Here’s a single easy way to rejoice the Lunar New Yr

In celebration of the Lunar New 12 months, Pho Sonoma in downtown Petaluma will host the lion dance – typically performed through the New 12 months to deliver good luck and drive absent evil spirits – this Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. at their Theatre Sq. locale, 140 2nd Street, Suite 120. This is a spouse and children-pleasant celebration with no order important, even though the finest sights will be from within the restaurant, particularly although having fun with some of their good food stuff these types of as Bird’s Nest Crispy Egg Noodles. They will also be handing out prizes, which include a 15% off for existence VIP card, $25 present certificate, and totally free sandwiches, spring and egg rolls, boba beverages and desserts.

Young ones sporting activities fundraiser

The Petaluma Significant Faculty wrestling crew is holding a hen evening meal push-thru fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Dinner consists of two grilled chicken halves, a quart of baked beans, 6 dinner rolls, a salad kit and cookies for dessert. Choose-up is at the bus fall-off region at the entrance of Petaluma Large. To put your get — which is a screaming offer at $50 for each meal, especially considering what this goes to aid — pay a visit to the Petaluma Higher Athletic Boosters at

Distinctive many thanks to Sonoma Household Meal head chef and kitchen manager (and I presume, PHS wrestler’s mom) Heather Ames for not only sharing this details with us, but also for rapidly operating to get an get website link placed on a normal internet site, in its place of just the Google doc backlink which was mentioned on the flier. (As an FYI to other fundraisers, individuals Google doc back links are helpful, and absolutely an easy way to choose orders for your fundraisers, but the hyperlinks them selves are commonly way much too very long for us to print in the newspaper. Obtaining a normal web-site connected to the purchasing sort is helpful for print visitors, especially those who like to help fantastic causes.)

Kapu’s grand opening

As announced in our accompanying 2022 Petaluma food items scene evaluation, Kapu ( was suitable on the cusp of opening in 2022 but was not rather ready. They have now announced their grand opening for this Friday, Jan. 20, although they are holding off on getting any reservations right until the adhering to evening. And for individuals who assume tiki bars are just about the mai tais and rum runners, Kapu features the subsequent observe on their chef, Mike Lutz: “Chef Mike moved to Hawaii throughout significant college and spent 20 yrs learning the multicultural traditions and meals of the islands whilst operating in the restaurants and hotels on the island of Oahu. His vision for the foodstuff at Kapu is neighborhood Hawaiian Foods, like something that your auntie would carry to a potluck on the islands combined with hearty Hawaiian bar food.”

I am fired up to say that I gained a distinctive invite to the grand opening and will report again following week about what you can be expecting when the rest of you tiki bar lovers are able to get in.

Coming soon

The signals for two new speedy-foods-ish/consider-out spots have popped up in the past 7 days listed here in Petaluma, wherever two of the eagle-eyed associates over in the Petaluma Foodies group on Facebook ended up good sufficient to article the excellent information.

The to start with is Nick the Greek (, which Ivette Celedon spied when driving by the outdated Rubio’s spot in the Friedman’s buying centre – and according to the 100-in addition posts to Petaluma Foodies, it seems to be a group most loved. Commenced by a few cousins, all named Nick (“Baby Nick,” “Little Nick” and “Big Nick”), they began this franchise again in 2014, seeking to make Greek street foods obtainable back again in this article in the States.

They at this time have shops all over California, in addition in Nevada, Utah, Kansas and Texas, and in accordance to their site, have about two dozen more places to eat scheduled to open listed here in Northern California, including Sonoma, and a pair in Marin. They also have retailers now open up in Santa Rosa and Novato. A person referred to it as rapid Greek food stuff, and the reviews are that the Santa Rosa area has a steady stream of buyers all the time, so it will be awesome for Petalumans to be ready to consider it below at property instead of building the push. From pitas to gyros to salads and Greek-design and style fries, they look to have a very expansive menu of Greek avenue foodstuff favorites.

Hawkeyed Meg Rotega spied a “coming soon” sign for Wingstop ( in the “new” Lucky buying centre, in which the shorter-lived Los Reyes previously resided, subsequent to Canton Chinese. The regional Tanzer sisters (enthusiastic Petaluma Foodies) are clearly huge fans, with Stephanie Tanzer giving me this information a thirty day period or two in the past – but at the time, there was no affirmation. Considering the fact that then, she has named and verified that they strategy to open up all around the finish of February.

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