So what if February is the shortest month of the year? This year, the month is chock full of fun and meaningful things to do—both in and around Healdsburg and in the county at large. Here’s a sneak peek at four happenings about which we’re particularly excited.
Sonoma County Restaurant Week
The annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week is in full swing! This 10-day affair celebrates our local restaurateurs and runs from Feb. 19-28. Participating restaurants are presenting special menus full of fresh dishes available for outdoor dining and take out. Nearly 75 restaurants are participating this year, including half a dozen here in Healdsburg. Local eateries on the list include Costeaux, Coyote Sonoma, The Rooftop, and more. For those who aren’t able to support a restaurant directly, there’s even a special gift card program through which customers can purchase gift cards for meals at a later date.
Virtual theater isn’t the same as theater in real life, but it’s still pretty exciting to see creative genius come together over a green screen. This is why we’re so excited about The Mystery of Love and Sex, a play by Batheshba Doran that is being produced by Left Edge Theatre in Santa Rosa. The show, directed by Healdsburg resident Felicia Freitas, is about two young people who were raised together as siblings coming to understand their sexualities, and how that fits in to the unconditional love they have for each other, their parents, and their expectations for how they have envisioned their lives. Mystery runs from Feb. 27-March 21 and VIP tickets include a private Zoom with the creative team on March 6.
Quail & Condor
Healdsburg’s newest bakery is right across the street from Mill District at 149 Healdsburg Avenue. The bakery, Quail & Condor, is the brainchild of Melissa Yanc and her husband Sean McGaughey, who have been serving up homemade sourdough breads, croissants, bagels, and cookies at the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market for the last year. Fans may recognize Yanc from her recent TV stardom—she won the Food Network’s 2019 Holiday Baking Championship and brought home $25,000. Currently, the bakery is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you go, go early: Lines have been known to snake around the block, with wait times often approaching 45 minutes. Yes, it’s that good. See for yourself…