Archive for August, 2007:

Aug
28

Weekend Round-up

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Suzanne Peabody Ashworth and Jim Mills  What a great gastronomic weekend!  We started early on Saturday and visited the grand opening of the East Bay Culinary Center.  We were greeted by fellow Slow Food member Jim Mills who was there with Suzanne Peabody Ashworth of Del Rio Farms.  Jim offered us samples of beautiful, perfectly ripe […]

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Aug
22

Midweek Morsels 08.23.07

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Tonight, the Shack takes you to Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Chicken Curried Pork Rice & Peas Roti Shrimp stuffed peppers Open at 6pm, food and music around 7pm. The Shack 5201 Folsom Blvd 457-5997 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

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Aug
21

Wine Country Day Trippin’

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One of the greatest things about living in the Sacramento area is our close proximity to everything that Northern California has to offer… a two hour drive east lands you in Lake Tahoe, two hours west and you’re in San Francisco. There are so many delicious day trips a Sacramento foodie can take; it’s nearly […]

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Aug
20

Weekend Round-Up

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California has so many beautiful wine regions and I had the pleasure of visiting several wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains this weekend. Nestled among the redwoods, this was very different than the Napa Valley experience and the drive through the mountains was truly breathtaking. Although we tasted everything from a light Sauvignon Blanc to […]

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Aug
17

Bistro 33, Sacramento

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Last night my husband and I found ourselves at 16th & J in Midtown during rush hour with parking spots secured. I had been wanting to try Bistro 33, so we made it just in time for their nightly “Appy Hour.” For a reasonable sum, we feasted on crab & artichoke dip with crunchy toasted baguette, […]

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Aug
16

Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk: A Feast for the Senses

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Java City’s Nick Tucker pours samples of French-pressed Ethiopia Sidamo This month’s Second Saturday Art Walk served up a smorgasbord of art, food, fashion and music for culture-hungry Sacramentans.  My boyfriend Joe and I met up with fellow Sac Foodie Melinda and her husband Johnnie at our place, downtown, and enjoyed pre-festivity margaritas as we […]

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Aug
15

Midweek Morsels 08.15.07

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The downtown plaza has a great farmers’ market on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We usually head over at lunch time, but last week we had a staff meeting so ended up going close to 2:00, which ended up being very fortuitous for us as you can get incredible bargains!  The farmers bagged […]

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Aug
14

A Little Piece of Heaven in Des Moines

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I was in Des Moines for business a few weeks back and had the pleasure of visiting the test gardens for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  It was incredible!  The head gardener has broken the garden into separate sections from evergreens to heirloom tomatoes and peppers.  We even stumbled upon them doing a photo shoot […]

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Aug
13

Weekend Round-Up

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  Here’s two coffee-cups up to Steady Eddy’s coffee house in Winters. We dropped in this weekend for a light lunch and got more than we bargained for – good food, friendly service and a pleasant atmosphere that fostered a gentle hum of conversation among locals and cyclists passing through on their way from Davis […]

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Aug
10

The Shack, Sacramento

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  It was a night that couldn’t have been more perfect at The Shack on Thursday, August 9, yet it was still “the pits!”  Actually, just one pit, a hand-built-for-the-occasion roasting pit, that yielded the succulent spread for “Food From a Hole Night.”  At about 7:30 PM, Chef Gary and his buddy “Kiwi Bob,” with […]

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