Posts Tagged Cocktails:

Jul
06

Au revoir, foie gras.

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To celebrate a 21st birthday and 30th wedding anniversary, my boyfriend’s family and I dined at Ella Dining Room & Bar. Having only been to Ella once for happy hour, I was very excited for the full Ella dining experience.   My boyfriend, Alex, and I showed up a half hour early to get a […]

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Jun
04

Cap City Sips: Downtown Happy Hour

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Cap City Sips: Downtown Happy Hour Say “cheers” to some very happy hours! If you’re in the downtown Sacramento area on Wednesday evenings this summer, you’ll have your pick of more than a dozen locations to take advantage of Downtown Happy Hour, thanks to the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. From 3-7 p.m. every Wednesday from June […]

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Mar
23

Studio Gourmet SF

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Looking for a fun and exciting foodie experience that goes beyond just great dining? Then take a little outing to San Francisco and check out Studio Gourmet SF. You may recall us telling you about this unique opportunity back in November, but here is another chance to participate! Studio Gourmet SF is an exclusive and […]

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Aug
15

Midtown Cocktail Week

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I’ve always been a Cosmopolitan girl, myself. There’s something incredibly classy and chic about a pink drink rimmed with sugar and garnished with a lime. It screams super sassy and lover of summer. This week  is Midtown Cocktail Week in Sacramento, an entire seven days dedicated to your favorite gin and tonic. Sponsored and hosted […]

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Aug
10

Patio Happy Hours, Perfect for Hot Summer Nights

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I love summer. For the people of the Sacramento Valley, June, July and August are marked with thermometers reaching 80 degrees at dawn, afternoon swimming and air-conditioners running on high well into the evening. The upside to this hot, hot heat is that the evenings here in Sacramento can be the perfect time to relax […]

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Jun
14

Frank Fat’s, Sacramento

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My fiancé and I received a gift card from one of our new friends here in town to Frank Fat’s, a local Chinese restaurant. Everyone raved to us that Franks Fat’s is the best Chinese place in town, so we were exited to try it. Three months later we finally found ourselves sitting down to […]

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May
06

The Perfect Mint Julep Recipe

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The 137th annual Kentucky Derby  will be held this Saturday, May 7 and in honor of the big event, we thought we’d share the perfect Mint Julep Recipe! Mint Juleps are Southern cocktails synonymous with the Kentucky Derby; in fact, almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs during the world-famous horse race.  For those […]

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Dec
13

Hot Buttered Rum

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Hot adult beverages are one of my favorite things to enjoy on a cold winter night. While there are many mixes on the market, there is nothing quite like a homemade Hot Buttered Rum to make the season a little brighter. I found this recipe from Emeril Lagasse a few years back and it doesn’t […]

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Sep
13

Hot Italian Announces New Affogati Menu

Good news, Hot Italian just received their liquor license, and in addition to now stocking a full bar, this has allowed them to add a few new dishes to their menu. We were recently invited to sample a few items from their new line of Affogati (Italian for “drowned”) desserts: a heaping scoop of gelato […]

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Aug
10

Tightwad Tuesday: Midtown Cocktail Week

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Get your taste buds ready for this year’s Midtown Cocktail Week!  Continuing now through August 15, Midtown Cocktail Week celebrates Sacramento’s cocktail culture. The week will be filled with fun activities such as cocktail creation education, recognition of local mixology innovators and leaders, and specialty cocktails at participating restaurants.    This wouldn’t be a Tightwad Tuesday without […]

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