Dining Ambiance Up the Wazoo

20151229_181126My Auntie J and Cousin April met me and Lulu at the Doubletree Sonoma County in Rohnert Park. I was craving chowder so we went to a place in Cotati near Oliver’s Market. Alas, it is now a falafel place. I was not feeling like middle eastern food, so we decided to try the new Jaded Toad in the same shopping center. (So new that it is not in TripAdvisor yet.)

Most of the seating is outside near heaters or around fireplaces. There is a bar focal point. It was 50 degrees so we were not sure if we could last eating outside. The fire added enough warmth and so we shared a firepit with another group.

Protein platter at the Jaded Toad
Protein platter by firelight. It is like camping out without having to sleep in a tent or sleeping bag.

The food is pub food, with local beers and an attractive wine list. My half chicken was delicious and moist with a choice of cajun or Memphis barbeque. (Memphis of course.) My Aunt ordered the protein platter and April enjoyed the drumsticks and a green salad.


The food was yummy and the company was terrific. The service was a little slow, and we did not notice so much because we were busy talking.

It was a memorable evening and it would have been epic if it was just a little warmer outside.  There are a couple of indoor tables without nearly any fun ambiance.

Lulu stayed in the car but dogs are welcome outside.

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