The Fried Chicken Sandwich with sliced cucumbers, fresh basil and buttermilk dressing; the Debris Po’ Boy of roasted brisket, sliced green tomato, shredded lettuce and spicy aioli; and a side of mac ‘n’ cheese. Oh, and a glass (or two) of rose. Find South online at www.weheartfriedchicken.com.
2005 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
“Would you like to sample some handmade toffee?” Now, there’s an offer we can’t refuse.
When Katherine Ellis, owner of McFaddy Candy Co. offered the SacFoodies a sampling of her handmade toffee, we gladly accepted – and we’re glad we did. Among custom/seasonal flavors (such as Pecan Pie), she offers Salted, Himalyayn Dark, Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Strawberry Kiss and Matcha Green Tea toffee flavors.
‘Tis the season for indulgent treats and we can’t get enough of salty/sweet combinations these days, so toffee fits the bill (especially around 3pm).
If you’re looking for a small gift for a business associate or even a hostess gift, you can’t go wrong with a jar of handmade toffee.
by Brandon Smith
“Fall into Friday” – First Friday Oak Park
All the wonderful colors of fall will soon be covering the streets of Oak Park and what better place to take it all in than the Oak Park Broadway Corridor on First Friday.
First Friday is an exciting community-oriented event that celebrates all that Oak Park has to offer and transforms the Broadway Corridor into an evening full of shopping, dining, art installations and festive community celebrations.
Come celebrate the fall season with warm seasonal drinks from local coffeehouses, a pop-up park for kids and adults, food trucks featuring seasonal fall items, special sales at retail locations, live music and art activations from some of Sacramento’s top designers, artisans and muralists.
First Friday in Oak Park spans the Broadway Corridor from 37th Street to Alhambra, and is presented by the Oak Park Business Association and Unseen Heroes.
First Friday Oak Park
October 7, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Broadway between 37th Street and Alhambra Blvd.
Oktoberfest presented by Sacramento Turn Verein
Couldn’t make it to Munich this year? Need an excuse to break out your lederhosen? Don’t worry! The Sacramento Turn Verein has you covered with their annual Oktoberfest celebration.
The Turn Verein in East Sac will be pouring authentic German beers and wine in their outdoor Biergarten and serving delicious German food while live music from three different bands and dancers transport you to Theresienwiese.
The festivities begin today, Friday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m. and go until Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 a.m.
Sacramento Turn Verein
3349 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub
Deschutes Brewery is back for another visit to the Farm-to-Fork Capitol on Saturday, October 8. Street Pub is a family friendly one-stop shop to try a variety of Deschutes beers with over 60 taps featured – from Black Butte XXVIII all the way to year-round favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA. Deschutes will be pairing their beers with culinary creations from Deschutes Executive Chef, Jeff Usinowicz and a few local chefs as well. Street Pub will also feature local, live music from River City Radio (2-3:30pm), Brass Magic (4-5:30pm), Humble Wolf (6-7:30pm), & IDEATEAM (8-10pm).
And if an amazing selection of beers, delicious food and live music wasn’t enough to sell you on attending, what if I told you 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Runnin’ for Rhett?
Entry to the event is free and tokens good for one 16 oz. beer will be sold for $6. VIP tickets will also be available for purchase upon entry.
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub
October 8, 2016
1806 Capitol Ave.
by the SacFoodies
We love all things flavorful here at Sacfoodies and cooking with fresh herbs is one of our favorite ways to turn up the tasty in any dish.
In this installment of SacFoodies Survey, we set out to discover the preferred culinary herbs of our authors.
Check out our top picks in the info graphic below.
We’ve also created more free prints for your empty wall space. Feast your eyes on these awesome illustrations of our favorite herbs! Which would get your vote?
by Brandon Smith
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks presented by Raley’s is a celebration of the region’s premiere dining destinations and the bounty of seasonal ingredients that surround us. The event will showcase the culinary powerhouse that is the Sacramento region, with area restaurants hosting special events, menus and opportunities to meet the farmers, winemakers and brewers who make Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.
The dining options will span Sacramento’s downtown core, as well as other regional spots including Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Lodi, Folsom, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and more.
Be sure to visit participating restaurants (full list available here) for your chance to win two tickets to the sold out Tower Bridge Dinner presented by Cadillac or gift cards to local farm-to-fork restaurants.
The more you dine, the more chances you have to find a Golden Ticket. For more info on the ticket giveaway, click here.
California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival
The California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival is a must attend event for the beer loving community. This three day event starts as an industry trade show and ends at the largest California craft beer festival, hosted outdoors in front of the state Capitol and offering unlimited tastings from 160 breweries and more than 450 beers brewed across California.
Yes, you read that correctly. Unlimited tastings!
The California Craft Beer Summit Festival will take place on Saturday, September 10 at Capitol Mall from 3-7 p.m. For info on other California Beer Summit events, tickets and a list of participating California breweries visit the California Craft Beer Summit website.
East Sacramento Edible Gardens Tour
Grow it and eat it! Edible gardens are springing up everywhere.
Experience six uniquely different edible gardens in East Sacramento homes on Saturday, September 10 2016 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy entertainment in the gardens provided by “Sacramento Symphonic Winds”, have a chance to talk with Master Gardeners and win fabulous prizes.
All proceeds from the Edible Gardens Tour will benefit Tubman House and Food Literacy Center.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance through Soroptimist of Sacramento and $25.00 on the day of the event (children 12 and under free).