sacramento connect » Food & Wine http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com sacramento blogs & community news around sacramento california Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:19:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.11 Delta launches seasonal Atlanta-Reno nonstop geared toward skiers http://j.mp/1rFrpdb http://j.mp/1rFrpdb#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:22:19 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=23015 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/delta-launches-seasonal-atlanta-reno-nonstop-geared-toward-skiers/feed/ 0 Iconic New Orleans restaurateur Ella Brennan documentary to debut on September 13 http://j.mp/1rFro96 http://j.mp/1rFro96#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:44 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=23009 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/iconic-new-orleans-restaurateur-ella-brennan-documentary-to-debut-on-september-13/feed/ 0 Chocolate Honey Roasted Almonds http://j.mp/1VEp3Y6 http://j.mp/1VEp3Y6#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:17:09 +0000 http://amyshealthybaking.com/?p=17837 {continue reading}]]> http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/04/28/chocolate-honey-roasted-almonds/feed/ 0 ……and twenty plus Munchkins. http://j.mp/1XXF753 http://j.mp/1XXF753#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:52:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=a3f95076a7a04cc49a3cfbebf9a3c3c5 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/28/and-twenty-plus-munchkins/feed/ 0 Cake by the Ocean Cocktail http://j.mp/1N2l44I http://j.mp/1N2l44I#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:14 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14676 I know, you’ve all heard the song. But have you heard of the Cake by the Ocean Cocktail? (Probably not, because I think I just invented it!) If you’re not familiar with the song, you have to listen to it. The only reason you haven’t heard it is if you exclusively listen to talk radio, […]

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Cake by the Ocean Cocktail http://j.mp/1N2l44I http://j.mp/1N2l44I#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:14 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14676 I know, you’ve all heard the song. But have you heard of the Cake by the Ocean Cocktail? (Probably not, because I think I just invented it!) If you’re not familiar with the song, you have to listen to it. The only reason you haven’t heard it is if you exclusively listen to talk radio, […]

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Iconic Poor Red’s in El Dorado reopens http://j.mp/238qgG9 http://j.mp/238qgG9#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:29:05 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22997 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/iconic-poor-reds-in-el-dorado-reopens/feed/ 0 Gnocchi with Shiitake Green Garlic Sauce http://j.mp/1SBH0Re http://j.mp/1SBH0Re#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:28:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=7b700fbbe1a3c6f53f7c134e10195bf7 http://www.stealthcooking.com/feeds/6352209646172542390/comments/default 0 Nevada City in running for Outside magazine’s “best towns” list http://j.mp/21fDAcl http://j.mp/21fDAcl#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:05:08 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22990 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/nevada-city-in-running-for-outside-magazines-best-towns-list/feed/ 0 Strawberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread http://j.mp/1MYu0Iz http://j.mp/1MYu0Iz#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:10:32 +0000 http://amyshealthybaking.com/?p=17811 {continue reading}]]> http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/04/26/strawberry-chocolate-chip-banana-bread/feed/ 0 Ruby’s Coffee Cake Muffins http://j.mp/1SzaHCq http://j.mp/1SzaHCq#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:39:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=a3370732d939aaa34ebdd330e46e7894 http://ruby-rubymusings.blogspot.com/feeds/8869461717926871423/comments/default 0 “Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen http://j.mp/1Ny7S7Q http://j.mp/1Ny7S7Q#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:13:26 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22974 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/food/kitchen-cabinets-friends-family-who-advise-each-other-in-a-real-kitchen/feed/ 0 Preserved Lemons My Way: #Recipe http://j.mp/1XUrRhy http://j.mp/1XUrRhy#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:00:07 +0000 http://findingourwaynow.com/?p=35745 Well, I have more Meyer lemons than I thought, so the next idea I had was to preserve them for another day. If you’ve never had preserved lemons, you’re in for a treat. In the mid to early 19th-century, this was a practical way of keeping a hard to acquire, highly prized citrus such as lemons […]

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Mini S’mores Cheesecakes http://j.mp/24i7aQn http://j.mp/24i7aQn#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:00:45 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14646 I don’t know about you, but I crave cheesecake all year long. And when s’mores time comes around, I just make them indoor: Mini S’mores Cheesecakes! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Jordan gets out of school in 6 weeks. 6 weeks!! Let’s stop thinking about how she’ll be done with 5th grade (gasp) but […]

