SF Bay Insider - North Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/18/0 Great places to eat North of San Francisco en Cheese Tasting at Nicasio Valley Cheese Company/North Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay <p><b>Pros: A great cheesemaker open to the public on the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail<br /> Cons: Nothing negative can be said about the flowering of artisanal cheesemaking so close to SF<br /> Best For: Enjoying the countryside, tasting and buying cheese to take home</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay#comments North Bay Farther Afield Fri, 20 May 2011 15:58:19 +0000 Beth Marlin 171 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Farmstead Restaurant/St. Helena http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/farmstead-restaurantst-helena <p><b>Pros:farm-to-table in a gorgeous outdoor or indoor setting<br /> <b>Cons: traffic noise due to proximity to main thoroughfare, when seated outside<br /> <b>Best For: fresh ingredients delightfully prepared, innovative architecture, wines for purchase</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/farmstead-restaurantst-helena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/farmstead-restaurantst-helena#comments North Bay Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:50:52 +0000 Beth Marlin 34 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Cucina Paradiso/Petaluma http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/cucina-paradisopetaluma <p><b>Pros: great town, authentic Italian cuisine<br /> <b>Cons: closed Sunday<br /> <b>Best For: road trip destination</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/cucina-paradisopetaluma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/restaurants/north-bay/cucina-paradisopetaluma#comments North Bay Wed, 28 Jul 2010 15:27:41 +0000 Beth Marlin 33 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com