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Sweetie’s Cafe and Catering/Roquitos Taqueria

Redding California is a great place to find a tasty bite to eat, and when I asked around about a Good Mom N’Pops feel of a Restaurant Cafe, I kept hearing Sweetie’s Cafe and Taqueria South market street. Also, a convenient location to find, right off Highway 273. Easy to see the sign on the road that said, Sweetie’s upon entrance into Sweetie’s Cafe and Taqueria, I noticed a great smelling taco truck sitting outside of the cafe, along with a smoker full of tri-tip billowing with yummy flavor! I walked into the restaurant and was immediately greeted by a friendly smile, a handshake and welcome. I introduced Myself and asked if I might be able to speak with the owner(s). That is when I met Mr. and Mrs. Roque Carbajal and Tiferet Carbajal, more friendly and warm smiles to greet me! As we all sat down at a table to talk, I couldn’t help but feel the welcoming, and comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant, it had a “homelike” feel to it.
Why did you start this business I asked?
“Needed an outlet for my taco addiction.” Mr. Carbajal giggled! Of course, I had to chuckle with them a bit about that!
What makes your business different? Did you have any special Training? “No,” just lots of experience and amazing recipes Roque replied, ” Nobody likes a mean burrito, but everyone like a happy taco! haha, We make smiles happen one taco at a time, and we are authentically delicious!”

“To help folks conquer their hunger with yummy goodness! Sweetie’s Cafe & Catering focuses on quality of food, customer service and cleanliness of their restaurant. “You can’t say Sweetie’s without a smile!”
“Life, just learning as they went along in life” such a simple, yet Complete answer I thought, humbling even.
What would you say as of to date, your best selling, product, service, food, drink and why?
“Tacos Haha! Mostly the Tacos!”
Friendly staff and gluten free choices. Love that they have tortilla and bean options on the breakfast menu as well! Sweetie’s Cafe and Taqueria, Is a Great chance to Come and sit down, relax, and enjoy some Awesomely authentic Food! “Our passion for cooking and love for food turned into a business of sharing what we do best. We have always been inspired by the seasons of Northern California and its bounty. We create a comforting culinary experience for our customers. Our catering business has grown into a diversified multi-unit restaurant with mobile units. Together we grow.”

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5.0-star rating
Seriously one of the best taco places ever!
“My husband had to convince me to go, and I’m so glad he did.” I’m super pregnant, and have craved their chicken taco’s every day since!”
“It’s neat and clean inside, and the ingredients are super fresh, not to mention the staff is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and fun!”
We have become regulars super fast!”

Smoked and grilled meats, homemade sauces and fresh ingredient make for an awesome taco experience! Nacho your average taco! We give it to you Roquito’s Style!

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Roquito’s Taqueria
Business address
2605 S. Market St. Redding, CA 96001
sweetiescatering@sbcglobal.net
Best contact phone number for quick communication.
530-921-0103

“To help folks conquer their hunger with yummy goodness! Sweetie’s Cafe & Catering focuses on quality of food, customer service and cleanliness of our restaurant. “You can’t say Sweetie’s without a smile!”
Full name of the business owner(s)
Roque Carbajal, Tiferet D. Carbajal
Where did you learn the business?
Started from the bottom now we’re here!
Who taught you the business, school(s), or an individual?
Family, Le Cordon Bleu graduates, fake it till you make it!
What is your best selling, product, service, food, drink and why?
“FOOD! Because we put love into what we do.”

“Our passion for cooking and love for food turned into a business of sharing what we do best. We have always been inspired by the seasons of Northern California and its bounty. We create a comforting culinary experience for our customers. Our catering business has grown into a diversified multi-unit restaurant with mobile units. Together we grow.”

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Woody’s Brewing Company to host Chris Mike Zoo show

Woody’s Brewing Co to host Chris Mike Zoo show

In 1983, Chris Collins, along with partner, Mike Reynolds, and a wacky cast of characters created entertainment and radio magic in Northern California that has now extended to a worldwide audience. The Chris Mike Zoo show has captured the imagination of a world-wide audience due to their insane abilities to take perfectly mundane news stories, from around the globe; throw them in the Zoo blender and serve up an irreverent, and often times, off-colored look – at what goes on in our great, big ball of a planet. If you’re tired of the same-ole, same-ole, drop by for a few laughs, great food and even better Brew at Woody’s Brewery. Chances are you might have a wonderful time, but the Chris Mike Zoo show knows, you’ll bust a rib laughing. Woody’s Brewing Company Presents: 1257 Oregon Street Redding, CA 96001 530-768-1034

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.

