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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Drink to That: Six Rivers Joins Stout Project to Benefit Black Humboldt

Posted By on Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

On Thursday, Six Rivers Brewery announced the release of its Black is Beautiful stout, joining breweries across the country raising cash to fight racial inequity and police violence.

Started by Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, the project is "a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged." Participating brewers, who are invited to use the signature label and tweak the provided base recipe, donate all the proceeds from a stout sold under the Black is Beautiful label to local organizations fighting police brutality and supporting equality and inclusion. They are also asked to "commit to the long-term work of equality."

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Westhaven's Blackberry Pie Fire Sale

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:49 AM

If you're missing the annual Westhaven Wild Blackberry Festival, which is canceled due to COVID-19 this year, help is on the way: The Westhaven Ladies Club will be selling its stockpile of 450 frozen blackberry pies for $20 a pop on Sunday, July 26 starting at 10 a.m. It's help for the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department, too, since all the proceeds from the yearly berry bacchanal go toward its equipment, maintenance and other expenses.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Flavortown, Ohio? Look Out, Ferndale

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 10:05 AM

Ferndale, hon. I don't want to stir the chili pot here but somebody is moving in on your man.

The city of Columbus, Ohio, in coming to terms with its historically awful namesake, is having an identity crisis. (If you need a refresher on how Columbus' legacy impacts our present, visit Cutcha Risling Baldy's blog for a quick rundown.) According to CNN, Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced the impending removal of the statue of Columbus outside city hall. As for the city's name, a petition is circulating to rename it "Flavortown" in honor of far less problematic Italian American celebrity chef and do-gooder Guy Fieri, its native son. So far, some 17,400 people have signed on.
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Oyster Fest 2020 Winners

Posted By on Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM

You wouldn't know it from looking at the plaza but on Saturday the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival held its 30th annual event. This time, due to the ban on mass gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19, Arcata Main Street held the food festival virtually with host Shoshanna introducing live streaming musical guests, pre-recorded video talks and, of course, the annual Best Oyster competition.

Mad River Brewing Co.'s grilled Pacific topped with brown butter fondue, candied garlic and Meyer lemon confit. - COURTESY OF MEREDITH DAY KLEIN
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  • Mad River Brewing Co.'s grilled Pacific topped with brown butter fondue, candied garlic and Meyer lemon confit.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Drive-through Dinners at the Mateel

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 1:37 PM

SoHum is taking drive-through cuisine next level starting next week with a rotating roster of chefs creating Friday night to-go meals you can pick up at the Mateel Community Center. Guest chef Annikah Hogan kicks off the summer's offerings on June 26 from 4-9 p.m. with "Ginger Lemongrass Pulled Pork, Asian coleslaw, coconut rice, shrimp, pineapple and veggie kabobs" on the menu, as well as lemonade, iced tea and a dessert bar (price TBA). Call the community center at 923-3368 to place an order and visit the website for updates on the menu and prices.
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Mateel Community Center Presents: Summer Drive-Through Dinners

Menu and guest chefs rotate weekly on Fridays

The Mateel Community Center presents Summer Drive-Through Dinners featuring delicious, all natural and/or organic dinner & desserts created each week by local guest chefs all packaged to go.

Opening Friday June 26th, from 4-9 pm and featuring guest chef Annikah Hogan’s summer-inspired dinner:
Ginger Lemongrass Pulled Pork, Asian coleslaw, coconut rice, shrimp, pineapple & veggie kabobs, fresh lemonade & ice tea, yummy dessert bar. Featured menus to be posted ongoing on the mateel.org website. Orders by phone can be placed by calling the Mateel office at 707-923-3368.

Drive right on into the Mateel Hall's lower parking lot at 59 Rusk Lane in Redway to pick up orders and exit out the back gate. Limited seating is available on the hillside, with the best views in town. We await you at the drive-through see you there!



Justine Ketola, Publicist
Mateel Community Center
(323)251-0542
Mateel.org
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Online Oyster Fest's Menu

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Like the mollusk itself, much of the information about this weekend's Arcata Bay Oyster Festival developed in secret. But now, on the cusp of its opening, the slow rollout of details is complete and all is revealed, including the players and schedule for this first virtual iteration of the annual food festival.

