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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 […]


Springville Steak House: Fresh, Creative, Local.

Springville Steak House: Fresh, Creative, Local. Interview & Images by Larissa Lilly With a kindly, welcoming atmosphere and a quality you’d be hard pressed to beat in this neck of the woods, Springville Steak House is a true gem for the Eel River Valley. Elegant but relaxed, everyone is invited to feel at home and […]


Central Sandwich

Happy fourth birthday to Central Sandwich in McKinleyville! Serving fresh, local bread every day from Vellutini bakery, Central Sandwich is McKinleyville’s friendly and conveniently located neighborhood sandwich shop. Open seven days a week from 10am-6pm (5pm on Sundays), Central Sandwich is a McKinleyville staple for a quick and delicious lunch. Owner Larry Dern moved to […]


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 […]


Nature Cooked Right

For those that have yet to experience The Other Place, know that it isn’t your traditional Humboldt County restaurant. This opulent establishment provides their guests with a high-end experience by cooking food that is locally grown and raised in Humboldt County. For a night not soon to forget, call in and reserve the Chef’s Table. […]



POLENTA NIGHT Chef Hughes makes cooking polenta look like a piece of cake. Story by Shannon Perkins | Photos by Michael Batty & Shannon Perkins What is polenta? Polenta is the delicious result of boiling cornmeal and then typically either frying it, baking it, or punching it up with vegetables, spices, cream, milk, cheese, maple […]


Bless My Soul Cafe

Bless My Soul Cafe Story by Daniel Urtnowski | Photos by Katherine O’ Callahan EUREKA, CA Sweet Mama Janisse has earned a devoted following, from musicians and movie stars to locals and tourists, through a love and dedication toward her craft. With the help of her team, the art of creating Creole dishes is combined […]


Shakefork Community Farm

Tierra to Table with Shakefork Community Farm An interview with Shakefork Community Farm Founders, Kevin & Melanie Cunningham By Dave Feral When Kevin and Melanie aren’t living the dream on their farm, you can find them at farmer’s market, providing nourishing produce straight from the earth to your table that’s both organic and sustainable, with love […]


Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café Brings the Goods

Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café Brings the Goods Authentic • Local • Organic By Banjamin Fordham | Photography by Bob Doran Nolawi Temesgan is quick to smile, and quick to laugh. He is also passionate about his Rastafarian religion and his Ethiopian roots, and it’s this combination of lightness and drive that he brings to his […]



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, […]

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