The Good Ill Store
What you haven’t missed is the rich variety of vegetarian cuisine at Café Sandino, aka The Shade Tree—started by Karen Goodwin in a classic Chico story of a local woman down to her last burrito who somehow let it ride into a nutritional and tasty bounty. The new owners have expanded the café, located on Main Street between Eighth and Ninth, to include a cool hand-built stage that might even harbor Dub Revolution as a house band. This will be a great addition to our town: good food and good music, owned by good folks. Choice!
Bob Tolar of Tolar Sounds will be willing his PA out again for the Ninth Annual Hump in the Park series that starts the second Wednesday in May. And for each week in May Chico’s own Manding Djeli will be kicking off the shows, to be followed by some of the best dance bands in town. Speaking of which, in the same vein as Jordhuga, Blue Dye Fire, Medicine Dog and other bands who moved to our fair city en masse, be on the lookout for jamband Moon Shine Blue, who just relocated straight out of San Jose.
And who can complain about the League of Women Voters wine tasting party that happened at the California Park Pavilion. Nothing like seeing 300 adults rushing around the various vineyards’ tasting booths like payday at the 99-cent store! Cheap booze still motivates this town despite the heady discussions on tolerance wafting through the headlines.