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More on the winning drink from Midtown Cocktail Week’s cocktail competition

More on the winning drink from Midtown Cocktail Week’s cocktail competition

Chris Dooley of Ella Dining Room & Bar (pictured above) emerged from Midtown Cocktail Week’s cocktail competition $1,000 richer on Tuesday night at Harlow’s. His drink, an elaborately presented “Bloomsbury Bramble” which was surrounded by orchids and looked like a scene from “Fantasy Island,” topped all contendors.


Chris Dooley of...

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Buggy Whip steakhouse gets ready for a comeback

Buggy Whip steakhouse gets ready for a comeback

Closed two years, iconic restaurant will be at same Fulton Avenue location. The Buggy Whip was a longtime fixture on Fulton Avenue. After closing in 2012, the restaurant is now preparing to reopen. The Buggy Whip was known for such hearty ...

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Quick and easy sugars hit sweet spots

Quick and easy sugars hit sweet spots

C&H introduces pourable sugars with a difference.


C&H Sugar’s new flip-top Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar is perfect for adding to drinks, hot or cold.

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How many melons can you name?

How many melons can you name?

More than 40 varieties, mostly heirlooms, will be part of Saturday’s Melon Mania at Maple Rock Gardens.


A selection of a few of the many melons is displayed at Maple Rock Gardens on Aug. 7 in Penryn, Calif., as it readies for its first Melon Mania harvest festival on Aug....

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Poised for expansion, Kru hires new chef

Poised for expansion, Kru hires new chef

Billy Ngo, the owner/chef of Kru, has hired a highly regarded chef from San Francisco as he readies for a major expansion in the coming months. Chef Ricky Yap

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Ella bartender wins blue ribbon at Midtown Cocktail Week competition

Ella bartender wins blue ribbon at Midtown Cocktail Week competition

Eight of Sacramento’s best bartenders brought their A-game to Harlow’s Tuesday night for the Midtown Cocktail Week cocktail competition.


Chris Dooley’s winning drink from the Midtown Cocktail Week cocktail competition.

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Dominick’s pizzeria to raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dominick’s pizzeria to raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Husband and wife Dominick and Raquel Bellizzi came to town from New Jersey nearly 10 years ago, bringing their delicatessen and pizza-making expertise with them. Since then, their four-star trattoria and two delis have been reviewed in my column, “Counter Culture,” which appears in the Friday Ticket section.


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Farm-to-Fork celebrations to feature tractor parade

Celebrations of Sacramento as America’s “Farm-to-Fork Capital” will run from Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, and a preview event will feature a parade of tractors. This procession of tractors showcasing farm machinery from the past and present will take place along the Capitol Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

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Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant to return to Roseville

Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant to return to Roseville

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will re-open his namesake Roseville restaurant with a concert in September. Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will re-open his namesake Roseville restaurant with a concert in September.

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Favreau’s ‘Chef’ back in theaters Aug. 29

Favreau’s ‘Chef’ back in theaters Aug. 29

The film that likely launched a thousand hunts for Cuban sandwiches around the country when it was released in May will return to theaters Aug. 29.

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