Business Scene for the week of 5/9/2014

wine tasting, music, art and more

Rocki Eriksen is have a special grand opening celebration for her Twain business, California Sister Nursery, this Saturday, May 10. Festivities include wine tasting from the LaRocca Vineyards, local art displays and live music. Located in the Feather River Canyon 20 miles west of Quincy, the nursery carries trees, shrubs and perennials. Rocki, who has 30 years of nursery experience, says she specializes in California natives hardy in the Sierra!

Boutique Grand opening saturday

Robin Nunez is having a special grand opening Saturday, May 10, to show off her line of stylish clothing, jewelry, shoes, sandals and other accessories that she’s added to her Quincy business, Robin’s Roots and Boutique. Robin said the addition of a boutique to her hair and tanning salon was a natural expansion to her shop on Lawrence Street next to the Forest Service so be sure to come by and check it out. Refreshments and appetizers will be available from noon to 3 p.m. and she has a sale on everything through May.


Ken Anthony, owner of the Twenty Garage in Chester, is once again offering free oil changes for moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s on a first come, first served basis, so plan accordingly. The Twenty Garage is a full-service repair facility for both foreign and domestic cars and light trucks located on Watson Road.

back in full summer operation

Terry Moore, chef and proprietor of the Coyote Grill in Graeagle, is back for his 17th season serving lunch and his famous Southwestern dinner items. Joining Terry and the crew this year is Chris Simone, a well-known Graeagle chef. As before, the steakhouse specializes in serving certified black Angus beef and Mexican classics, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos and tostadas. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Come see the newly remodeled outdoor seating area.

restaurant reopens with new chef

The iconic Iron Door restaurant opens Friday, May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. Owners Bonnie and Chris David are celebrating their 10th year in this charming and distinctive 107-year-old building in the heart of historic downtown Johnsville.

They have also hired a new chef this season, Nicholos Atkins. He studied in Paris and most recently was a chef at the Silver Legacy’s Sterlings Seafood Steakhouse in Reno. Chris said they will add a few new items to the menu, but will continue to feature steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. They open at 5 p.m.nightly, closed on Tuesdays.

Bonnie and Chris David also mark the 15th year the couple has owned and operated Gumba’s restaurant in Blairsden.

another seasonal opening …

Carol’s Café and West Shore Deli in Prattville is reopening for the season. We should mention that this year marks owner Carol Franchetti’s 43rd year in business — giving her the distinction of having the longest run of anyone owning and operating a restaurant in the area. She continues to enhance her menu, offering “comfort foods with a new blend of flavors.” This season Carol will continue the popular Sunday night supper, featuring her old-fashioned fried chicken along with regular menu selections. Carol’s will be open Thursday – Sunday. The other days you will find her at her other restaurant, Chester Old Town Café.

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