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Menu Please: Simple Mexican Food at Las Dos Marias

Show of hands, please: how many of you were first introduced to Mexican food by Taco Bell (en-chi-REE-toe,TAH-co)? And how many of you were shocked to learn that Taco Bell is not actually Mexican food as served in Mexico? Ooops.… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Gironda’s Blooms Under New Ownership

Apparently no one in Redding had ever heard the phrase, “Location, location, location” when the old Ramona’s Mexican Restaurant opened. Or maybe it’s just that the edge-of-downtown location was pretty good way back when. There was a ¬†lively, uh, bar… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Palo Cedro’s California Brewing Company is Worth the Drive

Anyone who has lived in the Redding area more than a few years knows that until quite recently live music was as rare as jackalopes. Oh, sure, if you were over 21 you might have gone into Ricardo’s to hear… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Fusion Lounge Breaks New Ground with Original Cuisine

A show of hands, please: Who remembers where all the old local taverns/bars/dives were? Better yet, who actually patronized them? Anyone? Possibly the most infamous was the Oak Grove, which one night became an ungodly flaming cocktail and is now… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Local Pizza Makes Good at Redding’s Ultimate Pizza

Back before Mary Lake was just a lake and not a subdivision, when Buenaventura was a city in Colombia, when the Benton landfill was a landfill and not a rolling landscape, there was a laundromat and little store at Placer… Continue Reading

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Menu Please: Lao Meets Thai at Kanya Market

Until very recently, Femme de Joie’s only visit to 970 Hartnell was about seven years ago when a vintage furniture store was there; she and ¬†Amico del Signore picked out a leather couch which went from “this great oxblood sofa”… Continue Reading