There’s continually something new to strive for in a metropolis with a food scene as bustling as Petaluma. This beyond Sunday, I made my way thru as a lot of our city’s most recent offerings because Mrs. And I may want to muster. Come along on our day.
Divine Mother Tea & Coffee – Sunday, 10 a.M.
While on foot towards the tender-starting celebration at the Bagel Mill, we located that the coffee kiosk on the Mail Depot at 4th and C streets is back open and below new ownership. Peter and Neil have provided up to a signature nitro bloodless-brew espresso, together with pour-over coffees from Thanksgiving Coffee at farmers markets, fairs, and other unique activities for a while now.
They function as Devine Mother Tea & Coffee, which is also the call of the brand new coffee spot. We most effectively had time for a short chat but will report back at the espresso, teas, and other chocolates as quickly as we strive them, even though Thanksgiving Coffee never disappoints. They are presently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.M. To 1 p.M.
Bagel Mill – Sunday, 10:30 a.M.
The Bagel Mill will be starting quickly on Western, simply around the corner from Petaluma Market. Chef Glenda Doughtery, a co-founder of Red Dog Baking Co, which has been a farmers market favorite since 2017, invited pals, a circle of relatives, and media to a tender establishing birthday celebration even as she awaits final permit approval, which she hopes to have via the primary week of July. Doughtery turbines her own flour, which makes for a greater managed and brisker product and makes her bagels extra digestible than different wheat merchandise, she says. She will also have gluten-loose merchandise available from Mama Mel’s, every other nearby baker.
As a long way as the bagels, Glenda’s are made within the East Coast fashion and are delicious. Both breakfast and lunch sandwiches are also to be had at the menu, sandwiched in bagels, of the route. Seeing Golden State Pickle Works jars within the cooler, I right now gravitated to the Reuben, which turned into made with Hobbs’ pastrami, a properly-reputable brand and topped with GSPW’s kraut. I additionally enjoyed a chocolate chip and sea salt cookie, which I later learned turned into, without a doubt, made with complete wheat. According to Glenda, while freshly floor, it is greater wet, and so the cookies do now not have that chalky texture that is often observed with entire wheat merchandise.
The area itself is large, easy, and comfortable and, in reality, a lot extra than just a real bagel store. There is even a show window at the back of the room where customers can watch grain being ground. I truly can see this turning into a downtown hangout, specifically with the huge menu of drink gadgets, consisting of Ritual Coffee from San Francisco, plus a nicely balanced beer and wine menu. In reality, the purpose is to provide wines for purchase at Petaluma Market next door, a good way to help hook up with and aid the surrounding companies. And talking of aid, while brunching thru my Reuben and cookie, I noticed both.
Andrea Sundell (Stockholm) and Jaz Lalicker (The Shuckery and Oyster Girls) play the meals. As I actually have stated before, each is nicely-hooked up restaurateurs and are the first to offer help to any new restaurant commencing inside the region. This is honestly a community city, and our restaurant owners see each other as friends and colleagues, not opposition. It’s one of the many stuff that makes Petaluma special.
I first reported Wicked Slush’s approaching again in early May, whilst the Pokorny’s own family reached out to me with this interesting news. Started in Healdsburg by Amy Covin, a Boston transplant (subsequently the “depraved”), human beings journey from all around the Bay Area to enjoy Wicked Slush. The Pokorny’s are deeply rooted in the Petaluma community, made obvious via the huge line waiting down American Alley even earlier than they opened on Sunday.
This is due largely to their staff’s help, which incorporates both daughters, Miranda and Alexis, who each lately returned home after completing university. As Juliet Pokorny instructed me months in the past, the whole Pokorny circle of relatives turned into looking forward to “serving happiness,” and from the appears on shoppers’ faces, they’re doing simply that.
Now, I ought to admit that I have become a piece skeptical of Wicked Slush because their distinctiveness is mixing smooth serve with slushes; neither of those is my favorite. As you understand, I love ice cream – the creamier, the better. However, soft serve isn’t always ice cream. To be referred to as “ice cream,” a frozen dairy treat should have at least 10% butterfat, which gentle serve does now not. This manner of tender regularly serves now not as creamy or flavorful as ice cream. And when it comes to slushes, all I can don’t forget is huge granules of left-over ice after drinking all of the syrup dry.