Archive for August, 2008:

Aug
31

Daring Bakers Challenge: Chocolate Éclairs

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When I was much younger, a family tradition of mine was to get Winchell’s donuts on the weekends. It was something I looked forward to week after week, and the one donut that I had to get was the chocolate éclair. It may not have been the fanciest pastry, but it was my favorite. So […]

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Aug
28

This Weekend in Sacramento

Wondering what to do in Sacramento this weekend? Kick off the holiday weekend by checking out these local events! What: Mexican Night at The Shack – Enjoy Mexican dishes like chicken enchiladas and carnitas while listening to music! When: Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 Where: 5201 Folsom Blvd What: Sacramento Greek Festival – […]

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Aug
27

Foodie Fun in the Baltic Sea

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I’ll be the first to admit that this blog entry is more than a bit overdue. But in the off-chance that you find yourself hungry and perusing the countries along the Baltic Sea in the near future, I owe it to you to share my key learnings. A little over a month ago, I was […]

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Aug
25

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest – Take 2

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 7th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. You couldn’t have picked a better weekend for roaming around the Village at Squaw Valley to listen to live bands and sample micro brews, the weather was delightfully warm and the beer was […]

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Aug
21

Late-Night Dining at Bistro 33 Midtown

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Believe it or not, late-night dining in Midtown Sacramento is not limited to drive-through windows. In fact, Bistro 33 Midtown has a menu designed to satisfy even the strongest nocturnal cravings. Bistro 33’s “Midnight at Midtown” menu is served nightly from 10 p.m. to close, which is either 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. depending on […]

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Aug
20

Gourmet Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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Mac ‘n’ cheese is hands down the ultimate comfort food; it will make this girl happy any day of the year.  Back in college, the Kraft blue box could have substantiated its own pyramid level in my diet.  Then, one day, I spread my wings and reached for Annie’s Homegrown brand:  I honestly felt like […]

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Aug
19

Head Out to Hawks’ One Year Anniversary Benefit

Head out to Hawks this Thursday to celebrate the restaurant’s one year anniversary and support youth involvement with agriculture! Hawks is celebrating its first year with a benefit for the Placer Ag Future Project Scholarship fund for Beginning Farmers. Enjoy a meal of Hawks’ most requested menu items: Green Bean Beignets and Short Rib Sliders! Event […]

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Aug
15

“Farm to Fork” Workshop at Vande Rose Farms Meat & Fish

Get your grill on this Tuesday with master butchers and local chefs at Vande Rose Farms Meat & Fish in Granite Bay. Who: Chefs Michael Fagnoni of Hawk’s Restaurant and Matt Nobriga of Pullman Kitchen are teaming up with master butchers from Vande Rose Farms Meat & Fish to present an “Outdoor Grilling & St. Louis […]

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Aug
13

Loving the Farmers’ Market

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A few weeks ago, fellow SacFoodie Kris and I joined members of the San Francisco Professional Food Society on a tour of the Sacramento Farmers’ Market at 6th and X (you know, the one under the freeway). I’m embarrassed to say that I had yet to go to that particular market as I often hit up Downtown […]

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Aug
11

Burgers & Brew

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Are there two better words that start with “B”? I think not. Burgers & Brew is the latest spot in Davis for cozy outdoor dining any night of the week and also late-night food and drink Thursday through Saturday, when they’re open until 3 am. Moderately priced ($7 or so for a burger and fries) […]

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