DRUMS & CRUMBS

Serving up authentic southern cuisine in the heart of California wine country

Truck Update: It’s Alive!

Rachel Hundley and the Drums & Crumbs Food Truck

Rachel visits Legion Manufacturing outside of Los Angeles

Over the holiday weekend, Rachel headed down to Southern California to check out the progress on our food truck in person. We knew the truck had been purchased and construction had begun, but, even after repeated requests, our builder never sent photos of the truck or its progress, so we wanted to see it for ourselves.

Drums & Crumbs Food Truck Construction

What a beauty!

Drums & Crumbs Food Truck Construction

The perfect blank slate for our colorful vinyl wrap

Drums & Crumbs Food Truck Construction

Through the back door

As you can see, the electrical wiring and counters are installed. This week, it will hopefully be inspected by the Department of Housing and have a smog inspection. After that, it’ll take a couple of weeks to install the appliances and the plumbing. After the final touches inside, they will send it out to get wrapped in the beautiful design created for us by Design Womb. Theoretically, we could have it mid-August… but we won’t start planning our grand opening until it is actually on its way.

Rachel decided to make a weekend out of the trip, driving Highway 1 through Big Sur, spending two nights in Santa Barbara, and passing through Santa Cruz on her way home.

Rachel & Todd at Big SurRachel & her boyfriend Todd at Big Sur

Big SurBig Sur

Santa CruzSanta Cruz


Summer in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Tuesday Night Market Drums & CrumbsValley of the Moon Certified Farmers’ Market

It’s been a full summer over here at Drums & Crumbs! Between the farmers’ market, winery summer events, private parties and more, we’ve had so many opportunity to share our food with people all over Sonoma Valley. Take a look at some of our highlights, and remember, the summer has just begun!

Fresh Watmaugh StrawberriesFresh Watmaugh Strawberries

Drums & Crumbs Fried Chicken Lunch In A BarnA catered “Down Home Lunch” at Vintage Kennel Club

Drums & Crumbs at Patz & Hall WineryPatz & Hall Backyard Summer Series

Patz & Hall Backyard Summer SeriesWe get to have fun too!

Drums & Crumbs at Paradise Ridge Winery Wines & Sunsets

 The spectacular view at Paradise Ridge Winery Wines & Sunsets

Drums & Crumbs at Broadway Under The StarsBroadway Under The Stars at Jack London State Park

 

Drums & CrumbsThanks for a spectacular summer so far!

 


July Schedule of Public Events

We have another busy month ahead of us… and you have many opportunities to have some of Arthur’s Fried Chicken and the rest of our authentic southern cuisine!

Our new website (coming soon!) will have a fancy calendar on it, but until then, here’s a list of places you can find us this month. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 707-999-8394 or email us at info@drumsandcrumbs.com.

 

Tuesday, July 1, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Wednesday, July 2, 5:30pm to Sunset

Paradise Ridge Winery Wines & Sunsets ($5-10 ticket required)

Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa

 

Thursday, July 3, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Tuesday, July 8, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, July 10, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Friday, July 11, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Summer Backyard Series at Patz & Hall Winery

Patz & Hall Winery, Sonoma

 

Tuesday, July 15, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, July 17, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Friday, July 18, 6:00pm to 9:000pm

ArtNight: Draw Your Heart Out (ticket required)

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma

 

Tuesday, July 22, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, July 24, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Friday, July 25, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Pre-Show Picnicking at Broadways Under the Stars

Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen

 

Saturday, July 26, 2:00pm to 9:30pm

San Rafael Twilight Criterium

Downtown San Rafael

 

Tuesday, July 29, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, July, 31, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael


June Schedule of Public Events

We have a busy month ahead of us… and you have many opportunities to have some of Arthur’s Fried Chicken and the rest of our authentic southern cuisine!

Our new website (coming soon!) will have a fancy calendar on it, but until then, here’s a list of places you can find us this month. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 707-999-8394 or email us at info@drumsandcrumbs.com.

 

Tuesday, June 3, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Wednesday, June 4, 11:30am to 2:30

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Tuesday, June 10, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, June 12, 9:00am to 2:30pm (note new day and time!)

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Friday, June 13, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Summer Backyard Series at Patz & Hall Winery

Patz & Hall Winery, Sonoma

 

Saturday, June 14, 6:30pm to 10:30pm (ticket required)

The Twilight T-Dance at Gay Wine Weekend

Raymond Vineyard, St. Helena

 

Tuesday, June 17, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, June 19, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Tuesday, June 24, 5:45pm to Sunset

Vally of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market

City Plaza, Sonoma

 

Thursday, June 26, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Pop-Up Cafe at the Renaissance Marin

1115 3rd St., San Rafael

 

Saturday, June 29, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Pre-Show Picnicking at Broadways Under the Stars

Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen


Co-Owner Rachel Attends Dinner For Women Entrepreneurs Who “Made It” In Marin County

She Made It In Marin - Cebrating Women Entrepreneurs Who Made It In Marin County

Invitees Gianna Ciaccio, Rachel Hundley and Laurie Vermont

Last night, the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center held an annual dinner honoring women entrepreneurs in Marin County. Our co-owner, Rachel Hundley, was one of forty women nominated to attend! The dinner was hosted by Sharon Miller, CEO of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.

Businesses represented included finance institutions, retail stores, community organizations and, of course, Drums & Crumbs. Congratulations to Rachel on the recognition for her contributions as an entrepreneur!

