Reviews

Restaurant Review: NACHO MAMA – in Garberville –

John Hardin, Contributor  Squeezed between Chevron’s propane tanks and the parking lot of Cadillac Wok, under its own shady tree, you’ll find the coolest little place in Garberville — literally. Nacho Mama’s funky patio dining area stays remarkably cool and shady even in Garberville’s withering summer heat and blinding sunshine. And I do mean little — this tiny orange-and-purple kiosk …

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Video game review: “Max and the Magic Marker” for Nintendo Wii

I lost my virginity to a redhead and have had a soft spot for gingers ever since. That’s probably why I picked up “Max and the Magic Marker” from the Wii Shop Channel. I forgot to even read the rundown. It turned out to be one of the coolest games I’ve played in awhile. Bloody killing rampages rock and all, …

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Restaurant Review: Alice’s Steak and Sushi

When Blue Lake Casino opened, they must not have foreseen the amount of damage that one group of friends could do to a buffet — not just any buffet, but the Friday night all-you-can- eat seafood buffet For some reason, we had dubbed it “FuDuckDu” and, like clockwork, a dozen of us would storm in with a phone book’s worth …

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why not to see “inception”

There are movies that make you think, and movies that think for you. “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated “Inception” belongs to the former category and thus should be avoided. Life is complicated enough without having to use your mind at all during the viewing of a motion picture. Here are two ways in which “Inception” will confuse …

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Restaurant Review: The Daily Grind

Randi H, Contributor While walking around the small town of Myers Flat, my daughter and I decided to walk into the local coffee shop, the Daily Grind. We weren’t really there to buy anything, we just wanted to check it out. After a look around, we start to walk out. As I am walking out the door, I realize I …

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Restaurant Review: Bob’s Footlong

I went to Bob’s Footlongs in Fortuna for lunch one day while doing a little business. In all my years in Humboldt County I’d never eaten there and thought it was time. The extensive menu overwhelmed me, so I asked the clerk and the second clerk and the third clerk — a 3-1 clerk to customer ratio — what they …

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Restaurant Review: Kebab Cafe

Just started going to this place, frankly because I avoid Valley West as much as possible since my kids asked me why the skinny lady with all the pock marks on her face who had just demanded change from us was ripping off her top and crying for Donald Rumsfeld to stop the war in Bananastan. But now I wait …

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Why NOT to see “AVATAR”

If you haven’t heard about this little movie called “Avatar”, let me break it down for you: A bunch of Earthicans invade a planet to mine a mineral called unobtanium (not kidding), but the locals (10-foot-tall, blue, stupid-looking creatures called the Na’vi) don’t cotton onto that scheme and, led by a traitorous human soldier, decide to fight off the Halliburton-like …

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