One thing leads to another: I called the Kyoto Restaurant because I saw one of these liquor license notices in the window and wondered if they had changed hands. Not so, said Jenny Masaki, wife of owner Eric Masaki. The liquor license transfer came about because Eric has been hired as a Deputy Sheriff and was only pinned a day or so ago. A corporate “split” was necessitated because law enforcement personnel are prohibited by law from selling booze. Good luck in your new assignment, Deputy Masaki!
The Cutten Inn is still in a holding pattern. No less a personage than the owner’s brother gave us the word on when the Inn will be open again: “Sometime”.
I apparently don’t get out enough or I wouldn’t be the last person on earth to know that The Works, our hallowed indy record store, has left its digs on “C” Street and is now located at 434 Second Street. They have less space but lots more visibility. Bandon hasn’t thrown a grand opening party yet but let’s keep asking. The old space on “C” Street was taken over by neighboring Mantova’s Two Street Music.
I signed up for Newsmax by mistake- and it’s been enlightening. One of the out-of-town papers I read is showing a lot of Trump ads and when I clicked on a poll I somehow ended up with a trial subscription. I’ll be bailing soon because most of their “news” is about health matters and topics of interest to the elderly. I had expected a lot of right-wing politics, not so much the alzheimers-and-diabetes ads. I guess they know their market.
The ONLY fast-food chain that I would cheerfully welcome into Humboldt County, Chick-fil-A, is opening a new store today in Rancho Cordova at 2234 Sunrise Boulevard. The closest CFA fix remains the Santa Rosa store at 1452 Mendocino Avenue. Ave. For those of us who are truly addicted, there are days when we have to stop ourselves from hitting the road in pursuit of the Magic Sandwich. To go from the sublime to the ridiculous, I’m even having pangs for KFC lately. We are truly a chick-deprived community.
CNBC’s latest series, “Make Me A Millionaire Inventor” is an oddball show, to judge from its first episode. They followed two inventors through the initial pitch. The first was a woman from an events-planning background whose invention was a kind of chocolate fountain but instead of chocolate, it showers down cascades of marinara sauce! I didn’t find it appetizing at all; it reminded me of chainsaw massacres and Edgar Allen Poe, but maybe some one will find it charming. The contraption kept breaking down, since marinara sauce is much thicker than chocolate, fountain chocolate anyway. Maybe they should try alfredo sauce. The other invention was a device to be worn by athletes which signals when one is in danger of sustaining a concussion. The two Silicon Valley types who pitched this came away with some seed money and a lot of compliments and encouragement from the investor. THEIR invention didn’t remind anyone of a slasher movie. Continues Wednesdays at 7pm, repeats at 10pm, on CNBC, Suddenlink Channel 51. I’m in.