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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Hook & Ladder ‘a bit chaotic and confusing’

Oct 29, 2012

Hook & Ladder, by the owners of the Golden Bear, opened earlier this month to high hopes. But on their first weekend open, they still had many of the kinks in service endemic to new restaurants to work out, reports...

A Year in Wine
Fear not, a deadly serious wine

Oct 29, 2012
Fear not, a deadly serious wine

OK, the wine is called "Bone-Jolly." Its label is a traditionally jaunty salute to Dia de los Muertos, one calavera playing a guitar, another an accordion as they dance about a table set with wine. Cases of the stuff are stacked in the middle of the wi...

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Undercover Caterer
Recipe: Root beer spice cupcakes

Recipe: Root beer spice cupcakes

I like New York in June, how about you?  I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?  I love cupcakes when a storm is due…. I like potato chips, root beer and motor trips, how about you? Sorry, I had that song stuck in my head. Dudes, I made this recipe so long ago....

AccessLocal.TV
Founder of Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts awarded 8th degree black belt

Oct 29, 2012
Founder of Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts awarded 8th degree black belt

By Taylor Marshall Foothill High Student, age 16 October 12, 2012 was the night that many martial artists in Sacramento experienced something great. Kyoshi Dave Kovar ...

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Munchie Musings
Recipe: Gluten-free Panforte

Recipe: Gluten-free Panforte

During college I worked in a gourmet pasta shop in Portland. I learned all about fresh pasta and sauces and ate well for a college student. It was at this shop that I had my first experience with panforte.Panforte is Italian for 'strong bread', yet it'...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Banana oat breakfast cookies

Oct 29, 2012
Recipe: Banana oat breakfast cookies

I recently got back from a few whirlwind days at Disneyland attending the first ever Dole Banana Summit. To say that I had a great time is an understatement. I got to see some old friends and come home with some new ones. Before I went, I really only thought of bananas as something...

The California Aggie
Vini Wine Bar features self-serve wine

Oct 29, 2012

Among a string of new businesses in Downtown Davis is Vini Wine Bar. Owned by former Davis resident Jeff Day, the bar officially opened on July 15 and is located on 611 Second St. across from the Varsity Theater. At the bar’s center, there are three circular self-serving stations with three others strewn across...

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MyCup2Yours
Parenting a toddler? Eight great tips…

Oct 29, 2012
Parenting a toddler? Eight great tips…

Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing an article I originally wrote for Sacramento Parent Magazine about parenting those cute little ones we call toddlers. They can be so darn precious, but they can be challenging too. If you’re a mommy to a toddler, be encouraged, hang in there and read on… EIGHT GREAT TIPS FOR PARENTING...

Appeal Democrat
Kids and families celebrate during LGBT party

Austin Ward, an off-duty zombie soldier, ate the best pizza rolls and drank the best strawberry-kiwi poison he said he'd ever had. The 9-year-old Olivehurst resident took part in Sunday's first-ever Gotbliss Halloween Ball with his brother and...

Feed Your Soul Blog
Scared about binging on Halloween candy?

Scared about binging on Halloween candy?

I used to be really afraid of Halloween and not because of the ghosts and goblins. I was afraid to have Halloween candy in my house. I was afraid I would eat the candy before the Trick or Treaters came … Continue reading

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