Stephanie Rudy

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. I love pizza. I love pizza more than I love deep fried Oreos (and that’s saying something). While my favorite pie involves a combination of prosciutto, arugula, olives and red pepper flakes on thin crust, I’ll take just about any slice you throw in front of me. Stuffed crust, deep dish, margarita, 3-day old leftovers – you name it, I’ll eat it.

Favorite local restaurant: Sacramento has so many wonderful dining options. I love several restaurants, ALL for various reasons! For a gnocchi fix, OneSpeed. When I’m craving sushi, no one does it better than Mikuni’s. If I’m looking for a deal, Selland’s offers an amazing weekly special - $25 for two fabulous dinners AND a bottle of wine. When I need that pizza fix, it’s Hot Italian (their chili oil is out of this world). Fried brussels sprouts? Clark’s Corner. Orphan for unparalleled breakfasts (get there early!). And for those casual occasions when I’m looking for a glass of wine, a small (but heavenly) bite and ambiance? Old Soul at Weatherstone!

Favorite family recipe: Tough call. It’s a toss-up between my dad’s Thai chicken thighs and his lemon-butter BBQ shrimp. A grilling guru, the man knows how to work the BBQ better than he knows how to tie his own shoes.

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