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Fusion Lounge and Grill

 The best Lounge in Redding by far. Here at Fusion Lounge, we do American food with a Southeast Asian Twist! Whether it’s a Thai, Mien, Laos, Vietnamese, Japanese or Korean twist, there will be a little influence from one of these cultures. Our food is very flavorful, unique and a blend of east meets west. We have weekly specials usually beginning on Wednesday or Thursday, and we will only have the item will supplies last! If you’re in the mood for something different, please feel free to come try us out! All our sauces, broths and ingredients are made daily fresh and original! We also have Southeast Asian infused drinks as well! You won’t be able to find food like this with 150 miles from here!! Hope to see you soon!

Fusion Lounge Bar & Grill opened in Jr’s place. The premise is a new one for Redding: fusing elements of Asian cuisines (Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.) with American and Mexican dishes to create such hybrids as the Pho-rito, Pho-nudo, and the Senganator Burger, while also functioning as a neighborhood bar.

 

Despite their new sign, it’s easy to miss east on Hartnell, lost in a sea of metal auto repair and machine shop prefab buildings. The parking lot is one of those long narrow ones that pass by a long row of metal doors behind Fusion, makes a U-turn, and sneaks back out to Hartnell.

Fusion’s black and blood-red concrete block walls, easy-clean tables and floors, and a goth restroom took a note from the punk club playbook circa 1976, but the clientele was a mixture of locals, auto shop employees, hipsters, and families. (Note: family-friendly until 9:00 PM.) There’s a pool table near the back and a smoker’s patio out the side door. Sit at the bar or one of the tables and wait staff will take your order. Service was friendly and relatively fast; servers are knowledgeable about the food. Specials are on a backlit writing board at the end of the bar.

Baller Bowl, $10.99

The concoction was a refreshing mixture of a taco salad with crunchy mixed cabbage salad, deep-fried shrimp, and tataki of tuna, Sriracha and wasabi drizzle, and a soy dressing on the side. The tataki (seared ahi with sesame crust, thinly sliced) was so very much like fine filet mignon that only its tendency to melt delicately on the tongue belied its origins. Alongside were crunchy fried shrimp that made a nice contrast to the pleasant and light tuna. The soy dressing, however, proved to be very salty, and toward the bottom of the cabbage salad, M. de Joie regretted pouring the dressing over. Sriracha and wasabi were fun to smear the shrimp in, but mixed on the plate they tended to look septic.

 

Fusion fries, $7.50

Jason ordered Fusion Shrimp but what came to our table was Fusion Fries, as she discovered when he couldn’t find anything but chicken in the toppings. A variation on nachos or potato skins: Jo-Jos – seasoned crunchy potato wedges – were topped with melted cheese, shredded chicken, cilantro, diced tomatoes, Jalapenos, and Fusion sauce. Fusion sauce is a somewhat spicy, smoky red sauce with hints of Thai curry – think of it as an exotic fry sauce. It was quite good when first delivered, but after fifteen minutes or so, the potatoes got pretty soggy. This was plenty to share among two or three people.

 

Calamari, $8.00

Calamari is a popular appetizer in restaurants, but it is almost always straight out of a frozen box, already breaded and ready to deep-fry and serve up with “our garlic aioli.” Fusion’s salt-baked calamari was delightful: thick bite-sized morsels with a dusting of tart tamarind and garnished with fried green onions and Jalapeno slices; this was addictive and original.

 

Kaliang Fin, $3.00

M. de Joie had never heard of Kaliang Fin and cannot find any reference to it elsewhere, so it may be an original specialty. Korean flour made from mung beans is cooked with water, cooled to produce a gelatin-like block, then cut into small pieces and served in a cold and slightly sour broth. The gelatin cubes had the texture and taste of hard-boiled egg white, slightly sulphuric and bouncy. The broth didn’t have much personality other than tartness and seemed to be mostly a vehicle to support the mung bean jelly. On the side was a small amount of house-made fermented bean & chili paste to mix into the soup – the paste was spicy-hot and delicious, though didn’t think it helped the soup much. KF (as it’s called on the menu) did have a refreshing quality that might be appealing if one had overindulged in too much delicious food and drink.

