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.
There’s a reason Peter Chu’s Skyroom keeps its lock on its Best Of the North State title.
Part of it is the friendly staff. Part of it is an amazing atmosphere. But mostly it’s the amazing food prepared fresh daily by chefs trained by Chu to his exacting standards.
From traditional recipes and global delicacies, Peter Chu’s dishes are crafted with the highest expectations and standards. From Mandarin to Szechwan to Hunan dishes, there’s something on the menu for anyone.
Don’t believe it? Take the word of Best Of voters who year after year proclaims Peter Chu’s as the go-to Chinese restaurant in the North State.
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.”
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!
2605 S. Market St. Redding, CA 96001
Best contact phone number for quick communication.
“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.”
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. Six 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.