Frankie Goes it Alone

Frankie Goes it Alone

After months as a one-person operation, Frankie's NY Bagels looks to sell

(October 15, 2020) On Saturday, Frankie Baker turned on the lights at Frankie's NY Bagels tucked behind the Turf Club at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 2 a.m. He came in an hour earlier...

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Falling For Gooseberries

Roasted, in tangy curd and on cheesecake

(October 8, 2020) When my friend Debbi told me she was busy making gooseberry jam one evening, I had a vivid image of goose-shaped berries dangling on a vine. Although I still haven't...

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Comfort Food When There is No Comfort

(October 1, 2020) I made too much Japanese curry last weekend. I chopped the onions, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes while talking on the phone with a friend who is struggling with whether to...

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Starting Fresh

Amy's Delight makes way for Island Delight

(September 24, 2020) A plexiglass barrier suspended from hooks in the ceiling sways just a little as Keaka Roberts-Fonoti zips between the register and the kitchen. A large pass-through window frames her...

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Peppers Make Summer Last Longer

(September 17, 2020) As long as there are peppers at the farmers market, I can still believe in summer. I sort of understand how, come September, some people start feeling the pull...

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Hoping to Hang On

Restaurants reopen dining room doors

(September 10, 2020) When word came Aug. 28 that new tiered state guidelines meant Humboldt restaurants with approved safety plans could offer indoor dining again, Holly Blackwood, co-owner of Sea Grill, was still...

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Humboldt To Go

A Facebook group made for shelter in place

(September 3, 2020) Melissa Harnden has a little time before her next shift at St. Joseph Hospital. Her light brown hair is pulled back into a ponytail and she's already in a set...

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Letting Go and Adapting

Masaki's Kyoto reborn as Chuchi's Old Town Eats

(August 27, 2020) For owner Jeni Masaki, the hardest part of closing Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant was running into her regular customers and breaking the news to them. But as of last week's...

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Green or Purple, They All Snap

Green bean and torpedo onion salad

(August 20, 2020) Snap beans, green beans, string beans and wax beans all refer to the same vegetable: Phaseolus vulgaris. I find the name green beans limiting, since the pods also come in...

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Summer on a Platter

The peachiest pork ribs and chicken

(August 13, 2020) The peach is the beauty queen of summer. The blend of red, yellow and pink colors brighten up my day. Luckily, my family's peach tree is right outside our...

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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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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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'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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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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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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Recent Comments

  • Re: Frankie Goes it Alone

    • I have heard good reviews of Frankie's bagels so I guess I better get there…

    • on October 19, 2020
  • Re: Frankie Goes it Alone

    • Best of luck. Our trips to Eureka were always made better by these bagels. What…

    • on October 18, 2020
  • Re: Shiso with Everything

    • You might appreciate the fact I planted shiso recently - specifically, the purple Japanese variety…

    • on October 12, 2020
  • Re: Comfort Food When There is No Comfort

    • It's so good I have to print it out for my caveman.

    • on October 6, 2020

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