On this week’s episode we follow the path of Terri and Mark Stark, owners of 6 (and one on the way) well loved and delicious Sonoma County restaurants. We discover how they met, who does what, how they work together and make their marriage work. We spend some time talking about Willi’s Wine Bar, how it was lost in the fire and how the team’s love and loyalty brought it back to life.
Somewhere in the middle, the conversation goes down the rabbit hole a tad regarding the frustrating politics, regulations, minimum wage … around the restaurant business. We do, however, finish it off with a bit of laughter, insights and takeaways.
Their restaurants include – in order of open date; Willi’s Winebar, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, Healdsburg, Monti’s, Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Bravas Bar de Tapas, Bird & Bottle, reopening of WIlli’s Winebar in a new location, Grossman’s Delicatessen & Bar coming in early 2020.