A press release from Arcata Main Street includes the itinerary in the form of a plaza map. Once participants have picked up their optional DIY kits filled with local oysters, beverages and swag ($140-$160), they can start live streaming the event at www.arcatamainstreet.com or its Facebook page.

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It kicks off at 10 a.m. with a welcome and an intro to some local oyster producers and live music. From there, it's the annual Best Oyster competition (this year including chef demos) and Oyster Calling Contest, with more live music, kids' entertainment and a "History of the Arcata Bay" segment in between. The whole thing winds up with celebrating graduating seniors and a message from the Arcata Police Department's Chief Brian Ahearn at 4:30 p.m. (See the full schedule and press release below.)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Arcata Main Street's Virtual Oyster Fest Kits

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 5:22 PM

As the rollout of details about this month's virtual Oyster Fest continues, Arcata Main Street has unveiled its kits for celebrating at home. The at-home festival packages are available for pre-order through the organization's website for $140-$160. They include beer, wine or cider from local purveyors Eel River Brewing Co., Mad River Brewing Co., Gyppo Ale Mill, and Six Rivers Brewery, along with festival swag and, of course, two dozen oysters.
Pre-order kits for remote Oyster Fest-ing. - FROM THE ARCATA MAIN STREET WEBSITE
  • From the Arcata Main Street website
  • Pre-order kits for remote Oyster Fest-ing.
Shells shucked and beverages decanted into commemorative cups, you can then cue up the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival YouTube channel and slurp away as you learn about the harvesting of oysters, check out brewery backstories, hear local music and see who won Best Oyster this year. 
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Oyster Fest Shucks Crowds for Virtual Event

Posted By on Sat, May 23, 2020 at 4:42 PM

As the days grow warmer and COVID-19 lingers, bivalve enthusiasts have wondered what's to become of the 30th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, née Oyster Fest. Today the answer came, at least partially, from Arcata Main Street's Facebook page and website. The all-day seafood, beer and music binge is going virtual on June 20. "We plan to show a different, more informational side of our oysters, the Arcata Bay, our local breweries and restaurants by creating an interactive virtual experience," the post announces.
FROM THE ARCATA MAIN STREET WEBSITE
  • From the Arcata Main Street website
Arcata Main Street, for which the festival is the single largest source of revenue, also teases available DIY food and drink kits to enjoy while streaming the event. The artwork on the organization's website still includes oyster farmers, chefs, the annual Best Oyster competition, live music and DJs, as well as history and an "HSU House Party." That last one might be literal.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Redwood Curtain Brewing Co. Toasts Food for People

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Like many spring babies, Redwood Curtain Brewing Co. is adjusting its birthday celebrations for the pandemic. Instead of blowing it up with a multi-kegger and a bunch of new releases, the local craft beer company is taking a low-key and charitable approach, introducing a new brew and giving a portion of the sales to Food for People. 
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Humboldt Rising Pale Ale is described in a press release as having a "tight, compact and dense head. Toasted, golden orange in color. Mango, pineapple, orange citrus and mild earthy aromatics float while a mellow wave of subtle malt and juicy pineapple eases your palate into a bright pleasant finish." Those who want to quench their thirst and help those struggling with food insecurity can pick up growlers and crowlers curbside and to go. Or, as the release points out, you can donate directly at www.foodforpeople.org.

Read the full press release below:

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mad River Brewing Co.'s New Native Swag

Posted By on Wed, May 13, 2020 at 2:33 PM

In October, when the Yurok Tribe bought the Mad River Brewing Co., it became one of only a handful of breweries owned and run by a Native American tribe. Now, with the unveiling of the brewery's new logo, the statement of Native ownership is right on the label.
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According to a press release from Mad River Brewing Co. Chief Operating Officer Linda Cooley, instead of the former red lettering, you'll find the locally brewed ales emblazoned with "a traditional Yurok basket design known as sturgeon back, the Coast Range, healthy redwood forests and the jumping steelhead, which has been synonymous with MRB’s flagship Steelhead Extra Pale Ale for two decades."

These elements are meant to speak to both the tribe's and the brewery's history and commitment to environmental sustainability.

Read the full press release below:

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