SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, July 9 2018

Safeway extended the sale on short ribs through tomorrow and on Friday actually  knocked them down to $5 /lb.  I’ll be curious to see  their Tuesday ad.  I haven’t bought hamburger for months;  everything else is cheaper. HOW TO COOK SHORT RIBS: brown 2-3 lbs ribs on all sides, and place in baking dish with enough red wine and beef broth to cover halfway up. Add garlic and thyme as desired.  Bake at 300˚ for two and a half hours.  Can’t beat it for ease and deliciousness.

THE EVER-RECEDING RAILROAD-   I guess I’m the only human left alive who still mourns the destruction of any hope for passenger rail for the North Coast.  Once they get involved with railbanking,  it’s all over.  Nothing ever comes back. For a billion dollars (too bad we don’t have any rich people around here) we could replace the rail through the Eel River Canyon with environmentally sound construction and have a world-class tourist attraction that would also come in damn handy for those of us who live here.  The Harbor group is wasting time touting cruise ships and  an east-west train that has no cargo.  Wish I were rich.

TRUMP’S LOW NATURE-  has been pretty well exposed by now but  never on display as blatantly as in his remarks in Montana the other day when he attacked 93-year old George HW Bush-  who just lost his wife- by making fun of the call to public service that was part of his inaugural address.  Trump IS so ignorant he may not have understood  the “Thousand points of light” ( but why bring it up ?) One thing is sure- Donald Trump has never  been concerned for one instant with anything other than his own well-being.  How such a vacant human being ever got elected will be a conundrum for the ages. Oh,  I forgot.  He had help.

ROLLING STONE-  I couldn’t believe how heavy the mail was the other day.  Rolling Stone, which for the past few years has been about the size and  weight of a comic book  IS NOW HUGE and weighs a couple of pounds. They did have a killer trash job on Johnny Depp, but my God, bigger is not always better.  One mag I am discontinuing is Condé Nast Traveler.  It used to be more useful but now it only features luxury resorts and lots of fashion layouts.

RALIBERTO’S IS NOW TAKING CREDIT CARDS!!!!   Stand still my heart!  Cheap, delicious AND you can charge it! Love that place.

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Have We Discussed Raliberto’s?

Raliberto’s has been open in Eureka since September or so.  I had never heard of them before.  They changed  my life.  I was a steady customer at Tasty Tacos, the place across from the Cutten Inn, but no more. I feel terrible guilt when I drive  past them to go to Raliberto’s,  but I’ve hardened myself.

Raliberto’s is located in the little “log cabin”  building  at the corner of 4th and K, 1039 4th Street,  catty-corner from the Carter House   That building has housed at least six restaurants that I can recall. (Remember the “Generous Armenian”?   If that wasn’t the worst name for a restaurant ever to grace our fair city, I don’t know what was.)  They have no amenities, no drive-through, (the one in Crescent City has a drive-through) and only a tiny parking lot but everyone seems to get served.  It’s the kind of place that will charge you a dollar for carrots /jalapeños  but keep their base prices lower than anyone else.  For example, carnitas burritos (BIG one ) for $5.95,  fish tacos for A DOLLAR,  Ground beef tacos also A DOLLAR.  I love this place. I make three meals out of the carnitas burrito. 

If you haven’t checked out Raliberto’s, do so soon. You wont be sorry. 

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Yes, Raliberto’s is all that

All I’ve been hearing about the last few weeks is this taco place on 4th Street in the same locale that formerly housed The Generous Armenian, among other mistakes. (Isn’t that the worst name for a restaurant you ever heard? The FAT Armenian would have been better).  It was a deli for awhile, then an Asian place that was never open.  Then it was some kind of adult school.

Sanity has prevailed and food is now being served in the little log cabin at the corner of 4th and  “L” in Eureka.  The genial owner shared that he’s a little put off by the sketchy clientele  (these folks are from Crescent City, just to put things in perspective) but business is good.  I had forgotten how good real carnitas are. My carnitas burrito ($5.95) was not only delicious but  huge and I had to finish it for breakfast this morning.  Raliberto’s has raised the quality of life in Eureka. That’s the truth. 

Check them out and let us know what you think. Open 9am-10pm. Call 273 5290 for takeout.

P.S. ! went back the next day. You will too.  Check out the tamales.  (2/$5) They are sublime.

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