Archive for January, 2013:

Jan
31

Rick’s Dessert Diner

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Ever since I can remember, Rick’s Dessert Diner has been my go-to place on late nights when the ice cream in my freezer just wouldn’t cut it. Even when I attended grade school down the street, my dad would treat my younger brother and I after school, almost weekly, to a treat of our choice […]

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Jan
30

Crab Feed Season is Here

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A few years back I did a post on a crab feed I attended and, as you may recall, I was fascinated by the whole picking or piling experience going on around me. Well, someone recently commented on my post asking about Sacramento-area crab feeds, so with crab feed season officially underway it’s time to […]

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Jan
29

Temple Coffee House

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What a revelation it was to discover I could enjoy the taste of coffee without adding cream or sugar.  In the past, if I ever had to drink a regular cup of coffee, I would find myself dissatisfied by the lack of flavor and bitter taste.  It wasn’t until I discovered Temple Coffee House and […]

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Jan
28

Lime Curd Tart

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One of the things I love about winter is all the delicious citrus that is available. I can easily eat about five Cuties a day and there always seems to be an abundance of lemons and limes coming from friends’ trees. I especially love citrus desserts and previously shared a recipe for one my favorites, […]

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Jan
25

Zinfandel Grille

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It’s practically impossible to live in Sacramento and not notice one local hot spot, Zinfandel Grille on Fair Oaks Blvd. Acclaimed for its Mediterranean-inspired menu and extensive wine selection, Zinfandel Grille has been a Sactown favorite for more than 25 years.   When my boyfriend invited me to dinner here, I was absolutely ecstatic! The location […]

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Jan
23

Orphan Breakfast House

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Some mornings just call for a sit-down, ignore-the-world, enjoy-yourself kind of breakfast. When those mornings call, Orphan Breakfast House answers. From fresh daily specials using seasonal ingredients like the Meyer Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes (three Meyer lemon poppyseed pancakes baked with fresh raspberries and surrounded by house-made Meyer lemon curd) to menu standbys like the Papas […]

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Jan
17

Healthy Carrot Muffins

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With a 15 month old that is exploring different food groups and rapidly realizing he isn’t the biggest fan of vegetables, I’m always looking for clever recipes to make sure he gets his daily serving of veggies.  I’ve found through trial and error that muffins can be a wonderful solution for such a problem.  They’re […]

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Jan
15

California Photo Foodie Contest

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There are three reasons why I love the month of January: the start of a New Year, my birthday, and California Restaurant Month – a month-long celebration of California’s incredible culinary scene. To add some fun and friendly competition to California’s Restaurant Month, Visit California has launched a Facebook contest in search of the best, most […]

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Jan
10

Sacramento Named a Top Destination for Cocktails in 2013

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Sacramento is oftentimes overlooked for its vast array of culinary and beverage options. But thanks to a recent article in Imbibe Magazine, the Capitol City is getting the attention it deserves for the bounty of craft libations available – it was named one of the top 75 destinations for cocktails among the places, people and […]

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Jan
09

Esquire Grill’s Dine Downtown Menu

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You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice the iconic teal signage plastered around Sacramento, heralding the arrival of Dine Downtown Week. We’re even chattering about it—and for good reason. This Sactown staple has become an annual tradition here in the River City, when popular downtown eateries open their doors with a […]

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