Lunch and Legacy at Chin's

Lunch and Legacy at Chin's

How an immigrant veteran brought Chinese food — and people — back to Eureka

(June 13, 2019) On a Monday afternoon, Mary Chin sits in the back corner booth of Chin's Café, her coiffed silver hair bright against the orange vinyl. It's been two weeks since...

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A World of Peas

And a plate of sugar snap peas with pancetta and almonds

(June 6, 2019) Spring has always meant peas throughout my life, both in Italy and in California. What has changed over time is my attitude, going from "oh, no!" to "yeah!" The peas...

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Getting into the Moroccan Tea Cookie Business, Almond by Almond

(May 30, 2019) Jmiaa El Hessni comes out from the kitchen with a plate piled with nine types of cookies and sets them down on the small coffee table. She explains, in a...

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A Life in Brisket

Steven Raichlen's "steaks" with herbed butter

(May 23, 2019) If you smell smoke in Blue Lake this week, stay calm. Barbecue guru and James Beard and Julia Child award winner Steven Raichlen will be over at the Sapphire Room...

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The List

The quest to eat at (almost) every restaurant in Humboldt

(May 16, 2019) Ken Burton and Cindy Moyer are on a mission. Again. For the second time, they are making their way through an alphabetical list of restaurants in Humboldt County — the...

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Ice Cream Every Day

Churning it out at Living the Dream

(May 9, 2019) If you're strolling Eureka's boardwalk around 8:30 a.m., the sea air might be tinged with the sweet, buttery smell of snickerdoodles baking in the countertop oven at Living the Dream...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Asking for the specials

(May 2, 2019) Chinese comfort food The "Secret Menu" at Szechuan Garden (753 18th St., Arcata) might be more accurately titled the Student Menu. Owner Nina Zhao, a native of Shenyang in Northern...

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Rosé: The Good, the Bad and the Lovely

(April 25, 2019) Spring has (finally) sprung in Humboldt. Every year the parting of the clouds and blooming of the daffodils gets me inspired to wear obnoxious vintage floral prints, Marie Kondo...

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Dressing Up Roasted Cauliflower

With homemade za'atar

(April 11, 2019) Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a member of the species Brassica oleracea, which includes a number of familiar vegetables, like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi...

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Lemony Soup for the Soul

Greek avgolemono chicken soup soothes

(April 4, 2019) Greek lemon chicken soup is luscious, bright with citrus and soothing. It's perfect for a cold or a cold night, which are still plentiful in Humboldt in April. If...

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French Butter Crab

A Vietnamese take on local Dungeness

(March 28, 2019) As a college student in 1990, I bartended at Peko's Bar in the Sunset District around 19th Avenue in San Francisco. One cold night, a customer brought me the famous...

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A Local Chocolate and Cannabis Pairing

Humboldt Chocolate and Emerald Family Farms team up for edibles

(March 21, 2019) The idea of chocolate edibles isn't new but in an area that's marketed itself as the cannabis capital of California, making a point to stay local is significant —...

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Do Uber Eats and DoorDash Deliver Profits?

Local restaurants weigh the cost of delivery services

(March 14, 2019) When, at already-in-your-pajamas o'clock, with Netflix alerting you the next episode will start in seven seconds, you realize you must have a bacon cheeseburger or a poké bowl, throwing...

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A Farmer with Deep Roots

Paul Giuntoli continues the family business at Warren Creek Farms

(February 28, 2019) Anyone who has shopped at the Saturday Arcata Farmers Market likely knows Paul Giuntoli's face. Before he and his wife Carla scaled back from intensive production to focus on...

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What to Eat Monday, Friday and Until the Crab Runs Out

Hum Plate Roundup

(February 21, 2019) Crab it while you can Domoic acid and low weights have led to enough crab-less Christmases to keep us from taking Dungeness for granted. Crack 'em while we've got 'em, folks....

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Bottled Up at Tomaso's

Tom Pagano looks to sell the local sauce and distribution outfit

(February 14, 2019) When it comes to cooking, Tom Pagano is a homerun hitter. He not only helped start Ramone's Café & Bakery and the Plaza Grill, he's also built a local...

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