Archive for July, 2013:

Jul
30

Bacon & Butter

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On a recent weekday a good friend and I met for lunch at this much buzzed about midtown establishment to see if it truly lives up to its name.  We were not disappointed.  Known for long lines at Sunday brunch, the lunch hour was nicely low-key with plentiful seating.  We were in and out with […]

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Jul
23

Farm-to-Fork at River City Brewing Company

By Jake Ferguson and Sarah Hamblen We recently told you about River City Brewing Company’s Craft Beer Food Pairing Series, and luckily we were invited to attend, enjoy and share with you the fresh and flavorful menu and crisp beers.  Clockwise from top left: K. Street Kolsch and fresh-out-of-the-oven focaccia bread; Heirloom Tomato Sorbet with […]

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Jul
22

Wine Cheese & Bread Faire 2013 Giveaway: The Ultimate Gourmet Wine & Food Shopping Experience

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What goes better together than wine, cheese and bread? We can’t think of anything! That’s why we are excited to announce that the Wine, Cheese and Bread Faire 2013 at the Old Sugar Mill is back. Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 11 to 5 pm, you can enjoy local cheese, bread and […]

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Jul
18

Chef’s Coffee Challenge

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  We have exciting news for all of you coffee connoisseurs – Sacramento’s Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters is hosting the first ever, Chef’s Coffee Challenge at their newest East Sacramento location on Saturday, July 27th at 6:30 p.m. where one of Sacramento’s hottest chefs, Aimal Formoli of Formoli’s Bistro will prepare a four-course dinner and […]

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Jul
17

Paris Hilton, the Sandwich?

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When you first think of Paris Hilton you might think of Hollywood, celebrities, and fame. I, however, think of the best sandwich I’ve EVER had. I discovered this deliciously sweet, melt-in-your-mouth, creamy specialty in an acclaimed downtown Sacramento French eatery just off the beaten path called La Bonne Soupe Café. When waiting in the adorable, […]

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Jul
16

Bacon Fest Sacramento presents BLT Week

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Have you heard it’s BLT Week? That’s right, the folks who put on Bacon Fest are continuing to keep the love for bacon alive here in Sacramento. BLT Week kicked off on Monday with several Sacramento restaurants bringing their specialty BLT’s, and in some cases bacon ice cream and bacon cocktails, to the forefront. A […]

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Jul
13

Beer Pairings and Puppy Rescue

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Finish this equation: Farm fresh food + local beer + puppies = __________.   Words like “awesome” and “heaven” would work. So would “River City Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary.” Yes, the iconic Sactown brewery is celebrating its second decade with a series of one-of-a-kind, farm-to-fork pairings that will benefit Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & […]

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Jul
11

Private Backyard Dinner with Grange to Benefit Sacramento Farmers and Chefs

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Have you ever wondered who the masterminds are behind the delicious meals prepared at Grange? Well this weekend it’s time to find out! This Saturday, July 13 at 5:30 pm, Grange is having a special benefit dinner, the Backyard “Meet & Greet,” where guests can meet the chefs, farmers, shepherds, winemakers, and brewmasters from behind […]

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Jul
10

Fourth Annual Sacramento Bastille Day

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Looking for something new to do this weekend? This Sunday, July 14 is the Fourth Annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiters’ Race and Festival and if you’ve never been before, it’ll definitely be an event to remember! I’ve personally never attended a waiter’s footrace, so I’m looking forward to this totally unique French celebration. The big […]

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Jul
08

The Sandwich Spot

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When colleague John Armato came back from lunch one day boasting about the “world’s greatest sandwich” from The Sandwich Spot, this sandwich connoisseur had to check it out for herself. (One quick digression: I love sandwiches, so much so that I’d be willing to go back to the early 90s and go toe-to-toe in a […]

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