New Tricks

New Tricks

Five Eleven's chef on the line at Kyoto

(May 24, 2018) In the wake of a lunch rush, prep at Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant starts anew. Pop music plays as the staff slingshots back and forth behind the counter in the...

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Yaass, Kouign-amann

(May 19, 2018) A few years ago, the kouign-amann (pronounced "queen ahmahn") stumped the contestants on The Great British Baking Show, causing a dramatic series of light frowns and polite head scratching....

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Jerk Chicken on the Plaza

(May 12, 2018) There are those who hit the Arcata Farmers Market as the first pop-up tents are snapping into place, stuffing their canvas bags with the week's produce and heading home...

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A Pie to Take with You

Sweet memories and family traditions at the Ferndale Museum

(May 10, 2018) Family traditions are a fine thing, except when they're inconvenient, outdated, unappreciated, annoying or molded in gelatin. Which is to say one or two family traditions are a fine thing,...

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Game for Indonesian Vegetable Scramble

Orak arik and a round of Risk

(May 3, 2018) When people learn I am a food writer, sooner or later, they ask me about writing a cookbook: Have I done it or thought about doing it or am I...

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Meals to Seek Refuge In

April's Hum Plate roundup

(April 26, 2018) Party in a crepe As you circle the hors d'oeuvre tables and snatch deviled eggs and skewered shrimp from passing servers at parties and openings, spare a thought for...

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Party in a Crepe

(April 25, 2018) As you circle the hors d'oeuvre tables and snatch deviled eggs and skewered shrimp from passing servers at parties and openings, spare a thought for our introverted friends missing...

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Alchemists launch eco-friendly whiskey

(April 19, 2018) Making a shot of whiskey is a tough job. There are lots of rules laid down by the federal government to make sure "American whiskey" is precisely what the world...

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Glamping at Campground

(April 18, 2018) Going for woodland chic in Humboldt risks redundancy but the vibe at Campground (865 Ninth St., Arcata), the landlocked cousin of Salt, is a bit more Swedish cabin hotel,...

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Open House

Nerding out with Humboldt's homebrewers

(April 12, 2018) With beer geekery on full display, the Humboldt Homebrew Festival might be the North Coast's most interesting beer party. A showcase for a large and dedicated amateur brewing community in...

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Rescue by Torta

(April 8, 2018) On a rainy day, the little striped pop-out awning on the Los Giles Taqueria tucked in the lot behind US Bank in Arcata looks like an oasis (953 G...

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Remembering Curley Tait, Ferndale Legend

(May 21, 2018) Friends and family gathered at Belotti Hall in Ferndale May 20 to celebrate the life of Robert "Curley" Tait, a former model and Chicago blues nightclub owner who for much...

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Yaass, Kouign-amann

(May 19, 2018) A few years ago, the kouign-amann (pronounced "queen ahmahn") stumped the contestants on The Great British Baking Show, causing a dramatic series of light frowns and polite head scratching....

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Tomo's Back

(May 17, 2018) Out of the ashes — well, mostly smoke damage — of a Jan. 27 fire, comes Tomo Japanese Restaurant in Arcata, having reopened Monday night for dinner service. According to...

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