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Business Scene for the week of 1/11/17


In December, Sharon Chastaneda moved herever-popular restaurant, Sharon’s Café, from Commercial Street to 164 East Sierra Ave. (Highway 70) in Portola — a location that was home for many years to Tangles Salon. Sharon started her career in the food industry 20 years ago as a waitress at the Canyon Club and opened Sharon’s Café six years ago. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sharon will continue to offer generous portions of the same delicious breakfast and lunch selections that have helped make her establishment a town favorite.


You never know until you try! Owner and chef Krissy Bauer and The Knook family gave it a year, but due to an unforeseen increase in the price of delivery insurance, they will no longer be able to offer delivery service. Krissy and her staff will continue to be committed to their high standards of quality product and customer service that they have stood by since opening in 2013. You’ll find this deli-style café that serves an assortment of delightful mouthwatering sandwiches, soups and salads in downtown Quincy behind the Flanigan Leavitt insurance building.


While the neighboring Grizzly Grill is closed for their winter break, Aaron Foster, owner of “food + drink” is serving specialty dinners Friday through Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. In addition to his award winning pizza, charcuterie/cheese plate, bread and salads, there will be one special each night with limited availability such as a gourmet giant meatball, savory mac ‘n cheese or the popular tacos his eatery serves for lunches during the summer. Aaron says he makes nearly everything that comes out of his kitchen himself, from his decadent chocolate and caramel sauces on desserts to the tortillas and sour cream for his tacos.


Beginning this week and continuing every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Ranch House is sponsoring shuffleboard tournaments. Owner Shannon Story invites you to join the fun and test your skills. There will be drink specials and their pub menu for those wanting a bite to eat. It’s on Main Street in Chester.


“Weather” (spelling pun intended) it’s rain, snow or shine, Lana Beal of the Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure you mark your calendars and plan to attend the festive eighth annual Chowder Cook-Off. This family day of fun is set for Saturday, Jan. 14, noon to 4 p.m., at the Westwood Visitor Center. Entertainment includes live music by Spur of the Moment, a bounce house for the kids and an assortment of vendor booths for all to browse through. And, for those who know their way around a kitchen, it’s not too late to enter your version of what could ultimately be voted as the town’s best award-winning chowder! Applications can be picked up at The Old Mill Café, To Dye For Hair and Nails or online: westwoodareachamber.net. For more information, call the chamber office at 256-2456 and leave a message.


It’s the third anniversary for Kaitlyn Caunedo as the owner and operator of The Garden Salon & Spa on Main Street in Chester. In addition to offering hair styling, coloring, facials and waxing, she also carries the full line of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, ideal for all ages and skin types.

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