Archive for January, 2011:

Jan
13

Upcoming Events in Sacramento

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Thursday Night Jazz & Wine Thursday, January 13, 2011 6-9pm Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa Get ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with an evening of live jazz music by the New World Jazz Project and wine tastings from the Chalone Vineyard Estates, the oldest producing vineyard in Monterey County. This is […]

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Jan
12

Folsom’s Sutter Street Steakhouse

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Nestled in a beautiful new brick building in historic Folsom, you’ll find Sutter Street Steakhouse, a gem of a restaurant with an awesome menu and terrific wine list. My sister, Katie, had been extolling its virtues, so a group of us descended upon their beautiful dining room a few weeks ago to try it for […]

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Jan
11

Zinfandel Port Balls

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While recently browsing the delicious recipes featured on Noble Pig Vineyard & Winery’s food blog, I stumbled upon a recipe for Zinfandel Port Balls, a yummy dessert that requires absolutely no baking, but still combines two of my favorite things: chocolate and wine. So with extra downtime over the recent Christmas holiday, my boyfriend and […]

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Jan
10

El Dorado Barrel Tasting Ticket Giveaway!

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If you love wine then this event is for you. Join El Dorado’s award-winning winemakers in their cellars for a weekend of barrel tasting – for free, if you win tickets right here on SacFoodies! Located in the El Dorado foothills, this unique wine region is just an hour from Sacramento or two hours from […]

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Jan
07

SacFoodie Turned Chef on New Year’s Eve

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Tormé’s  Jazz Bar and Restaurant is one of the newest restaurants to line the streets of downtown Palm Springs, California and is a tribute to the late, great singer and musician, Mel Tormé.  Open since September 30, 2010, Tormé’s has attracted people from all over the Coachella Valley eager to try Executive Chef R. Vincent […]

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Jan
05

The Firehouse Restaurant – “Dine Downtown”

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Each year the Downtown Sacramento Partnership produces “Dine Downtown Restaurant Week.”  For 10 days only, local chefs at 30 restaurants create special three-course dinner menus for only $30 per person.  The Partnership contacted the SacFoodies and asked if we would like to review a preview at a participating restaurant.  Of course we all jumped at […]

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Jan
04

White Bean and Chicken Chili

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I served this recipe at a holiday gathering a few weeks ago and it was a big hit. I can honestly say the photo does not do it justice! It’s a non-traditional twist on a typical chili recipe since it’s made with white beans and chicken and has a lot of spice to it. I […]

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Jan
03

The Golden Bear to be featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

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Tonight at 6:00 p.m. the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives will be featuring Sacramento’s popular restaurant The Golden Bear on episode 1101 “Pub Grub and More.” The show’s host, Guy Fieri, selected three Golden Bear menu items to feature for the show: sausage and smoked slaw pizzetta, a French Vietnamese sandwich called a pork […]

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