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.


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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Getting Veggie-centric
at Wildflower Cafe

Serving up sustainability

(April 18, 2019) Vegetarian dishes are too often relegated to a sidebar, corner or back page of a restaurant's menu, as if to say, "if we must." Not so at Wildflower Cafe...

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Souji House in Garberville

Local fare, Asian flair

(April 18, 2019) For years, Southern Humboldt residents have enjoyed shopping at Chautauqua Natural Foods for organic food and supplements. In June of 2018, the owners of Chautauqua Natural Foods opened Souji...

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Alchemy Distillery

Bagel to bottle whisky

(April 18, 2019) Does it take a village to make whiskey? For the owners and operators of Alchemy Distillery, community collaboration and a commitment to the environment have coalesced into an intoxicating...

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