You must try Squeeze Burger once…


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Restaurants, Twain Harte News on October 17, 2016

We’ve been trying to change our diet, and eat better, but it’s so hard not to eat out once in awhile, so we like to try out the local burger joints. I have a very sensitive stomach, so I have to watch what I eat.  The first time I tried Squeeze Burger their food was fantastic, but I had a rough night, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to try it again.

squeeze-burgerWe normally give a new restaurant at least two tries and I am so glad we have that policy because the food was just as delicious the second time.  This burger was monster size.  The first time I ate half the burger and the second time I ate a little more than half.

The bacon is out of this world, it’s thick and crispy, just like you made it from home. The cheese skirt is heavenly, about a 3″ “skirt” of cheddar cheese, that breaks off from the burger easily. Either eat it alone or break it off and put it back on the burger.  Unless, you are big eaters do yourself a favor, split it with someone because the fries and custard are both incredible. You will want to save a little room.

I can’t tell you when I’ve had a burger that was so satisfying. Everything is made fresh daily and it tastes like it.  I didn’t inquire as to the type of beef they use because frankly, sometimes it’s just better not to know. <grin> I didn’t get sick and that’s all that matters to me. It probably still has GMO’s in the meat, so I wouldn’t eat this too often.

The burger was juicy and it was thicker than your regular fast food burger, the bun has sesame seeds that I normally avoid and while the bun is covered it’s steamed on the grill and I really didn’t notice them.  The fries were seasoned, fresh, hot, and firm.  They were delicious.

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

I stopped in this afternoon determined to try the custard. I got chocolate and vanilla twirl, the small, it was absolutely delicious and I was prepared to hate it. It was creamy, with a very smooth texture, nothing grainy here, very thick, it reminded me of Wendy’s Frosty, but this isn’t ice cream, it’s custard. I’ve tried all the frozen yogurt in town and didn’t care for any of it.  This was exceptional and it didn’t upset my stomach one bit.  I’m simply amazed.

We will be going back, just not too often, this is greasy, fried, fast food, that isn’t so fast but this rates right up there with In-N-Out Burger, except the price.  In-N-Out is simple, good, cheap food, and it’s fresh, now multiply that by 3 cause that’s what you will pay, but you’ll get 4 times the burger.

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Dirty Cello to play Moaning Caverns


Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on September 24, 2016

Innovators, influencers and renegades of the string instruments, the high energy band Dirty Cello announced today they are returning to Moaning Cavern this October 1st!

Dirty Cello at Moaning Cavern

Dirty Cello at Moaning Cavern, Christmas Concert 2015

On the October 1st concert, Dirty Cello will play their traditional music that is anything but traditional cello music!  Dirty Cello’s funky beats combines all types of music; from bluegrass to blues and even the occasional rock covers, but all played in their own unique style within Moaning Cavern’s large cave chamber with amazing natural acoustics!

Tickets are $20 each. Concert begins at 7:30 pm, but check in is at 7:00 pm.

For more information

For tickets and more information, contact Moaning Cavern Adventure Park at 209-736-2708.

Drive up 108, Now


Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on September 1, 2016

Each drive I make up “the hill” to Mi Wuk, Sierra Village and Strawberry makes my heart so heavy. I break down in tears. Easter Sunday, I took a drive up to Mi Wuk to Andy’s Mountain Grill for lunch. There were a great many motorcycles out and about, the sun was shining I was enjoying the day, when all of the sudden there are trees down everywhere.

The trees are being cut down by the millions! You can visibly see the dead trees littering the forest, what a horror.  The aluminum they are spraying into the air, comes down and lands in the trees, some sticks to the pine needles adding to the flammability and probability of more forest fires. So far, we have been very lucky.

Residents have little notice in fast-moving fire

The Union Democrat 

Dave and Angela Allured were putting their 2-year-old son down for a nap Sunday afternoon when a friend texted: Fire was coming their way.

“I looked out the window and saw the fire heading right towards us,” Angela Allured said. “It was coming so fast. We grabbed our dog and left.”

As she was telling the story Monday near their destroyed garage and damaged house, her husband interjected, “Left with nothing else. We left so fast.”

Drive up past Twain Harte as soon as you can.  The landscape is changing every day and with so many dead and dying trees. It will likely never be the same.

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