Menuplease: Head to Airport Road for Smoked BBQ

Up on North Market Street just at the western foot of Sulphur Creek Hill stands a now-empty building. For years it housed El Papagayo, then another restaurant that escapes Femme de Joie’s memory just now, followed by Catanio’s. M. de… Continue Reading


John Reit’s BBQ Boot Camp

Be comfortable at home with your barbeque grill and smoke cooker during this hands-on class. The class covers: type of charcoal, fire control, meat preparation and food handling safety using a Weber Kettle, BBQ, water smoker and more. Recipes for… Continue Reading


Charity Rib-Tasting for Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center

Get ready to lick your fingers and smack your lips! Famous Dave’s BBQ has just announced that it will be holding a rib-tasting event in Redding, CA. The rib-tasting event will be held on March 9th from 3:00 p.m. to… Continue Reading


Menu Please: A Tale of 2 BBQs

On a hot July day Femme de Joie and Amice del Signore took Highway 99 toward Chico, blithely ignoring the “expect 20 minute delays” signs. After what seemed like two weeks in a hot oven, they popped up in Los… Continue Reading


Asphalt Cowboys Serve Up Barbecue, Auction to Benefit Rodeo

The Asphalt Cowboys’ 59th Annual Barbecue is happening at Lake Redding Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is an annual event in which proceeds will benefit 2012 Rodeo Week events. Come out and enjoy… Continue Reading