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Mini S’mores Cheesecakes http://j.mp/24i7aQn http://j.mp/24i7aQn#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:00:45 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14646 I don’t know about you, but I crave cheesecake all year long. And when s’mores time comes around, I just make them indoor: Mini S’mores Cheesecakes! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Jordan gets out of school in 6 weeks. 6 weeks!! Let’s stop thinking about how she’ll be done with 5th grade (gasp) but […]

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Localis http://j.mp/1SED6cz http://j.mp/1SED6cz#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:02:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=75f61d0b539fabaca89af740ce6d220f

I made an exception last week when my husband Phil and I went to Localis, mostly because the phrasing on their website didn't make me feel as though my need for vegan options was a nuisance. The Localis website says: "Vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores alike will find a welcoming seat at our table." I made a notation on the online reservation form to let the chef know I was vegan, and I received a call from the restaurant staff to tell me they can always provide a vegan option, although they appreciated the advance notice.


After Phil and I were seated Saturday night, I asked our server what the vegan options were. He said one of the "Small Fare" items on the menu, Fungi and Pots, could be made vegan by omitting the butter, so I ordered that for my first course. It was a mixture of cultured and foraged mushrooms, potatoes, spinach, and nasturtium petals, and it was excellent. If you're not very hungry, it might even be enough food for an entrée.




For my "Primary Fare," I had two choices: a spring vegetable stir-fry over either quinoa or farro, or a vegan version of the roasted asparagus risotto offered with their fish entrée. I chose the vegetable stir-fry. It was a wonderful dish, consisting of carrots, asparagus, broccoli, and mushrooms stir-fried in a flavorful sauce (a little on the salty side, but I was okay with that) and served over a bed of farro.




The five-course tasting menu at Localis can also be modified for vegans, with at least 24 hours advance notice. For a special occasion dinner, that could definitely be worth checking out!


Localis is located at 2031 S Street, and their phone number is 916-737-7599. Their website address is http://www.localissacramento.com, and their Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Localis-1443061382661807/?fref=ts. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Fudgy Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Swirled Brownies http://j.mp/1T9eYfz http://j.mp/1T9eYfz#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:35:17 +0000 http://amyshealthybaking.com/?p=17789 {continue reading}]]> http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/04/24/fudgy-dark-chocolate-cheesecake-swirled-brownies/feed/ 0 Art Garfunkel performs in Grass Valley on September 17 http://j.mp/1SED44p http://j.mp/1SED44p#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:06:56 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22940 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/art-garfunkel-performs-in-grass-valley-on-september-17/feed/ 0 ……do this on the cheap http://j.mp/1ras2e3 http://j.mp/1ras2e3#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:01:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=a87f13ed808f01a9c684704bcd738668 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/24/do-this-on-the-cheap/feed/ 0 French Silk Brownies http://j.mp/1rauIs5 http://j.mp/1rauIs5#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14640 Two desserts I love: French Silk Pie and Brownies, all in one bite! These French Silk Brownies have a fudge brownie topped with an eggless french silk pie filling…I’m sorry for your waistline. PIN IT NOW to save for later! What is it with the end of the school year? The powers that be seem […]

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French Silk Brownies http://j.mp/1rauIs5 http://j.mp/1rauIs5#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14640 Two desserts I love: French Silk Pie and Brownies, all in one bite! These French Silk Brownies have a fudge brownie topped with an eggless french silk pie filling…I’m sorry for your waistline. PIN IT NOW to save for later! What is it with the end of the school year? The powers that be seem […]

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……those beautiful cuss words http://j.mp/1rrpg4B http://j.mp/1rrpg4B#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:07:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=cf958a47f7b24a139342944377c19c0a http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/23/those-beautiful-cuss-words/feed/ 0 Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24 http://j.mp/1Vv3edo http://j.mp/1Vv3edo#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:20:27 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22916 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/wine/sierra-vintners-wine-trails-on-may-14-july-16-and-september-24/feed/ 0 Lefty’s Grill: Now serving “the perfect drink” http://j.mp/1Vv3fOG http://j.mp/1Vv3fOG#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:13:45 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22920 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/food/leftys-grill-now-serving-the-perfect-drink/feed/ 0 Meet Senorita Diablo…. http://j.mp/1SWfBsm http://j.mp/1SWfBsm#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:28:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=02089c3a7eaaa01a208ceabf7c5e9e09 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/22/meet-senorita-diablo/feed/ 0 Things That Make Me Happy: YouTube Cooking Shows http://j.mp/1VpE3ZH http://j.mp/1VpE3ZH#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:17 +0000 http://bakedbree.com/?p=19069 We watch a lot of YouTube at my house. So much that we are turning off our cable because we really don’t watch anything on real tv anymore. If you haven’t explored YouTube in awhile, you will be surprised to find some really great shows, tutorials, and lots of entertaining nonsense. And I’m not just talking [...]

