Category Archives: night life in Redding CA

Best Coffee House

BEST COFFEE HOUSE

Dutch Bros.

Multiple North State locations www.dutchbros.com The largest, privately-held drive-thru coffee company in the nation,

Dutch Bros. isn’t just a place to stop

for something to drink – it’s like

visiting friends.

Perhaps that’s why Dutch Bros.

customers, dubbed the Dutch Ma. a, are . ercely loyal. And it doesn’t hurt that the co ees and other drinks are pretty dang good.

Dutch Bros. employees are fun, friendly and perky, and get you what you want quickly. It’s the perfect place to start your day or get a quick pickme- up in the late afternoon.

And Dutch Bros. is dedicated to its community. During the Carr andCamp . res, local Dutch Bros. and their

customers raised more than $400,000

in relief e orts.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth Café

. Starbucks

Best White Wine

BEST NORTH STATE WHITE WINE

Moseley’s Family Cellars

4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding 2158 Hilltop Drive, Redding 530-229-9463; www.moseleyfamilycellars.com When it’s time to a nice Chardonnay or Viognier, Moseley’s Family Cellars has you covered.

The repeat Best Of The North State winner knows how to make great wines and voters recognize that.

From the best grapes from quality vineyards through California (Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and north state), Moseley’s crafts each bottle with the wine lover in mind.

Their tasting rooms o er a chance to learn about their hand-crafted wines and their wine club o ers

perks to those who have a passion for the fruit of the vine.

RUNNERS UP:

. Alpen Cellars

. Tuscan Ridge Estate Winery


Best White Wine 2018

Best Dinner

BEST DINNER

Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 530-241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

A dinner at Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge only feels like you’re in the big city.

After all, the menu looks like something you’d . nd at

a 5-star New York or Los Angeles restaurant.

At Clearie’s you can start with a tempting appetizer of steamer clams or fried mozzarella caprese and drinks before diving in to an entree that tastes as good as it sounds.

The only problem might be picking something o the

expansive Clearie’s menu. From grilled salmon to pan

seared duck to a . let mignon or a downright sublime

French onion mac-n-cheese, Clearie’s makes it hard to

choose. But when you . nally do, rest assured that the

quality comes through in each delicious bite.

But make sure to save room for dessert like the sinful bananas foster, crème brulee or apple pie chimichanga.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Jack’s Bar & Grill

Best Dinner

Best Italian Food

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

Nello’s Place

3055 Bechelli Lane, Redding; 530-223-1636 www.nellosrestaurant.net Nello’s hunger was Redding’s gain. Started in 1980 because the retiree couldn’t . nd a good local Italian

restaurant, Nello’s has become a north state institution that’s had a lock on the category by Best Of The North State voters.

From plentiful pasta dishes to specialties like Steak Diane and stu ed veal rollitini, Nello’s serves it right every

time.

And the ambiance at Nello’s o ers the perfect place for

a quiet dinner for two.

Open evenings seven days a week, Nello’s truly is Redding’s Italian heaven.

RUNNERS UP:

. Karline’s Restaurant & Bar

. Olive Garden


Best Italian Food

Best Brewery

BEST NORTH STATE BREWERY

Woody’s Brewing Company

1257 Oregon St., Redding; 530-768-1034 www.woodysbrewing.com S infully good beer, a top-notch pub menu and fun atmosphere make Woody’s the place to go for a good night out.

From wheat beer to amber to whatever head brewer Pat Wlodarczyk can dream up, Woody’s is certain to have something to whet your whistle.

The Hopzerker is a strong and complex brew with a malt backbone, while the Nutty Woody is a moderate malt with a light caramel character and dry . nish. And of course, there’s always

the Quickie IPA.

And Woody’s was also part of the group to brew the Shasta Strong IPA to help with Carr Fire relief funds.

RUNNERS UP:

. Fall River Brewing Company

. Final Draft Brewing Company

Best of the North Sate Best Brewery

Best Burger in Redding

BEST BURGER

The Habit Burger Grill

1020 E. Cypress Ave., Redding; 530-223-1027 www.habitburger.com Try The Habit once and, well, it’ll become a habit.

Daily baked buns, perfectly grilled burgers and the freshest produce available all go into making the delightful Charburger.

Started in Santa Barbara in 1969, The Habit has grown and become a Redding staple for burger lovers. But The Habit also o ers salads, sandwiches, and the perfect

shakes and malts. Every burger is fresh, never frozen, and the salads are fresh and made-to-order. The complementary condiment bar lets you dress up your burger just the way you like it.

In addition to food that keeps you coming back, The Habit is also dedicated to philanthropy and frequently gets involved with fundraisers.

One bite and you’ll be back.

RUNNERS UP:

. Bartel’s Giant Burger

. Damburger

Haven Humane Society

Thank you Mark Storrey and April Scott for such a wonderful visit and showing me your wonderful place and introducing me to the crew at Haven Humane Society. I look forward to working with you guys in the future to making you Best of the North State in adopting animals. I know handsome Brad Pitt will be adopted before I get a chance to see him again.  I really love the way you are working so hard to be a no kill shelter. Great things our happening.

