Food & Wine Weekly Picks

Update every Tuesday by end of day for inclusion in the Sacbee Food & Wine newsletter, which pulls at roughly 4am on Wednesday. The newsletter pulls up to 8 posts each week. Please remove the previous week’s posts.

The Sac Rag
Sacramento woman in the running for Lay’s $1 million potato chip flavor contest

Jul 21, 2014
Sacramento woman in the running for Lay’s $1 million potato chip flavor contest

You can’t make this stuff up. Julia Stanley-Metz from right here in Sacramento dreamed up “Wavy Mango and Salsa Potato Chips” and is subsequently one of just 4 finalists for a $1 million grand prize from Lay’s. On Tuesday, July … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans this weekend to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an … Continue reading

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...

Love peaches? Marysville Peach Festival July 18 & 19

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Jul 17, 2014
Love peaches? Marysville Peach Festival July 18 & 19


Sacramento Magazine
Food & fun: The Solar Cooking Festival is Saturday at William Land Park

Jul 15, 2014


Crazy for Crust
Maple Bacon Crunch Ice Cream

Jul 15, 2014
Maple Bacon Crunch Ice Cream

If you don’t love bacon, I’m so sorry. Because this ice cream is all about the bacon. And the maple. And the toffee crunch. For my second installment of Ice Cream Week, I made Maple Bacon Cunch Ice Cream – without a machine. I think it’s my most favorite ice cream – ever. A few...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Goldfield, replacing Hamburger Patties, to Open by Aug. 1

Jul 14, 2014

We are almost there! Our Grand Opening weekend is August 1st- August 2nd. #comingsoon #goldfield #hardluck pic.twitter.com/k4fioMdIYr — Goldfield (@Goldfield1849) July 14, 2014 Goldfield Trading Post, the country bar and restaurant by Ace of Spades and Tank House, announced that...


Beer news roundup: East Sacramento’s Hoppy Brewing marks 20 years anniversary with all-day “Hoppy Hour”

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Jul 14, 2014
Beer news roundup: East Sacramento’s Hoppy Brewing marks 20 years anniversary with all-day “Hoppy Hour”

A roundup of posts about beer brewing from The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Connect partners.

Undercover Caterer
Pickled JalapeƱos

Jul 14, 2014

I love pickled jalapeño slices.  I unabashedly pile them onto ballpark nachos, put them on hot dogs, chop ‘em up and mix them with various condiments to use as spreads or dips, etc.  There’s just something addicting about the slight heat mixed with that good vinegary tang.  I usually have a jar in the...

Crazy for Crust
Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Jul 14, 2014
Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Guess what? It’s Ice Cream Week! All week long I’m going to be sharing ice cream recipes with you (and so will Ashton from Something Swanky!) Up first is one of my favorite flavors: Funfetti. Would you expect anything else? I made Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream and sandwiched them with Funfetti Sugar Cookies to make...

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