Archive for September, 2008:

Sep
29

The Sacramento Salmon Swap: South from Alaska

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So, here’s the deal: Ashley Paul said I could have some of the salmon that her fiancé caught in Alaska in exchange for a blog posting about the resulting dish. Consider it done! Especially since my family just got back from an Alaskan vacation ourselves in August, where we enjoyed the abundance of wild salmon […]

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Sep
26

Quick Sip: Yuengling

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Yuengling. Say that ten times fast. While it may sound like nothing more than a child’s toy or an overplayed rap group, Yuengling is a force to be reckoned with. On a trip to North Carolina last week, I was lucky enough to take a quick sip of Yuengling at one of Charlotte’s great sports […]

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Sep
24

Last Friday at Zócalo

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My fiancé and I wanted to kickoff the weekend by trying out a restaurant in Sacramento that we had never been to. Since we both are pretty new to the area, this wasn’t a difficult task. I’m a Mexican food lover and I had heard good things about Zócalo, so we decided to give it […]

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Sep
23

Foodie Snapshots from Switzerland

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This past spring my boyfriend, Joe, and I spent a week in the beautiful town of Montreux, Switzerland. In a country known for producing my two favorite loves, cheese and chocolate, needless to say, I was in heaven! As Joe and I traveled (and ate) our way through this beautiful, vineyard-filled countryside (oh yeah, they […]

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Sep
22

The Sacramento Salmon Swap

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My fiancé, Stefan, recently went on an Alaskan fishing adventure with his father and grandfather. They stayed at Alaska’s Sea Otter Sound Lodge, which is located 100 miles by float plane from Ketchikan. Some of the highlights of the trip were the gorgeous scenery, sea otters, seals, bald eagles and humpback whale sightings. After five […]

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Sep
16

Table Talk

When a new restaurant pops up downtown, we are apt to notice, but it’s rare for the Sac Foodies to swoop in en masse. But, when we heard that Table 260 had opened a second location – this time in downtown – we made it a special outing by inviting The Sacramento Bee’s Rick Kushman […]

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Sep
11

This Weekend in Sacramento

Thursday What:  The Shack – Enjoy Portuguese food while listening to The Schwamigos.  When: 6-10 p.m. Where:  5201 Folsom Blvd Friday What: Brew It Up! –  Special Friday Night Party Happy Hours –  drink specials, $3 small plate appetizers, premium liquor promotions, and more. When: Starts at 8 p.m. Where: 14th & H Streets Saturday What: […]

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Sep
09

Quick Sip: Mangorita

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What: Mangorita Where: Rio City Café Why: Order this refreshing mango-flavored margarita blended and then take it out back to enjoy it on Rio City’s great outdoor patio overlooking the Sacramento River. It has the perfect balance of slushy and sweet, but be forewarned – a brain freeze is pretty much inevitable. Cost: About $8

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Sep
05

Farewell, but not so long

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This afternoon fellow Sac Foodies Brittany, Jenna and I had a commemorative last supper, so to speak, at neighboring restaurant 55 Degrees – a spot where we’ve held many business lunches, happy hours and even hosted a wedding shower for Sac Foodie Kim Bedwell. On the third anniversary of its opening, today was the restaurant’s […]

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Sep
04

Dos Coyotes, Sacramento

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You may have seen the T-shirts, but have you experienced Dos Coyotes recently? I’m referring to this Tex-Mex restaurant’s motto “Have you had your Dos?” – prominently displayed on its menus and T-shirts – because, truly, once you’ve started eating at Dos Coyotes, it’s hard not to make it a habit. (Just ask my husband!) […]

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