Farmers Markets, Summer Produce and Joy

(July 28, 2022) And like that, it's summer: The hallmark vegetables of the season are rolling in and each week brings new delights to this avid consumer. Zucchini have been available for some...

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Ale in the Castle

Arcata's brew scene has a new addition

(July 21, 2022) Built on Arcata's H Street in 1885 as the former clubhouse for the Knights of Pythian, Pythian Castle has lived many lives and is currently inhabited by multiple clothing...

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Making a Home at Lily's Thai Kitchen

(July 14, 2022) Kim Pravong describes herself as a risk taker. One is inclined to believe her after hearing she took over Lily's Thai Kitchen with only a little experience working for a...

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Strawberry Romanoff Cream Pie

(July 7, 2022) For a simple summer dessert, strawberries Romanoff has elbow-glove style. The name hints at Russian aristocracy to which it has no actual ties, though the sketchy Old Hollywood restaurateur...

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Oyster Fest's Rocky Return

(June 30, 2022) An hour into the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, the lines for oysters at the Obento stall stretched across the battered grass and under the red and blue striped tent...

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Stuffed Wild Morels

Local bounty for a Chinese-style delicacy

(June 23, 2022) Spring is here and seasonal mushrooms are popping up everywhere, including morels, some of my favorites. I first tried these tasty mushrooms not too long ago. Once I found out...

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Chef Rochelle Burgess Says Hello

A Brooklyn transplant shows what she brings to the table

(June 16, 2022) Rochelle Burgess has worked in some big-name chefs' kitchens in New York City and Brooklyn, including those of Daniel Boulud, Francois Payard, Tom Collichio and Dale Talde. But asking about...

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Back Together for Lao New Year

(June 9, 2022) There's a bit of a traffic jam at the wide doorway to the Humboldt Grange kitchen as men with traditional Lao checked sashes stop to talk — some on their...

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Arcada Gets Back in the Game

(May 26, 2022) The orange and black pixelated sign for Arcada (660 K St., Arcata), reminiscent of Space Invaders, hung as a question for the past two years. The retro arcade bar...

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Rice is Life

Country braised rice with a little of everything

(May 12, 2022) For many Asian people, rice is a staple in their diet. We often say, "Rice is life." Many older Chinese still greet each other with, "Have you eaten rice yet?"...

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Watch These Spaces

New chefs in former Gonsea, Angelo's and Manzanilla kitchens

(April 28, 2022) Curry Leaf to sprout at the former Gonsea Years of sitting empty have left the exterior of Gonsea run down and graffiti covered, a grim greeting upon entering Eureka from...

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The Pupusa Hustle

Pupuseria San Miguel opens in Arcata

(April 21, 2022) In the hallway of Arcata's Foodworks Culinary Center, a soft pat, pat, pat comes from the open doorway of Pupuseria San Miguel (100 Ericson Court, Unit 110). Inside the small...

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Eat Your (Radish) Greens

Instead of letting them go to waste

(April 14, 2022) Food waste — uneaten food (raw or cooked) and food preparation scraps from households, restaurants and grocery stores — is a problem. As food production requires energy and water...

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Parents Nutrition Center's Shame-free WIC Shopping

(April 7, 2022) It began with some old-fashioned check-out line rudeness. Jessica Rebholtz says she was using her WIC card to buy groceries, including infant formula she needed due to some lactation issues,...

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Jewell Distillery's Gin Journey

And its newest American Dry Gin

(March 31, 2022) Here is a hill I'm willing to die on: Gin is underrated. I'm not sure what it is about this gorgeous, finessed, stand-alone booze that has folks convinced it only...

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