She Made It In Marin - Cebrating Women Entrepreneurs Who Made It In Marin CountyShe Made It In Marin – Cebrating Women Entrepreneurs Who Made It In Marin County


Drums & Crumbs At The Tuesday Night Farmer’s Market In Sonoma

The Drums & Crumbs Team

The Drums & Crumbs Farmer’s Market Team

Drums & Crumbs is excited to be a part of the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmer’s Market held every Tuesday evening through the summer. We don’t have our food truck yet (soon!), so we have a stall set up on the west side of the horseshoe next to Napa Street. Although the market officially starts at 5:30pm, our dinner service starts at 5:45pm.

Our first week at the market was a little hectic for us. The Sonoma community and beyond was out in full force, and it was our first time selling at a farmer’s market. Our menu for the first night was Arthur’s Fried Chicken, Baked Mac & Cheese, Carolina Coleslaw and Buttermilk Biscuits. The Drums & Crumbs team — Arthur, Rachel, Tess and Wes — held it together that night, and we were amazed at how fast we sold out of food! It was a true privilege meeting so many new faces and receiving such positive feedback about the food.

The next week we came back with even MORE fried chicken, as well as our Slightly Sweet Iced Tea and Rachel’s Fresh Strawberry Cobbler. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and again the market was packed! We were again overwhelmed by the number of people who had heard about Drums & Crumbs and wanted to try our food.

If you stopped by the booth and were unable to try our fried chicken, we are working hard to figure out a way to have more available in light of the strict time constraints the market has for set up. Once the truck arrives, we’ll be able to keep up with the overwhelming demand for our food.

We are honored that so many people would hang out with us and wait for the final batches of chicken to come out of the fryer. We love getting to know the people in our Sonoma community, as well as those of you who drive in from out of town! We’ll be back next week (and every week until September) with more southern treats for you to try.

If you want to have some Drums & Crumbs fried chicken for dinner, come early! Dinner service begins at 5:45pm.

Drums & Crumbs at the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmer's Market

All set up for our first market!

Drums & Crumbs at the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmer's Market

Truly a community event

Sell out night for Drums & Crumbs at the Valley of the Moon Farmer's Market

Thanks everyone!

Drums & Crumbs at the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmer's Market

It’s worth the wait… we promise!


SUMMER SPECIAL: Tess’s Strawberry Shortcake

Drums & Crumbs Tess's Strawberry Shortcake

When we told Tess, who was recently promoted to Bakery Manager, that she could add a namesake to our menu, she immediately thought of strawberry shortcake. Tess wanted to show people what a true shortcake is all about. It is flaky and buttery and just a tad sweet. And it makes the perfect base to showcase our local and organic strawberries. Tess also added one distinct touch: she serves it with a homemade bourbon whipped cream.

We’ll be selling it at the Tuesday night market in Sonoma and the Wednesday pop-up cafe in San Rafael during peak spring strawberry season, so come by and try it!


“Sonoma Southern Supper” Success!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Sonoma Southern Supper, a one-night-only pop-up dinner held last week at Barking Dog Roasters in Sonoma!

We had two seatings that evening: 6pm and 8pm, and also offered take-out. While guests waited for their food and made new friends, they were serenaded by Sonoma’s own Dan Martin.

Our menu featured Arthur’s Fried Chicken, Baked Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, White Cheddar Grits, Spicy Black Eyed Peas, Fresh Mixed Greens, Buttermilk Biscuits, Corn Muffins and Rachel’s Fresh Strawberry Cobbler!

We are grateful for the Barking Dog, Dan Martin, Oz Robledo (who took all of the photos featured below), our wonderful staff and everyone who joined us for the wonderful evening. Thank you!

Drums & Crumbs Pop Up Restaurant
All set up and ready for dinner!

Rachel Hundley, Drums & Crumsb

Rachel serving up two two delicious fried chicken dinners

Drums & Crumbs Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese and Collard Greens

A plate of Drums & Crumbs fried chicken, collard greens, mac & cheese and a buttermilk biscuit

Drums & Crumbs Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

To top off the evening: fresh strawberry cobbler and fresh whipped cream


Join Us For A Pop-Up Dinner In Sonoma!

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Join us for a night of good food, good music and good friends!

For one night only, Sonoma-based Drums & Crumbs is hosting a pop-up event at Barking Dog Roasters, 18133 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA, 95476. Tickets include dinner, dessert and live music.

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://sonomasouthernsupper.eventbrite.com/

For dinner, there two are seatings: 6pm and 8pm. We’ll serve you our two-piece Fried Chicken Dinner with your choice of two of our authentic southern sides and a handmade buttermilk biscuit. Choose from White Cheddar Grits, Baked Mac & Cheese, Southern-Style Collard Greens, Spicy Black Eyed Peas and Fresh Mixed Greens.

For our vegetarian, vegan and gluten free friends, we are offering our Veggie Plate, with your choice of three sides and a buttermilk biscuit or gluten free corn muffin.

For dessert, we’ll have Rachel’s Fresh Strawberry Cobbler. Coffee and other beverages will be available for purchase from Barking Dog Roasters.

Live music is TBD.

For those of you who can’t stay for dinner, we have a limited number of take-out orders available.


Rachel’s Recipes: Gluten Free Corn Muffins

Drums & Crumbs Baked Goods

[Hint: These muffins are also great with wheat flour!]

Makes 1 dozen corn muffins

What To Get:

1 cup gluten free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners or lightly coat with butter or oil.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add milk and vegetable oil, and stir until well-combined. Add egg, and stir until well-combined. Sometimes, in baking, you want to be careful to not overmix your batter… this is not one of those times. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups until each is about 3/4 full.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

You can also use a 9″ cake pan or cast iron skillet, but we like to save those for our savory cornbread.