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Enotria and Carpe Vino make the OpenTable Top 100 wine list

Nov 5, 2012

When you want a special bottle of wine with dinner, which restaurants are your go-to's? OpenTable has some suggestions, sort of. The San Francisco-based online restaurant-reservation company recently released its latest Diners Choice Top 100 Restaura...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: ‘Rich, fork-tender’ prime rib at the Broiler

Nov 5, 2012

Often, new restaurants get much more buzz than they deserve, and we neglect some of the old standards of the Sacramento food scene. The Broiler at 11th & K streets, probably fits that description perfectly. But two Sacramento publications recently....

A Year in Wine
A look at wine buying: What drives it?

Nov 5, 2012

Why does someone go into a wine shop looking for a particular wine? That's the question I put to 10 wine merchants in the Sacramento region in recent days. Their answers surprised me. Not a single one volunteered that social media had played a role in ...

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Sacramento Vegan
Could you eat on $4.90 per day? Sacramento vegan takes the 7-Day Food Stamp Challenge

Could you eat on $4.90 per day? Sacramento vegan takes the 7-Day Food Stamp Challenge

During the month of October, I participated in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, trying out some of the wonderful vegan dishes prepared by chefs in local restaurants.In a few days, I'm going to participate in a different kind of challenge: the 7-Da...

The Fun Junkie
Crazy Sushi

Nov 4, 2012
Crazy Sushi

The best excuse for post-meal ice cream.Crazy Sushi7419 Laguna BoulevardElk Grove, CADude: I FORCE myself to eat the side salad with chopsticks...otherwise, the process would not be lady-like.  Trust me.  I don't know what they put in that sa...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Snickers peanut butter pie

Nov 4, 2012
Recipe: Snickers peanut butter pie

I hope you guys like pie. Because you’re going to see a lot of it over the next few weeks. Why? Because it’s the Two Weeks of Pie! (#2weeksofpie) November is all about getting ready for Thanksgiving, and pie is the star of Thanksgiving. {What? You think the star is Turkey? Pfft.} So, to...

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Finding Our Way Now
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: Wine

A little while back one of my readers had recommended a wine. That wine was Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. I hadn’t had an occasion to try it up until now. A friend of mine was coming to dinner. I had planned on making my favorite...

Baked Bree
FUZE and a $50 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

Nov 2, 2012
FUZE and a $50 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

I drink a ridiculous amount of Diet Coke. I have been significantly reducing the amount that I drink and am always looking for something else to drink. Coca-Cola asked me and my family if we would like to try out their new line of Fuze drinks and we said that we would give them...

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Cowtown Eats
Top 15 Happy Hours of October 2012

Nov 2, 2012

The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of October 2012 on CowtownEats.com were: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1) Blue Cue (Last month's rank: 2) Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 3) Republic Bar & Grill (Last mont...

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Munchie Musings
Habesha for Eritrean Food

Habesha for Eritrean Food

The first time I had Ethiopian food I was in college in Portland and didn't care for it. As far as I was concerned, it demonstrated the poverty of the country to me as it was all mush. Not a good first impression.But one does grow older and wiser. Add ...

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