Planet Fitness having Fun in Redding

8vpeqiwb_400x400We here at Best Of The North State do shout-outs promoting local businesses.  Our latest jewel was visited by our business manager Cory Schaefer recently.   Have to say I went down to Planet Fitness personally to see what the big rave is about.   Once you walk in you, get the feeling that Planet Fitness offers an intimidation free fitness atmosphere which was confirmed after walking around and seeing every day ordinary people doing their thing to get into shape.  I love colors and the signature colors at PF entice you to want that workout!  They have all these workout zones for the most common body parts so you can jump from zone to zone with ease or just focus on that exercise, great thing for people like me that has random ADD.  Membership varies with or without contract but I would serously check out the Black Card memmbership.

Anthony Di’Lorenzo said “Our best selling membership is the Black Card membership. Black card membership gives you access to tanning, unlimited use of our hydro massage beds, unlimited access to our massage chairs, daily use of our Total Body Enhancement booths, reciprocal use to any of our 1200+ locations and half price off cooler drinks.”

“Here at Planet Fitness, we are the home of the judgment free zone. We don’t cater to bodybuilding or powerlifting; we focus on general fitness. Most of our members are first-time gym users, so we try to create a comfortable, nonintimidating environment. ”

To join is easy and can be done online or at the gym.images
Open 24 Hours Monday through Friday!
Open Monday at 5:00 AM until Friday at 10:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Google Reviews Customers say this “I love it. Great gym, clean and friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff. Well organized. Clean bathroom/locker room/showers. Great place to workout. I recommend it.”
Response from the owner week ago
Thanks for your sweet feedback, Brandon! At PF, we do our best to make sure that our members and guests have the best of everything! We do everything we can to keep our atmosphere in tip-top shape. We appreciate you sending this our way!

http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/redding-ca-1327

Aaron Neville Christmas

Aaron Neville Live

If you’re looking for something to Lift your Holiday spirits and get you into the Groove of Christmas, Then the Redding Cascade Theater is the Place to be this December 13, 2016, Featuring Grammy Award winning Recording Artist Mr.Aaron Neville! Famous for hits like “tell it like it is,” “Everybody plays the fool,” and SO much more Beautiful, and soul moving Songs.
Aaron Neville’s Christmas Celebration is at once familiar yet progressive, traditional, prayerful, heartfelt, fun, and sexy. Neville lends his angelic voice to timeless holiday standards, which manages to capture all of the joy, passion, spirituality, and nostalgia which goes along with the holiday season. With three GRAMMY awards, multiple chart-topping singles and more than a dozen Billboard Top 25 albums, Aaron Neville is a powerhouse of soul, R&B, and contemporary music, though his Unique and soulful Voice, makes Whatever He is singing Sound Beautifully Natural, and Like medicine to the soul.
The finest cinema house in Redding’s Cascade Theatre inaugurated on Friday evening, August 9, 1935, in Northern California.
“A magnificent theater located conveniently in the heart of downtown Redding— modern in every particular — and built, always with the thought in mind of your happiness and comfort,” and making a solemn pledge:

Cascade Theatre Administration 1735 Market Street Redding, CA 96001
Cascade Theatre Administration
1735 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001

We promise: Our programs will be the finest — clean and wholesome — chosen for the entertainment of the entire family — worthy of your good will and loyal support.
Entering the foyer one’s gaze is immediately caught and held by a vast expanse of a mirror, indirect lighting flooding it in a subtle manner; one’s foot sinks in the thick carpet of green with accents of rust, tan, and orange. The ceiling is indeed splendid; a Byzantine grandeur is gone modernistic; a score of blending colors worked into a beautiful whole.
Parking for Cascade Theatre events can be tricky due to the small area, and limited space to Park for vehicles. I know Myself Personally from experience, I have learned that arriving a few minutes early to the event, assures me Convenient Parking.

This is an actual Statement from their site online;
Please use either of the FREE PARKING lots nearby the theater. One is a two level lot located on the corner of Placer & California Streets, and the other located behind the theater on the corner of Sacramento and Pine Streets. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY BANK PARKING LOTS or STREET PARKING.
I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit this year, great Artist, Great Venue, its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hope to see You There!

Monroe’s Casino Skareoke Halloween Party

Ready to Let your hair down and get your Party on this Halloween? Well alright ghouls and boils, tonight’s the night! Join us for some Skaraoke with a cash prize, and heaps of bone-chilling fun! Let our

Monroe's Casino and Grill Halloween Skareoke
Monroe’s Casino and Grill
Halloween Skareoke

bartenders play mad scientist and create some kooky concoctions in their “lab,” all while you get your monster mash on! Get Ready for a screaming time full of Music, Games,Drinks,dancing and Nothing but FUN! No worries for the Scaredycats out there, because the only thing truly frightening would be if you didn’t show up at all! This year’s Party is one you won’t want to miss So come on down, Join us for a Night to remember with our Famous karaoke and Las Vegas style blackjack! Party Starts at 9, NO COVER CHARGE, and Please remember NO masks allowed! #karaoke #monroescasino #halloween #BOTNS #bestofthenrthstate #reddingreviews #costumes #contests #blackjack #jasonstovallreceived_10210825842511764
Monroe’s always throw great fun parties. The food is beyond great. I recommend the tacos and wash it down with ice cold beer. Monroe’s Grill

