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Win a pair of tickets worth $100 to Stanford Youth Solutions food/wine event

Apr 18, 2014

How would you like to win a night out for two that includes local food and wine, plus live music to work those boogie shoes? Two tickets are up for grabs for the Stanford Youth Solutions “Vintage 2014” event at North Ridge Country Club on May 1, a $100 a head benefiting the organization...

SF Weekly recommends Sacramento’s cocktail scene

Apr 15, 2014
SF Weekly recommends Sacramento’s cocktail scene

The SF Weekly’s “drink of the week” column generally focuses on a single standout libation, or gives props to Bay Area bars with standout cocktail programs. But in the most recent case, the “drink of the week” went to an entire city - and that city is our own Sacramento.

Prix fixe dining alert: The French Laundry to close temporarily for renovations

Apr 8, 2014
Prix fixe dining alert: The French Laundry to close temporarily for renovations

As if nabbing a reservation at The French Laundry wasn’t tough enough, the landmark three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville will be closing temporarily to undergo a renovation. According to the Napa Valley Register, proprietor and chef Thomas Keller is negotiating with Silverado Resort and Spa to host a series of pop-up restaurants while The French...

Selling mislabeled seafood criminalized under new Senate bill

Apr 7, 2014
Selling mislabeled seafood criminalized under new Senate bill

A new Senate bill would place seafood suppliers and restaurant owners on the hook for a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for selling mislabeled seafood. SB 1138, which is authored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, would require labeling of fresh, frozen, processed and others forms of fish to...

Midtown Farmers Market to boost activities on Second Saturdays

Apr 1, 2014

Hey now, Second Saturday isn‘t just an excuse to troll midtown for drink specials with your bros while occasionally ogling local art. A new culinary component is being added each Second Saturday through the fall, via the Midtown Farmers Market.

Video: Dig into The Bee’s new food section Feast

Mar 28, 2014
Video: Dig into The Bee’s new food section Feast

The Bee's Feast section debuts Sunday.

Talking ‘Feast’ and other Bee food coverage on ‘Insight’

Mar 25, 2014
Talking ‘Feast’ and other Bee food coverage on ‘Insight’

We’re excited about Sunday’s launch of Feast, a new section dedicated to food at The Sacramento Bee. You’ll be hearing more about it soon, but the goal is to cover Sacramento’s ever-expanding food culture in the most thoughtful and engaging way possible.



More than 30 food vendors participating in SactoMofo7 on April 26

Mar 18, 2014
More than 30 food vendors participating in SactoMofo7 on April 26

Mobile food enthusiasts, mark your calendars for April 26. SactoMoFo 7 will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6th and W streets, and in this latest edition will round up some 30 vendors that includes local favorites and some new mobile food vendors as well.

Strings Urban Kitchen opening Friday at Capitol Towers

Mar 18, 2014
Strings Urban Kitchen opening Friday at Capitol Towers

Strings Italian Cafe has offered pasta, pizza and other casual fare around northern California since 1999. But a more grown-and-sexy version of this franchise debuts Friday with Strings Urban Kitchen. The eatery is housed on the ground floor of the Cap...

First Impressions: Crawdad’s River Cantina

Mar 14, 2014
First Impressions: Crawdad’s River Cantina

The party’s back on the Sacramento River, but this time with a new set of owners. Crawdad’s River Cantina, a longtime staple of outdoor eating and drinking along the Garden Highway, opens today with a new team headed by Adam Pechal (formerly of Tuli Bistro/Restaurant Thir13en) and Trevor Shults of PourHouse, BarWest and other...



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