Kristy DeVaney

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

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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...

Return to Mundaka: A Spanish-Style Tapas Restaurant in Downtown Carmel

May 14, 2014
Return to Mundaka: A Spanish-Style Tapas Restaurant in Downtown Carmel

It was less than a year ago when we last visited Mundaka, a small plates restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel. Since then, the restaurant has continued to thrive and recently celebrated its 5th anniversary! During our recent stay at The Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Andy and I were honored to...

It’s OK to Run like a Girl Because the Girls on the Run 5K is May 17th, 2014!!

Apr 26, 2014

JOIN ME at The Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento‘s 4th annual 5k spring race will be Saturday, May 17th 2014 at North Natomas Regional Park. Registration is just $25 until the end of this month and $30 after that. Race day entry is $35. Packet Pickup will be held on May 16th...

Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites: An Original Wine-Themed Hotel Experience

Apr 23, 2014
Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites: An Original Wine-Themed Hotel Experience

It’s no secret that Andy and I love wine. I mean, that’s how we met. So, when I was invited to stay at the Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, a beautiful wine-themed inn about a mile from downtown Carmel, I was more than excited to visit. When we arrived, Andy and I met with one...

Come Fly with Me at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half Marathon!

Apr 13, 2014
Come Fly with Me at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half Marathon!

Calling all runners…Come join Andy and me for the 16th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, 2014! We’ll be running the half marathon for the third year in a row, and this year, I will be there as a guest of the race director and reporting on the race itself. I am...

How to Manage Depression Without Drugs: That’s So Paleo!

Apr 9, 2014

I recently had the privilege of reading a review copy of Janna Marlies Maron’s (pictured above) brand new book How to Manage Depression Without Drugs: 5 Game Plans to Help Me Get My Life Back. I was eager to read and help promote the book because I feel it ties in directly with the...

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