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Sticky Fingers BBQ and soul food coming to downtown

Sticky Fingers BBQ and soul food coming to downtown

Rodney Ray, the pitmaster and entrepreneur who opened the thriving T&R Taste of Texas Barbeque in Oak Park on a gamble and a dream three years ago, is taking another leap.


Rodney Ray holds full slab of ribs and displays other meats and sides at his Taste of Texas BBQ...

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Vintage ice-cream ads are cool, in a nostalgic way

Vintage ice-cream ads are cool, in a nostalgic way

Remember Sealtest ice cream? The jingle went, “Get the best....get Sealtest!” What about Lady Borden and Meadow Gold?


One of the vintage ice-cream ads in a slideshow compiled by Reminisce magazine.

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St. Francis Hotel is serving dishes from a 1910 cookbook

St. Francis Hotel is serving dishes from a 1910 cookbook

Few pastimes are more entertaining to chefs, home cooks and other foodies than reading vintage cookbooks, marveling at classic recipes, ingredients and techniques. Actually, we can think of one that’s better: Tasting the dishes made from those retro recipes.


The grand dame St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San...

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Say cheese at this convention

Say cheese at this convention

National conference of cheesemakers gets together in Sacramento.

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Get a taste of Roy’s Seasonings on Thursday

Get a taste of Roy’s Seasonings on Thursday

Walking by the display case full of jars and bags of Roy’s Seasonings, three words on the signage stopped us in our tracks: “Strong and bold.” Hey, no one has time to waste on wimpy seasonings when you can climb higher on the flavor ladder, right?


Get a taste of...

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Bulls bar and restaurant sold to new owner

Bulls rides into the sunset, closing its doors after four-year ride.

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Sacramento mom could earn $1 million for potato chip idea

Sacramento mom could earn $1 million for potato chip idea

Her Wavy Mango Salsa chips could earn big bucks in online Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest.


The final four for $1 million in Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest. Sacramento’s Julia Stanley-Metz came up with the Wavy Mango Salsa idea.

Sacramento’s Julia Stanley-Metz shows...

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Wine tasting of the week: Pink Party at Enotria

Wine tasting of the week: Pink Party at Enotria

Let’s raise a glass and think pink. The sweltering days of summer have arrived, but it’s the opportune time to sample rosé. While these colorful wines may have once been sniffed at by certain circles of wine snobs, rosé had enjoyed a renaissance due to their food friendliness and refreshing character, especially when sipping...

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Feast and play at 29th annual Festa Italiana

Feast and play at 29th annual Festa Italiana

Sure, there’s plenty of good pizza in restaurants around town, but lovers of Italian cuisine can go beyond that staple and into more interesting fare at Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more.


One of the featured dance...

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Limited-edition muffins and bagels are full of apple and cinnamon

Limited-edition muffins and bagels are full of apple and cinnamon

Last April, Thomas’ bakery introduced limited-edition offerings of maple french toast-flavored bagels and cinnamon-vanilla English muffins, which were available until earlier this month. They were especially tasty when toasted, of course, filling the kitchen with the scents of maple and vanilla.


Thomas’ bakery offers another limited-edition line of bagels and...

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