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Menu Please: House of Prime Rib – Prime Rib For a Price

That Peck’s Bad Boy of the Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain, recently commented in the New York Times that San Francisco is “a two-fisted drinking town, a carnivorous meat-eating town, it’s dirty and nasty and wonderful…” and Femme de Joie would… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Kanya Garden Blooms on South Market Street

Back in the 1960s and ’70s, an unimpressive cinder block building on South Market Street was a liquor store. Later on it became, variously, Asian markets, Chef Paul Trout’s Experience, and now Kanya Garden. Located virtually across the street from… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: New York Style Pizza (& More) at Redding’s Fasolini’s

Femme de Joie came late to the less-is-more approach to pizza. For years she enjoyed goopy pile-it-all-on combinations with pounds of cheese, layers of salty meats, a token mushroom to make it healthy, and thick bready crust. Heart attack on… Continue Reading

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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

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Menu Please: Nipa’s Is a Taste of Thai in Redding

Long-time Reddingites will remember Shakey’s Pizza used to occupy the space on Churn Creek Road where Nipa’s is now. (By the way, Shakey’s is still in business. Just not here.) After it closed, a string of faux pubs and eateries… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Redding’s Tokyo Garden Japanese Restaurant

Of necessity, sushi restaurants are usually quite small, little more than a mini-van’s worth of seats. It takes time to turn out sushi and it does not lend itself to sitting around like McWhoppers, so the number of diners allowed… Continue Reading