Shiso with Everything

(August 6, 2020) I didn't even hear my cat-footed co-worker leave the bag of shiso leaves on my porch. But, to my joy, there it was: a dozen or more peach-fuzzed, feathery...

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Pivoting into Produce

Powers Creek stand sprouts in Blue Lake

(July 30, 2020) Monica Morris is shopping for ingredients to make her annual zucchini relish. Normally around this time of year, farmers have zucchini "coming out their ears," she says. But finding a...

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Westhaven's Blackberry Pie Fire Sale

(July 24, 2020) 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...

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Hunan Restaurant's Chinese and Lao Revival

(July 23, 2020) Back in January, Ronnie Worasen was walking through the empty kitchen of Hunan Restaurant (2912 E St., Eureka), rattling off the changes he was planning, from painting the dining...

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New Craft Brewery Opens in Blue Lake

(July 20, 2020) Where a casino's doors have (temporarily) closed, a new craft brewery has opened. Housed within the Blue Lake Casino — which recently shut down for the second time due to the...

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Manzanilla Blooms in Henderson Center

(July 19, 2020) On Thursday, visitors to the Henderson Center Farmers Market got a sneak preview of Manzanilla, the Spanish and Mediterranean spot opening in Le Monde's former spot. Starting this week, the...

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'Emotional Roller Coaster'

Dine-in and bars shutter again

(July 16, 2020) On Monday morning, Jennifer Metz, co-owner of Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge and the Inn at 2nd & C, said she was feeling good about going with the flow and making...

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A New Raliberto's Opens on Broadway

(July 9, 2020) Many a dirndl was rent in mourning over the closure of Stuft Potato, the sole local source of spaetzele, jaeger schnitzel and scores of other Austro-German delights. Now at least...

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Summer, Berries and Baking

Beautiful blackberry and rose tart

(July 9, 2020) The summer sun still shines brightly as it does every summer but this year is missing the sound of children laughing at the playground. Although I can hear the fireworks...

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UPDATE: Siren's Song Tavern Will Sing Again

(July 7, 2020) UPDATE:  The Siren’s Song Tavern will sing again. The announcement that Old Town bar and music venue has officially changed hands to new owners was made July 21 on its...

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Restaurant Mask Drama

Servers bear the brunt of mask resentment

(July 2, 2020) Manuel Martinez was only 20 minutes into his shift bussing tables at Golden Harvest last weekend when he spotted a customer walking in without a mask. When Martinez asked if...

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Mazzotti's Shutters in Response to Statewide Closures

(July 1, 2020) Following Gov. Gavin Newsom's order today shutting down indoor restaurants and other indoor businesses in 19 California counties due to rising COVID-19 infection rates, Mazzotti's on the Plaza owner Joseph...

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Oyster Fest Re-imagined

A virtual festival gives food for thought for future events

(June 25, 2020) For those of us who don't make it to the blocked-off plaza early enough, the annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival begins with the distance event of hiking from somewhere in...

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Flavortown, Ohio? Look Out, Ferndale

(June 22, 2020) 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...

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Oyster Fest 2020 Winners

(June 21, 2020) 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...

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Drive-through Dinners at the Mateel

(June 18, 2020) 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....

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The Pots Smell Good

Jerk Kitchen opens in Eureka

(June 18, 2020) In Christiana, the rural town in Jamaica's Manchester Parish where his grandmother lived, Dell Bryan learned to cook from her. His wife of 35 years, Joanne Kerr, explains they...

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Le Monde Makes Way for Manzanilla

(June 17, 2020) On March 20, after the county's shelter in place order began, Le Monde owner Alex Begovic posted on Facebook that the Henderson Center restaurant would be closed until further notice....

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Online Oyster Fest's Menu

(June 16, 2020) 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...

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Jerk Kitchen Opens in Eureka

(June 11, 2020) The former Rita's Mexican restaurant on Harris is empty no more, festooned with black, gold and green Jamaican flags and filled with the smell of simmering oxtail. Jerk Kitchen, the...

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NCJ Preview: Grand Jury Reports, Powers Creek Produce and Flocking Up

(July 30, 2020) The Grand Jury reports are in — what does that mean? We're talking with Access Humboldt about how this team of volunteers acts as a kind of watchdog over everything...

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Westhaven's Blackberry Pie Fire Sale

(July 24, 2020) 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...

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NCJ Preview: Early Prison Releases, Socially Distant Hikes and Lao Dishes on the Menu

(July 23, 2020) This week we're taking a tour around the county with photographer Mark Larson, who's turned socially distant hiking into a mission. We're also looking at how Public Health and parole...

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