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Heads up on food/wine/beer events this weekend

Feb 21, 2013
Heads up on food/wine/beer events this weekend

Hope you've got a big appetite or unquenchable thirst, because there's some choice food-related events going on this weekend. Sacramento Beer Week kicks off Friday and runs through March 3 - for in the beer world, a week means closer to 10 days. We'l...

Cowtown Eats
Paragary’s Introduces Rewards Card

Feb 21, 2013

I park on the same block as KBAR. That means that it's kind of my go to happy hour spot when I'm meeting a friend for a quick drink after work. Because of that, I spend a lot of money...

Appetizers
Bouchon Bakery devotes love and time to its great croissants

Feb 21, 2013
Bouchon Bakery devotes love and time to its great croissants

We scoff at Danish, laugh at Napoleons and don't waste a glance on doughnuts. For us, pastry doesn't get any better than the croissant, a shining star in the family of baked goods known as "viennoiseries." The word references the city of Vienna, Aus...

Guava Rose
Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon’s Star Noodle Restaurant

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Feb 21, 2013
Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon’s Star Noodle Restaurant

Sign outside Star Noodle in Lahaina, Maui For those of you Top Chef fans out there, you know by now that Sheldon Simeon, executive chef at Star Noodle, got eliminated in last night’s Part 1 of the finale. He had an incredibly good run though, and...

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A Year in Wine
Two days and 192 wines: Notes from the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition

Feb 21, 2013
Two days and 192 wines: Notes from the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition

After two days and 192 wines tasted blind at the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition earlier this week, here are a few notes squeezed from my scoresheets:- For character and value, is there another varietal more consistently rewarding these...

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The Fun Junkie
Newcastle Produce

Feb 21, 2013
Newcastle Produce

Produce a few bucks for some tasty treats!Newcastle Produce9230 Cypress StreetNewcastle, CAMarkets like this are what California is all about: vibrant, organic fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods accompanied by steaming hot coffee, and a myriad of...

Finding Our Way Now
Super Easy Chili: Recipe

I am always in search of really good and super easy recipes that will reduce the time it takes to cook. That gives me more time to enjoy my friend and family when we have them over for a meal. In fact, we made a triple batch for Super Bowl for that...

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Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Lemon pound cake

Feb 21, 2013
Recipe: Lemon pound cake

Are you tired of lemon yet? No? Good. Because I have two more lemon recipes for you. The first one? This Lemon Pound Cake. I’m going to go out on a limb and call this cake magical. Pure, delightful magic. Unicorns flew around my kitchen. There was a wizard sitting on my oven, a...

In Search of the Finer Things
It’s February, and I Miss Tomatoes…

It’s February, and I Miss Tomatoes…

...And therefore, I am busy planning my garden for this summer! I already started my tomatoes,peppers and eggplants a few weeks ago, as pictured above. This year, I used peat pellets, two grow lights, a heated mat, and occasionally a fan (which is supp...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Thai Canteen to Replace Mati’s Indian Cuisine

Feb 20, 2013

Mati's Indian Cuisine (16th St, between O and P streets) closed at the end of last year, but their spot didn't stay vacant too long. Thai Canteen, a fast casual restaurant based in Davis, is opening their second location in...

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