Sonoma is a big place. Though dozens of fires destroyed property and claimed lives in and around Santa Rosa and east into the Sonoma Valley last year, towns to the west remained untouched. With the area hurting for tourism and help supporting its neighbors under the moniker "Sonoma Strong," now is the perfect time to visit Sonoma.

Restaurant writer Matthew Odam recently went back to California for a weekend. Read about his Sonoma experience and see what he recommends for a weekend itinerary in a unique location that whispers of Colorado, the Texas Hill Country and the Pacific Northwest but is uniquely Californian.

The latest installment of his Feed to Go series is on our premium website.