Archive for August, 2012:

Aug
31

Tasty n Sons, Portland, Oregon

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Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite US cities, Portland, Ore., to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) on behalf of one of our clients, the United States Potato Board. Tough job, right? It gets better. Not only did I get to dine with award-winning cookbook author Diane Morgan, (her […]

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Aug
28

Berry Smoothie Pie

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I came across this recipe from Taste of Home when searching for a colorful dessert and couldn’t wait to try it.  This pie is a breeze to make and so incredibly refreshing you wouldn’t guess it took you five minutes to create (plus refrigeration time).  Think of it as your favorite Jamba Juice strawberry smoothie […]

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Aug
23

How to Slay a Lobster

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Photos by David Cross and Jess Keller A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of sailing to the Bahamas from Miami on Juliet (104 feet long, three-masted, steel-hulled schooner). Among the sailing, cocktailing, scuba diving and land excursions, there was also an opportunity to go spear fishing for lobster. Free lobster? Yes, please! The […]

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Aug
22

Golden Boy Pizza

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I love pizza, plain and simple; I could eat it every day. I thought I had met my match in NYC, until I popped into a little San Francisco gem located in the North Beach neighborhood: Golden Boy Pizza. Trust me when I tell you, you would be hard pressed to find better in the […]

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Aug
21

1920’s Cocktail Rally at Grange Restaurant & Bar

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Make your way to Grange Restaurant & Bar on Friday, August 24 from 5 p.m. – midnight for their 1920’s Cocktail Rally. “What’s the occasion?” you may ask. Answer: Midtown Cocktail Week. Grange bartenders, joined by San Francisco bartender Jayson Wilde from Bourbon & Branch, will be serving up seven specialty cocktails including the Barrel […]

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Aug
20

Explore Sustainable Brewing and Winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science

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Did you know that the Sacramento region is home to the first winery with a net-zero carbon footprint? You heard right. Last week fellow Sac Foodie Jenna Buhagiar and I returned to our old college stomping grounds to tour the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science, a leader in the field […]

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Aug
17

4th Annual SF Street Food Festival is Worth a Trip to the City

A guest blog by Chelsea Johnson in Fleishman-Hillard’s San Francisco office. The largest celebration of street food in San Francisco is happening this weekend with the SF Street Food Festival, sponsored by La Cocina. This Saturday, August 18, food carts, trucks and stations will line Folsom Street in the Mission District offering a full culinary […]

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Aug
16

Help to Rebuild McKinley Park Simply By Dining Out

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As most have probably heard, McKinley Park’s playground, the city’s beautiful wooden treasure for both children and adults alike, was set on fire last month by a suspected arsonist.  In an effort to help swiftly rebuild the playground, Ten 22 and The Firehouse (both part of the Harvego family of restaurants) are aiming to contribute […]

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Aug
15

Escaping the Heat

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With the mild winter we had, I knew we were in for a rough summer. However with these last few weeks of 100-degree plus days, summer has worn out its welcome. To escape a 105-degree Saturday, my boyfriend, Alex, and I decided to take a day trip to 73-degree San Francisco. We put on our […]

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Aug
13

Cheers to One Year: Celebrating Ruhstaller Beer in Sacramento

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Last month was Ruhstaller’s first anniversary of brewing beer in Sacramento. Coincidentally, it was also the brand’s 131st anniversary. More than a century ago, Captain Frank Ruhstaller opened the Ruhstaller Brewery in Sacramento. Now, Sacramento resident J-E Paino has re-launched the beer to carry on the legacy of California’s first premium craft brewery. The difference? […]

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