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Woodys Brewing CO Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

Woodys Brewing CO
Okay, so this has nothing to do with comparing a pancake smothered with peanut butter to one of the Best Of The North State microbreweries, Woodys Brewing Company.  A quick overview of microbreweries first.

California Craft Beer Exploding
Microbrewery growth especially in California has boomed. Who would have thought that out of all the states California is the number one American crafts beer capital with Washington being second and Colorado being third?

As of 2014, there were 3,418 craft brewers in the U.S., an increase of nearly 20% over the year before.  Craft beer production rose 42% last year, and for the first time ever, craft brews accounted for more than 10% of all beer sales in America.   Woodys Brewing CO was in that 3,418.

Why Woodys Brewing Company Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes?
Had a friend tell me about this place several months ago and was anxious to do a shout out about it especially since I’m a serious foodie guy that loves writing about the food, drink and entertainment industry.  You could say I’m La Cafe News.
When a musician friend from Sacramento and I pulled up we were amazed at all the vehicles parked in front of the establishment.  “This is good a good sign” I said out loud.  When walking in we were greeted with the soothing sound of chatting people.

When seated we noticed how simple and streamline the menu was designed, the video explains this.  Decided to order the Fish & Chips or should say Fish & Tater Tots.  When taking the first bite of the lightly battered fish you knew this was no frozen fish, we’re talking extremely fresh. The crispy freshness was matched with a bite out of the tater tot; I have to say, this by far are the best tater tots I have ever had in my life.  The tots are made from scratch and the outside of the golden brown crunchy skin is garnished with medium fresh garlic, kaboom baby!

Fresh Real Fresh
Scott one of the owners out of three and the hostess explained that everything is made from scratch and the chefs work together to achieve the ultimate foodie experience.  Could go on about the whole foodie experience and ambiance at Woodys Brewing Co but drinking their sampler of micro brews was a real pleasure.  How can you say one was better than the other when they were all good?  I compared my dire straights like playing that Chucky Cheese game beating the gophers over the head as they randomly popped their head up through the holes and you tried to bang them with that bulky soft mallet, which one which one?

Redding Reviews and Best Of The North State will be doing another shout out on this amazing local business in the near future and their vision.  Writing about their vision and goals is another editorial in itself but have to say the residents of Redding CA and NorCal are in for a big surprise.

Until next time, hold the peanut butter on those pancakes!

Starlight Music Jamboree By Gover Ranch A Big Hit

When hearing about the Gover Ranch Starlight Music Jamboree there was no doubt that I wanted to go and see what all the big noise was about.
Who wouldn’t want to have fun with family and friends at of all places “Gover Ranch” like this couple that was there.
Starlight Music Jamboree CoupleGover Ranch known for it’s decades of family tradition in hosting some of the best weddings and getaways in California is now stepping out of that comfort zone by diversifying into more community and family events, starting with the Starlight Music Jamboree.

After informing some of my friends of this community event, to listen to live diversified bands play at the Gover Ranch, they were all in and what a time it was indeed.

When showing up we were meet by a security that asked if we were going to be drinking and if so to show ID.
After parking the vehicle my guest and I were meet with the laughter of kids running and playing in the yard not to far from a designated volleyball area, which by the way looked like allot of fun.
Was really impressed with a variety of things for kids and family to get involved in like face painting and other activities,
this little guy seemed like he enjoyed his.
Face Painting The bands were amazing to say the least.   Starlight Music Jamboree did a great job in mixing up the variety and genre of music from reggae to rock just to mention a few.
Sound ManOverall this was a family festivity that was worth bringing the family and friends to.
Big kudos goes out to Delaney Rene, Gover Ranch, staff, family and friends that made this a smashing success for NorCal.

Final thought. If this is any kind of sign of a continuous flow of great events to happen in North California…sign me up!

