Archive for March, 2009:

Mar
31

Tightwad Tuesday: Old Spaghetti Factory turns the Big 4-0!

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In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Old Spaghetti Factory is offering special rollback prices.  Every Tuesday from March 31 – May 26, lunch and dinner guests will receive 40 percent off pasta classics and select kids’ meals.  For those of you who haven’t already visited the OSF, classic pasta meals come with fresh baked bread (with […]

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Mar
30

Light Lasagna

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Lasagna is one of those dishes that appeals to just about everyone.  I mean, how can you not like layers of pasta, cheese and hearty tomato sauce?  I found this recipe for a “healthier” version in one of my cookbooks and had to try it.  Not only was it delicious, it made enough food that […]

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Mar
27

Burger Week Giveaway Winner

Last week, we asked for you to submit your favorite Sacramento-area burger restaurant to kick off Best Burger Week 2009, and many of you answered our call. The lucky commenter who will be receiving a Sacramento Zagat Guide is Cynthia from Sacramento! The Sac Foodies would like to give a big thank to everyone who […]

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Mar
27

Good Burgers Come to Those Who Wait

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Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that I love a good burger and fries just about as much as I love a good “hole in the wall” restaurant. Over the past year or so I’ve repeatedly heard good things about Squeeze Inn, so when Burger Week finally arrived I called “dibs” right […]

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Mar
25

Best Burger Week: Nationwide Meats

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Midtown’s Nationwide Meats began as a butcher shop and is now one of the places in town (if not Northern California) to get a top-notch burger. I’ve tried a lot of burgers in Sacramento, but none stack up to Nationwide Meats French Ground Steak Burger Cheese. In fact, I may go as far to say […]

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Mar
24

Tightwad Tuesday: Happy Hour, Happy Wallet

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It’s all over the news: people are eating out less and becoming more conscious of their food budgets. Love a good hamburger but don’t want to break the bank? We have good news that is guaranteed to fit the bill. One of our favorite happy hours (and an FH client, in the interest of full […]

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Mar
24

Best Burger Week: The Counter

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The things that I missed the most when I relocated to Sacramento from San Jose at the beginning of the year were a few of my favorite South Bay haunts. My neighborhood Chinese restaurant, pizza place and coffee house all held a special place in my heart. The Counter was also one of my preferred […]

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Mar
19

Burger Week Giveaway!

With St. Patrick’s Day and its Irish-themed celebrations behind us, let’s now shift our focus to perhaps the most American of all American foods: the burger. The burger’s exact origins may be up for debate, but the one thing we know for sure is that a burger is simply an awesome food. All next week, […]

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Mar
17

Everyone’s Irish on March 17!

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For whatever reason – the color green, quality Irish beer, an excuse to celebrate – St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger, my mom used to make green pancakes every St. Patrick’s Day to start it off on the right foot. So last night I had a […]

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Mar
17

Tightwad Tuesday: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

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First off, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you remembered to wear something green today – if you didn’t, here’s a “virtual pinch” from the Sac Foodies. On Friday, we posted a list of some of the events and activities going on around the Sacramento area in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, and there are […]

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