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Sacramento Vegan
Lotus Thai Cuisine

Jul 27, 2014
Lotus Thai Cuisine

Since it's listed as vegan-friendly on Urbanspoon, I've wanted to try Lotus Thai Cuisine for some time now. The problem was that I could never find it. Driving down J Street near the Downtown Plaza, I couldn't see it, so I just kept on driving. I mu...

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Sacramento Vegan
Lou’s Sushi

Jul 20, 2014
Lou’s Sushi

I have to admit, I'm not much of a sushi eater. In the first place, it usually contains fish, which I don't eat, or seaweed, which I don't like. But a friend told me recently that Lou's Sushi had vegetarian options on the menu, and since I thought so...

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Sacramento Vegan
Road Trip! LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto

Jul 13, 2014
Road Trip!  LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto



Phil and I were in the Bay Area this weekend and stopped in for lunch at LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto. If you haven't heard about the LYFE Kitchen restaurant chain before, it was started about three years ago by a couple of former McDonald's executives, of all things. ...

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Sacramento Vegan
Trademark Pizza Co.

Trademark Pizza Co.

My husband Phil and I had dinner at Trademark Pizza Co. last night. I'd heard they had a unique create your own pizza option and I wanted to see how it worked. When you walk into Trademark Pizza, you line up at the counter and watch the eleven-inch p...

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Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

Here are some enjoyable outdoor dining spots in our region: DIEGOS Diegos has a charming outdoor patio, featuring original tile work, a trellis and colorful plantings. The eclectic surroundings are redolent of a neighborhood Latin America café, with food ranging from lomito sandwiches (roast, shredded pork) to fish tacos. 217 Colfax Ave., GV. DiegosRestaurant.com IKE’S QUARTER CAFE Ike’s...

Undercover Caterer
London Bites

Jul 2, 2014

Hi again from London!  Just thought I’d give you a wee glimpse of some of the things we’ve been noshing on here and there, besides beer. Crisps, of course (AKA potato chips).  You know I love a good potato chip and England’s Walker brand (which I suspect is the same as Lay’s) has some...

Undercover Caterer
Hello from London

Jun 30, 2014

Hi Readers.  I’m in London!  I’m with my son, who is getting ready to attend the University at Nottingham to study brewing over the summer. Yes, my child is majoring in beer.  I’m a lucky woman. I’ll try to post some food photos here and there, but probably no recipes till I get back....

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Sacramento Vegan
Capital Dime

Jun 29, 2014
Capital Dime

Capital Dime opened in Midtown about a year ago, but since their menu didn't appear to have any options for vegans, I didn't pay much attention to it. A week ago, however, the Sacramento Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson reported that Chris Jarosz was goi...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a major coup for Nevada County. While extraordinary, the local arts and culture community already deserves credit for establishing the County as a year-round arts and music destination, thanks to its performing-arts nonprofits and many others. The music scene includes: The Center for...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Studio tours & art walks this summer

Studio tours & art walks this summer

Our region’s artistic talent is showcased at open studio tours and art walks. Here are some examples: TRUCKEE-NORTH TAHOE ARTOUR July 11-13 and July 18-20 Local artists will open their studios along the shores of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Kings Beach, through Tahoe City and on to the West Shore. It’s your chance to get...

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