Before last weekend, I’d never written a Yelp review. Despite having been to countless wonderful restaurants and devouring several fantastic meals, writing a Yelp review was never the post-meal priority. But last Saturday, everything changed. I had the best meal of my life and for the first time, writing a Yelp review became the post-meal priority.
Yes, you read that right. Let me explain.
It was a great day for the SacFoodies when we were contacted by the folks at Sailor Jerry inviting us to try their spiced rum. Lucky for us, the samples came along with a delicious Bloody Jerry recipe that we used to help kick off our weekend.
When it comes to a Bloody Mary, most would think of the common concoction which uses vodka and is often customized by a variety of different additions. However, rum is usually not considered a go-to liquor for creating this classic brunch cocktail. You may, however, want to rethink that theory and give this Bloody Jerry a whirl. We were pleased that the spiced rum complimented the tomato flavors well and it most certainly went down smooth.
1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
2 dashes hot sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 heavy-handed dash of steak seasoning spices
1 teaspoon of wet minced garlic
1 teaspoon of spicy bean or pickle juice
Fill with plain tomato juice
Pour it all in a pint glass, squeeze in some lemon and lime wedges, toss ‘em in. Add ice. Shake and add any garnish you desire.
Who doesn’t love a new cookbook? Around here, as you might imagine, they can be pretty popular. Recently, I ordered one that I’ve been waiting for: Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed.
There are just a few tickets still available for the Coffee Crawl Sacramento this Saturday, September 6. Crawlers will start at Insight Coffee Roasters for event bags full of swag and kick off presentations before heading out by car or bike to experience the magic at other participating shops, including Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, Fluid Espresso Bar, Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, Son of a Bean Coffee House, and Temple Coffee Roasters. The Crawl After Party, hosted by Roaster Sponsor Temple Coffee, will conclude a great day for Sacramento coffee lovers.
Tickets are $32 and available here (note: only tickets for routes 5 and 6 are still available).
Not too long ago, I returned from my honeymoon in Ireland. My wife and I toured castles, kissed the Blarney Stone, walked through St. Patrick’s Cathedral, drank a freshly brewed Guinness from the Dublin brewery and basically had an amazing two weeks on a bus tour of the entire island.
By: Amanda Frew and Jake Ferguson
For those of us that work in downtown Sacramento, keeping us in the area after work hours is not easy to do with midtown’s many bars and restaurants luring us away after we leave the office. On a recent visit to Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery though, two of us Sac Foodies found ourselves happily whiling away the evening without the slightest thought of our usual midtown haunts.
This February, Blackbird reopened its doors with a new identity. They now feature dishes starring local farm-fresh produce and incredibly fresh fish for their many raw offerings and to live up to their namesake as a “Beer Gallery,” Blackbird also boasts over 50 beers on tap from all over the world. It’s not often you have the chance to partake in upscale food with such a wide range of craft beers, but we highly suggest you visit Blackbird soon to do so. Below is a recap of our delicious evening.
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When a fellow SacFoodie shares her garden’s bounty, one must make Tomato Jam!