Food & Drink

Foodies need look no further than Humboldt County. Fresh seafood, humanely and sustainably raised meats and lush, organic produce are the staples of the region's eateries. Local chefs offer innovative and artistic plates, as well as traditional favorites. Wash it all down with a locally crafted beverage, as Humboldt is home to a number of distilleries, breweries, cideries and vineyards.


Tandoori Bites

Hometown flavors — Punjab to Eureka

(January 16, 2020) At lunchtime, the row of 15 brass chafing dishes along the wall at Tandoori Bites glows, brimming with aromatic yellow rice, deep red tandoori chicken, fried clusters of vegetable...

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Old Growth Cellars

Passing the bottle

(January 16, 2020) I was first introduced to Old Growth Cellars when I was pouring wine at the next table during the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival in 2015. I was relatively new...

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Bandit Savory & Sweet Café

Fresh Baked in the Old Hotel

(January 16, 2020) Built in 1872, the Vance Hotel building is the namesake of a lumber and railroad baron, and it has seen Eureka through its days as a bustling port and...

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Tomo Forever

Arcata’s sushi institution

(October 16, 2019) When Joe Doherty first looked at the cavernous restaurant space in the historic Hotel Arcata — a pair of joined rooms that dwarfed Tomo's previous Eureka location — he...

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The Cat's Meow

Phatsy Kline’s Parlour Lounge

(October 16, 2019) There is a certain vibe found in hotel bars: a feeling of emptiness, of customers never there long enough to gain a rapport and menus that seek to make...

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Bright Flavors

at Fregoso's Comida Mexicana

(July 30, 2019) It's hard to miss Fregoso's Comida Mexicana — the outside is painted electric blue with an orange trim. If you step inside, you'll find bold flavors and bright colors...

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The Basement

Jazz club hits all the right notes

(July 30, 2019) Entering Jacoby's Storehouse, on the southwest corner of the Arcata Plaza, already feels like going back in time. It's not hard to imagine this hub of the town filled...

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Fresh Paint and
Vintage Style

At North of Fourth

(July 30, 2019) The city of Eureka always has a foot in the past. It's not a long history, but it's full, at turns rich and sour, ever present if you look...

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Counter Culture

Delish on 5th’s upscale deli

(July 25, 2019) On a sunny day, it's tough to beat lunch at a café table or even taking a sandwich, a drink and some pastry to the boardwalk. A brisk walk...

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