More than a Farmstand

Sea Goat grows into a McKinleyville hub

(July 18, 2024) The first time I drove along Hiller Road looking for the Sea Goat Farmstand (1450 Hiller Road), finally parking near its sign, what I saw reminded me of a fireworks booth, one of...

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What's Good

New Digs for Il Forno and Obento

(July 11, 2024) Il Forno, Fortuna The people of Fortuna have evidently mastered manifestation, perhaps connecting with their namesake goddess. One can only assume this from the imminent opening of a larger branch...

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Il Forno in Fortuna

(July 8, 2024) The people of Fortuna have evidently mastered manifestation, perhaps connecting with their namesake goddess. One can only assume this from the imminent opening of a larger branch of the Asia’s...

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Falafelove Blooms in King Salmon

(July 4, 2024) A low chalkboard sign with the words "falafel" and "open" is the only warning before you miss the turn into the recently opened Falafelove's little parking lot in King Salmon...

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Best Oyster Goes Pop-up

(June 20, 2024) By 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, chefs, staffers and volunteers were pushing through the doors of the former Mazzotti's, carrying platters of oysters on drifts of white salt,...

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Banning Plastics and Bioplastics at Oyster Fest

(June 13, 2024) If each of the more than 12,000 people in attendance at Arcata Bay Oyster Festival restrained themselves to only two orders of grilled Pacifics served with disposable forks, 24,000 sets...

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What's Good at the Friday Night Market

(June 6, 2024) The first Friday Night Market of the season crossed light sabers with the Forest Moon Festival on May 31, packing Old Town's closed streets with vendors and Vaders, buskers and...

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What's Good: Stirring the Pot

(May 30, 2024) Soup's on at St. Vincent de Paul Veteran restaurant cook and ceramicist Mark Campbell has found his niche in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul's free...

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Last Call for Soup at Japhy's

(May 23, 2024) Tera Mar and Kate Manley showed up at 10 a.m. to stake out the first spot in line for a last meal from Japhy's Soup and Noodles today. The restaurant...

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How the Linguiça is Made

(May 23, 2024) Earlier in the day, there was some dispute as to how much Pabst Blue Ribbon to add to the cast iron pan of linguiça chunks Ariel Peugh is stirring. Given...

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Secrets of SoHum

Eating your way from Rio Dell to Shelter Cove

(May 16, 2024) As someone who travels almost weekly between Northern and Southern Humboldt, I can tell you that, to the naked eye, it may seem like somewhat of a food desert. You...

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What's Good: Thai, Doughnuts and a Rooftop View

(May 9, 2024) Willow Creek Thai in Eureka Willow Creek has long drawn campers, hikers, rafters and Bigfoot hunters. And if, when you pull off the cartoonishly winding, cliff-hugging State Route 299, you...

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Mexican Restaurants Support English Express for Cinco de Mayo<

(May 2, 2024) Before Mary Ann Hytken found space to hold classes and establish the local nonprofit English Express, she says, she made do in Mexican markets. "I had a little folding chair...

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Hole Food

(April 27, 2024) The doughnuts at Frankie's NY Bagels (3750 Harris St., Eureka) are doused in an array of glazes to tempt anyone, but that many of the springy treats are vegan is...

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Look Up for Rooftop Sushi

(April 19, 2024) Those of us craning our necks in Old Town can satisfy our curiosity at last. The frankly named Rooftop Sushi is out in the daylight at last (148 E St.,...

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A Green Dish for Earth Day or Any Day

(April 18, 2024) Thanks to months rich in rainfall, everywhere I look is green: our yard, pastures, parks. My plate is also green, partly because I eat a large green salad every day...

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Sunken Seaweed's Dual Mission

Stocking shelves and the ocean with seaweed and kelp

(April 11, 2024) While at then Humboldt State University, Torre Polizzi and Leslie Booher were part of a team surveying seaweed along the North Coast, documenting the mass die offs of sea stars...

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What's Good? Burgers, Malasadas and Shawarma

(April 4, 2024) On the Jamwagon Bandwagon You can't miss the bright blue Jamwagon food truck with its red lettering announcing pitas, gyros, hummus, falafel and fries (1631 Central Ave., McKinleyville; updates on...

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On the Jamwagon Bandwagon

(April 3, 2024) You can’t miss the bright blue Jamwagon food truck with its red lettering announcing pitas, gyros, hummus, falafel and fries (1631 Central Ave., McKinleyville; updates on Facebook). And good thing,...

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A Burger Break in the Rain

(March 28, 2024) In Humboldt spring, if the patio is dry, much less sunny, take advantage. Not all the benches were dry at Eureka's branch of Redwood Curtain Brewery when the rain let...

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Music Tonight: Monday, July 22

(July 22, 2024) It’s 7 p.m. on Monday night at Savage Henry Comedy Club, which means another installment of — thunderclap, sword slash, scream and evisceration sounds — Metal Monday. Tonight’s road band...

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Music Today: Sunday, July 21

(July 21, 2024) It’s a fine afternoon to go check out the music scene at the Fieldbrook Winery. Today’s players are Celtic, world, and folk guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Seabury Gould, who will...

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Music Tonight: Saturday, July 20

(July 20, 2024) Two interesting but disparate shows are happening tonight, one in Arcata at 7 p.m., the other in Blue Lake two hours later, and so with a nod to chronology, let’s...

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