Columnist Marc Beauchamp shares his May 2011 column: "MERLE’S FAVES"
on Haggard's favorite spots to eat in the greater Redding area.
"At his sold-out show in Red Bluff’s State Theatre last week, a boisterous affair, Merle Haggard gave a tip of the hat to several of his favorite Redding eateries.
'To all the waitresses at Lulu’s, to all the waitresses at Lim’s, to all the waitresses at the pancake house….' he said at one point during his 70-minute set.
'Every few months it seems like I’m having to give up something else, but I’m not gonna give up pancakes,' former partier Haggard (now 74) deadpanned to much laughter."