When you want to go out and spend your hard-earned money for a great night out, there’s really only one option that has everything – Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge.
When Robbie Clearie opened the restaurant in 2011, Redding history collided with her place located on the site that had been The Shack. In addition, she ordered up a few dishes from her grandfather’s restaurant Doc’s Skyroom and Sports Bar.
Fast forward and Clearie’s is the go-to for a great night out and overall dining experience. From it’s amazing bar and attentive bar staff to ridiculous appetizers and a menu that looks like it was plucked from a New York or L.A. five-star restaurant, Clearie’s breaks the mold for great dining in Redding.
With its history and Robbie Clearie out to make her own history, it’s not hard to see why Best Of voters continually choose her place as the Best Restaurant.
If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. That sums up the experience at Jack’s Grill, a Redding eating institution for more than 80 years. Familiar, Reliable, Consistent, It’s a winning formula that Jack’s hasn’t messed with.
Jack’s only uses USDA choice beef and cuts the steaks fresh every day. Steaks come with fries or a baked potato, garlic bread and a green salad with your choice of house-made dressing.
Open for dinner every day except Sunday, Jack’s Grill has 17 bar seats and accommodates 46 in the dining room’s old-style booths and tables – many who will wait for a while to get a taste of that amazing steak. Despite its size, the restaurant averages between 150 and 200 customers each night.
Redding has known what the world is catching up on with all the media attention focused on Jack’s – if you want a steak done right, there’s only one place to go.
Cheesecakes Unlimited opened in downtown Redding in 1991 and was an instant success. In fact, their loyal customer base kept growing so much they’ve had to move several times.
Though their cheesecake really is fabulous, Cheesecakes is perhaps best known for their amazing salads, something Best Of voters knows as top-notch.
With locally sourced vegetables and dressings made from scratch, it’s hard to miss with any of the salads. There are 11 on the menu, so choosing can be a challenge. The choices include tasty options like the Glazed Walnut Chicken with orange champagne vinaigrette and the Shrimp Pine nut with a garlic basil vinaigrette topped with blue cheese.
Cheesecakes Unlimited’s home in the old Pine Street School is as fun and fresh as its many delicious salads.
Billy Joel famously sang “A bottle of red, a bottle of white, It all depends upon your appetite.”
Well, it doesn’t matter what your taste in vino is, guaranteed, Moseley’s Family Cellars has something to delight your senses.
The family-owned winery believes in great food and great wine – and the proof is in the pudding … and the wine bottles. From an amazing 2014 Gold Stripe Reserve Carr Fire Cabernet to a 2016 Chardonnay Beurre Blanc, there’s something for everyone at Moseley’s. And they offer bottles for purchase in addition to their tasting rooms that are perfect for a fun night out with friends.
And if “In Vino Veritas” holds firm, then the truth is that Moseley’s is your North State vintner extraordinaire.
Whether you need to stoke those romantic reservations, keep them burning hot or are just looking to impress that special someone, Clearie’s is the clear choice for Best Of Voters.
But why? After all, there are plenty of nice restaurants in the North State. The answer lies in the details. Everything is scrutinized the menu, the staff, the décor, the ambiance– so that your night out can be focused solely on the two of you.
In addition to quality service, the food is top-notch and varied with something for everyone’s palate. Then there are the little things which subtly add to the ambiance and experience. Things like clean restrooms, full salt and pepper shakers, cloth on the tables and bussers who discretely whisk away dirty dishes, so you can relax and enjoy the company.
Tough day at work? Great day at work? Just want to have a beer with friends? Well, Woody’s is the place in all three cases. Let’s face it, bars are supposed to be fun and Woody’s fits that bill. A fun, casual atmosphere with a great bar to belly up to is only part of the lure.
The food menu is to die for – the Cobb salad is sinfully good – and the rotating menu of beers makes each time you head to Woody’s a chance to try something new … and celebrate just about anything.
The best part about Woody’s – other than everything – is that a rotating beer list means you can find something that fits perfectly. Or you can keep trying the awesome variety of suds ordered by the locally-owned brewery that’s a habitual Best Of winner.
From Shasta Haze (an IPA with hints of pineapple, guava, and another citrus) to Pray for Powder Porter (a smooth balance of rich, dark malts with a hint of bitterness) to the famous … infamous … Hopzerker, Woody’s has whatever you’re thirsting for. Can’t decide? Get a sampler and take in all the hoppy goodness at
1279 Pine St., Redding; 530-691-4441 www.fthcafe.comW hether it’s the cool, college vibe of the College View Drive location or the urban feel of the Market Street location, From The Hearth delivers quality food with a great atmosphere.
A fun and friendly sta can help you pick out the perfect dish o their amazing menu – it’s hard because everything looks so darn good – or,mix you up a drink in a snap. And you can sit inside or out – the College View’s back patio is an oasis, while the outdoor seating on The Promenade is great for relaxing and people watching.
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F rom burgers to sandwiches, From the Hearth’s menu presents anepicurean dilemma – what to order.
And it really depends on what you’re in the mood for. From the
Cuban to the Buffalo chicken to the French dip, From the Hearth’s hotsandwiches are sublime and served how you like it with your choice of a side dish. And then there’s the burgers, wraps and rice bowls, all made with the freshest ingredients to your liking and served with FTH’s divine bread.
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repeat visits are in order.
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From the Hearth has quickly become a north state staple for its delightful meals and quaint, cozy cafes. But the genesis of FTH began as a bakery back in 2008, when Spencer Tang purchased the bakery that specializes in sublime sourdough.
Today, From the Hearth creates gourmet food, but its breads continue to delight. Carried inHoliday, Raley’s, Safeway,R& R Meats and other retailers, From The Hearth’s bread remains as good as it did a decade ago.
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Best Business Lunch
Whether meeting at the College View Drive restaurant or the new and remarkable Market Street location in the downtown Mall, you’re bound to impress that prospective client.
A full menu of sandwiches, soups and other delightful fare is only half the attraction. Spacious, but cozy tables allow you to discuss business in a casual, but productive manner. The friendly staff is quick too a suggestion and quicker to get your order out.
And on a nice sunny afternoon, what better way to meet than outside on The Promenade?