As the sun was setting we were able to catch a beautiful sunset that made this tree look like it was on fire.
Sunset Tree On Fire

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

Best Of The North State 2014 Contest Ballot

8 Days Left –Best Of The North State –2014 Contest Ballot

Excitement  is rising as you cast your votes for your best places to do business with here in North Cal.  Please go cast your vote if you haven’t done so yet.  Best Of The North State 2014

How to cast your ballot is a simple process CLICK HERE .   Every year the Record Searchlight uses a an app called Second Street (http://secondstreet.com).   Second Street is a type of online promotional driven data base app that collects info like your email to run contest, surveys, ballots, votes, deals, etc.  It is a a robust CMS system.   This app is used to validate and to confirm voters.

What do they do with your information you give?
Record Searchlight states on the contest ballot what they do and what they will not do with the information you freely give.  For more info about the privacy policy CLICK HERE.

The door is closing to go cast your ballot, what are you waiting for?  Go vote and have fun with supporting our awesome community.

Best Of The North State Welcome

Best Of The North State Welcome

Best Of The North State Welcome.  This site is a mixed conglomerate of real reviews from north state residences, and their experiences they had with local north California businesses.

      Editor Jason Stovall
Editor Jason Stovall


Started with 
Redding Reviews, from there we began to grow with experience and insight from communicating with local business owners and their customers.

Considering reviews from Record Searchlight’s “Best Of The North State” and third party review platforms like Google Reviews and our review process, we have what we consider a “True Review” system in place.
We cover 4 primary categories, and 150 plus subcategories.  We utilize several methods to extract a “Trusted Review” rating process, they are as follows.

Best of The North State Reviews and Ratings Process.
Our process of getting the reviews and ratings to publish them publicly are done in several processes.
A)  Record Searchlight’s annual “Best Of The North State” vote.
This process is done via the business contacting their past customers from a existing list or/and requesting customers verbally to vote for their business.  This is accomplished when Record Searchlight opens the voting ballot that they hold every year.
B)  Google Reviews
C)  Yelp Reviews
D)  Urbanspoon
E)  Yahoo
F)  CitySearch
G)  InsiderPages
H)  JudysBook
I)  YellowPages
J)  SuperPages
K)  AVVO (Write Review On Your Attorney)
L)  HealthGrades  (Hospital  & Dr reviews)
M)  Vitals (Dr Reviews)
O)  Redding Reviews, an open source of live interviews with local business owners and customers.

North State Radio Stations

KNCQ 97.3 FM- http://www.q97country.com/

KEWB 94.7 FM- http://power94radio.com/

KCEZ 102.1 FM- http://www.power102radio.com/

KWCA 101.1 FM- http://www.mixredding.com/

 

Best Of The North State Primary Categories

1)  Best Food and Drink
2)  Best Services
3)  Best Shopping
4)  Best Community

Best Of The North State Subcategories
Best food and drink subcategories covers everything from Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
We cover within these subs, Barbecue, Pizza, Fast Food, Italian, Best Burger, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Seafood, Best Taco, Sandwich, Steakhouse, Sushi, Family Restaurant, Meal Deals, Coffee House, Catering Services, Best Salad, Bakery, Deserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Best North State Breweries, Happy Hour, North State Red Wine, Winery, Wine Shop, Night Life, Pubs and Bars, Local Deals, Coupons and Discounts. Teachers, Schools and Universities.

Best Services In The North State
There are many services that have been voted best of the north state.  This covers everything from medical verticals such as  Dentist, Chiropractor,  Pediatrician, Surgeons, and Family Doctor.

Other professional services include Attorney, Mortgage Service, Pharmacy, Insurance Agent, Bank and Credit Union, Real Estate, Heating and Air, Auto Repair, Places to Have a Party and Wedding Reception, Day Spa, Hotel Motel.

Best Of The North State Shopping
Everybody loves  to shop, for the most part.  When it comes to shopping in Redding California residents know where their best places to purchase  items.  This covers a variety of businesses to purchase goods.  In this Category we cover Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Florist, Grocery Store, Furniture Store, Boat and Watercraft, Auto Dealer, Used Automobiles and Home Supply Building. 


Best Of The North State Community

We are really proud to showcase this part of the vertical category.  Here are just some of them.  Because we enjoy a variety of music we promote local bands and gig reviews with passion.  We review Attractions, Events, Media Personality, Radio Station, Local Politician, Local Celebrity, Media, Marketing Services and much more. 

 
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