Everybody’s business



What teases
I have to admit I raised my eyebrows a bit when I heard about Teaz Me, the tea bar and “fusion café” the folks from Bidwell Perk a year ago. Tea is the next coffee, they said. Sure enough, Teaz Me is going so well they’re taking it to San Francisco. Shows you what I know.

The new Teaz Me is expected to open in September 2006 in the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre in the downtown financial and shopping district anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Teaz Me will be a 30,000-square-foot, free-standing kiosk in the food court (“Food Emporium,” the mall calls it).

The Chico Teaz Me at 250 Vallombrosa will remain in operation, of course.

Sub grub
The Sub Station, the tasty sandwich on Park Avenue, is opening a second location: It will be out at the Chico Municipal Airport at the former home of Rosie’s on the Runway.

Erik Twist says he’s thinking of the growing population of North Chico, and offering a non-chain option for good eats. “People say, ‘I’d eat here if you were in the north part of town’ all the time,” he said.

He’s hoping to open by the end of March.

Let’s all go to the lobby…
Cinemark Tinseltown 14 in Chico is rolling out “bargain pricing” on Tuesdays. Matinee prices of $5.25 will carry into the evening. Children and seniors can get in for $5.

Wow, I feel old. I remember when matinees were $2.

The cookie crumbles me
Oh, great. Just when I decide to go on a diet (after riding the “Hey, I just had a baby” gravy train for, oh, 16 months), there they are: the Girl Scouts. With their tasty cookies. Samoas. Tagalongs. Thin Mints. Each bite tastier than the last.

Watch for the Girl Scouts of Sierra Cascade selling cookies all around town for $3.50 a box, but hurry: Cookie Time won’t last long. I sold Girl Scout cookies for a good six or seven years back in the day, and even with this popular product it’s a tough job.

Do I get calories off if they’re for a good cause?

Bowled over
The big Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is being put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte County this Saturday, March 11. Come on out to support the bowling teams and donate, donate, donate. It’s fun and it’s for a great cause.

Yeah, me too
I don’t know if I’ll have the chance next week so I might as well say this now: In other business news, Devanie Angel is leaving the News & Review. What’s that? After nine and one-half years? Say it ain’t so. Oh, chill. You’ll be fine.

A variety of factors, but mainly a new and exciting career opportunity, has led me to call it quits here. I’ll be selling blue-green algae… (just kidding; departing editor Tom Gascoyne left some of his sarcasm behind.) Anyway, thanks for reading; I’ve enjoyed bringing you the news for all these years. I’ll miss that.

Watch for me around town.