MenuPlease at El Mariachi’s: Good Mexican at Four Corners

The spot occupied by El Mariachi’s has seen a host of restaurants come and go over the years. If Femme de Joie’s memory serves her, El Mariachi’s was previously owned by the fine folks at La Cabana and has been… Continue Reading


Menuplease at Kobe: The Tom Jones of Restaurants

To look at the impressive faux-Italianate façade on the new restaurant at the corner of Shasta and Market Streets – the Sherven Square complex – you’d think that, well, a Tuscan restaurant was housed there. There’s nothing Asian about the… Continue Reading


MenuPlease at Los Gordos: Offal Isn’t Awful

As noted before in this space, Redding seems to have more Mexican restaurants per square inch than any other town in the Sacramento Valley. If anyone can come up with a reasonable explanation, please speak up. This is not a… Continue Reading


MenuPlease at Chu’s Too: Go 10 Hour! No Problem!

A few years after opening his hugely successful destination Skyroom at the Redding Airport, restaurateur Peter Chu announced that his brother Mark would be opening a small casual restaurant in the Pine Street School in downtown Redding. Femme de Joie… Continue Reading


Senor Rosas – Dos

Back when Wes Matthews was a Shasta High School student, he enjoyed meals at Senor Rosas, a popular Mexican restaurant hangout known for its understated ambiance and tasty, inexpensive food. At the time, Senor Rosas was owned by Charlie Nelson, a friend’s father. When Matttews grew older enough… Continue Reading