Category Archives: Redding’s Best

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.

Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s Day 2016 a Big Hit – The day after

Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s day was a smashing hit, to say the least.  A variety of St Patrick’s events in Redding CA were many.  Everywhere you went it was common to see many shades of green, green beer, green shirts, green hats and green clover stickers and yes green paint on parts of the human anatomy.
Trying to capture just the main festivities took a herculean task within allowed time restraints.
The Need to Rush made for quite a challenge because of the many events happening at the same time.
After slamming down a protein drink and grabbing my gear I headed downtown to capture some of the highlighted festivities, it all started getting intense after parking my car in the underground parking lot of the old downtown mall area.  After parking my vehicle, to my dismay I had stepped out into a group of highly decorated green females that looked like they could have played a part in a Star Trek episode with Captain James T Kirk of the  USS Enterprise, (that lucky devil)!   

Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty's Day 2016
Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty’s Day 2016

After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless, I bounced over to The Dip across the street where things were blowing up green with famous local DJ Bucky Dun Gun.

Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty's day 2016
Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty’s day 2016

Visitors from SF
Woman from SF visiting The Dip along with DJ Dun Gun

Bagpipers were scheduled to play at 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00 O’clock at Shameless O’Leery’s.  Getting there about 5:45 with gear in hand and ready to shoot the last appearance and it finally happened at around 7:20, long wait indeed but have to say it was worth every minute.  If you watch close enough you will see something funny and totally unexpected happen to one of the female bagpipers, look at the video below. 

After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless O’Leery’s I came across individuals that were really into celebrating St Patty’s day here in the north state, you can see some of the pics within this post. 

Pro Boxer Alex Cortes
Profissional Boxer Alex Cortes visiting The Dip with home boy

In many establishments across City of Redding and the greater Shasta County, it was an amazing experience to see people from all walks of life celebrating St Patty’s day here in NorCal.
Final wrap up, we received this breaking news about a baby boy being sentenced to house arrest for getting too rough with his stuffed leprechaun toy on St Patty’s Day in Redding CA….

Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty's Day
Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty’s Day

Bees Asian Market Not Just an Asian Market

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Bees Asian Market serves the best pork ribs (Hmong flavor) and curry chicken noodle soup in NorCal,

Bees Asian Market located in Anderson California is a real foodie experience for those looking for the real deal when it comes to eating authentic Asian and Hmong cuisine.

Bees is primarily an Asian market that sales Asian supplies like rice, canned goods and even some produce.  What makes Bees Asian Market unique is that they offer Hmong and Asian cuisine inside the establishment. Seating is limited so beware that if you have a big party you should call first to see if they can accommodate.

Because they are not promoting themselves as a restaurant but an Asian market it would be easy to overlook the awesome food that they make and serve right there.

Being a local review blogger that writes and has done a substantial amount of video shout outs on local businesses in the north state, we have to say this secret little honey hole is a gem and give we it a 5.5 Star rating which is the highest review point system for any business in NorCal.
Personally I tried the curry chicken noodle soup, pork ribs with Hmong seasoning and have to say it was a real eye roller folks, flavor, large portions with an abundance of flavor that accommodated the curry base.

Prices will please you they lean towards extremely fair for what you get.  This will be a two part editorial on this establishment, we want to actually do a video shout out on it in the near future.

Woody’s Brewing CO 5 Stars ★★★★★ Reviews Making Big Brew Waves

Woody’s Brewing Company in Redding California has qualified as one of the top micro breweries in California.  Besides the exceptional craft beer, their food is an absolute winner for the entire family.  Specifically one of their flagship products: tater tots, yep, once you try them you’ll be craving more.

Source: Woody’s Brewing Co Reviews (530) 768-1034 by Redding Reviews | Best Of The North State Uncut Raw – YouTube

About Woody’s Brewing Co

Woody’s Brewing Co. is a dream of many decades that has finally evolved from a love to consume and brew beer, to all other activities involved with it. We are a brewery that started out with three men’s passion to deliver good beer in a great atmosphere. We are believers of the do it yourself attitude and feel that mantra shines through in our high quality and artfully perfected ales. So… Do it yourself! Because it’s your actions that matter.

Our Head Brewer is Pat Wlodarczyk. Pat has had a vision since he was a young man that he would create award winning beers for people of the masses. He dreamed that someday he would be able to focus solely on brewing beer, which for the past 25 years of his life has been one of his biggest passions. Pat is one of those kinds of people that once you meet them, you are inspired by them. The joy and utmost devotion that he has to perfecting his beers is what people will be amazed about. Pat started brewing on a 1bbl (2 kegs) brewing system that he has been artfully perfecting since installing it in his “Brewhouse” in the year of 2009. Pat is an active member of the “Brewtechs”, which is a local craft brewing group. He has won numerous awards for his brewing styles and has had compliments from world renowned judges and craftsmen throughout the years. Pat knows that his beers will always evolve and he can’t wait to share it with all who accompany Woody’s.