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Popular Fatbelly Taqueria debuts its food truck, a growing trend in the foothills http://j.mp/1TmyAiU http://j.mp/1TmyAiU#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:24:21 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22907 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/popular-fatbelly-taqueria-debuts-its-food-truck-a-growing-trend-in-the-foothills/feed/ 0 Darjeeling Gin is putting California Distilled Spirits on the map http://j.mp/211oC9Y http://j.mp/211oC9Y#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:30:51 +0000 http://sacfoodies.com/?p=18899 http://sacfoodies.com/2016/04/darjeeling-gin-is-putting-california-distilled-spirits-on-the-map/feed/ 0 Ellu Gallery celebrates Earth Day on Friday http://j.mp/211rYcY http://j.mp/211rYcY#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:26:27 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22900 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/ellu-gallery-celebrates-earth-day-on-friday/feed/ 0 Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay: #Wine http://j.mp/211oyqI http://j.mp/211oyqI#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:00:37 +0000 http://findingourwaynow.com/?p=36300 If you’re a fan of a buttery Chardonnay, you will love this Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay that I’d tasted while at the winery. It was an ordinary day made special by a meet up with a blogger friend, Donna Janke along with her husband. My husband and I met them in Winters, California a favorite haunt of […]

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Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay: #Wine http://j.mp/211oyqI http://j.mp/211oyqI#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:00:37 +0000 http://findingourwaynow.com/?p=36300 If you’re a fan of a buttery Chardonnay, you will love this Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay that I’d tasted while at the winery. It was an ordinary day made special by a meet up with a blogger friend, Donna Janke along with her husband. My husband and I met them in Winters, California a favorite haunt of […]

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21 No Bake Layered Dessert Lush Recipes http://j.mp/1Vmqavp http://j.mp/1Vmqavp#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14606 Raise your hand if you love No Bake Layered Dessert Lush recipes! Are all your hands raised? Good, because mine is firmly up in the air. I can never get enough of these desserts. I never know what to call them: Lush? Layered Dessert? Lasagna? Eclair Cakes? Dream Dessert? There are so many names but […]

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21 No Bake Layered Dessert Lush Recipes http://j.mp/1Vmqavp http://j.mp/1Vmqavp#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14606 Raise your hand if you love No Bake Layered Dessert Lush recipes! Are all your hands raised? Good, because mine is firmly up in the air. PIN IT NOW to save for later! I can never get enough of these desserts. I never know what to call them: Lush? Layered Dessert? Lasagna? Eclair Cakes? Dream […]

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$1 Subs From Jimmy John’s on Thursday http://j.mp/1qEEgLy http://j.mp/1qEEgLy#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:15:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=797b9f5f6909bf874419c0a52dd08908 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/20/1-subs-from-jimmy-johns-on-thursday/feed/ 0 Not Too Cool for Skool http://j.mp/1MJhvQR http://j.mp/1MJhvQR#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:59:19 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=006532951bbaaddcdba76d4566c18256 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/20/not-too-cool-for-skool/feed/ 0 Eat Cheap: Lobster for Two http://j.mp/1QnxD5c http://j.mp/1QnxD5c#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:53:18 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=6f3ec6d4b95aa04ebb2d522a22cc8ca6 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/2016/04/20/eat-cheap-lobster-for-two/feed/ 0 Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cookies http://j.mp/1WgauJ4 http://j.mp/1WgauJ4#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:16:45 +0000 http://amyshealthybaking.com/?p=17755 {continue reading}]]> http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/04/19/cinnamon-roll-oatmeal-cookies/feed/ 0 Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things http://j.mp/1NAnORH http://j.mp/1NAnORH#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:45:38 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22871 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/wine/cooper-vineyards-a-barbera-dollar-bill-started-things/feed/ 0 Andis Wines in Amador County http://j.mp/1SS06BL http://j.mp/1SS06BL#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:38:37 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22875 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/wine/andis-wines-in-amador-county/feed/ 0 Amador Vintners: Fine wine & scenic vineyards http://j.mp/1SS06S9 http://j.mp/1SS06S9#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:26:41 +0000 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/?p=22856 http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/wine/amador-vintners-fine-wine-scenic-vineyards/feed/ 0