Archive for January, 2010:

Jan
29

House Kitchen & Bar: It’s Officially Open!

When we got word that House Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant at 555 Capitol Mall, had finally opened, we promptly scheduled a lunch trip down the street. Not that we don’t love our old standby lunch destinations like Il Fo, Subway and the hot dog cart, but we’ve been looking forward to having a […]

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Jan
28

A New Kind of Sushi Comes to Roseville

From the opening of House Kitchen & Bar (review to come tomorrow!) and the Mason’s makeover announcement, there seems to be a lot going on lately in the Sacramento restaurant world.  Of course, foodie news is our favorite kind of news so we have no complaints!  In fact, we’ve got one more announcement to add […]

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Jan
27

Malabar American Cooking and Cocktails

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I’m fairly new to the Sacramento area, so you can imagine how overwhelmed I was with all of the different places there are to eat. I love food, but didn’t know where to start! Well, I was in luck because on my way home one night, a restaurant caught my attention and I knew exactly […]

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Jan
25

Foodie News: Mason’s is Getting a Makeover!

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The upscale Mason’s restaurant, known for its Modern American Cuisine, will close its doors on February 15 for a complete transformation and will reopen in mid-March as Cafeteria 15L. The switch from Mason’s upscale fine dining to Cafeteria 15L will offer more affordable American comfort cuisine with a classic flair. Traditional dishes like homemade burgers, […]

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Jan
22

Foodie Weekend in New Orleans

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Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to take my first trip to New Orleans, a city that I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time.  Sure, I was looking forward to listening to jazz in the French Quarter, learning about Mardi Gras traditions and having a hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street, but […]

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Jan
20

Hot Tamale!

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One thing I look forward to whenever I make visits back home to Phoenix is the kitchen experiment my parents have undoubtedly concocted.  Whether it’s canning fruit or sundried tomatoes, mashing applesauce, or mixing salsa, there’s always something new and delicious in the making. I realized immediately what this year’s holiday creation would be as […]

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Jan
19

Tightwad Tuesday: Cosmo Café

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Gloomy weather got you down? Here is a deal that will instantly warm you up and brighten your week! Cosmo Café is offering a $20 three-course dinner special January 19th- 23rd.  Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, you and a dining partner can enjoy a special dinner menu- for just $20 each; you will be able […]

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Jan
15

Tasting of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Company Side Dishes

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When we received an email asking if we’d like to try a few of the new frozen side dishes from Beecher’s Cheese Company, we were unsure at first – just kidding!! If you’ve ever tried the cheeses from Beecher’s, then you know why we were so excited. Famous for their artisan cheeses, they are also […]

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Jan
13

Soup Series: Wasabi Dumpling Soup

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There’s a reason why the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series  has such a tremendous following, and it’s not just because they’ve created a version for virtually every segment of the population (think: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Pre-teen’s Soul – you get […]

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Jan
12

Sushiology

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If I was stranded on an island and had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be, without hesitation, sushi.  For those of you who follow Sacfoodies, you know that I love making (okay, attempting to make) sushi rolls at home. So, when Mikuni offered the opportunity to […]

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