Crab and Wine Days Approach
—Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 pm—
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Crab season is here and there is plenty for everyone.

In Fort Bragg this month you can enjoy three major crab feeds. All are fundraisers and all promise lots of food — in addition to crab. Best of all, they will take place within a few blocks — easy walking distance — from the Atrium Bed and Breakfast. Here are the details:

January 20, 2012: Cioppino Dinner — A Benefit For Mendocino Coast Clinic

Tomatoes, onions, garlic & seasonings are blended during a long simmer. Fresh Dungeness crab caught off the North coast fills the pot. T

he Cioppino Dinner is served family-style with Café Beaujolais’ artisan bread for dipping, tossed salad, plenty of bibs & extra napkins. Dessert & locally roasted Thanksgiving Coffee are included. Treat yourself to North Coast Brewing Company beer & Mendocino County wines in the Crabby Bar.

Silent auction and raffle prizes. Three seatings: 4:30, 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. $35/adult; $15 kids 12-6; under 6 – on us.

Pentecost Hall at the corners of Stewart & Spruce Streets, Fort Bragg. 707-961-3463

January 21, 2012: Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting Competition — A Benefit For Mendocino Coast Clinics Succulent Crab Cakes and select wines from America’s greenest wine region — a winning combination.

Taste handcrafted crab cakes prepared by Mendocino chefs while sipping Mendocino wines. Participants in the competition compete for the Professional Judges’ Awards bestowed by renowned food, wine and travel writers, while vying for your vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards.

Bid on specialty wines, lodging, artwork, spa packages, and more in the silent auction. Raffle prizes, too. 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Under the big white tent, corner Main and Spruce, Fort Bragg. 707-961-3463

January 28, 2012: Crab Feed By Fort Bragg Rotary And Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation Fresh locally caught cracked crab is brought to your table along with salad, salad dressing, French bread, coffee or tea.

Beer (some local brewed medal winners), wine from local area wineries and soft drinks are also available for additional charge. There are also hot dogs for the kids.

All proceeds go to local Rotary projects and the Timberwolf Stadium project.

Advance Tickets can be purchased locally at Sport Dodge, Pyorre Insurance Agency, Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, Harvest Market or Curves of Fort Bragg. 12 – 6 pm. $40 per person advance, $45 at the door.

Fort Bragg Firehouse, 141 Main Street. Call 707-964-2402 for reservations.


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