Lifestyle Picks

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

Girls on the Grid
Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

Jul 22, 2014
Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Try the brand new Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags [Everyone gets Kids Price in July!]

Try the brand new Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags [Everyone gets Kids Price in July!]

Get wet and wild! Tsunami Soaker is Six Flag’s Discovery Kingdom’s newest ride and opened at the end of May of this year. The ride has nine boats that rotate and riders can use their own water cannon to spray at each other. There are also water cannons for bystanders to spray at riders!...

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Undercover Caterer
How to make Sonora hot dogs; yes, you will need bacon

Jul 21, 2014

Besides doing a lot of traveling, this summer has also involved a lot of baseball, and therefore, a lot of hot dogs. In fact, because I was at the ballpark most of the weekend, I ate a hot dog every single day.  Maybe my plan to put Sonora hot dogs on the menu was...

Sacramento Vegan
Lou’s Sushi

Jul 20, 2014
Lou’s Sushi

I have to admit, I'm not much of a sushi eater. In the first place, it usually contains fish, which I don't eat, or seaweed, which I don't like. But a friend told me recently that Lou's Sushi had vegetarian options on the menu, and since I thought so...

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Baked Bree
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Jul 20, 2014
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came...

Girls on the Grid
Attention Sacramento Animal Lovers and All-Around Do-Gooders

Jul 18, 2014

By contributors: Alicia Lewis and Lauren Kimzey Feel like earning some extra karma credits? The Wild Life Center Association (WCA) is in desperate need of your time and money. The organization has fallen on hard times recently and lacks the necessary funding to sustain its vital operations after August 31st. The Wildlife Care Association...

Girls on the Grid
Commentary: A Ladies Home Guide to Manners and Commerce

Jul 18, 2014

By LAUREN COLE NORTON I was chatting with some punters outside a show I was running in Davis, enjoying a blast of cool air, when a man, probably in his mid-thirties, said to me: “It was enough you were pretty, but you seem to have ideas too.” Now this is a sentence I can’t ever...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories during a FAMILY CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Watch Despicable Me 2 under the stars at Fair Oaks’ MOVIE IN THE PARK. Friday FREE Pan for gold, dress up as a pioneer, and see a cannon fired during Hands on History: MINING THE MINERS at Sutter’s...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Summer fun with kids: What it’s like to swim with the dolphins at Six Flags Discovery

Summer fun with kids: What it’s like to swim with the dolphins at Six Flags Discovery

I have been dying to share this with you… My daughter and I got to swim with dolphins! We were invited to participate in the Dolphin Discovery program at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Since ‘Swim with dolphins’ was on my bucket list and my water-loving daughter has a special fondness for dolphins,...

Girls on the Grid
Crawdad’s on the River

Jul 17, 2014
Crawdad’s on the River

By: The Editors A couple weeks ago, the Girls on the Grid editors got off the grid for an evening to check out the newly re-vamped Crawdad’s Cantina on the River (Web, Facebook). We met in Old Sacramento and a quick boat ride later, we were at Crawdad’s. (Yes, we took the 1% route,...

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