Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.


1309, 2019

The Bite Goes On – Carrie Brown, Jimtown Store

EP45: Jimtown has been a community fixture since 1895, when Jim Patrick founded his eponymous general store to serve as post office and meeting place for residents of the valley. Carrie describes how In 1989, the late husband and she came across the shuttered store while visiting from New York City. After learning that it was for sale, the couple bought Jimtown. John and Carrie set out to restore the abandoned landmark to its former glory and add a few twists of their own. They opened in 1991 and has been feeding visitors, locals, cyclists, winemakers, farmers and more delicious home made food from generational recipes. Carrie also has a line of condiments that are sold in many stores across the country – all of which have a wine country flair. Her business also includes catering for parties of all sorts, she has authored at least two cookbooks and was honored with a Women in Business award in 2017.

In this episode we discuss her early New York days, her journey to wine country, the restoring and opening of the Jimtown Store, her rewards and strife of having a 27 year old business and much more! This is a great episode with one of Sonoma County’s most treasured community members and icons.

Her website is

You can follow Jimtown on Instagram @jimtownstore and on Facebook

You can visit the store Thursday – Monday at 6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA, 95448 USA

609, 2019

The Bite Goes On – Noble Folk and Moustache

EP44: Just WOW! Christian Sullberg and Ozzy Jimenez both grew up in Sonoma County, met and in a short time they opened Moustache Baked Goods, Noble Ice Cream and Pie (2 locations) and have added ice cream carts to their mix. Their philosophy is one that is steeped in Sonoma County as much as they bake and make is from scratch and by hand. They do their best to source the ingredients found 30 miles from their home town. They are wildly popular in their wedding cake business, dessert tables and always have a long line at the ice cream stores. In 2017 & 2018, Noble Folk & Moustache Baked Goods were recognized as two of the top LGBTQ+ owned businesses in the Bay Area. For two very young entrepreneurs, the commitment to their communities is commendable. They are both on boards of non-profits for the LGBTQ+/Latin community. Ozzy is currently the Assembly Delegate in Sonoma County’s District 2.

This is a great, inspiring episode that dances around their passions and work ethics. It was really great to learn about these two trendsetters in our backyard.

Did someone mention pie?

To learn even more about the beginnings of these two enterprising young men – read these articles published in the Press Democrat at HERE and HERE

You can interact with them on Instagram at @noblefolk and @moustachebakedgoods

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