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Menu Please: So Ono at Niu Hawaiian BBQ

Femme de Joie has to confess she has never harbored any desire to take a Hawaiian vacation. This might be partly because she’s spent most of a lifetime right here in Shasta County, getting sunburns on the sandy beaches of… Continue Reading

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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: Tiny Ma Der Serves Big Flavor in Old Redding

For six decades there’s been a whole lotta cooking going on in that tiny concrete block building on Placer, the one across from Holly Bail Bonds. Back in the 1960s it was home to Jan’s Frost Shop, run by a… 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: 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