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.

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates 2nd Anniversary.   Veterans Home in Redding California celebrated their second anniversary with veterans, friends, family and volunteers,  Best Of The North State & Redding Reviews wants to thank all those that came out and supported this anniversary.

Jack and Jason chillen before the tri-tip
Jack and Jason chillen before the tri-tip

What amazing performance by the Old Kennett String Band at Redding CalVet on Knighton Road.  Redding California Veterans Home celebrated their two year anniversary with residents, friends and family.

Did someone say cake after this...
Did someone say cake after this…

Jason Stovall editor/owner of Best Of The North State and ReddingReviews.com  chillen with veteran Loyd.

Jason Stovall & Loyd chillen
Jason Stovall & Loyd chillen

Big shout out to the Old Kennett String Band for making this such a special event with great music and entertainment for all the veterans, friends and family

Old Kennett String Band performed for the veterans , friends, family and volunteers.
Old Kennett String Band performed for the veterans , friends, family and volunteers.

 

California Brewing Company Hot NorCal Micro Brewery

Secret NorCal Gem  
Have you ever came across something that you wanted to shout to the world about, something so good that you just couldn’t keep quiet about it?

Best Of The North State and Redding Reviews have found a secret brewing company that needs to be revealed to north state residence and to the world as far as that matters.

California Brewing Company
When we were covering the Viva Downtown 2014 Beer and Wine Festival we came across the a handcraft brewing company that will make you setup and take notice.
California Brewing Company located at 9348 Deschutes Road Palo Cedro, CA 96073 were serving chilled handcrafted beers with a smile.
California Brewing CompanySix Beers
California Brewing Company offers six types of beers, Blond, Pale. IPA, Wheat, Brown and a Stout.
This NorCal micro brewery is a serious contender for one of the best beer breweries in northern California.
These amazing beers are all handcrafted right on the premises here in Palo Cedro.  Their label motto is “Fresh Brewed Attitude” when tasting these amazing beers you will see why the motto is so fitting.

To Be Continued
Best Of The North State & Redding Reviews are so jazzed about this little brew gem that we will be doing a more detailed editorial write up on California Brewing Company in the near future.

Cheers Mate

Jason Stovall
Chief Editor

Chief Editor @ReddingReviews
Chief Editor @ ReddingReviews.com & BestOfTheNorthState.com

Market Street Steak House Served Amazing Samples At Beer & Wine Festival

Big shout out goes to Market Street Steak House for being at the 2014 Beer and Wine Festival and serving up great samples.

Kenny Breedlove himself was serving it up at this awesome 2014 NorCal event.
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Kenny Breedlove and Wes Matthews co-owners of the amazing Market Street Steak House established a high end eatery in Redding California in 2006 .  Served up samples here at the Viva Downtown 2014 Beer and Wine Festival.  Best OF The North State and Redding  Reviews were there to enjoy the festivities.

Market St. Steakhouse proudly serves U.S.D.A. Prime and Reserve Choice beef. These two grades make up the top 8 percent of all beef served in the U.S. Their thick-cut, Mid-Western, corn-fed beef is aged at least 21 days for maximum flavor and tenderness.

However, perfect steaks fill just one page of the Market Street Steakhouse menu. With dishes such as: Stuffed chicken breast, maple glazed pork tenderloin, gourmet salads and daily fresh fish specials there is a little something for everyone. For those of you with smaller appetites Market Street Steakhouse features any array of appetizers that you can enjoy at the bar or at your table.

The bar is fully stocked with some of the finest tequila’s, single malt scotches and Cognacs aged up to 100 years. The wine list boasts a selection of 75 unique wines, from the best regions in the world.

Redding Reviews Gives Viva Downtown 2014 Beer & Wine Festival Five Stars!

Can you say WOW!…what a great time that Joe the events coordinator of viva downtown and sponsors put on to make this event one for the books for sure.
Viva Downtown
As the evening unfolded in this social gathering of this size  it was evident that there was a spirit of unity bringing together the people of the north state.  My photo journalist and I truly enjoyed the people as much as the food, beer and wine when the two came together it made a memorable experience.
Best Of The North State Beer & Wine Festival
It was a wonderful event filled with great conversation, laughter and the cultivating of new friendships throughout the event while partaking of some of the finest food, wine and some of the best micro brews that I have personally have the privileged of trying.
Many of these vendors have poured their heart and soul into their craft.  The food vendors that were present created culinary flavors and textures that brought me to a place of knowing I was eating comfort food made with love.
California Brewing Company
It was very inspiring to joke, laugh and be enlightened by many of these vendors that honed their crafts in the beverage and food arts.  They were very professional, smiled with and a sense of pride of knowing they were personally giving their best to the people of the north state.
Redding Reviews  With Friends
In all my travels in  reviewing many events similar to the Redding Beer & Wine Festival I know this to be true.  We the people of the north state know how to bring together the finest food, wines and micro beers in a social atmosphere which was by far was regal filled with panache.
Jason with Friends
All in all I look forward to returning to this event again next year.  Kudos goes out to Joe and his team and all the sponsors that participated in making the 2014 Redding Beer And Wine Festival a smashing hit.
Viva Downtown 2014 Beer & wine Festival

