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  1. Gaye Barnes
    Gaye Barnes at |

    Your restaurant reviews keep getting better and better. This looks like the best one yet. I don’t know how you’ll find someone to top this. I want this chocolate budino…now!

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    1. Eatsporkjew
      Eatsporkjew at |

      it was so f-ing good! We’ve had the budino twice now and I think I actually threatened to cut someone at our table for trying to take it away from me before I was done taking my spoonful!

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  2. DeanO
    DeanO at |

    Food is delish and it’s one of my favorite spots to dine when I’m in the area. I DO wish that they’d redo the dining area which feels dated, not space planned properly and not quite befitting of the quality of the excellent food.

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    1. Eatsporkjew.com
      Eatsporkjew.com at |

      I agree that the decor isn’t properly reinforcing the caliber of food they serve, but once I’m seated, and a delicious plate of food is plopped down in front of me….I tend to forget about my surroundings. Hopefully the layout of the restaurant will get addressed in phase 2 of the restaurant opening.

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  3. mike a
    mike a at |

    Go back for the fried chicken. Totally great.

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    1. Eatsporkjew.com
      Eatsporkjew.com at |

      One of these days (Wednesday in particular) we’re gonna play hooky from work and spend the day in the Russian River sans the crowds and limo driven bachelorette parties and have that fried chicken! You’ll know, because I’ll post about it I’m sure.

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  4. Laurel
    Laurel at |

    Great interview with Daniel, and I was pleasantly surprised to see my husband Brad’s very own spring onion (Roots of Creation Farm) on the plate next to that Stemple Creek braised short rib! Backyard is by far my favorite restaurant in Sonoma County. Their food is always incredible, with quality local ingredients, and for the quality of what you’re getting I think the prices are quite reasonable. The menu is creative and upscale but still comes across as accessible and down to earth. I’m so proud that my husband is able to supply such a great restaurant with produce. It’s a blessing to have Backyard Restaurant in our community!

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    1. Eatsporkjew.com
      Eatsporkjew.com at |

      Your husband’s spring onions were/are amazing. They accompanied that dish perfectly, and I’ll be honest with you….they soaked up all the flavors and were even better as leftovers the next day! Thanks for stopping and for leaving a comment.

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