Good things are happening at Haven Humane Society thanks to our dedicated sponsors, donors, supporters, volunteers, and staff. In 2016 we set a new record by achieving a 92% live release rate for dogs and have placed thousands of pets into loving, forever homes through adoption, rescue, and foster care. All of these activities help us move closer to our goal of becoming No Kill by 2021, but we cannot achieve this alone.

We cherish partnerships with local businesses and would like to offer you the opportunity to support shelter animals by becoming a sponsor at one or more of our 2018 events. Your financial support will help us fund our daily operations, establish a new kitten nursery, and fund a variety of programs that reach thousands of at-risk pets each year and move us closer to our ultimate goal of a North State with no more homeless pets!

For those of you who were not sure exactly what our department team does on a weekly basis we have many tasks. The Development team is responsible for reaching out and partnering with business owners and community members on behalf of the homeless animals in the North State in order to raise money and bring awareness. We offer and manage a variety of sponsorship marketing opportunities, fundraisers, support programs and creating new financial avenues within the community to help place animals into their loving, forever homes.

As the new Director of Development I am extremely excited about all of our upcoming events for 2018!

We are always in need of business sponsors for these wonderful events which we provide several marketing benefits in return. Including Media – TV, Radio and Print. Social Media, Signage at all of our events and of course incredible PPI! (Pawsitive Public Image). If you own a business and are considering becoming a sponsor or have questions about sponsoring a specific event please call our Development Department at: 530-241-5262 or Email us at: ascott@havenhumane.org

Starting in February we have our annual Haven Humane Society Open House. This is a free family and community friendly event that takes place on Saturday, February 24th-2018 (10am to 12pm) We will have refreshments and tours of the facility provided by our CEO, Mark Storrey. There will also be adoption specials when you adopt a dog or cat into your loving home during the event.

On March 24th, 2018 at Turtle Bay we have our Certified 5k and 10k dog-friendly race, Doggie Dash. Doggie Dash will take place on Saturday, March 24th at Turtle Bay and is fun for the entire family! We expect approximately 300 participants this year and man Zumba Bash 2018! Need we say more? This is a fun, high energy, evening event at Win River Casino Events Center! Dancing, drinks, door prizes, raffle prizes and of course an amazing Zumba Instructor, Jennifer Lozoya! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance and join the party on August 11th 2018!

Our biggest and most exciting event of the year is our 11th Annual Bark Wine and Brew Gala. This elegant evening event features wine and beer tasting, a four course dinner, silent and live auctions, Viva la photo, Dj, dancing, champagne and more. This amazing evening will take place on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the Win River Events Center. Tickets sold out early last year so be sure to get yours in advance!

North State Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving weekend. This national day of giving is an online networking and giving the event that provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors, and for the people in Shasta and Siskiyou counties to come together to raise as much money as possible for participating organizations within a 14 -hour period. The effort is organized and implemented by Shasta Regional Community Foundation with sponsorship provided by Redding Bank of Commerce. The online event takes place on Tuesday, November 28th, 2018 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. We invite you to give where you live and support

Haven Humane Society!

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!
Helpful?

 

 

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

#Lungs4Lindsey

   Lindsey Arzate        

Transplant Type: Lung

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Benefits Concert for Lindsey coming soon

August 5th 2017

 

Dear Friends,What if you were living on borrowed time?

#Lungs4Lindsey

Lindsey Arzate is fighting for her life. In 2012, after giving birth to her daughter, Lindsey was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma which is an autoimmune disease that affects the internal organs. During a subsequent hospitalization in March 2016, she found out she had heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Nine months later, Lindsey was hospitalized with advanced severe pulmonary hypertension and is on oxygen and IV medications 24/7. Now doctors say a double lung transplant is critical.
This has been an extremely challenging time for Lindsey and her husband, Manuel, who are parents of two young children. Lindsey’s illness has had a major impact on her family emotionally, mentally and financially. She describes her situation as a huge roller coaster ride, but remains hopeful for a second chance at life. Before her health began to decline, Lindsey loved hiking, swimming, and traveling, but these days her activities are extremely limited. She is still able to enjoy cooking, crafting, movies, shopping and just being with friends and family. Lindsey looks forward to one day being able to breathe on her own and being free from the IV, so she can do all the things a young wife and mother dreams of doing with her family.

#Lungs4Lindsey

Unfortunately, Lindsey’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average double lung transplant costs over $1 million. And, that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, she still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
When she receives her transplant, Lindsey and Manuel must temporarily relocate over 200 miles from their home to be near the hospital for a least six weeks during the recovery process, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food and lodging. Because of her declining health, she had to leave a job she loved as a supervisor of a day program for intellectually disabled adults adding to the financial strain.
What if your life depended on the compassion and generosity of others?
The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve the growing burden of expenses for Lindsey. NFT has been assisting transplant patients with fundraising support for more than 30 years. Your gift—of $25, $50, $100 or more—will enable NFT to provide Lindsey with the financial support she desperately needs.
You can help by visiting http://give.transplants.org/goto/lindseyarzate to make a tax-deductible donation to NFT to help with her expenses.
If you have any questions about NFT, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.

– See more at: http://give.transplants.org/site/TR?px=1011425&fr_id=1040&pg=personal#sthash.mpaOeKaZ.dpuf

 

 

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/
https://www.facebook.com/KahuanasMongolianBBQ/