6Rivers Brew Review

6Rivers Brew Review

Carlos Sanchez: A Man with a Brew     The legend goes something like this: lightning strikes the top of 6 Rivers Brewery. Brewmaster Carlos Sanchez cackles madly, clutching a fistful of roasted habaneros. Chili Pepper Ale is born. Carlos “Los” Sanchez has been at 6 Rivers for the last 11 years, laboring with love, equal parts artist and (some would say mad) scientist. The fruits of his labor include over a dozen award-winners, including…

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When in doubt, bring the Whiskey out!

When in doubt, bring the Whiskey out!

When in doubt, bring the Whiskey out! A four course whiskey tasting event If there’s two things in life that go well together, it’s Whiskey and the Irish.  Twice a year Gallagher’s will cater a whiskey tasting event in Eureka at the Eagle House Inn. The event is officially sponsored by Young’s and Myrtletown Liquors. This event, accompanied by a four course meal, couldn’t of been more exciting. The Eagle House Ballroom is infamous for its…

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Campton Heights Café

Campton Heights Café

Campton Heights Café: Where Hunger Goes to Die   In an inauspicious restaurant in a quiet suburb lies the best cafe you have never tried. Run by a few dedicated and veteran employees they fry, bake, grill, and slice up food that not only feels like home, but tastes like a day at the ball park. Whether you are in the mood for burgers, sandwiches or the coup de grace of breakfast feasts; the humbly…

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie…Delish! Shepherd’s pie has become a customery meal amongst Northern Europeans for centuries. This classic yet wonderful dish combines ground beef, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots. In the 18th century Shepherd’s pie was formally called Cottage Pie. Throughout the years this traditional dish has been mixed, mashed and made with different vegetables and variations. Here is mine What You’ll Need 1 – package of ground beef 8 – Medium size potatoes 6 – Carrots…

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Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink!

Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink!

Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink by Powell Coffey If you’re like me, you like beer. Vikings made it, Egyptians made it, even the ancient Sumerians made it. Ancient cultures like the Sumerians believed beer to be a life giving elixir. I find it hard to disagree. Beer nourishes the body and soul, and there is a certain artistry to brewing a great beer. Humboldt and Mendocino counties boast a large number…

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Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple   When I cook I don’t try and find the most exotic ingredients or the most expensive because honestly I can’t afford it and the times that I have splurged on something I usually am not that impressed. I like my food simple but packed with flavor. I look for ways to add flavor at every stage of the process but I also let the ingredients themselves be the star of the…

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Chicken Noodle Stew

Chicken Noodle Stew

It was Easter Sunday and not a stew was in sight. I looked all over the kitchen for a recipe that would sure delight. The pantry was bare and the vegetables were light. To our surprise we were having chicken noodle tonight! The stew started off with a chicken noodle base. Then I added a can of tomatoes for taste. I chopped up a cup of cilantro (for an extra splash of class), added four…

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Samuel Adams and The Lost Coast

Samuel Adams and The Lost Coast

Bostonian Night Life Has it…Eureka, Not So Much Written by Bo Sarvinski Cranberry Lambic. Ole Fezziwig. Cherry Wheat. Cream Stout. Honey Porter. Blackberry Witbier. White Ale. If thinking these fine flavors above were ice cream or root beer, you could not be more far from the truth. They are all a select elite of beers brewed by the world famous Samuel Adams beer company, which started in the 1980s by a beer enthusiast named Jim…

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Fajita Chili

Fajita Chili

Fajita Chili Chili… Chili remains a marvelous mystery to many people around the world. Chili is a dish that’s best served bold. This combination of meat and peppers has been taken seriously by man for centuries. So seriously in fact that the International Chili Society lists every registered chili cook off so you don’t have to miss a thing. Humboldt Countys cook off lovers can thank Willow Creek for their annual Wild West Chili Cook-Off….

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Wrapped in leafy goodness

Wrapped in leafy goodness

I love making and eating lettuce wraps. They are versatile, easy and fun to eat. They look impressive on the plate and when people are served there is almost always an “o my, that looks good” to follow. You can put anything you like on your wraps. Trust me when I say that these wraps will make you and your guests smile and you will look and feel like a culinary genius. When making wraps…

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