Fusion Burger, $9.99 with garlic fries ($1.00 extra) and pepper jack cheese

This towering burger, piled high with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, roasted eggplant, Fusion sauce, and a fried egg, was in no way reminiscent of a franchise burger. Goopy and drippy, the thick burger fell apart as the egg yolk, and Fusion sauce disintegrated the bun and was overall luscious, juicy, and a wildly delicious messy mixture of tastes. Garlic fries on the side were on the greasy and slightly limp side, but Femme de Joie loved the plentiful garlic bits.

In an unlikely location far from the main hubs of Redding, Fusion is trying out new and exciting ideas, and for the most part, they work. The menu is wisely kept small and manageable, with weekly specials thrown in. Prices are more than fair for the amount and quality of food. Though there were a few missteps, overall Femme de Joie loved the intent and direction of the kitchen. If you’re looking for something new to try, drive out to Fusion and sample their innovative dishes.

Fusion Lounge Bar & Grill, 2704 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA 96002. 530-768-1360. Open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM – midnight, Saturday 3:00 PM to midnight. Closed Sunday. No minors after 9:00 PM. Cards and cash; but no checks. Full bar. Vegetarian and vegan options. Parking lot. Follow them on Yelp and on

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Jordon wrote a review on Fusion

 

Not sure what kind of scrubs are running this place…?;-P But whoever it has this place on point!!! The BEST bar food in Redding’s hands down! Their fish tacos are out of control! Not to mention some of the best services you will find! Do yourselves a favor and try this place out ASAP!

Heather wrote

We ordered ahi lettuce wraps, Calamari, and fusion Nachos. Everything was excellent especially the calamari. The beer selection was good if you’re an IPA fan I am not, but the food made up for it. Sorry I didn’t try this place sooner and can’t wait to go back and try other items.

Jason Stovall
Local Guide · 69 reviews · 72 photos
in the last week
The place sets off of the east part of Redding just down the street from the hen house. Looking for something different than your standard cafe/pub food this is the right place. A blend of Asian and Western food dishes. Fries are tasty; the fusion burger is a must try. Haven’t tried the Pho yet, heard it was good from friends.

Jim Hamilton

 

2 reviews
a month ago
Excellent food, uniquely prepared and served in a dive bar atmosphere and the prices are great!
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Sean Bird

 

Local Guide · 102 reviews · 86 photos
Four months ago
An excellent Asian take on American pub food. Great happy hour. The calamari and wings are great, the Pho is amazing, great beer selection. I could go on and on. I will be back

Kahunas Mongolian BBQ | Best of the North State


Kahunas Mongolian BBQ is where you can create your custom-made stir-fry by choosing your ingredients and sauces. Interact with their grill warriors as they prepare your meal right in front of you. So much flavor and Kahunas has something for everyone, from vegetarians to meat lovers and even gluten free diets! And of Course they didn’t forget about the kids; they can enjoy Kahunas also with child menu pricing of $4.99 a bowl. Add a roll of Sushi to your table with your stir-fry and a refreshing cocktail and your dining experience is complete. At dinner, you will be able to enjoy your choice of, lamb, shrimp, mussels, beef chuck, chicken, pork loin, and bacon, plus all the fresh vegetables and Delicious buckwheat noodles!! At lunch, meats are: Beef, Chicken, Bacon, Pork but the seafood can be added for an additional cost even at lunch, ask your server for details. You will have your choice of white or brown rice. They are Locally family owned and operated and open seven days a week. Gift cards available for those unique and yummy gifts!

The owners of Kahunas are Mr. Dwayne and Nina Oller,
Nina said while talking about the experience; she has been in the restaurant business for over 40 years. From hostessing, serving, bartending, kitchen, management, to restauranteur. Kahunas offers 20 different homemade sauces, a buckwheat noodle, bacon, dry spices to get a delicious plate of food. They are now also offering sushi. Not only do you get so many different options and the variety of foods, but you also get the chance to be a part of making it, customized to your desired taste, and made right in front of your eyes!


Kahunas has six different beers on tap: We have a vast variety of bottle beers also. Enjoy a cold bottle alone or in one of our special buckets for additional savings. Our unique wine list we have created, whether it’s a red or a white, may be enjoyed by the glass or bottle. We also serve Soju Tequila, Vodka, Rum, and Gin; this allows us to create some amazing, tasty, tropical. Signature cocktails. It would be our pleasure to help pair your beverage with your food.

