Kristy DeVaney

Kristy DeVaney Kristy DeVaney is the author of the blog Cakegrrl.

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2014 Curtis Park Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Beer Garden is October 4th, 4-7pm

Sep 1, 2014
2014 Curtis Park Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Beer Garden is October 4th, 4-7pm

The 2014 Curtis Park Wine Tasting, Silent Auction & Beer Garden Event promises to be one of the best ever! In it’s 24th year, the event boasts more than 20 of the best restaurants in Sacramento, more than 50 wineries, and the always popular Beer Garden orchestrated by Pangaea Two Brews & Bottleshop.  There...

Fogo de Chão in San Jose: A Meat Lover’s Paradise!

Aug 30, 2014
Fogo de Chão in San Jose: A Meat Lover’s Paradise!

When Andy and I visited San Jose a few weeks ago, we dined at a Brazilian churrascaria called Fogo de Chão (pronounced fo-go dée shown). It’s located in Santana Row close to Hotel Valencia, our host hotel for that weekend. A churrascaria is a place where meat is cooked in churrasco style (Portuguese for ‘barbecue’),...

Farm to Fork Legends of Wine is September 18th, 6:00-8:30pm

Aug 28, 2014
Farm to Fork Legends of Wine is September 18th, 6:00-8:30pm

I can say in all honesty that out of the whole year, I love the months of September and October most. There are several  reasons for that. One of them is the weather. It starts to cool off just enough and the mornings are perfect for running. Another reason is that it is harvest...

Enter to Win a FREE Race Entry to the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon on October 19th, 2014!

Aug 24, 2014
Enter to Win a FREE Race Entry to the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon on October 19th, 2014!

Once again this year, I am partnering with Whole Foods Market Northern California, and I will be running for them in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I am really excited to have been asked again (by Whole Foods), and I am even more excited that I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO ENTRIES...

Wine Weekend Getaway at Hotel Valencia Santana Row

Aug 17, 2014
Wine Weekend Getaway at Hotel Valencia Santana Row

OK wine lovers! Looking for a fun alternative to Napa Valley that’s within driving distance of Sacramento and the Bay area? Andy and I just checked out the Hotel Valencia at Santana Row in San Jose. They’re doing a Wine Weekend Getaway promotion (available Fridays and Saturdays only) that includes luxurious accommodations for two, a...

Win a Pair of Tickets to Sactown Wings on August 23rd, 2014

Jul 19, 2014
Win a Pair of Tickets to Sactown Wings on August 23rd, 2014

Sacramento’s booming food festival scene now has a special day to dedicate to the ever popular party food: the chicken wing. That day is August 23rd at 2pm (until 7pm) at Fremont Park (16th and P streets). event flyer below I was very happy to team up with Xoso Sports to help promote this...

Roasted Carrots with Curry and Pecans

Jul 2, 2014
Roasted Carrots with Curry and Pecans

Every year Andy and I get together with another family for a nice dinner party on the back deck at our house in Incline Village. We collaborate on a menu for our guests and make a fuss over the food and wine. The first year, we tricked everyone into eating a fully Paleo meal....

Raley’s Food for Families Refresh Dinner at Vierra Farms kicks off Summer Donation Campaign

Jun 9, 2014
Raley’s Food for Families Refresh Dinner at Vierra Farms kicks off Summer Donation Campaign

Last Wednesday, Andy and I attended a fundraising dinner at Vierra Farms held by Raley’s Food for Families. The purpose of the event was to introduce a new program to supply fresh produce to food banks and to kick off the Fresh Summer Donation drive. The event was catered by Beth Sogaard Catering. The...

Lake County People’s Choice Wine Tasting to be Held Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Jun 8, 2014
Lake County People’s Choice Wine Tasting to be Held Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Lake County is a wine region that might not have the cachet of Napa Valley, but I can definitely tell you they are making wines of Napa Valley caliber. Currently, Lake County has over 8,400 acres producing winegrapes. There are now 167 growers and 32 wineries in Lake County. I was first exposed to a...

Dametra Café: Mediterranean Fusion at its Finest in Downtown Carmel

Jun 1, 2014
Dametra Café: Mediterranean Fusion at its Finest in Downtown Carmel

Faisal Nimri and Bashar Sneeh own what is currently the most popular restaurant in downtown Carmel: Dametra Café. Since mid-2009, the restaurant has been booked solid (see above photo of line outside the door) for dinner every night, and after our meal there during our second night in Carmel, I can see why. When...

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