Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


"Turkey always and turkey all ways!"

Why do we only enjoy Turkey one day a year? There is nothing better than a hot turkey sandwich smothered in gravy served with a side of stuffing. If you live in Santa Rosa California you will be located near a wonderful restaurant that serves turkey dishes all year long. Willie Bird restaurant showcases the Willie Bird turkey in numerous dishes. The Willie Bird is a fresh free range turkey that has a phenomenal taste and texture.

Willie Birds restaurant has been around for 30 years. They specialize in comfort food that is served in huge proportions and is priced very reasonably. We arrived around the noon hour. There is a huge dark mahogany bar that was well stocked with adult libations. We hunkered up to the bar and were greeted by the friendly local clientele. After a pint of 'Russian River Blind Pig IPA" we chose a seat in the dining room. The menu is turkey specific but you can order steaks or burgers if you must. My plate of choice was a 'turkey fried steak' smothered in cream gravy with a side order of stuffing. Ms. Goofy wanted a open face turkey sandwich that also was smothered in gravy. It is a good thing we are in training for the 'Couch Olympics".

Willie Birds is a unique restaurant that showcases turkey. We enjoyed our experience and indulged in some very comforting food. I might suggest to stay away from the Turkey Bacon but would highly recommend anything else. We plan to return soon, but for now, we are in training on the couch.

Willie Bird's Restaurant

1150 Santa Rosa Ave

Santa Rosa, CA



Zoomie said...

Who woulda thunk it? Kind of fun! I do roast a turkey two or three times per year. It's inexpensive and tasty - what's not to like?

Anonymous said...

I'm despondent that they have no smoked turkey on the menu. Otherwise looks like a sterling establishment.

cookiecrumb said...

I love that kind of place, though I admit I only enjoy turkey no times a year. (Hah!)
(I did make my own turkey gravy last November, from "parts.")

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, Willie Birds is right down the street from the Santa Rosa Farmers market.

Zis, The bacon has smoke flavoring added, but, I would not reccomend it.

Cookiecrumb, You do not like turkey? Well I do not like brussel sprouts.

cookiecrumb said...

I'll eat turkey, but it's just a holiday sentiment, not a taste sensation.

Can't wait to hear about your plate lunch place!

Chris said...

Isn't that the place that was on one of the food shows, like DDD? The place looks like a fun restaurant to visit.

And I agree with you on the turkey being year round, I just grilled a turkey breast this week.

Chilebrown said...

Chris, It was on DDD. Guy also has his restaurant in Santa Rosa. We drove by and it was boarded.