Prawn Taco
Monroe’s offers hand designed recipes fresh recipes like this prawn fish taco

Great food made to order. Try one of our amazing signature burgers or start with a plate of our Nutz-Chos! #greatfood #homemade #taco #Facebook
This Halloween, AAA reminds motorists to travel safely and Drive drug- and alcohol-free when hitting the roads. For those who do plan to drink, AAA urges them to take safety precautions in advance: designate a non-drinking driver, call a cab or stay with a friend.

Holiday Safe Ride Program

Redding’s Casino Club Secret Revealed

Redding’s Casino Poker Club Secret Revealed

Have you ever found something that was so amazing that you had to tell everyone in the world about it, I mean on a scale 0ne to ten it was an absolute ten plus? One of those moments where you say to yourself where have I been this entire time and, worse yet what kind of friends would keep a secret of this magnitude from you right?

Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke

That’s what I discovered here at Redding’s only seven days a week karaoke place called Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke, aka as The Casino Poker Club.

Monroe's Nightclub & Karaoke Redding's Casino Club
When interviewing owner ileana Harris for a shout-out about the establishment’s history, I began to realize that there was more to it than just the poker tables and seven nights a week karaoke that locals and residents enjoy.

The big secret that I have discovered is their eye rolling food. Not just any food, but a menu of options that’s specifically created by the hands of ileana herself from her commercial kitchen in her home! I mean how many restaurant owners have this type of professional stove in their home kitchen?  Exactly, ileana keeps pursuing the very best eating experience for her customers. She creates everything from scratch from her kitchen continuing to perfect it finally she brings into her establishment and works with the chefs until they have perfected the recipe. Personally, I have tried two dishes, the Clam chowder, and their fish tacos.

Prawn Taco
Monroe’s offers hand designed  fresh recipes like this prawn fish taco

Have to say they both are a ten and an eye-rolling experience. iLeana has an amazing team helping her deliver this amazing experience to those that visit her establishment. Though it is called Casino Poker Club is known as Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke, there is so much more behind the famous marque sign. Because there is so much about Monroe’s to shout about we will be doing more reviews in the future.

Redding’s Ultimate Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza

Redding’s Ultimate Pizza has been offering gluten-free dough for several years now.  They also offer vegetarian and other healthy options sense 2008.

Gluten-Free
Gluten-Free Pizza

With health conscious customers becoming more aware of how gluten can be unhealthy to eat, especially for those that have compromised health issues. Redding’s Ultimate Pizza answered the call by making available a gluten-free pizza.  North State pizza lovers have found this winning pizzeria that offers your traditional pizza including sourdough pizza crust along with their amazing gluten-free pizza.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/33286790/reddings-ultimate-pizza-offers-gluten-free-pizza

Contact Eric McCall
Redding’s Ultimate Free Pizza
1730 Pleasant St, Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-8646

http://reddingsultimate-pizza.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ReddingsUltimatePizza/

Mesa Productions Brings It Home With The Old Dominion Band — 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

The Old Dominion Band sold out at the Redding Civic Auditorium thanks to the owners of Mesa Productions Angie and Rick Gurrola.

Their motto is to bring quality events to the north state at reasonable prices. Recently their motto came to pass when two well-known bands played at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

Old Dominion plays in Redding CA
Mesa Productions Brings Old Dominion Band To  Redding

Redding Reviews & Best Of The North State was there to capture and experience this exciting event that was totally electrifying. It was very exciting seeing the Old Dominion Band and Jackson Michelson. As we interviewed people waiting to enter the Redding auditorium you knew without a doubt that there was a lot of built anticipation. “Old Dominion is one of my favorite bands” commented one woman that had brought several friends.

Redding Reviews Hanging With friends at Old Dominion Band
Jason Stovall owner of Redding  Reviews & Best Of The North State.com (front) hanging with  friends at Old Dominion Band playing at Redding Civic Auditorium

We had the opportunity to interview up and rising star Jackson Michelson who started the show out with a lively opener that the crowd loved. Jackson did a fantastic job getting the crowd warmed up before the Old Dominion Band came out onto the stage.

There was only one small hiccup during the entertainment, and that was at the end of the show when one woman kept getting onto the stage while the band wanted to take a picture of the crowd, she was finally told to get off the stage by the lead singer. All in all, this was a two thumbs up show and a big shout out goes out to Angie and crew for bringing this great entertainment to Redding.

Kool April Nites Cruise Redding CA April 22nd Starts at 6:30

Just a quick update about Kool April Nites on April 22nd.  Make sure to get downtown Redding Hilltop and Churn Creek early because it will be a crowd.  Official Kool April Nites cruise schedule: Kool April Nites Cruise Schedule
Kool April Nights Redding CA 2016
Another thing to remember to do is to make sure you check the weather and prepare for either rain or sun.  Below you will see our Facebook Live Stream video we made of the event, Just copy and paste into your address bar:  Our Facebook Kool April Nites Live Stream Shout Out.

