Business Scene for the week of 4/26/17

No job too big or too small
Douglas Weeks has opened Douglas Construction at Lake Almanor. He is a general contractor who will take on any size project — whether it’s new construction, a simple or extensive remodeling project or building a deck or fence. He has 28 years of experience, describing himself as a “hands-on” contractor making sure every job is done to his customer’s satisfaction. Douglas and his wife Laura have five grown children and seven grandchildren. Photo by Valorie Chisholm

IN 20 YEARS, HE’S MADE HIS MARK!

Terry Moore and the Coyote Bar and Grill celebrate 20 years of business this summer. He is both the owner and chef of this popular restaurant located on the grounds of River Pines Resort in Blairsden. Terry is looking forward to another season, where customers will be able to choose from new menu items, request one of 70 tequilas or sample the hot sauce from the infamous Wall of Flame. The Southwestern-influenced restaurant is open year-round, but resumes its summer hours Tuesday, May 2, serving six days a week. In addition to being one of the longest-operating chef/owners in the county, Terry has certainly had an influence on other food establishments in the Graeagle area. During his two decades in the business, he has mentored many who have gone on to open or manage their own restaurants.

NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF AT LONGBOARDS

Longboards Bar & Grill is opening for the season Thursday, May 4. This year the award-winning restaurant will be under the direction of its new executive chef Ravyn Rodriquez. Born and raised in Portola, she attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco before returning to Reno, where she continued to hone her culinary skills at various dinner houses, including the Western Village Steakhouse, Charlie Palmer Steakhouse and Atlantis Casino’s Steakhouse. Ravyn is excited to introduce some new menu items to their lunch and dinner menus this season.

Jennifer Haverfield, also a native of the area, will be joining the team as their new bar manager.She has been in the restaurant business for 30 years. Many might know her from the Bonta St. Bistro in Blairsden, which she opened in 2005.After selling the Bistro in 2010, she moved to Hawaii where she worked as a general manager of two restaurants.

Chef Nicholas Hagman is returning for his 18th season at Longboards. He started as a dishwasher in 1999 and quickly proved to be a talented chef helping prepare culinary creations for several hundred weddings and over a thousand banquets and groups.

Longboards Bar & Grill will open Thursday, May 4.

Longboards is located at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden, which is set to open for the golfing season Thursday, April 27.

THE ‘OTHER’ PLUMAS PINES OPENS TOO

With terrific views — both inside and outside on their spacious patio — of Lake Almanor from its west shores is Plumas Pines Bar & Grill and they are opening for the season as well. Glenn and Todd Geer (father and son) with the help of their talented chef, Tasha McCormick, have lots of new items on their lunch and dinner menu this year, including burgers, rib eye steaks. Until Memorial Day weekend, they are open Friday through Sunday and after that they will be open daily. They have dockage available for those arriving by boat.

FIRST FRIDAYS RESUME IN CHESTER

“Branching Out” is the theme for the upcomingFirst Fridayaffair May 5 at the Blue Goose Gallery of Artists on Main Street in Chester. The public is invited to come enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and see all the new artwork on display for the show. First up are woodworking artists John Cox and Gary Spence, but you’ll also enjoy the other 38 member-artists’ work displayed in the show.