Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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05: Favorite Establishments

Favorite Breweries – Tough to call!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… had to add this entry in there…. I have been to over 100. And here are the best in my humble opinion. Magnolia Pub – SF – Proving Ground IPA, Cole Porter, etc all served in nice big Imperial pint glasses… good food, and funky folk running around. I remember one night I talked...

Eduardo and the Hidden Wards Cafeteria

I can still remember the amazing discovery of this bizarre little eatery. It wasn’t technically a “favorite” place to frequest, but its weird location and uniqueness made it special. I was with my dad one Saturday, inside Montgomery Wards on Athens. He was looking at some power tools or something, and I wandered off to...

MIDWAY INN- R.I.P.

I’m going to give some props to an eating establishment now long gone- (pour some 40′ on the curb) Midway Inn. Like Jack’s it was a place where you basically had to know what it was in order to go there. It was a restaurant (of sorts) Basically it looked like a two doublewide mobile...

JACK’S

JACK’S is a steak house in Redding. If you were to see it from the outside, not knowing the goodness that lurked in it’s walls, you’d think it was a service shop, with some low income housing on top. I guess the sign that says ‘choice steaks’ would give you some hint, but it definitely...

Favorite Establishments – Redding, CA

I am going to break these down among a few different areas… First off Redding. Favorite Bar – Carnegie’s – Not a bar per say, but the only real pub like place in town. Actually, we do have the Red, White, and Brew. But that place has slipped a bit. Carnegie’s is pretty cool, they...

FAST WEENIES

Hot dogs are good, fast weenies are excellent. If you like sausages, or hotdogs this is by far and a way the best spot in the RDG to get one. The building is no larger than some executive bathrooms. There is no inside dining. It used to be an old drive-thru photo-mat back in the...

THE SQUIRE ROOM

The Squire room is a bar that used to be a fine restaurant about 25 years ago. It now functions as a cross between a dive bar and hip lounge. Your perception of it will always vary by the patrons in there on a given night. Frank is the bartender. He’s been there forever. The...

TOPIC: Favorite Establishments

OK – the next topic will be “Favorite Establishments” – pubs, restaurants, pool halls, etc.