Archive for September, 2009:

Sep
30

La Provence: A Fabulous French Food Frenzy

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Every year around this time, my husband and I ask the dreaded question: where should we go for our anniversary dinner?  It’s not dreaded because of the occasion, certainly not; it’s dreaded because there are so many choices in the greater Sacramento-area these days that it’s hard to choose! And, now that we have a […]

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Sep
29

Courtyard Dining: Casa Garden

For our first courtyard assignment, Rick suggested Casa Garden Restaurant. Open for 35 years, and focusing on fusion cuisine and a California take on classic dishes, their menu changes weekly and features fresh and local seasonal ingredients. One of the best things about Casa Garden is that all profits and 100% of gratuities go to […]

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Sep
28

End-of-Summer Courtyard Dining Series

Even though fall has officially begun, you wouldn’t know it judging by the weather here in Sacramento! The Sac Foodies plan to continue to take advantage of our climate’s still-sunny disposition – and you should, too – by soaking up the courtyard dining atmosphere in and around town. Rick Kushman, The Sacramento Bee’s “Good Life” […]

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Sep
25

For Barbeque, Sandra Dee’s is the Place to Be

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I have a strange relationship with barbeque – some might call it picky, but I prefer to call it refined.  While it’s one of my favorite indulgences, I have to be in a very specific “BBQ mood” to enjoy it.  I can’t quite explain what that mood is, but when it hits, I know. So […]

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Sep
24

A Memorable Meal at Mulvaney’s

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be treated to a very belated birthday dinner at a local restaurant that I’d been dying to try: Mulvaney’s B&L. Having heard that the restaurant has a great patio dining area, we requested an outdoor table when we made our reservation. Since it was also Second […]

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Sep
23

How does your garden grow?

With summer coming to a close, we thought it was about time we showed off how our hard work on our gardens all summer long has paid off! A few of us snapped photos of our gardens – here’s a peek at what we were growing this year: Liz Conant – “As you can see, […]

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Sep
22

Tightwad Tuesday: WE Are Family Day 2009

We’re always excited about Tightwad Tuesdays but today we’re extra excited because this week it benefits a great cause. This Wednesday, Maria Shriver and the California Restaurant Association (CRA) will be hosting the WE Are Family Day 2009 celebration.  This Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., 650 CRA member restaurants across the state will serve […]

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Sep
17

A Tribute to Sushi

The Sac Foodies heart sushi. Whether you want to wind down at the end of a long day, or get a night of celebration started, sushi is often a go-to cuisine. Our favorite local sushi spots are a very common topic of conversation around here. We’ve managed to accumulate an overload of sushi reviews and […]

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Sep
16

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

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Who doesn’t wish Cinco de Mayo came twice a year?  Well, you might have been thinking all along that you were celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day each year on May 5th, but we’re here to clear up the confusion and give you one more reason to celebrate.  While Cinco de Mayo is a much smaller holiday […]

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Sep
15

Tightwad Tuesday: Brew It Up! is brewing up the deals

There’s no question about it. Brew It Up! Brewery & Grill is the place to be this week if you’re looking for great deals! Be sure to stop in on Tuesdays when $20 will buy you 1 pizza and 1 pitcher of beer all day long! And if you’re planning on going to the California […]

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