All You Can Eat

A Chico News & Review Dining Guide • Fall 2009/Winter 2010

Love food? We sure do. That’s why we keep a close eye on the local dining scene. We know which restaurants have come and gone, plus the exciting new offerings at established eateries. So before ordering delivery or heading to your standby place, check out your options in All You Can Eat.

Twice a year, the CN&R unveils this comprehensive guide with listings and descriptions of Chico restaurants to help you find whatever you’re craving. Let’s say you’re in the mood for some comfort food. We’ve got you covered. Just flip over to the area’s selection of home-style eats. Planning a really special night out? Get a look at what you’ll find at Chico’s selection of fine-dining restaurants. From burgers to crème brulée, you’ll find it all in these pages.

With our handy dining symbols (explained below the Table of Contents), you’ll see which places fall within your budget. Plus, we’ve put a box next to every listing to make sure you won’t lose track of the places you’ve visited. Each time you try an eatery, give it a check mark. Try new places! Try new dishes! You’ll be glad you did.

We’re serious about our passion for food. Another love is art, which is why we’re spotlighting a couple of Chico’s artisan food-makers. CN&R staff writer Christine G.K. LaPado talks to Rebecca Stewart, executive chef and owner of Spice Creek Café, about her savory and artfully crafted dinners. And CN&R contributor Jen Donnell serves up a glimpse into the work behind the exquisite, sometimes quirky and always delicious cakes over at Upper Crust Bakery & Eatery.

Whether you’re eating out or ordering in, bon appetit!

All You Can Eat listings

Dining Guide Editor: Melissa Daugherty
CN&R Editor: Robert Speer
Design: Tina Flynn, Mazi Noble
Additional editing: Meredith J. Cooper
Photography: Jason Cassidy, Meredith J. Cooper
Cover photo of Upper Crust Bakery & Eatery: Meredith J. Cooper
Web publishing: Kelsey Falle

All You Can Eat is published twice a year by the Chico News & Review, 530-894-2300, ©2009 Chico Community Publishing