What a party Friday at Maritime Seafood and Grill! Our pals James Fossen and Lisa Redden were the guest bartenders, and the place was packed with familiar faces.
Our own Jim Dyar (and other musicians, including James) sat in with Michael Powell, and they got Lisa to sing a tune or two. In one corner, Adam Mankoski and Troy Hawkins (the geniuses behind ArtHop) were wining and dining with friends. Local musician and raconteur Rick Hobbs was holding court. Jack and Lyn Regan and other folks from Riverfront Playhouse were there. Too many others to list.
The bar felt lively and fun, and host Unni Song said she’s looking for ways to build that atmosphere. Expect more music events and some changes to the bar menu in the near future.
The Maritime event kicked off a busy Valentine’s Day weekend for Kelly and me. Saturday night is ArtHop, of course, and we’re planning to “hop” with friends to several locations before ending up at the ArtHop After-pARTy at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant. Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell provide the music for the party, which starts at 9 p.m. On Sunday, it’s a romantic brunch at Tapas Downtown, followed by a party with some friends.
The Brewers: Doing their part to support Redding’s fine eateries and saloons. (Burp.)
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A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.