Sebastopol’s Fork Roadhouse to start year with Grand Opening

From The Press Democrat, Michele Anna Jordan, December 28th, 2014

Sebastopol’s Fork Roadhouse to start year with Grand Opening

Fork Roadhouse: A few months ago, not long after the short-lived Stillwater Kitchen in Sebastopol closed, Sarah Piccolo of Fork Catering quietly leased the space, nestled in what you could almost call a hollow, on Highway 12 between Sebastopol and Freestone. The Fork catering truck is frequently parked adjacent to the restaurant, and a few times this month the parking lot has been full, with a “sold out” sign near the entrance. On December 20, for example there was a dinner and concert featuring Mike Beck.

On January 1, Fork Roadhouse hosts a Grand Opening celebration, with free mimosas for everyone who shows up in their jammies. As of this writing, we did not have hours; visit or call 634-7575 as the date approaches.

Fork Catering, its truck a popular fixture at cycling and other events, does more than give lip service to the idea of using local foods. The farms and ranches they work with are identified and menu selections evolve as the seasonal harvest unfolds. Sample menus are posted at the Web site.

In the past several years, the space that is now Fork Roadhouse has gone through so many changes in ownership that it is hard to remember them all. In recent years, it has been Two Crows Roadhouse, Saint Rose, Claudio’s and Stillwater Kitchen. For a variety of reasons, none of these incarnations established a firm foothold, despite the appealing space. We’re hopeful Fork will find its home here, in a beautiful setting that is said to have been, many decades ago, a bordello.

Fork Roadhouse is located at 9890 Bodega Highway, west of Sebastopol.