Archive for May, 2012:

May
31

This Weekend: GOOD: street food + design market

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Sundays have never been this GOOD. That’s because this weekend, the Del Paso Boulevard/Arden Way area will welcome the first day of a new street fair featuring all things local – GOOD: street food + design market. This modern-day marketplace will blend locally made and grown products, music, street food and high-quality design into a […]

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May
30

This Weekend: Raley’s Grape Escape – Saturday, June 2

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The summer months are here, friends, and that means it is time for festivals galore. This weekend brings a Sacramento region classic: the Raley’s Grape Escape. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this spectacular event, which takes place this Saturday, June 2, from 4- 7 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park. The Raley’s Grape Escape […]

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May
29

BBQ Throwdown: A Primer for the Rest of Us on Cooking the Best Ribs “Evah”

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Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a good old fashioned barbecue competition.  In my neighborhood, our entire block gets together, dusts off our grills and spends all day Sunday concocting competition-worthy ribs.  The payoff?  The winner gets bragging rights and the honor to host the festivities the following year.   As you can imagine, techniques […]

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May
25

Sacramento Wine and Dine Week

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It’s no secret that the Capital City is home to a robust array of delicious dining options and the upcoming Sacramento Wine & Dine Week is an excellent opportunity to enjoy an old favorite or try a new spot you’ve been dying to get to. The premise is this: from May 30-June 10 a variety […]

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May
24

How Green Does Your Garden Grow, Sacramento?

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One of my strongest memories involving food is from the vegetable garden my parents used to grow every summer in our backyard. The tomato plants would grow to tree-like proportions, the green beans were practically small shrubs, and the strawberries would peek like ruby gems from underneath their leaves. It was a veritable jungle with […]

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May
23

Wordless Wednesday: Fruit Tart from Ettore’s

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Surprisingly, the photo of this mouth-watering fruit tart from Ettore’s was taken with my iPhone, under the guidance of the über-talented Sacramento food photographer Jessica Nicosia Nadler (I could only muster a couple photos before I surrendered to eating the tart in practically one bite).

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May
16

Davis Farmers Market, Among the Nation’s Best

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When the weather warms up and summer is in full bloom, one of the most anticipated activities for many is visiting local farmers markets. There is no better place to pick up delicious fruits, veggies, flowers and often times a variety of other specialty products from local vendors. I’d have to say the most robust […]

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May
15

Track 7 Brewing Company

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Meet Track 7 Brewing Company. Located in a small strip-mall-style warehouse space in a Curtis Park neighborhood off of Sutterville Road, Track 7 embodies everything meant by the word “handcrafted.” Upon walking through the rolled-up garage door entrance to the tap room, visitors not only see all of the brewing action, but feel as if […]

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May
11

Sacramento Mother’s Day Dining Round-Up

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We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again! SacFoodies is here with our faithful round-up of Mother’s Day options in the area. From fine dining to the ball park, we hope you’ll find an apt venue to celebrate! Make it a weekend affair and drive down to the Old Sugar Mill on Saturday or […]

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May
09

Wordless Wednesday- St. Louis Sustenance

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A few weekends back, I visited St. Louis for my very first time. Although I was there for work and didn’t have much free time, I still managed to enjoy a couple very tasty morsels while on the road. Photo number 1 can be described in four words: Snickers Peanut Butter Cake. Need I say […]

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