Small (Hot) Plates on the Way

Small (Hot) Plates on the Way

From a sake bar and grill and a boba café

(April 8, 2021) Hot Plates Coming Through at Nori Passersby have been either celebrating or scratching their heads at the sign for Nori (761 Eighth St.), heralding another sushi place joining Tomo and...

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Under One Roof

Northtown Coffee, Egghead and Patches' Pastries partner up

(April 1, 2021) The canopies over the patio at Northtown Coffee flutter above a half dozen people having a late Monday breakfast. Sunshine slants onto picnic tables where diners in beanies and...

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Lentils: The Great Leveler

(March 25, 2021) The worst lentils I ever ate were the ones I appreciated the most. In the early '80s, my husband, Barry, and I joined hundreds of other North Americans and...

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The Beautiful Disaster of My Medicated Mozzarella Fail

(March 18, 2021) My reach has exceeded my grasp. I flew too close to the sun. Mistakes were made infusing what should never have been infused. And now the ghosts of three sad...

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Takeout from the Trading Post

Young's Kitchen brings Asian cuisine to the Hoopa Valley

(March 11, 2021) If you're looking for a bowl of khao poon noodles, pad thai or even basic Chinese beef and broccoli, Hoopa might not be the first place you look. But...

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Truck Stops

New meals on wheels in Eureka and Arcata

(March 4, 2021) A person could get the idea the only new food in town is the KFC luring cars into its Broadway drive-thru like sailors onto the rocks. Not so. A...

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Under the Table

California allows people to sell home-cooked meals. Humboldt does not.

(February 25, 2021) A year ago, the Especiales Meals and Catering Facebook page was flush with photos of stacked tamales and rows of enchiladas in foil trays. Co-owner Sherrie Bazan was taking...

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Night Shift

New Americana's one-man mission

(February 18, 2021) Since November, when the crew at Chuchi's Old Town Eats takes off their aprons and heads out at 5 p.m., Seth Pate has been starting his shift. He's been running...

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From the NCJ Archives: Say it with Heart this Valentine's Day, Literally

(February 14, 2021) Editor's note: Say it with heart this Valentine's Day, like literally, with this recipe shared by Journal Arts & Feature's editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill called Love in Disguise. For...

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Chicken and Dumplings from Here and There

(February 11, 2021) Over the 30 years that I've lived in the United States, I still haven't tried American chicken and dumplings. When I saw a few posts from fellow foodies, I was...

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Cabbage for Comfort

With flavorful leeks and coconut milk

(February 4, 2021) Varieties of the species Brassica oleracea are exuberant plants — it's a pity we don't often see them in their glory. Broccoli, the various cultivars of cabbage and cauliflower all...

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Crab Cioppino

A recipe from Ferndale's old days

(January 28, 2021) My mom's recipe for crab cioppino became well known at the Ivanhoe in Ferndale when my dad owned it in the late 1940s. They were raising my two older...

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Small and Scrappy

La Trattoria and A Taste of Bim stay afloat

(January 21, 2021) On Thursday afternoon, after a morning spent prepping and cooking, Patricia Cambianica is writing the week's menu out on the chalkboard. In the past, diners at Arcata's La Trattoria would...

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A Coffee and Chocolate Pairing on the Waterfront

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate and Humboldt Bay Coffee Co. are moving in together

(January 14, 2021) If all goes to plan, by this time next year, the sea air along Eureka's waterfront could carry notes of coffee and chocolate. The former home of the North Coast...

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The Missing Mustard

How a perfect storm emptied shelves of Larrupin Dill Sauce

(January 7, 2021) Earlier last year, the toilet paper shortage made headlines across the country but another shortage became a pressing but silent issue across Humboldt County: the Larrupin Dill Sauce shortage. Confusion...

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Jinx Cake

A new tradition to start a new year

(December 31, 2020) We're a superstitious newsroom at the Journal. We knock wood in unison at the mention of any good news. Because digital editor Kimberly Wear once went through a massive...

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