North State Live Music October 14–October 20

  Tuesday, October 20 Still Married performs and hosts a CD release party at the Grape Escape in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 244-8463. Jimmy Limo appears at the Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363. Open mic… Continue Reading

North State Live Music for October 7–October 13

  Wednesday, October 7 Adrian Mottershead at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. Open mic at the Maltese in Chico, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by Jeff Coleman and Jimmy Reno. 21 and over. (530) 343-4915. In Chico, the… Continue Reading


Menu Please: Start the Day at Arcata’s Golden Harvest Cafe

Even the most dyed-in-the-wool ardent Reddingites have to admit that it gets intolerably hot here in the summer. (You think it’s bad now? Imagine what it must have been like for the early settlers, clad in voluminous layers of heavy… Continue Reading


Menu Please: Sauce Is King at Fat Daddy’s Gourmet Bbq

What defines barbecue? And what is the difference between barbecue and grilling? Though the terms are frequently used interchangeably and the results (usually) delectable, they mean very different procedures and end results. As Chris Schlesinger explains in his 1990 book… Continue Reading


Menuplease: Retro Relic Macias el Michoacano in Cottonwood

If you are of a certain age and grew up in the North Valley, you probably have some indelible memories of summer. Your family car might have been a Ford Falcon or a Rambler with vinyl bench seats (sans seat… Continue Reading


Menu Please: Kahuna’s Mongolian BBQ Livens Up Downtown Redding Dining

The term “Mongolian barbecue” was first used by Chinese actor Wu Jau-nan when he opened a restaurant in Taipei in 1951. In “Unmentionable Cuisine,” the late Calvin Schwabe described Mongolian barbecue as being Taiwanese and similar to certain cookery from… Continue Reading