by the SacFoodies
We love all things flavorful here at Sacfoodies and cooking with fresh herbs is one of our favorite ways to turn up the tasty in any dish.
In this installment of SacFoodies Survey, we set out to discover the preferred culinary herbs of our authors.
Check out our top picks in the info graphic below.
We’ve also created more free prints for your empty wall space. Feast your eyes on these awesome illustrations of our favorite herbs! Which would get your vote?
by Gabby Goyette
It’s that time of year! The best of Sacramento’s bounty is on the big stage for Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks. Get ready to enjoy all that delicious, seasonal ingredients Sacramento has to offer, served up by some of our city’s premiere restaurants and chefs.
Last night, the Sacfoodies had the opportunity to get a “first taste” at Il Fornaio’s Farm-to-Fork menu and all we have to say is—wow! Here’s what you can enjoy now through September 25th at Il Fornaio:
Insalata di Bietole:
Primi Cappaelacci di Zucca:
- Rich and delicious—must order!!
Trota alla Carciofi e Limone:
- Cooked to perfection—highly recommend for all you fish lovers.
And the fun doesn’t stop there! Try the Farm-to-Fork menu at any of these participating restaurants to take full advantage. Not only do you get to enjoy the best of the best in local, seasonal dishes, but a portion of all proceeds made during the 18-day event will be donated to the Food Literacy Center. We like to call that win-win! For more information about Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks events, check here.
by Brandon Smith
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks presented by Raley’s is a celebration of the region’s premiere dining destinations and the bounty of seasonal ingredients that surround us. The event will showcase the culinary powerhouse that is the Sacramento region, with area restaurants hosting special events, menus and opportunities to meet the farmers, winemakers and brewers who make Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.
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by Tricia Juanitas
Did you know there was a sixth Spice Girl? Did you know she writes for SacFoodies? Meet Amanda, aka “Spicy Spice,” our resident expert on entertaining.
by Gabby Goyette
It’s officially Food Literacy month — so you know what that means! It’s time to cast your vote for the 2016 Veggie of the Year! Here are this year’s contenders:
The polls are open now through this Thursday, September 8, so don’t delay. The top five vegetables with the most votes will be taken into a cook-off among local chefs at Leataata Floyd Elementary where more than 100 K-5th grade students will help determine the Veggie of the Year! What’s your veggie of choice?
SacFoodies is bell-pepper proud to work with the Food Literacy Center on their efforts to inspire kids to each their veggies!
Enjoy these free prints customized by your favorite SacFoodies!
by Liz Conant
Hawks Public House, which opened last year, sits on an unassuming corner on Alhambra Blvd. Drive by and you may not even notice it – but if you’re in need of a bite, I’d suggest venturing out of midtown and stopping in. I’ve been in for both dinner and brunch and enjoyed both the casual atmosphere and tasty drinks and eats. (Tip: No wait for a table at brunch and there’s ample parking!)
Here are four reasons to try Hawks Public House:
- Spaghetti Carbonara. With an egg on it. For brunch.
You read that right! Dining with girlfriends a few weeks back, we had to try this dish. We left wondering why pasta with eggs and bacon hadn’t made its way to brunch menus sooner.
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By: Harrison Reilly
Photo by John Decker
Northern California is a golf hotbed with world-renowned courses like Pebble Beach, Olympic Club, Harding Park, Haggin Oaks and Darkhorse sprinkled across the area. With so many great venues and a rich history of golf, it only makes sense that the first Topgolf location in California will open up in Roseville on September 2nd.
We at SacFoodies were lucky enough to attend a media preview of the facility and we are happy to say there is truly something for everyone at Topgolf, for experienced and new golfers alike.
First, a little background on Topgolf: initially established in Watford, England, the founders of Topgolf sought to liven up the driving range experience. In doing so, they made a driving range that included food, drinks, endless HDTVs, music and driving range games that are tailored to any skill level of golfer. Since 2000, they have moved their headquarters to Dallas, Texas and have opened up 29 locations across the globe. They plan to open seven to ten locations a year.
Open 363 days a year, the brand new Roseville location has 102 driving bays across three floors that can accommodate up to six people each. There are also two full service bars and over 200 TVs on the property. This is golf’s version of a bowling alley.
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by Brandon Smith
Bathrobe-clad bartenders, a hole-in-one, rum punch, Caribbean jerk chicken, a race against time and brandied cherries. What do all these things have in common? You probably experienced at least one of these things if you attended a Sacramento Cocktail Week event.
As we previously mentioned, Sacramento Cocktail Week is a week-long celebration uniting local bartenders, fine spirits, fresh products and artisan cocktails. Restaurants, bars, bartenders and patrons from around the greater Sacramento area came together to create, celebrate and of course, drink cocktails.
I jumped at the chance to be a part of the action. I had been looking for an excuse to get out and experience more of the incredible bar and craft cocktail scene in Sacramento and cocktail week seemed like the perfect opportunity. I made it a goal to attend at least five Sacramento Cocktail Week events to make the most out of the experience.
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by The SacFoodies
It’s no secret that the SacFoodies enjoy a good bevvy. From shaking up a Fresh Tomato-Mint Margarita to sipping a White Linen at The Shady Lady, we’re all in when it comes to boozy concoctions. In honor of Sacramento Cocktail Week, we decided to kick-off the first installment of our new series, SacFoodies Survey, with a question to our authors: “When it comes to cocktails, do you prefer a refreshing, sweet sipper? Or something more spirit-forward that packs a punch?”
The SacFoodies answered the call and the results were conclusive: If a SacFoodie is having a cocktail, make it a strong one!
The question itself is fairly open to interpretation, so we asked three of our authors to give some insight into their drink (or drinks) of choice.
Check out the infographic above for all the data and featured responses. We’ll have a full recap of Sacramento Cocktail Week as well as more great SacFoodies Survey results in the near future.