Archive for December, 2009:

Dec
29

Local Events for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Lining up the perfect New Year’s plan can be a little stressful.  Here are some ideas for fun ways to ring in 2010, Sacramento style: The Largest Party of 2010 – Ring in the New Year at Social nightclub and Cosmopolitan Cabaret.  Cosmo Cabaret will feature a live performance by The Spazmatics. Social Nightclub will […]

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Dec
24

These are a few of our Favorite Things

Sitting by the fire with a glass of wine, pumpkin spice lattes so warm and divine Gingerbread Houses and Starbucks red cups, holiday baking and sweaters on pups Dryers Peppermint ice cream and the cookie swap, decorating the tree with a big star on top Window shopping at the French Hen a thing to remember, […]

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Dec
23

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bar

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Everyone loves a good holiday party, but let’s face it – coming up with a fun treat to bring can be stressful.  Consider trying out this dessert for your next party, and be sure to make extras for a tasty treat at home! Cashew Caramel Cracker Bar Ingredients 1 ¼ Butter, divided 35-40 Saltine crackers […]

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Dec
23

A New Restaurant on Capitol Mall: UPDATE

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We have some exciting new details about the new restaurant coming to 555 Capitol Mall that we first reported last week. According to a source that commented on our post, here are the latest details about House Kitchen & Bar: Opening: January 5, 2010 (That’s in less than 2 weeks!) Serving: “Reasonably priced fine comfort […]

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Dec
22

Cheddar & Chive Popovers

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Need a delicious no-fuss recipe to impress holiday guests? Here’s a super simple recipe to whip up a batch of deliciously dense, cheesy popovers.  Six ingredients and about a half an hour are all you need! Cheddar & Chive Popovers (Adapted from a recipe in the November 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine) 1 cup […]

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Dec
21

Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway (Practically)

This past weekend was the weekend to finish up (or start!) the often-dreaded holiday gift shopping.  As wonderful as it is to put a smile on the face of friends and family, it’s easy to start feeling those empty-wallet-woes as you near the end of your list. We feel your pain, which is why we […]

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Dec
17

A New Restaurant on Capitol Mall

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Word on the street (and by street, I of course mean Capitol Mall) is that a new restaurant is finally poised to move in to the old 55 Degrees space at 555 Capitol Mall. Walking by today I snapped a couple photos of the new bright orange logo displayed in the window that reads, “House […]

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Dec
16

A Gingerbread House Extravaganza

When making plans for this weekend, we suggest that you ask yourself one question: When was the last time you saw a two -foot tall gingerbread house? This Sunday at 2 p.m. local culinary schools will compete in the Gingerbread House Throwdown, hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership at the Carnival at St. Rose. During […]

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Dec
15

Tightwad Tuesday: 2 for $20 Tuesdays at Zocalo

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A few weeks ago I heard about a deal that I simply could not pass up: right now, Zocalo, one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants, is offering a special they’re calling “2 for $20 Tuesdays.” For just $20, you and a dining companion can enjoy one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert, all off […]

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Dec
14

Chocolate Craving? Head to Rick’s Dessert Diner

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There’s something about the underlying theme of “indulgence” that is synonymous with this time of year which seems to annually intensify my sweet tooth. Now usually, I consider myself more of a savory food person than a dessert person, but I occasionally encounter an insatiable craving for something chocolaty, and there is virtually nothing that […]

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