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Bumper Mushroom Crop
Friday, February 1st, 2008

This has been a fabulous year for wild mushrooms. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, I hope you’re enjoying this year’s bountiful harvest. Fresh from the forest and onto your plate – it’s fun to see the creative ways chefs around town are serving up the delectable treat. Here’s one not to miss!

February 4: Romancing the Funghi
One might argue that it’s impossible to “romance” the lowly funghi but Littler River Inn’s Executive Chef Marc Dym and Wine Buyer John Sverko have come up with a romantic, intimate afternoon. This will be the third year for this popular tasting. Marc will create three succulent mushroom appetizers, all accompanied by local wines chosen by John, whose knowledgeable commentary is presented in a disarmingly delightful way. Marc joins the discussion, talking about his favorite kinds of mushrooms and answering questions. Proceeds benefit Fort Bragg Food Bank. Little River Inn, 3:00 pm Cost: $30


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Mushroom Tasting Menu at Rendezvous
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The forests are full of mushrooms and local restaurent menus are taking advantage of the Mendocino Coast’s abundance. The Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant in Fort Bragg is offering a three-course wild mushroom tasting menu “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” Local wines, available by the glass, are paired with each of the courses. The menu will be available nightly through the end of January. Kim Badenhop, 707-964-8142 for reservations.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Le Petite Rive (The Small Bank) Opens in Little River
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Hours: two seatings (5:30 pm and 8 pm) Thursday – Sunday
For reservations: 707-937-4945
Location: 7715 N. Highway 1, across from the Little River Inn

I’m reaching back, but long before Gerry and I moved to the Mendocino Coast (maybe as far back as 25 years), we came to love the Little River Restaurant, a tiny 6-8 table restaurant with two seatings next to the Little River Post Office. The chef/owner back then was Jamie Griffiths, the current chef-owner of 955 Ukiah in Mendocino Village. We liked everything about it — the food, quaintness, ambiance, price. It was one of our favorites. After Jamie, a number of owners have run restaurants there. I haven’t dined at Le Petite Rive, the latest iteration yet, but San Francisco Chronicle reader Kenny Yip from Berkeley raved about chef-owners Troy and Melanie Barrett’s five-course dinner. Open about a month, this is the first review I’ve seen. I’m interested to hear what others say. We’ll keep you updated.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Another Dine-Out Opportunity
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

On Wednesday, November 28, you can support the Mendocino Cost Humane Society and have a fabulous meal by attending Dine-Out Night at the MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant in Mendocino. MacCallum House donates all of the proceeds to the non-profit organization it’s honoring for that evening. The MacCallum House (45020 Albion Street, Mendocino) will be serving their regular menu on November 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by calling 937-5763.

“Mendocino Coast Humane Society was created by Coastal residents who wanted a “no-kill” alternative to the County’s Animal Control. The new Shelter was completed in July 2001 with the help of many donors and the tireless efforts of staff and volunteers. The Shelter provides a warm, comfortable and secure home for our animals.  ” Visit the Mendocino Coast Humane Society for more details.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Dine-Out for Your Favorite Charity
Sunday, November 11th, 2007

On Wednesday, November 14, you can support the Mendocino Land Trust and have a fabulous meal by attending Dine-Out Night at the MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant in Mendocino.

Dine-outs are an ongoing series of dining fundraisers hosted by MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant to support our community. The concept is very simple; MacCallum House donates all of the proceeds to the non-profit organization it’s honoring for that evening. The dine-out is an amazingly clever way to capture a donation for a well-deserving charity from both tourists and locals.

MacCallum House hosted their first dine-out in 2004; it was a St. Patrick’s Day event for KOZT. Jed explains, “We have tried to make it part of our culture and now do several events every month during the slower season. It is a great way for us to connect with the community. We have done dine-out’s for so many different organizations I have lost track.” But as Jed rattles off the names, I could tell there were not many missing from the list.

There are lots of dine-outs coming up, taking us through the holidays, such as the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, College of the Redwoods Community Choir and Project Sanctuary. With more to come in 2008!

Many thanks to MacCallum House for sponsoring so many community activities. MendocinoFun.com is also doing our part by listing these events on our Calendar of Events. You can do your part. Get together a group of friends to celebrate the holiday season and give to your favorite charity at the same time.

The MacCallum House (45020 Albion Street, Mendocino) will be serving their regular menu on November 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible by calling 937-5763.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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