can see [...]

By | June 7th, 2011|0 Comments

Kennedy puts on a play at Murphy’s

It seems only right and proper to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day season with a show staged by director Kate  Kennedy at Murphy's Irish Pub in Sonoma. "The Beauty Queen of Leenan," by Martin McDonagh, plays Murphy's at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8; Friday, March 11, and 7 [...]

By | March 7th, 2011|0 Comments

The Real Nasty plays Ukiah

In our ongoing quest to collect the cleverest band names we can find, here are two gems: The Real Nasty, a country rock power trio from Oakland, and Diego's Umbrella, a gypsy rock band from San Francisco. Both groups play Thursday, Feb. 3, at The Ukiah Brew Company,102 S. State [...]

By | January 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Beer, bluegrass bash at Flamingo

The Sonoma County Museum stages "BOB3," its third annual Big Oktoberfest Bash, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Flamingo Resort Hotel and Conference Center 277 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Taste locally made brews from Lagunitas, Moonlight, Russian River, Third Street Aleworks and others, as [...]

By | October 4th, 2010|0 Comments

Ugly Dog Stout for St. Pat’s

Sat. Patrick's Day is Wednesday, March 17, and the word is already out about doings at various local pubs, but let's not overlook Dempsey's in Petaluma. For its 19th annual St. Pat's celebration, the restaurant and brewery will feature its award-winning Ugly Dog Stout (one of my personal favorites) and [...]

By | March 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Pliny the Younger has come and gone

An update for those of you who were waiting until the crowds thinned out for a taste of Russian River Brewing Company's once-a-year-beer,  Pliny the Younger: Sorry. It sold out the same day it went on sale.  It was gone by 8 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 5. The pub sold 600 [...]

By | February 8th, 2010|3 Comments

Pliny the Younger returns

Fans eagerly await the triumphant return of Pliny the Younger to Santa Rosa on Friday, Feb. 5. For those of you who don’t recognize the name ... no, Pliny the Younger is not the latest hot rock band. It’s a beer, but it’s a special beer, made only once a [...]

By | February 4th, 2010|2 Comments