What is The History of Mongolian BBQ?
In the Thirteenth Century, the great warrior Genghis Khan and his soldiers from the grassed plateau of Mongolia conquered many countries from China to Hungary. They established one of the greatest empires the World had ever known. Legend has it that after a long day of hunting, Genghis
Khan and his Mongolian warriors would make camp and prepare lavish feasts. Using their swords, the warriors would prepare slivers of meats, combined with whatever vegetables and spices on hand. They would grill them on their upturned shields over a blazing fire. This type of cooking has become known the world over as Mongolian BBQ. With this tradition in mind, Kahunas Mongolian BBQ brings you the ULTIMATE MONGOLIAN BBQ!

Redding was missing a Mongolian BBQ at the time, and the Oller Family wanted to open one with an American Style. On April 06, 2014 Kahunas had their Grand Opening! Friendly Service, Relaxing Atmosphere and with a vast variety of homemade sauces and fresh vegetables, noodles, and rice.
Kahunas always promotes education and healthy eating and proud to offer all College Students that bring their ASB card in at dinner time a $2.00 off discount on their entree.
Sunday 11 am to 8 pm2151 Market Street
Redding, Ca 96001
Downtown Redding
Plenty of Parking
Tel: (530) 244-4200
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11 am to 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am to 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday 11 am to 8 pm
Friday 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday 11 am to 9 pm.
http://www.kahunasmongolianbbq.com/
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World Famous Radio Zoo Show coming to Woody’s Brewery

 CHRIS MIKE & THE ZOO SHOW

With humble beginnings, starting each morning before the sun rose into the sky – in a little, vermin infested, old, rickety building, tucked away on Main Street in Woodland, California – Chris Collins, along with his partner, Mike Reynolds, created entertainment and radio magic.  From this shoe-box of a studio, sitting atop a bank, next-door to the neighborhood watering hole, Collins and Reynolds molded a high-schooler, a local barfly, the over-night FM 102 jock, an auto part salesmen, and rounding out this motley crew – the only woman on the show – a voice talent from LA; into one of the most popular and dynamic morning radio shows to ever hit the Northern California air-waves.themorning-zoo

The public was totally caught unaware as, Chris Collins, the Ringmaster of this band of Zoo critters, pulled crank bits and played pranks on their unsuspecting public. Much beloved bits like: Toss Your Boss and Burn Your Buns, became the bread and butter that had their audience eating out of their hands and craving for more. And Collins and Reynolds delivered them more; by bringing in star guests, like Richard Simmons, or musical legends, such as the Jackson Five – into the homes and lives of their avid listeners.

The Morning Zoo reigned supreme from 1983 until 1992. A host of characters came and went from the studios that started in Woodland and ended up near the fabled – Howe About Arden area of Sacramento. The characters, bits, guests and artists were interchangeable, but the mainstays: Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds stayed and became house-hold names and etched their names into Sacramento Radio history; where they have remained legends to this day.

But their story hasn’t ended; in 2010, Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds, reached out to founding members of the Zoo – Robbie Lipelt and Gary Moore; and also Killer Bee, who joined the madness in 1987; to reunite the Zoo. Helping to bring the reunion together was, Mark McGee, the Program Director of several Chico based radio stations, who lent his support and the studios for the newly formed Chris Mike Zoo show.

Recording began in January of 2010 and has continued to this very day. Through the help of technology, determination, grit, character and insanity – the Chris Mike Zoo show is being heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet or through our free cell phone Apps. The show is a worldwide based Entertainment entity. Our new numbers show a      steady increase of the variety of countries, ethnic groups and races that are becoming loyal Chris Mike Zoo fans. Comedy is universal and laughter is the commodity we deal in.

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Events for December 2016

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Great food and tasty acoustic music from local musicians await you at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista. Mason’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere, so bring the kids. Would you like to perform? Just bring your instrument and three or four rehearsed songs, and we’ll provide the rest. No cover. Hosted by Deschutes Music Club.

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Tomorrow at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
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Mason’s Pizza
22184 CA-299 E, Bella Vista, California 96008

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Hope is Alive

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Stand Against Stigma and the Community Education Committee are very excited to present Hope Is Alive! 8 at Carnegie’s.
Learn more about Hope Is Alive! from this Channel 7 news story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37is_Nb80Wc
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals.
Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome!
Performer sign-in is at 5:30 p.m.
The Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Series are events organized by the Community Education Committee and the Stand Against Stigma campaign to raise awareness about mental health struggles, substance use disorders, and suicide loss. We strive to use art and performance to fight stereotypes and promote healing and understanding.
Hope Is Alive! is an inclusive event – People of all faiths, ethnicities and sexual orientations are welcome and encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact Marc at mdadigan@co.shasta.ca.us or 225-5970.

