Menu Please: View 202 – All That Glitters is not Gold

Not everyone loved the old Hatch Cover Restaurant, but it held a warm place in Femme de Joie’s heart from many get-togethers with family and friends over the years. She loved the retro-70s vibe with the piped-in Pablo Cruise-y music,… Continue Reading


Menuplease: Savory Spoon – the Price of Nonprofit

The phrase “tote-bag hell” was first coined during the 1970s for those interminable weeks when public television programming was interrupted every six minutes to beg the viewers to pledge money. In exchange, the pledger received a “token of appreciation” –… Continue Reading


Menuplease: Fine Dining at Clearie’s

Femme de Joie only dined twice at Doc Clearie’s Skyroom, once on the occasion of her high school graduation and again a few years later for a reason she can’t recall now. She remembers nothing whatsoever about the meal itself;… Continue Reading

Charity Event to Help Cascade Christmas: ‘The Bird Cage’

An elegant evening of fine art, wine and appetizers, “The Bird Cage” is Armando Mejorado’s 9th annual charity event, which this year will benefit the Cascade theater’s “A Cascade Christmas, A New Holiday Tradition.” The Cascade will receive 100% of… Continue Reading

‘Music and Merlot’ to Support Evergreen’s Schools

What: “Music and Merlot” to Support Evergreen Union School District Music When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 Where: Burnsini Vineyards in Cottonwood Cost: $45 per person donation Despite the financial crisis in California’s public schools, Evergreen Union School District has… Continue Reading

Redding Sunrise Rotary Hosts Winemaker’s Dinner

What: Redding Sunrise Rotary Winemaker’s Dinner When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: The McConnell Foundation, 800 Shasta View Drive Cost: $75 per person. For tickets, contact Connie at 941-9278. And a Very Special Thanks to Michael… Continue Reading


Enjoy Art, Wine, Music on Fee Free Day at Lassen

What: Lassen Volcanic National Park Art and Wine of Lassen Event on Fee Free Day When: Sep 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Lassen Volcanic National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park announces park concessionaire, California… Continue Reading

Party After ArtHop with Clearcut Unplugged

Join HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Vintner’s Cellar for THE ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY!! LIVE MUSIC BY CLEARCUT THE ART OF WINEMAKING, GRAPE STOMPING, HOSTED APPETIZERS, WINE SPECIALS AND PRIZES   The ArtHop After-Party Sat., Sept. 11 – 9 p.m. to Late Vintner’s… Continue Reading