Flying (in the BMW) to The Plaza Bistro in Sonoma [The Flying Gourmet]

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The Plaza Bistro Sonoma

The Plaza Bistro in Sonoma

The Plaza Bistro
420 1st Street E.
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-4466
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Sonoma is one of my favorite getaways, less than a two hour drive and a considerably shorter flight from Livermore. Because I belong to a wine club and quarterly they make available several bottles of their finest to club members I find myself traveling to Sonoma often for a pick up.

A few weeks ago my wife and I were on our way again. It was such a nice day and since we wanted to have a glass or two of wine, we took the BMW rather than fly to Sonoma. It is such a treat to cruise into the wine country with the top down and savor the fresh air and the colors of the vegetation along the two lane road to Sonoma. Especially in late summer, after harvest, you can smell the fermentation process. It’s an odor that I personally find enjoyable.

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Casbah Café – Livermore’s Taste of the Mediterranean [TGLRC #45]

 Casbah Café Mediterranean Kitchen & BarCasbah Café Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
1770 First St
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 243-1477
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Over the past decade, Livermore has put a lot of effort into revitalizing downtown. We now have water fountains to play in on hot summer days, markets and events to draw people to the town center, a couple new theaters for live and on-screen drama or action, and even a new parking garage that can’t quite handle Livermore downtown’s bustling weekends.

The best thing about the growth of Livermore’s culture is by far the food. With around 200 restaurants, there is certainly something for everyone.

  • Feeling like a burger? Livermore has some of the best.
  • Longing for a burrito? Dozens of options.
  • Craving Thai? There are four to choose from.
  • Looking for something exotic? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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