Tomorrow at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
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1600 Oregon St, Redding, California 96001
Hope Is Alive! 8 – Open Mic Night

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Hilltop Holiday Bazar

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Crafts, Small Business and hand made goodies! Come Join our Communities Holiday Bazaar!
Call 241-4444 to reserve tables! 3 table max! We have in house tables!
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sideline Americana Bluegrass Band

Sideline, an innovative Americana-Bluegrass Band touring the West Coast, will be performing a house concert at “The Studio” in Cottonwood, CA, January 11th at 7:00 PM. “The Studio” is located at 320 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA at the corner of main and Front Street. Tickets are available at www.thestudiocottonwood.com and at the door. Seating is limited so reserve your tickets today! Doors open at 6:00 PM

Sideline is a powerful group of seasoned pros which has been getting busier and busier since this “side project” became a main gig for its members. Sideline consists of Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar), Jason Moore (bass), Brian Aldridge (mandolin), and Nathan Aldridge (fiddle).

As the name suggests, Sideline intended to be a sometime band, but the success of their debut album made Sideline a main line.

Sideline captures so much of what was great about bluegrass in the 1980s and early 1990s. In large measure, Sideline serves up what was contemporary bluegrass thirty years ago. It sounds traditional in 2015. Sideline’s driving bluegrass with killer harmonies and propulsive rhythm, well-chosen blend of new and old material, and especially the focus on being an equal ensemble takes the listener right back in time to when these guys were jamming in the campground.

These musicians all speak the same language. Steve, Brian, and Jason all come from the same area, went to the same festivals, picked in the same jam sessions, and heard the same bands. California-born guitarist Skip Cherryholmes spent 13 years with his family band before choosing to become a North Carolinian. Aldridge’s 16-year-old younger brother Nathan has since joined the band on fiddle. This band enjoys playing together and projects just that on stage and in recordings.

How Nostradamus Predicted Shameless O’Lerry’s Success. No, Really!

How Nostradamus Predicted Shameless O’Lerry’s a Success. No, Really!
Shameless Olerrys Success predicted by Nostradamus
Some believe Shameless O’leery’s is one of the biggest success hits in NorCal. Rightly so, they have an Irish themed sports bar and restaurant that is second to none. Okay, maybe the Nostradamus prediction might be pushing it but when it comes to celebrating St Patty’s day there are only a handful of places that seem that was created for this yearly religious and cultural celebration, Shameless being one of the things to do in Redding CA.
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What is St. Patty’s day? One of the, worldwide religious and cultural celebrations done every 17th of March: St. Patrick’s Day or St. Patty’s Day. Celebration of this day has become a tradition for many countries including the United States. This is to celebrate the most acknowledged patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, whose death is known to be this day.

St. Patrick is said to be from Roman Britain, born from a wealthy family. Most of what’s known about him is derived from the Declaration. It is believed that St. Patrick himself wrote the Declaration. He became a slave to Gaelic Ireland when he was 16 and spent six years as a shepherd. According to the Declaration, God told him to go to the coast and a ship will take him home. He became a priest after making his way back to his home and eventually returned to Ireland to convert pagans to Christianity. It is also believed that he banished snakes from Ireland after being attacked while he was fasting. St. Patrick’s Day became an official feast day for Christians in the early seventeenth century.

The Catholic, Lutheran Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Communion churches observe this feast yearly. The United States started its participation in celebrating this feast in 1737. Participants of this tradition, including restaurants and pubs in the United States, wear shamrocks which are believed to have been used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity.

Green clothing and accessories are also worn during this feast. Bagpipers are also a common view during this celebration since Ireland is known for its great bagpipers.
And because this feast celebrates Irish traditions, pubs and restaurants in Redding CA offer green colored beverages and celebrate merrily with bagpipers. Restaurants also participate by having green as their color for the day and join the parade for St. Patty’s Day. And since this is an Irish tradition, restaurants in Redding California offer traditional and Irish inspired menus and drinks which you can savor with your family and friends.

Here are just some of the hot spots to visit on St. Patty’s day.

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