Trucking from Fortuna

(April 16, 2019) Fortuna has been enjoying the fruits of the Humboldt Fresh truck for roughly five months at its 2059 Main St. parking spot in front of Fortuna Fabrics. But now...

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Dressing Up Roasted Cauliflower

With homemade za'atar

(April 11, 2019) Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a member of the species Brassica oleracea, which includes a number of familiar vegetables, like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi...

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Lemony Soup for the Soul

Greek avgolemono chicken soup soothes

(April 4, 2019) Greek lemon chicken soup is luscious, bright with citrus and soothing. It's perfect for a cold or a cold night, which are still plentiful in Humboldt in April. If...

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French Butter Crab

A Vietnamese take on local Dungeness

(March 28, 2019) As a college student in 1990, I bartended at Peko's Bar in the Sunset District around 19th Avenue in San Francisco. One cold night, a customer brought me the famous...

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A Local Chocolate and Cannabis Pairing

Humboldt Chocolate and Emerald Family Farms team up for edibles

(March 21, 2019) The idea of chocolate edibles isn't new but in an area that's marketed itself as the cannabis capital of California, making a point to stay local is significant —...

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Do Uber Eats and DoorDash Deliver Profits?

Local restaurants weigh the cost of delivery services

(March 14, 2019) When, at already-in-your-pajamas o'clock, with Netflix alerting you the next episode will start in seven seconds, you realize you must have a bacon cheeseburger or a poké bowl, throwing...

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A Farmer with Deep Roots

Paul Giuntoli continues the family business at Warren Creek Farms

(February 28, 2019) Anyone who has shopped at the Saturday Arcata Farmers Market likely knows Paul Giuntoli's face. Before he and his wife Carla scaled back from intensive production to focus on...

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What to Eat Monday, Friday and Until the Crab Runs Out

Hum Plate Roundup

(February 21, 2019) Crab it while you can Domoic acid and low weights have led to enough crab-less Christmases to keep us from taking Dungeness for granted. Crack 'em while we've got 'em, folks....

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Crab it While You Can

(February 18, 2019) Domoic acid and low weights have led to enough crab-less Christmases to keep us from taking Dungeness for granted. Crack 'em while we've got 'em, folks. And if you're up for...

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Bottled Up at Tomaso's

Tom Pagano looks to sell the local sauce and distribution outfit

(February 14, 2019) When it comes to cooking, Tom Pagano is a homerun hitter. He not only helped start Ramone's Café & Bakery and the Plaza Grill, he's also built a local...

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'Not Like it Used to Be': Why Mazzoti's Eureka Shut Down

(February 7, 2019) Peer through the darkened windows of Mazzotti’s in Old Town and you’ll see the chairs have been upside down on the tables long enough to gather yellowed leaves from...

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Folie Douce's New Flavors

Change in ownership brings Lebanese and North African dishes to town

(February 7, 2019) After a 30-minute break and a glass of dark iced tea following lunch service, Reda Salhi was back at the prep counter, sharpening a chef's knife with a steel. Satisfied,...

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How French is the Dip?

(February 2, 2019) In the long list of things we call French — like fries (probably Belgian), toast (the Romans were already onto it by the fifth century) and manicures (possibly French...

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New Owner and Lebanese Menu for Folie Douce

(February 1, 2019) Before you go into full panic, the artichoke cheesecake is still on the menu. Plenty else, however, has changed. On Nov. 26, 2017, Reda Salhi took over the kitchen at...

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Together for a New Year Feast

Chinese savory rice ball soup

(January 31, 2019) Chinese New Year is around the corner, falling on Feb. 5 this year. To celebrate the Year of the Golden Pig, my southern Chinese family's tradition is to have savory...

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The Monday Night Polenta Club

(January 24, 2019) A wine cork's downhill roll from Brick & Fire is 2 Doors Down (1626 F. St., Eureka), its wine bar sibling, drawing its menu from the same tight kitchen....

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Celery at Center Stage

Celery braised with leeks

(January 24, 2019) An ingredient of Italian soffritto, French mirepoix and the Cajun holy trinity, celery is rarely at center stage in a recipe. We'll change that in 2019. Celery has a long...

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Local Businesses Give Federal Employees a Break

(January 20, 2019) Here we are on Day 30 of a partial federal government shutdown and those going without paychecks are feeling the pressure. The city of Eureka has set up a...

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Drag Me, Vegans

Failing less miserably at a plant-based diet

(January 17, 2019) Last week a sample of Milkadamia arrived at my office in artsy packaging that bore the competing slogans "Moo is moot" and "Cuddle in a cup." It looked like the...

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Two Arcata Eateries Call it Quits, Cite Cannabis Downturn

(January 11, 2019) The yellow Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe truck that was a fixture in the Pacific Outfitters parking lot has shut down. Owner Patrick Gaskins, who started the business in May...

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