Archive for January, 2012:

Jan
31

A Culinary Surprise

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A good friend recently decided to mix up our regular monthly bunco-playing tradition by hosting our group of gals at Silva’s Sheldon Inn for dinner. The Elk Grove eatery, just five miles in from Hwy 99 on Grant Line Road, is dubbed as my friend Pam’s “favorite neighborhood dinner house.” Her description is a perfect […]

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Jan
30

Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins

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I don’t care what anyone says—pumpkins aren’t just a fall favorite. They make a great ingredient year round. That’s why I’m a huge fan of RealSimple.com’s Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins, particularly because they’re easy to prepare, not too sweet and they make your house smell wonderful. Hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven muffins and cold, wintery days are a match […]

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Jan
27

Lunch with Grange Restaurant & Bar’s New Executive Chef

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It’s not the first time we have been to the Grange – we have been big fans since it opened in 2009. But the invitation to come and dine with the new executive chef – Chef Oliver Ridgeway – got us excited about stopping in and seeing what changes Grange has been up to. The […]

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Jan
20

Midtown Deli

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Irony? Midtown Deli isn’t actually located in Midtown—at least not according to this Grid snob. But that’s OK. Because while the eatery sits perched caddy-corner to the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op at the tastefully gentrified intersection of Alhambra Boulevard and S Street, its no-frills, laid-back attitude still embodies some of the essentials of Midtown living. […]

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Jan
18

Wordless Wednesday: Decadent Brunch

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I recently discovered this recipe for Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups on Pinterest and couldn’t help but make them for a brunch party. Needless to say, they’re a real crowd-pleaser!

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Jan
11

Dine Downtown: deVere’s Irish Pub

by Liz Conant and Cecily Fuller For our second SacFoodies Dine Downtown Restaurant Week review, we were invited to deVere’s Irish Pub in Midtown to check out its special menu for this week, which is $30 per person for three courses. Little did we know we were dining at the pub on its weekly Trivia […]

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Jan
09

Dine Downtown: Ten22 in Old Sacramento

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Today begins Dine Downtown Restaurant Week, put on annually by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. From January 9-18, you can enjoy some of the best dining experiences that Sacramento has to offer. During these 10 days only, local chefs will create special three-course dinner menus for only $30 per person. One of the participating restaurants is […]

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Jan
05

Samuel Horne’s Tavern

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If your wanderings find you in Historic Folsom, and you have a hankering for an authentic old-school tavern atmosphere – complete with a great selection of American craft beers and delicious, meaty fare – head to Samuel Horne’s Tavern on Sutter Street. It’s what we did over the Christmas break one evening with my sister […]

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