Pam Giarrizzo

Pam Giarrizzo Pam Giarrizzo has been a Sacramento vegan for almost ten years. She and her non-vegan husband are the parents of a college-age son, also not a vegan. The challenge of dining out under these circumstances led to the creation of the Sacramento Vegan blog.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/11192375534456260749


Federalist Public House & Beer Garden

Mar 22, 2015
Federalist Public House & Beer Garden



This weekend, I finally found the Federalist Public House & Beer Garden. I'd heard it was near 20th and N streets in Midtown, but driving down N, I never saw it. When I checked the restaurant's address, however, I discovered that it was on Matsui Alley, which is located...

Zucchini Fritter in a Cast Iron Skillet

Mar 22, 2015
Zucchini Fritter in a Cast Iron Skillet

Ahhh, zucchini. So easy to grow, and so easy to end up with too much of.  Romanesco from Renee’s Garden is my favorite because it has great flavor and grows well. One plant is enough to feed the whole neighborhood though, and by the time summer is over, I’ll never... 

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Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

Mar 15, 2015
Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

Each of the last three Fridays, I've managed to combine two of my favorite activities -- browsing in bookstores and finding vegan food to blog about. This past Friday, these activities took me to El Dorado Hills, where I spent some quality time in Fac...

Road Trip! Veggie Grill in Corte Madera

Mar 8, 2015
Road Trip!  Veggie Grill in Corte Madera

On Friday, I drove to Corte Madera to visit Book Passage, an independent bookstore that's been on my bucket list for awhile. After spending a wonderful hour-plus browsing and picking out books, I drove to another place I've been wanting to visit -- Ve...

Kitchen428 in Woodland

Mar 2, 2015
Kitchen428 in Woodland

I took a drive up I-5 last week and had lunch in historic downtown Woodland at Kitchen428, which I had read was a farm-to-fork restaurant serving meals with seasonal, locally-sourced produce.


I was happy to see they had clearly marked the lunch menu to identify the dishes that were vegan or could be...

Blaze Pizza

Feb 23, 2015
Blaze Pizza



Blaze Pizza opened two new restaurants in Roseville and Gold River a couple of months ago. Executive Chef Bradford Kent, who has been featured on Good Morning America, was in Roseville last week, where I had the opportunity to talk with him.


Blaze Pizza offers a fast assembly-line approach to...

Oak Park Brewing Company

Feb 16, 2015
Oak Park Brewing Company

My son was home on a break from college recently, and we decided to have lunch at the Oak Park Brewing Company, which opened just a few months ago. While there weren't many vegan options on the menu, I thought the mention of a vegan burger was a hopefu...

A Natural Solution for Seasonal Allergies

Feb 15, 2015
A Natural Solution for Seasonal Allergies

Spring is in the air! And so is tree pollen, grass, weeds, and all kinds of stuff that causes seasonal allergies. At work, it’s easy to tell when it’s allergy season because half of the company is walking around with itchy/watery eyes, runny noses, coughs, and sniffles. How does this... 

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Vegan Chocolate for Your Valentine

Feb 9, 2015
Vegan Chocolate for Your Valentine

It's almost Valentine's Day, and if you haven't figured out where to buy chocolates for your vegan significant other, you may be starting to panic. Fortunately, I've been out shopping and can make a few recommendations.Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op ha...

Technical Difficulties — Today’s Blog Post Will Be Delayed

Feb 9, 2015


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