Archive for July, 2012:

Jul
31

Sangria Offers Creative Summer Sipping

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It seems like Sangria is popping up on menus everywhere this summer – and rightfully so with an invitation to enjoy cool, refreshing wine along with the summer’s ripest fruits. The cocktail’s recent popularity inspired me to make my own Sangria this past weekend as a fun, yet easy contribution for a friend’s birthday BBQ. […]

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Jul
30

An Olympic-Sized Happy Hour at Grange Restaurant and Bar

As the world’s elite athletes gathered in London for the 30th Summer Olympic Games, the SacFoodies came together last Friday to kick off the opening celebrations with a gold medal-worthy happy hour at Grange Restaurant and Bar. The Grange’s Executive Chef, Oliver Ridgeway, has pulled together a brilliant happy hour menu inspired by his home […]

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Jul
25

Happy Hour at Zocalo

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I always enjoy a good happy hour. Discounted eats and reasonable prices on specialty drinks? Sounds good to me! Last week I swung by Zocalo, one of my Sacramento favorites, and enjoyed their awesome happy hour with a friend. Their happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. with a variety of beverages on special and […]

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Jul
19

Urban Solace, San Diego

A guest blog from Erika Ulring in Fleishman-Hillard’s San Diego office. If you find yourself in San Diego, be sure to check out this local favorite. Urban Solace lives up to its name. It’s an urban retreat providing comforting yet adventurous dishes in an environment that’s both relaxing and upscale. The restaurant is located in […]

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Jul
18

Comfort Food with an Urban Flare at The Porch Restaurant & Bar

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Looking for cornbread, fried chicken, and water served in mason jars? Look no further because delectable, Southern-style comfort food is right here in urban Sacramento at The Porch Restaurant & Bar. Crab Cakes The generous portion of crab in this cake was the star flavor, and the bacon and red rice served as the perfect […]

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Jul
17

California Farmstead Cheese Plate at Magpie Café, Sacramento

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Oh, the beauty that is an artisan cheese plate. It can be an appetizer, a snack, or even (well, often, in my case) a meal in itself. Although, the challenge when ordering a cheese plate while dining out is that you can never quite be sure what you’re going to get. A few small nibbles […]

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Jul
16

American Idol Live Tour Ticket Giveaway!

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We’ve got an exciting giveaway this week – tickets to the American Idol Live tour, which is hitting Sacramento this Saturday, July 21, at Power Balance Pavilion. Ritz and Chips Ahoy! have teamed up to sponsor the tour and bring you some summer fun. Speaking of summer, check out this quick and easy Chips Ahoy! […]

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Jul
13

Thursday Happy Hours at Crocker Café by Supper Club

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The new Mel Ramos exhibit at The Crocker is a sight to behold. But if the pop paintings of nudes alongside larger-than-life sodas, candy and oranges set your tummy rumbling (like they did mine), you’re in luck. The museum’s newest food offering—located on the ground floor of the sleek, sunlit Friedman Court—is appropriately called the […]

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Jul
12

Mo Du Rang Korean Restaurant

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2012 is the year of the red pepper paste. Back in January Baum+Whiteman, a food consultant company, declared that Korean cuisine would be the next hot flavor trend in restaurants. Meanwhile in-the-know foodies predicted kimchi and kalbi as the “new Thai” to sweep American taste buds. Everyone in favor, raise your spoon and chopsticks. Thankfully […]

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Jul
10

The Perfect Banana Bread

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Ingredients 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 1 cup non-fat cottage cheese 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2 bananas – as brown as possible 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Optional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chocolate chips Makes 2 medium […]

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