Babetta's is Back

(October 19, 2020) When Eureka Italian family restaurant Babetta's moved from its Myrtletown location, people adjusted. But when it closed its Broadway location, leaving only memories and a trail of marinara-stained shirts behind,...

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Frankie Goes it Alone

After months as a one-person operation, Frankie's NY Bagels looks to sell

(October 15, 2020) On Saturday, Frankie Baker turned on the lights at Frankie's NY Bagels tucked behind the Turf Club at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 2 a.m. He came in an hour earlier...

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Falling For Gooseberries

Roasted, in tangy curd and on cheesecake

(October 8, 2020) When my friend Debbi told me she was busy making gooseberry jam one evening, I had a vivid image of goose-shaped berries dangling on a vine. Although I still haven't...

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Deo's is Closed and Looking for a New Owner

(October 6, 2020) Since Sept. 20, visitors to Henderson Center in search of lunch have been greeted by a sign on the door of Deo's Sandwich Shop announcing its closure. It reads, "It...

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Comfort Food When There is No Comfort

(October 1, 2020) I made too much Japanese curry last weekend. I chopped the onions, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes while talking on the phone with a friend who is struggling with whether to...

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Starting Fresh

Amy's Delight makes way for Island Delight

(September 24, 2020) A plexiglass barrier suspended from hooks in the ceiling sways just a little as Keaka Roberts-Fonoti zips between the register and the kitchen. A large pass-through window frames her...

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The Peg House is Up for Sale

(September 23, 2020) According to an SFGate story by former Journal staffer Ashley Harrell, now the outlet’s associate editor covering California parks, owners Diana Ballard-Doll and Gary Ballard are ready to sell the iconic burger pit...

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Dokkaebier Spices it Up

(September 22, 2020) If the Booth Brewing was your gateway to Korean beer aesthetics, you'll be pleased to know Dokkaebier has made its way into Humboldt stores. The independent beer company's CEO Youngwon...

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Start a New Year with an Enormous Challah

(September 17, 2020) If you're like me, you want two things right now: bread and for this year to just be over. Well, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year begins on Friday, Sept....

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Peppers Make Summer Last Longer

(September 17, 2020) As long as there are peppers at the farmers market, I can still believe in summer. I sort of understand how, come September, some people start feeling the pull...

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Hoping to Hang On

Restaurants reopen dining room doors

(September 10, 2020) When word came Aug. 28 that new tiered state guidelines meant Humboldt restaurants with approved safety plans could offer indoor dining again, Holly Blackwood, co-owner of Sea Grill, was still...

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Frankie's Develops a Sweet Tooth

(September 5, 2020) Since shelter in place, Frankie Baker has scaled back. Where once a trio sliced and slung bagels in the Redwood Acres bakery, there's only Frankie's NY Bagels' namesake, baking and...

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Humboldt To Go

A Facebook group made for shelter in place

(September 3, 2020) Melissa Harnden has a little time before her next shift at St. Joseph Hospital. Her light brown hair is pulled back into a ponytail and she's already in a set...

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Letting Go and Adapting

Masaki's Kyoto reborn as Chuchi's Old Town Eats

(August 27, 2020) For owner Jeni Masaki, the hardest part of closing Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant was running into her regular customers and breaking the news to them. But as of last week's...

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Island Delight Opens in Eureka

(August 23, 2020) While fans of Hawaiian cuisine are rending their Aloha shirts over the impending closure of Eureka's Banana Hut, they may find solace over on Harris Street, where Island Delight opened this weekend....

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

(August 22, 2020) 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...

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Boozy Popsicles from the Goat

(August 21, 2020) This was not the summer any of us ordered. And so the only weather-related denial we support is the refusal to accept the end of the season. The fact that...

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Green or Purple, They All Snap

Green bean and torpedo onion salad

(August 20, 2020) Snap beans, green beans, string beans and wax beans all refer to the same vegetable: Phaseolus vulgaris. I find the name green beans limiting, since the pods also come in...

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Aloha, Banana Hut

(August 14, 2020) Co-owner Ken Evans announced yesterday on the restaurant's Facebook page that Banana Hut will be closing Aug. 31. "Unless a buyer magically appears." The restaurant shifted to takeout and delivery for its...

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Summer on a Platter

The peachiest pork ribs and chicken

(August 13, 2020) The peach is the beauty queen of summer. The blend of red, yellow and pink colors brighten up my day. Luckily, my family's peach tree is right outside our...

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Babetta's is Back

(October 19, 2020) When Eureka Italian family restaurant Babetta's moved from its Myrtletown location, people adjusted. But when it closed its Broadway location, leaving only memories and a trail of marinara-stained shirts behind,...

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Cooperation Humboldt to Take on Local Food Guide Publication

(October 11, 2020) Locally Delicious, a nonprofit organization that works to support a sustainable local food system, has produced the Local Food Guide since 2017. Established as a resource for the community to...

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Food for People Rebuilds

(October 10, 2020) Food for People is rebuilding its main site after the building faced devastating sewer damage in February. "Following the sewer disaster that occurred at Food for People’s main site earlier...

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