Posted in Events
Spotted this sculpture watchdog in north Redding today.
Looks effective enough, and probably doesn’t eat much. It’s Really Redding.
So, we’re having this drought in Redding California. Today, we got some good rain for the first time in a long time. My grandson has lived much of his short life in a world without rain, during our extended drought. Today, he gets a taste.
Joy in the rain. This year, that’s Really Redding.
Today we’re looking at Lulu’s Eating and Drinking Establishment, located at the terminus of Pine, California, South Market, and Cypress. “All roads lead to Lulu’s.”At first, you might think it an ordinary hotel/motel based diner. But it’s definitely not ordinary. It’s a full bar too, and you can order drinks. Strong drinks in fact.
Overheard in the booth adjacent, “I want a Steak Diane, but with Chicken.” The waitress hesitated only briefly to consider that menu idea before agreeing and setting a price. “And bring us 2 tequila shots.” No hesitation at all on that afternoon request.
Classic American Diner Cuisine. I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak, and the lovely Karry opted for the Prime Rib Sandwich. “We serve a lot of Prime Rib,” says our waitress. You can order everything from their extensive menu, at all hours.
Maybe next time I’ll order “Prime Rib Sandwich, only with chicken,” just to see if the waitress even hesitates.
It’s bigger inside than it looks from the outside. The decor is meant to be sort of an ersatz Barbary Coast. But that look is hardly an artifice in Redding, which has seen it’s fair share of bordellos. Redding has been a logging, mining, dam building kind of place, and Lulu’s captures our Western essence very well.
Back here in the meeting room, they used to have the Shasta Blues Society jams on Thursday nights. All that’s left of the blues seems to be the carpet.
Lulu’s has a website with menus. And a Facebook page to Like.
Happy Hour starts every day at 3 pm. But you can be happy you came to Lulu’s anytime. It’s Really Redding.
This billboard greets travelers as they approach Redding from I-5 from the north. Maybe a scary clown isn’t the best image to convey, but then again…Hawes Farms runs a Halloween Haunted House that’s well liked locally, scary clowns and all. Visit Historic Hawes Farms for more.
Fright by Night, it’s, uh. No, it’s not Really Redding.
A Redding Wedding at Riverview Country Club. Not new, but very nice.
Tim & Lauren from Tyler Faires on Vimeo.
Riverview weddings. That’s Really Redding.
Posted in Video
This art installation graced the McConnell Arboretum in Redding for a while, some time ago. Luckily, I captured this black and white image. I think about it whenever I stroll the grounds of our local arboretum.
In this way, even a temporary art installation lives on. Thanks McConnell Arboretum!
Ephemeral art installations. It’s Really Redding.
Kahunas is one Redding’s more recent new restaurants. They let you build a bowl of your choices of stir-fry type elements, and then cook it in front of you on a super hot flat grill.
Located on Market street heading south, across from Herried Music. They offer a full bar.
Add your cooking choices from a bewildering array of sauces, spices, and oils. They have recipes to follow, if you prefer. Or wing it.
Then watch while your bowl gets grilled. It won’t take long. That grill is HOT!
They hand it over to you steaming and sizzling. It was so delicious looking and aromatic, I forgot to take a photo before digging in. But here’s after a few bites, along with sticky rice.
Terrific choices of craft beers. And the interesting wasabi sauce at the table capped it off.
Kahunas is open 7 days a week, 11 am to 9 pm, which is awesome. No need to wonder if they are open. Go hungry, or you’ll need a to-go box. Kahunas is all about choices, so you can’t really go wrong.