Muddy and Metal Mashup

(April 10, 2021) Local coffee purveyor Muddy Waters Coffee Co. has a fan. Last year Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's people reached out to say he's been ordering the coffee online and wanted to...

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Small (Hot) Plates on the Way

From a sake bar and grill and a boba café

(April 8, 2021) Hot Plates Coming Through at Nori Passersby have been either celebrating or scratching their heads at the sign for Nori (761 Eighth St.), heralding another sushi place joining Tomo and...

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Hot Plates Coming Through at Nori

(April 7, 2021) Passersby have been either celebrating or scratching their heads at the sign for Nori (761 Eighth St.), heralding another sushi place joining Tomo and Sushi Spot on the Arcata Plaza....

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Under One Roof

Northtown Coffee, Egghead and Patches' Pastries partner up

(April 1, 2021) The canopies over the patio at Northtown Coffee flutter above a half dozen people having a late Monday breakfast. Sunshine slants onto picnic tables where diners in beanies and...

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Lentils: The Great Leveler

(March 25, 2021) The worst lentils I ever ate were the ones I appreciated the most. In the early '80s, my husband, Barry, and I joined hundreds of other North Americans and...

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A Boba Cafe Makeover for the Former Chalet

(March 23, 2021) Sometimes the universe closes one restaurant and opens another. Stalwart fans of Eureka’s Chalet House of Omelettes have migrated from the shuttered Fifth Street location to its Cutten sibling...

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Esteban's Reopens in Arcata

(March 20, 2021) After closing briefly upon of the death of its locally beloved proprietor Esteban Gonzales, Esteban's is open once again. His wife, Francisca Gonzales, reopened the tiny Mexican institution on March...

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The Beautiful Disaster of My Medicated Mozzarella Fail

(March 18, 2021) My reach has exceeded my grasp. I flew too close to the sun. Mistakes were made infusing what should never have been infused. And now the ghosts of three sad...

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Laissez le Shanty Truck Rouler

(March 14, 2021) No shade on the long-ago Shanty hot dogs but the solid food offerings have leveled up recently. A peek at the Shanty’s (213 Third St., Eureka) adjacent lot finds a...

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Takeout from the Trading Post

Young's Kitchen brings Asian cuisine to the Hoopa Valley

(March 11, 2021) If you're looking for a bowl of khao poon noodles, pad thai or even basic Chinese beef and broccoli, Hoopa might not be the first place you look. But...

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Humboldt Brewing Co. Back in Humboldt

(March 4, 2021) After decades of out-of-county ownership as far away as South Carolina, Humboldt Brewing Co. is back in local hands. Andy Ardell, owner of Humboldt Brews, has bought the operation with...

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Truck Stops

New meals on wheels in Eureka and Arcata

(March 4, 2021) A person could get the idea the only new food in town is the KFC luring cars into its Broadway drive-thru like sailors onto the rocks. Not so. A...

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Taqueria Martinez Pulls Up

(February 27, 2021) While the pandemic has robbed us of so many simple pleasures, getting a burrito from a truck parked at a gas station and eating it in your car in blissful...

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Eureka Gets Kentucky Fried

(February 25, 2021) If the addition of In-N-Out and Chipotle to the Broadway lineup didn't slake your thirst for fast food, a KFC has arrived to bulk up the ranks. Anticipation has been...

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Under the Table

California allows people to sell home-cooked meals. Humboldt does not.

(February 25, 2021) A year ago, the Especiales Meals and Catering Facebook page was flush with photos of stacked tamales and rows of enchiladas in foil trays. Co-owner Sherrie Bazan was taking...

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Night Shift

New Americana's one-man mission

(February 18, 2021) Since November, when the crew at Chuchi's Old Town Eats takes off their aprons and heads out at 5 p.m., Seth Pate has been starting his shift. He's been running...

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From the NCJ Archives: Say it with Heart this Valentine's Day, Literally

(February 14, 2021) Editor's note: Say it with heart this Valentine's Day, like literally, with this recipe shared by Journal Arts & Feature's editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill called Love in Disguise. For...

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Fieri Buys Ferndale Meat Co. Building, Enterprise Reports

(February 11, 2021) According to the Ferndale Enterprise, the Victorian Village's iconic butcher shop and sandwich stop's building has been purchased by hometown hero hero (not going to apologize for that) Guy Fieri....

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Chicken and Dumplings from Here and There

(February 11, 2021) Over the 30 years that I've lived in the United States, I still haven't tried American chicken and dumplings. When I saw a few posts from fellow foodies, I was...

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A Couxp in Arcata

(February 7, 2021) With insurrection fresh in our minds, you'd be forgiven for mispronouncing the name of the Couxp food truck lately parked by Pacific Outfitters in Arcata Monday through Friday. But the...

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Muddy and Metal Mashup

(April 10, 2021) Local coffee purveyor Muddy Waters Coffee Co. has a fan. Last year Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's people reached out to say he's been ordering the coffee online and wanted to...

Read On >

Hot Plates Coming Through at Nori

(April 7, 2021) Passersby have been either celebrating or scratching their heads at the sign for Nori (761 Eighth St.), heralding another sushi place joining Tomo and Sushi Spot on the Arcata Plaza....

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NCJ Preview: Inside a Vaccination Clinic and a Cooperative Approach to Breakfast

(April 3, 2021) This week we're talking about the Journal's new owner, the mass vaccination clinics put on by Mad River Community Hospital and the push to reach herd immunity in Humboldt County....

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