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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11B Cou nty's "tastefu I" 2012 wi n n ing chefs !ii!!!i!: A record number of restau- rants and culinary businesses turn out to delight a record number of attendees who spent a lovely evening experiencing a Plumas County cornucopia of delectable treats. The stars of the Taste of Plumas are: AIW Catering, Alley Cat Cafe, American Valley Baking, Be|ta Luna Catering, Cafe Le Coq, Cakes Unleashed, Carol's Cafe & Catering, The Grille at Chalet View Lodge, Courthouse Cafe, The Drunk Brush, Evergreen Market, Feather River College Culinary Arts, Greenhorn Guest Ranch, Mi Casita, Longboards Bar & Grill, Nakoma Golf Resort, Pangaea Cafe and Pub, Quincy Natural Foods, Smile Dog Catering, Southern Accent Catering, Sterling Sage, Under Cover Ale Works and Southern and American Wine & Spirits. Photo by Kim James Photography Everyone was a winner at Taste of Plumas -- especially those who turned out to taste. The sixth annual event broke records for attendance and number of participating restaurants and culinary establishments. As far as the ballots for favorites went, people clearly had a hard time choosing between so many wonderful tastes. There was no restau- rant that did not get a number of votes for its efforts. Here is how the votes tallied up: American Valley Baking won for Favorite Breads for its Strombolini and 100 per- cent local whole-wheat sour- dough. Southern Accent's muffaletta sandwich was also a hit. The Chalet View's shrimp bisque won for Favorite Soup and Pairing categqries. Nakoma's smoked salmon and brie wonton was the In "Spanish Creek," Linda Blum depicts a peaceful local scene in watercolor. To see more, stop by the Plumas County Museum during the art walk Friday, May 4. Artwork courtesy Plumas Arts Art walk in Quincy May 4 Show to feature nal:Llre, wil Jlife Looking for something to do Friday, May 4? It's a night of arts and culture on Main Street in Quincy. Whether it's marveling at the creative work of local and regional artists, social- izing with friends and neigh- bors while sipping some- thing festive, checking out what new goodies Quincy merchants have to offer or taking in live music, the night will be full of fun. An exhibition by award- winning conservation and nature photographer Carr Clifton will open Plumas Arts' new Capitol Arts Center at 525 Main St. Meet the artist and view his extra- ordinary work in the new home of Plumas Arts start- ing at 5 p.m. The Main Street Artists gallery at 436 Main St. will host a group show exhibit- ing the work of current members from 5 to 8 p.m. An artists' cooperative, Main Street Artists occupies a gallery in the beautiful and historic Clinch Building and showcases a number of local artists. The Plumas County Mu- seum is proud to present the work of husband and wife Harry Reeves, the other half of an artist duo with wife Linda Blum, captures landscapes and fauna in watercolor, pastel and ink. Their show at the Plumas County Museum will be just one of several available for viewing during Quincy's upcoming art walk. duo Harry Reeves and Linda Blum. The pair captures wildlife and nature scenes with great accuracy and subtle beauty, Linda pri- marily in watercolor and Harry in watercolor, pastel and ink. Sara Conklin of Mountain Glass Lampwork Beads will be in front of 505 Main St. doing a demonstration of her glass bead making. Many of Main Street's businesses will have extended hours and special activities planned. Those strolling the streets are invited to have dinner or a glass of wine at one of Quincy's fine eateries, take in a movie at the Town Hall Theatre, stop by Pangaea Cafe and Pub to view work by Feather River College art depart- ment students, catch live music at The Drunk Brush Wine Bar or spend happy hour at the Main Street Bar. favorite appetizer. Sterling Sage's pomegranate martini was also a big crowd pleaser. Mi Casita's generous selec- tion of Shrimp a la Diabla, ceviche and chile rellefios captured the most votes for Favorite Entree. Smile Dog Catering's Smoked Maple Citrus Glazed Pork Lion with braised cabbage and Feather River Culinary Arts Program tied for second in the entree category. The lemon tart offered by Longboards Bar & Grill was the Favorite Dessert, with Alley Cat Cafe's Pots de Creme not far behind. Overall choice for Best Presentation was Carol's Cafe & Catering's artfully produced Chicken Osso Bucco over vegetable hash in a polenta bowl. As the biggest overall vote getter, Carol's Cafe also took the Best of Show award. Craft show deadline nears In six days the window of opportunity for artisans and crafters to display their wares in the 40th annual Fourth of July Chester Art and Craft Show will close. The final date for the acceptance of participant applications is May 1. Sponsored by the Chester Lions Club, the show is held each year in the Chester Park. While the show date seems a bit off in the future for most, it isn't for Chester Lions Club event coordinators Carol Deurloo and Shauna Varner. Deurloo said time was im- portant because the applica- tion packets are extensive. Participants are required to submit photographs of their work and other detailed infor- mation .... ,: Applications are still available at the Lassen Gift Company, the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chester library and Plumas Bank. For this event, completed applications must be de- livered no later than May 1. Going into the deadline, applications may be hand delivered to Varner at Plumas ,Bank .... ;, ...... For more information, call Deurloo at 259-5851. Quincy Rotary's lit"Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, May 5, 2012 PLUMAS PINES GOLF COURSE GRAEAGLE Registration Shotgun Start 11 Following Golf: Hors d'oeuvres Prize Raffle & Awards Presentation THREE HOLE-IN-ONE PRIZES slO 000 CASH! $51000-Hole,,i SponsOred by Plumas BankandLes schwab Tire:Ouiflcy  $5 1000- Hole #15 Sponsored by Steven King of Edward Jones Investing Sportsman 500 4x4 ATV and Flanigan Leavitt Insurance Hole #3 - Sponsored by OuPont Power Tools and Pizza Factory - Ouincy $400 Cash Clay Dyrr Memorial Cash Prize Players-only Bonus Your registration automatically makes you eligible to win one of four $400 $100cash prizes to be drawn after tournament play! Sponsored by John & Kathy Fehrman and Mike & Keri Taborski Cash $100 per person - 4-person Scramble includes golf, cart, lunch & hors d'oeuvres Entry deadline April 27, 2012, or the first 144 players. Individuals, pairs and teams are all welcome. Please include addresses of all golfers for our mailing list. Golfer #1: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #2: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #3: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #4: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: MAIL CHECK TO: Quincy Rotary Club, 546 Lawience St., Quincy, CA 95971 I-7 Yes, I would like to be a tee/hole sponsor. I understand my $50 donation will help our local children who benefit from Rotary's projects and scholarships funded by this tournament. Information on tee/hole sign