Humboldt Holiday Spirits!

Humboldt Holiday Spirits!

  Humboldt Holiday Spirits! Interview by Dave Feral   Images by Abe Stevens   While mixing up your favorite holiday cocktails, I encourage you to stir in some of the carefully crafted spirits produced by Abe Stevens at Humboldt Distillery. I recently had an opportunity to talk with Abe, owner and master distiller at Humboldt Distillery, about his highly successful business.  Abe oversees all operations at the distillery. Born and raised in Humboldt County, Abe is a…

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Soft Madness

Soft Madness

When romantic meets sophistication for dinner, they can only decide on one place; Folie Douce. Folie literally translates to “madness,” and Douce means “soft.” This perfectly describes Folie Douce, which has perfected the fusion of comfort and boldness into fine dining. Located on the north end of G Street in Arcata, Folie Douce has succeeded in providing Northern Humboldt with a euro-centric experience. The restaurant itself is romantically small, dimly lit, and furnished with Mirador…

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HUMBOLDT BAR & GRILL

HUMBOLDT BAR & GRILL

HUMBOLDT BAR & GRILL GARBERVILLE, CA Welcome to Humboldt Bar & Grill, Garberville’s perfectly posh sports bar and restaurant. Once inside, you’re immediately engulfed by brightly colored walls and seductive black leather seating, an alluring choice made by owners Alden Akselsen & Julia Foote. On the south side of the restaurant is the sports bar, stocked with a wide variety of beer and wine from both in and outside the country. The walls are painted…

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Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels Sean Jansen, Travel Columnist   What is it that you think of when the word traveling comes to mind? Is it adventure? Relaxation? Culture? All true and all different. And rightfully so, considering the variations of each country and what they all have to offer. Variation attracts all of us to leave our homes and go either right out our front door, or to go halfway around the globe for our own reasons….

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Larrupin’ Welcomes You In

Larrupin’  Welcomes You In

Larrupin’ Welcomes You In Photos and Story by Bob Doran Larrupin’ welcomes you in. The place has a cozy, down-home feel. Part of it is the ambience of the place, warm colors everywhere, chic but funky, elegant but homey, good smells and good food emerging from the kitchen. Officially it’s The Larrupin’ Cafe, but it’s just Larrupin’ in Humboldt. Dixie Gorrel, the grande dame, founder, owner and the soul of the place, would explain it’s…

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Zombie Ballet

Zombie Ballet

Zombie Ballet By Nicolosa Tessitore      E very year North Coast Dance hosts their annual Membership Gala event, and in recent years it has become a tradition to perform a Zombie Ballet.  Yes, the event is October 24th, so it seemed irresistible to enjoy a Halloween theme while attending a fabulous party at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. The Zombie Ballet takes a different form every year, so even if you have…

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The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought by Andrew Butt | Photo by Gavin Mills     Along the West Coast especially in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties, it’s not hard to see the effects of the three-year drought. Simply look up towards the tops of our usual lush green trees and you will find the definite orange and red colors that mark these giants. Conversations held with local fisherman confirm the already known effects of the…

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ROCK N ROLL DAD

ROCK N ROLL DAD

ROCK N ROLL DAD By Stephanie Giles | Photo by Bob Doran Bandon Taylor, owner of The Works in Eureka, isn’t just working on his mission to amass the best record collection ever while running one of Humboldt County’s most popular music hot-spots. Bandon Taylor is also a father. “It’s kind of like having the worst roommates ever,” Taylor said about being a father to his two sons, Niko and Elliot. “But they’re totally amazing…

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Aloha Ever After

Aloha Ever After

Aloha Ever After The Story of Kaimana and Sarah Scarfone By Nathan Butler | Photos by Ian Net     Few things are as defining or life-changing as finding the person you want to start the rest of your life with. Many people are under the impression that you need to become a member of an online dating site or join a Frisbee golf team. For some, this works, but for others it can seem…

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Spring Cleaning 101

Spring Cleaning 101

Spring Cleaning 101 Tips and Tricks for Maintaining a Tidy Turf It’s here folks… Spring. With the change in season comes a change in scenery. Many people look forward to spring cleaning with the hopes of clearing out the old and starting fresh with the new.  Here are several tips and tricks that will make your spring cleaning not only fun to try, but fast and affordable too. Vinegar – Let’s get one thing straight,…

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