 

Andrew Wlodarczyk is our Operations Manager. Since Andrew can remember, he always wanted to be a small business owner.  As he grew up, he too had a dream of owning a microbrewery. Just recently (and by recently he means years ago) he found out that his uncle Pat and his father Scott both had dreamed of the same idea for many years as well. Andrew knew that he would need to get a formal education to allow him some type of professional credential. Andrew holds a B.S. degree from California State University of Chico in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. This degree has taught Andrew every “book theory” and “strategy” about owning your own business but has learned that the real lessons start when you put one foot in front of the next.

 

Our other equally important member of Woody’s is Scott Wlodarczyk. Scott has been in the beer and wine retail and distribution industry for virtually his whole professional career. He started with Lucky’s Market in Sonoma County at age 20 and learned quickly what working the graveyard shift managing the beer and liquor department was like. He decided to move up the distribution channel and received a job with Budweiser. He has since been working for large distribution companies throughout the West Coast from Budweiser out of Napa, California to Columbia Distributing out of Portland, Oregon, to finally making his way to Redding to become a Key Management Supervisor for the past 15 years at Redding Distributing. Scott has vast amounts of knowledge when it comes to successfully marketing and selling beer. Scott is also a certified beer server Cicerone, which means “the dude knows beer”. 

Nor Cal Athletics Fundraiser 2015

My name is Rodney Forseth, Owner of Rods Radiators Inc and also I am the assistant wrestling coach at Simpson University. We are hosting a benefit motorcycle race, the purpose of this fundraising race is to help with travel cost for our team. At Simpson University our students are encouraged to perform community service, with this in mind we have decided to use our fundraiser to also help local youth athletic programs.

This year we have given $10,500.00 worth of tickets for local youth athletic groups to sell, they will keep all of the money they receive for those tickets. We at Simpson wrestling club will run the races and receive money from the racers entry fee and also from the gate. This is the second annual race for Simpson wrestling club, but I had also ran benefit races for the Save Our Sports foundation (1995).

Benefit Motorcycle Races

Youth groups and amount donated to each group that will benefit from the Motorcycle Races at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

AC -United Soccer                          100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

Redding soccer Misfits/Fusion    100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

Redding LaCrosse                           100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

Enterprise HS Boosters                 100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

Shasta HS Soccer & wrestling     100 tickets @ $15.00 each= $1500.00

Foothill HS Boosters                      100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

Boulder Creek Boosters                100 tickets @ $15.00 each = $1500.00

                                                                                               Total = $10,500.00

I have more tickets available to give for these and other groups when asked.  The teams keep all of the money from the tickets they sell.

Money received at the gate will go towards helping Simpson Wrestling Club.

100% of all proceeds will go towards youth athletics.

Please check out our facebook page (benefit motorcycle races) where we highlight some of these athletes.

Thank You

Rodney ForsethNor_CalAthletics

Spotlight “Tony Chang,MD MS”

Dr. Tony Chang
Board Certified, Family Medicine
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained, Sports Medicine, Spine and Therapeutic Injections
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, Davis

Joining Shasta Orthopaedics in September 2010, Dr. Chang adds an exciting skill set to our Sports Medicine Program.

As a primary care Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Chang looks at athletes from multiple perspectives, including nutrition and general health issues, that provide important insight to complement to the very focused expertise of our Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physicians, Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.

Dr. Chang’s experience includes:

Team Physician, Shasta College athletic programs
Team Physician, Simpson University athletic programs
Team Physican, Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team for PRCA (the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association)
Team Physician, USA Boxing/MMA Association
Helping prepare the USA Olympic Ski Team and Jamaica Ski Teams for the Vancouver Olympics
Nevada Sports Medicine team physician for more than 400 Division I student athletes, both locally and as their traveling physician during competitions
Associate Medical Director to Tahoe Rim Trail Ultra Endurance Run and coordinated medical team
Extensive writing and publication on critical sports medicine topics
Dr. Chang’s impressive training and education includes:

Sports Medicine Fellowship from the University of Nevada, Reno
Board Certification in Family Medicine from the University of California, Davis, including a Family Medicine Residency at Mercy Medical Center, Redding
Surgery Internship at the University of Southern California
Clinical Research at the University of California Los Angeles Comprehensive Spine Center
Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine
Master of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Miami, Barrychang_main
Completion of the Health Careers Program at Harvard University
BA Human Biodynamics/Integrated Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
Joint and spine therapeutic injections
Sports nutrition, performance, and enhancement
Mixed martial arts/boxing, scuba diving
“Dr. Chang is fluent and literate in four languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese, and English. In his spare time, he enjoys building golf clubs, tennis, surfing, snowboarding, playing guitar, and cooking.

A patient wrote this about Tony Chang:
I started seeing Dr. Tony Chang at Shasta orthopedic a year ago. Over the last year I have received amazing care. He is great with cortisone shots that are almost pain free. He is a wonderful hands on Orthopedic doctor who truly cares about his patients. He also has a chiropractor, podiatrist, x ray, MRI and a pharmacy on site.

Dr Tony Chang will be at the Redding Rodeo with full medical care. For those of you who are participating in the Redding Rodeo stop in and meet a great doctor in person. From somebody who is squeamish about needles and doctors Dr. Chang always makes me feel at ease. He is the best in Redding. He is near Shasta Regional Hospital on Liberty.”
1255 Liberty St. Redding CA. 96001 #(530)246-2467 https://www.facebook.com/Shasta.Orthopaedics

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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.

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.