Viva Downtown Kicks Off Redding’s 18th Annual Beer & Wine Festival Saturday 20th 4pm-8pm

Viva Downtown Redding is doing it again, organizing and sponsoring the Beer and Wine festival in Redding California.  This is one of the premier events held in the north state.  Tickets can be purchased at Raley’s super market in Redding and Red Bluff must be 21 and older.

Beers & Breweries
There will be a variety of micro breweries and wineries.  Beers will include craft, domestic and imported beers from Fall River Brewing, Wild Card Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Rogues Ales, Bear Republic, Brewing.

Wines & Wineries 
Wines and Wineries will be represented bye, Mt Tehama, Anselmo, Carmenet, Haraszthy Family Cellars, Raley’s, Vintage Wine Bar, Anselmo Vineyards, Copa Di Vino Wines, Mosley Family Cellars, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Classic Wines of California, New Barefoot Refreshed, Westside Wines, Downtown Market, Cost Plus World Market, Tehama Oaks Winery, Merlo Family Vineyards, Mack & Schuhle, Robert Hall Winery and Niner Wine Estates.
Redding's Beer & Wine Fetival
Food Samples
There will be great food samples from twenty different local restaurants dishing out anything from bbq’s, deli’s, variety of cheeses & bread’s, meats, pizza, java and much more.

Sponsors & Co
Below is a list of sponsors that invested in a variety of ways, money, time and marketing & advertising just to name a few things to make this all happen.   Mega shout out to Promenade Marketing Street and all the sponsors below that made this possible.
Kudos go to Snow Mountain for providing water, Soft Drinks from Coca-Cola-Scout Coffee & Roots Juice Bar, Radio Sponsors are Charter Cable, Q-97 FM, Power 94 FM, Red 103.1 and 93.3 FM, 96.1 XS Sports and 10701 Bob FM and the Record Searchlight for being the press sponsor.

Festival Sponsors
Liquor Barn
Raley’s
US Bank
KRCR TV
Redding Bank of Commerce
Win-River Resort & Casino
Market Street Promenade
Shameless O’Leery’s
Tops Market
Nor Cal Vape
Promenade Marketing Street

Redding Reviews.com and Best Of The North State.com would like to thank Joe of Viva Downtown, Shasta County Arts Council, Promenade Marketing Street and his awesome team, members for working with vendors and sponsors to make this awesome event happen once again here in the north state.

 

The Savory Spoon Offers Mini Creamsicle Cupcakes this week & Jazz

My Secret Happy Place
I’m reserved to write this post because as the editor of several B2C editorial shoutout sites, I want to keep this place a secret (like not tilling others of your best secret fishing hole or everybody will go fishing there) :-)!

Okay…so I found a place that I can get away from it all and just breath, relax and enjoy the home cooked meals, drink a few micro brews for only $2.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to closing.
You read that correct, only $2 for micro brews!, can you find it any cheaper with the ambiance, quality and service?..I think not.

Redding Jazz Nights My Soul Is Soothed
Was there on their first jazz night last Thursday Sept 4th.  what an experience truly amazing.  For some reason jazz nights at The Savory Spoon goes together like a PB&J.  Somethings just click and having a jazz night at the savory spoon on their $2 pint night clicks big time!
The Savory Spoon Jazz Nights$2 Pint Nights & Doodle Paper to Boot
When walking into The Savory Spoon you will notice right away that the tabletops are covered with butcher paper.  Since I’m a doodler and love to write out my thoughts in a rough draft at the ending of the day the savory spoons’s butcher paper works great to accomplish this.  Plus if you have kids or grand kids the container of crayons that set in the center of your table make the perfect combo to doodle a pirates lost treasure map, tear it off  and take it home and have fun with it by going on a lost treasure hunt around the house or neighborhood with your kid or grand child.

Most people i know love cupcakes, The Savory Spoon is offering Mini Creamsicle Cupcakes this week! 
Only a $1 each!