When you stay at Red Lion Hotel Redding in Redding, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Redding Civic Auditorium. This hotel is within close proximity of Sundial Bridge and Lake Redding.
Make yourself at home in one of the 192 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Redding? This hotel has 8731 square feet (786 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
For cool, refreshing H20, Burleson Distributing Wholesale's got you covered.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Burleson Distributing Wholesale serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Burleson Distributing Wholesale? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
When all you want to do is relax after a long day, cooking is the last thing on your mind. Eat a delicious meal in a matter of minutes with an easy-to-make TV dinner!
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Stock up on canned good so you'll always have the ingredients you need to create a delicious meal.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Grab any spices and seasonings you need to cook a gourmet dinner here.
Looking for tender and juicy meats? Here you can find delicious cuts of meat all year long.
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Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Palo Cedro Coffee and get cooking.
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While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
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If you're looking for an alternative to everyday cooking, the frozen bites here are a great way to go.
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Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Palo Cedro Coffee serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
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We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Palo Cedro Coffee? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
When you're just looking to open a can, heat it, and then eat, the canned food aisle at Palo Cedro Coffee offers you exactly just that kind of convenience.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
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Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant's wifi.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant can seat both large and small groups.
Take it nice and easy at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant as well.
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A mid-priced establishment, Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at C R Gibbs American Grille.
Vegan, low-fat and gluten-free diners will be satisfied with the menu at C R Gibbs American Grille.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at C R Gibbs American Grille, perfect for large groups of revelers.
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C R Gibbs American Grille tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
C R Gibbs American Grille prides itself in its delicious catering.
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C R Gibbs American Grille is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? C R Gibbs American Grille s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to C R Gibbs American Grille.
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Come for a tasty meal at Applebee's that the whole family will love.
The menu at Applebee's also includes a number of healthy options, including some vegan dishes.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Applebee's offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
Whether you have a large or small group, Applebee's can accommodate both.
For diners that don't mind waiting to be seated, feel free to stop by during the week — the restaurant draws quite the crowd (and does not take reservations).
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Applebee's, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Applebee's for their catering services.
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Applebee's s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Applebee's time and time again.
Applebee's accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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When you have a hunger craving, head over to Applebee's and treat yourself to an American classic.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Applebee's and enjoy some great American classics.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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