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Carr Fire Emergency Food Service for Redding area

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Salvation Army has begun meal service at Carr Fire evacuation center at Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003) and Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville. Bleachers Spo...

HeBrews Coffee | Bethel Church - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Before coming to Redding, I knew nothing about Bethel. This religious community served as Salvation Army's donation & distribution center during the Carr Fire (August 2018). The HeBrews coffee coun...

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Moore's Flour Mill | Downtown Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

My final destination in Redding in August 2018 before driving home was the downtown location of Moore's Flour Mill. It's truly a unique culinary resource with a variety of grains available for sale...

Private Bedroom w/ Private Full Bath Near Bethel | AirBnB - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

If you're looking for a well-equipped kitchen with a fully stocked kitchen to stay, this would be the place. I was here for a week during the Carr Fire in August 2018. Given that I had some mis...

Fusion Lounge | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Redding's Fusion Lounge was my final Lao meal during the Carr Fire (August 2018). While I missed happy hour (4 to 6p), I did catch Taco Tuesday at this ethnic Iu Mien-owned drinking establishment....

Thai Hut | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

One more Laotian-Thai eatery for my lunch stop in August 2018. One of my favorite dishes in the Lao pantheon is Kao Pik. Here the handmade chewy tapioca-rice noodles in chicken broth were topped sl...

Marilyn Miller Certified Farmers Market | Tuesday morning, Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Such a sweet midweek market . . couldn't leave Redding without shopping at one of the certified farmers markets. They'd been shut down for more than a week during the Carr Fire (August 2018) and e...

Vintage Public House | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

During the Carr Fire in August 2018, I was lucky to get a ticket for the last orchestra seat to see Pat Benatar perform at the historic Cascade Theater. Before the show, I grabbed a bite across the...

Taste & See Creamery | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Another late report from my time in Redding during last year's Carr Fire . . . After buying Furnari sausage, I headed over to the nearby then one-year-old ice cream shop in the alley co-located wit...

Furnari Sausage Company | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

The Furnari family lost their home in the Carr Fire. They donated Sicilian sausage to Operation BBQ Relief to feed first responders and evacuees last year. The sausage smelled really good in the ov...

Food Personalities & Restaurants Helping the Camp Fire Victims

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

The wildfires are finally contained, but the hard labor continues for the unsung heroes and the affected victims. It's a beautiful thing to see people in the food space coming together to bring ...

Theory Collaborative| Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The third local coffee roaster I tried in Redding in August is Theory Collaborative. As one local friend quipped, it's kind of a stealth coffee company, not offering any clue in the name of the bu...

Postcards from Operation BBQ Relief Carr Fire Deployment

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last month I deployed to Redding, California for a week as a volunteer with Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) supplying hot meals to evacuees and first responders. I bet that many of you in the Chowhound ...

Champa Garden | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Early in my Carr Fire deployment to Redding I figured out that the Laotian cooking in this town was top notch. Trying many examples from different Lao restaurants became my chowing goal.

Heritage Roasting Company | Shasta Lake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

During my time in Redding during the Carr Fire in August, another fabulous coffee house and roaster with a mission that I tried was Heritage Roasting Company, a little further north in Shasta Lake....

Lulu's Eating and Drinking Establishment | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Lulu's Eating and Drinking Establishment promotes on that prime rib is available seven days a week. Order it at your risk. . . mine was quite poor. I suspect that this spot was chosen for our di...

Wilda's Grill | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recommended by one of my local team mates, Wilda's Grill was the answer when I needed to find an eatery for one of our vegan members. Besides vegan cuisine, Wilda's serves up decidedly carnivorous ...

Ma Der Ma Der Sap House & Grill | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

One of the tastiest lunches I enjoyed away from camp was the signature, Sappritto! at Ma Der Ma Der Sap House & Grill. Essentially Laotian flavor meets Cal-Mex burrito log. I confess that I was pre...

Maxwell's Eatery | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Our large group gathered in the back room at Maxwell's Eatery for some social time. I had a chance to try the light and refreshing Kolsch from Secret Trail, a new brewer in Chico. One of the lo...

Coffee Bar & Feast Roasters | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After enjoying a Gibraltar made with Feast coffee beans at The Stirring, I sought out Feast's own cafe, Coffee Bar.