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How Being 'Freaked Out' Gets You a Free Pastry at Starbucks

How Being 'Freaked Out' Gets You a Free Pastry at Starbucks

Starbucks, not satisfied with dominating the coffee world, purchased La Boulange, a San Francisco-based bakery, to expand its food offerings. I've seen this replacement happen at Starbucks I've visited in San Francisco and Los Angeles recently, but now, they're making..... Read More

Tortilla Español

Tortilla Español

This year for our holiday party, the SacFoodies opted for a Spanish Tapas Party at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. With instructor Ame Harrington at the helm, each team learned how to make one of six Spanish tapas and I chose team Tortilla Español. Despite its name, it is not a tortilla at all; well, at least not the floury flatbread we think of for burritos and wrap... Read More

Winners at Bacon Fest Sacramento Chefs Competition

Sunday afternoon, nearly 300 guests converged on Mulvaney's in Midtown for the third annual Bacon Fest Chefs Competition. Twelve local chefs vied for the top prize. Here are the winners:

Best in Show, 2014 Bacon Fest Champion: Ian McBride of Lucca Restaurant (Ian wins a three night stay in Napa at a culinary academy)

Audience Award: Noah Zonca, Capital Dime (Noah won for his bacon brittle and received a medal and his choice of locally produced M.A.C. knives)

Best Bacon: MIchael Tuohy, Block Butcher Bar and LowBrau (chef Tuohy will be opening his brand new restaurant Block Butcher Bar next month)

2nd Place, Best Bacon: Ian McBride of Lucca Restaurant and Bar)

Dining News: RIP East Sac's La Bombe Ice Cream

Dining News: RIP East Sac's La Bombe Ice Cream

La Bombe, formerly located at 3020 H Street, closed on Jan. 1. The ice cream shop, which opened about 18 months ago, was selected by the Sac Bee as one of the top 10 frozen treats around Sacramento in July..... Read More

Dining News: Cielito Lindo's Drab Building Detracts from 'Deft Cooking'

Dining News: Cielito Lindo's Drab Building Detracts from 'Deft Cooking'

Cielito Lindo, a new mexican restaurant in East Sac, got a thumbs up for its cooking, but a thumbs down for its decor... Read More

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills this Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills this Wednesday Evening!

It’s a New Year and time for a new you! 

Don’t miss the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class -- this Wednesday evening, January 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Arden Hills -- when the talented wellness chef shares helpful tips for healthier sauteing to get your nutrition and eating habits started off properly for 2014.

This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too!

Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://www.ardenhills.net/sports-fitness/nutrition/wellness-seminars/


 

Dine Downtown Restaurant Week at Dawson’s

Dine Downtown Restaurant Week at Dawson’s

By Jake Ferguson and Sarah Hamblen 

Thanks to Dine Downtown Restaurant Week, through January 17, 2014 you can visit 28 of Sacramento’s hottest restaurants and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal for only $31.

We were invited by Dine Downtown Restaurant Week to check out the Dine Downtown menu at Dawson’s Restaurant in the Hyatt Hotel, and we definitely left feeling more than satisfied.

In addition to the 3-course meal, Dawson’s offered a $12 wine pairing to go along with the first and second courses.

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