We will be broadcasting live this week through Redding at a variety of places, Cicada Cantina and Woody’s Brewing Co just to mention a few.

Some of our co-host will be Dan Jones, Robert Fetty and possibly local radio voice and media celebrity Gary Moore.

Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s Day 2016 a Big Hit – The day after

Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s day was a smashing hit, to say the least.  A variety of St Patrick’s events in Redding CA were many.  Everywhere you went it was common to see many shades of green, green beer, green shirts, green hats and green clover stickers and yes green paint on parts of the human anatomy.
Trying to capture just the main festivities took a herculean task within allowed time restraints.
The Need to Rush made for quite a challenge because of the many events happening at the same time.
After slamming down a protein drink and grabbing my gear I headed downtown to capture some of the highlighted festivities, it all started getting intense after parking my car in the underground parking lot of the old downtown mall area.  After parking my vehicle, to my dismay I had stepped out into a group of highly decorated green females that looked like they could have played a part in a Star Trek episode with Captain James T Kirk of the  USS Enterprise, (that lucky devil)!   

Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty's Day 2016
Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty’s Day 2016

After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless, I bounced over to The Dip across the street where things were blowing up green with famous local DJ Bucky Dun Gun.

Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty's day 2016
Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty’s day 2016

Visitors from SF
Woman from SF visiting The Dip along with DJ Dun Gun

Bagpipers were scheduled to play at 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00 O’clock at Shameless O’Leery’s.  Getting there about 5:45 with gear in hand and ready to shoot the last appearance and it finally happened at around 7:20, long wait indeed but have to say it was worth every minute.  If you watch close enough you will see something funny and totally unexpected happen to one of the female bagpipers, look at the video below. 

After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless O’Leery’s I came across individuals that were really into celebrating St Patty’s day here in the north state, you can see some of the pics within this post. 

Pro Boxer Alex Cortes
Profissional Boxer Alex Cortes visiting The Dip with home boy

In many establishments across City of Redding and the greater Shasta County, it was an amazing experience to see people from all walks of life celebrating St Patty’s day here in NorCal.
Final wrap up, we received this breaking news about a baby boy being sentenced to house arrest for getting too rough with his stuffed leprechaun toy on St Patty’s Day in Redding CA….

Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty's Day
Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty’s Day

St Patricks Day Redding CA 2016 | Things To Do in Redding CA | Events & Specials

St Patricks Day Redding CA 2016 Events & Specials
St Patrick’s day in Redding California
is a big deal here in the north state.  St Patty’s day has a rich history and culture that goes back hundreds of years ago.   St. Patrick, or the “Apostle of Ireland,” actually started out in the pagan religion. While not much is known about his early life, as many of his life’s details lost to folklore, letters from St. Patrick reveal that he was captured in Wales, Scotland, or another close area outside of Ireland and taken to Ireland as a slave. Years later, he escaped and returned to his family, who were Romans living in Britain, going back to Ireland for mission work after finding a place as a cleric and then Bishop within the Christian faith. He was born around 460, and by the 600s, he is already known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.
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There are many legends associated with St. Patrick. The symbol of the shamrock used for St. Patrick’s Day comes from the story of St. Patrick using the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity. The three-leafed plant coincided with the Pagan religion’s sanctity of the number three and is the root of the green color theme.

Another popular belief is that St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. The story says that while St. Patrick was fasting, snakes attacked him, so he chased all snakes into the ocean. However, there have never been snakes in Ireland during the post-glacial period. The absence of snakes and symbolism involved with snakes is believed to explain the story, although it could have been referring to a type of worm rather than snakes. One legend has St. Patrick sticking a walking stick into the ground while evangelizing, which turned into a tree, CLICK HERE for detailed information and reference.

St Patty’s day here in Redding CA and other north state communities enjoy this time of the year and celebrate it with fantastic food, drink, and festivities.  Some of the local eateries and pubs will be celebrating with the traditional corn beef and cabbage. While some will be adding a twist like Woody’s Brewing Co offering a Dublin Cheese Steak dish and let’s don’t forget the traditional bagpipers that will be playing at Shameless O’Leery’s at 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00 o’clock Thursday the 17th.

Below I created a short video explaining the events going on and where to go to participate in traditional Irish event.

Thai Cafe Redding CA Serves The Evil Prince

The Thai Cafe in Redding California serves a dish known as “The Evil Prince, ” and it can be pure evil if you like it hot and spicy.   When walking inside of this little hole in the wall place you get the feeling that you’re in for a real treat and stepping back into a part of Asia.

The evil Prince Yellow Curry Base
The evil prince in a yellow curry base with chicken

Below you will see my brief video overview of Asian dish.  Have to warn you about ordering it extra extra extra spicy which I did, and it is amazing.  I ordered mine in the yellow curry base, nd the flavors are amazing.