Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Girls on the Grid
Fantasy Football Do’s and Dont’s

Aug 25, 2014
Fantasy Football Do’s and Dont’s

By Brianna Nathan The greatest time of the year is upon us: football season. If you’ve never participated in a fantasy football league before, make this your year! There are few things better than competing against your friends, and a fantasy league offers a socially acceptable reason to bet against your friends and curse...

Undercover Caterer
Slow Roasted Garlicky Tomatoes

Aug 25, 2014

You didn’t think that tomato season was over did you?  I assure you it is not. Well, it almost is–at least at my house.  I learned a trick a long time ago that if you slow your watering down after the tomatoes were established and on the vines, then they end up more flavorful....

Sacramento Vegan
Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Aug 24, 2014
Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Lately, when I've wanted to go out with friends for drinks, I've discovered that it isn't that easy to find restaurants with vegan options on their happy hour menus. Tapa the World and Kasbah are vegan-friendly, as is Capital Dime, but most happy hour menus seem to have nothing for...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Upcoming Food Events

Aug 24, 2014
Upcoming Food Events



Summer's winding down but the amount of food events are kickin' up, here's just a few:

August 28, 7pm
Kupro's Eat, Drink & Be Merry: This is the first in a series of family style dinners with Chef Marty Hutton and 10 "cullinights" (chefs, writers, growers, farmers, etc.). Tickets are $40 per...

Baked Bree
Spiced Applesauce

Aug 23, 2014
Spiced Applesauce

Well, it is about that time. We are soaking up the last bits of summer and are getting ready to send the kids back to school in a little over a week. I am having bittersweet emotions about the whole thing. We had one of the best summers imaginable. We moved to the Cape...

Guava Rose
Pan-fried Bacon Wrapped Mochi

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Aug 22, 2014
Pan-fried Bacon Wrapped Mochi

Bacon wrapped mochi over Bloody Mary, close upSorry for the long break here. I’ve been spending lots of time with my kids, dallying around, and enjoying the summer days. This Bacon wrapped mochi seems to have become a favorite recently. We’ve ordered it in restaurants before, but I’ve never made...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: August 22nd – 24th

Weekend Top 10: August 22nd – 24th

Dance to the music of The Hoots, get your face painted and play at Sacramento Children’s Museum’s $4 FRIDAY. Friday Watch Back to the Future in Fremont Park or Monsters University in Vernon Street Town Square. Friday FREE Enjoy music, dancing and an international petting zoo at the MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL in Elk Grove Regional...

Nanny Goats in Panties
White House Dinners and..oh, I Wrote a Book.

White House Dinners and..oh, I Wrote a Book.

Have you ever gone to a Presidential Gala and arrived late, only to discover that the First Couple is no longer greeting people at the end of the reception line and all the salmon biscuits are gone? OMG – me too!! But that’s not why I brought you here today. No, today I have...

Girls on the Grid
A Young Professionals Guide to Networking

Aug 22, 2014
A Young Professionals Guide to Networking

By Laine Himmelmann If you’ve looked at your LinkedIn newsfeed at all lately, you probably noticed the plethora of rapidly sprouting and growing Young Professionals (YP) Groups on our little grid.  Following the mentality that it’s not “what you know, but who you know”, bosses and parents all over town are encouraging recent graduates...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Free Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park

Free Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park

An international petting zoo, origami and piñata making are just a few of the new children’s activities at the 3rd annual Multicultural Festival in Elk Grove Regional Park this Saturday, August 23rd! The festival will feature ethnic food, music, entertainment, fashion shows, artwork and activities for children. Its two stages will feature more than...

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