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Sacramento Vegan
Metro Kitchen + Drinkery

Jul 26, 2015
Metro Kitchen + Drinkery

For a street that didn't used to have much going for it, R Street has certainly turned into a happening place. Several months ago, artists camped out overnight to apply for space in the new Warehouse Artists Lofts at 11th and R, and now a new public m...

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The Hideaway Bar & Grill

Jul 19, 2015
The Hideaway Bar & Grill



The Hideaway Bar & Grill on Franklin Boulevard near Broadway is listed on Yelp under the "Dive Bar" category. To be clear, I'm looking at my dive bar days in the rear view mirror, and at quite a distance, for that matter. But in the interest of seeking out...

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Granola Girl Food Truck

Jul 12, 2015
Granola Girl Food Truck

Last Thursday, I decided to check out Gather, a neighborhood get-together in Oak Park. What a fun event! There were food trucks, a DJ, beer and wine, and lots of people out to enjoy the summer evening.The main reason I went to Gather was because I wa...

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Burgers and Brew

Burgers and Brew

The R Street corridor is the up and coming place in Sacramento these days, with new businesses opening almost daily, it seems. Over the weekend, my husband Phil and I drove over to R Street to have a look, and while we were there, we stopped in for lu...

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Road Trip! Taste of India in Buttonwillow

Jun 28, 2015
Road Trip! Taste of India in Buttonwillow

Like an oasis in the desert beckons the parched, the words painted on the roof of the Taste of India restaurant in Buttonwillow call out to the plant-based diner traveling on I-5 between here and Bakersfield: TRY OUR VEGAN FOOD.




How could I not? So my husband and I pulled...

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Pinkberry

Jun 21, 2015
Pinkberry

When the weather heats up, I start looking for frozen vegan treats to cool things down. This weekend, my son Zack and I went to Pinkberry so I could check out their new dairy-free Tropical Mango sorbet. Not only is it dairy-free, but it has no added ...

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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale — Sacramento Edition

Jun 14, 2015
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale — Sacramento Edition

My friend Kathy and I went to the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale -- Sacramento Edition at the Embassy Suites in Old Sacramento over the weekend. Twelve different chefs offered their amazing desserts for sale, with proceeds going to YEA (Youth Empowered Action) Camp. YEA Camp is a leadership camp to help...

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Opa! Opa!

Opa! Opa!

In doing some routine maintenance on my blog this past week, I found that my post about Opa! Opa!, a Greek restaurant in East Sacramento, seemed to have disappeared. It had been awhile since my last visit, so I decided to go there for lunch with my so...

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Nevada City and Truckee named among best romantic weekend destinations in the West

Nevada City and Truckee named among best romantic weekend destinations in the West

Nevada City and Truckee have been named among the 23 best romantic weekend destinations in the West, according to VacationIdea.com. VacationIdea is a U.S.-based online magazine covering the most exciting destinations, hotels, restaurants and activities around the world. The web site was named “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years and receives...

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Orchid Thai Restaurant & Bar

May 31, 2015
Orchid Thai Restaurant & Bar

Businesses are beginning to open at the new 16 Powerhouse building at 16th and P. Insight Coffee Roasters and Sun & Soil Juice Company are already serving customers, and Magpie Cafe is expected to open there shortly.


The reason I stopped by the building for lunch last week, though, was to try the...

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