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Limited-edition muffins and bagels are just right for fall

Limited-edition muffins and bagels are just right for fall

Thomas’ bakery has been busy this year with limited-edition offerings of bagels and English muffin. Over the past few months, consumers have seen maple french toast-flavored bagels and cinnamon-vanilla English muffins, followed by cinnamon-redolent apple pie muffins and bagels.


Pumpkin-spice English muffins are on store shelves now.

Evan’s Kitchen will pair wild game with fine wines

Evan’s Kitchen will pair wild game with fine wines

Chef Evan Elsberry specializes in a number of dishes at his restaurant, Evan’s Kitchen, including prime rib, rack of lamb and seafood pasta. He also regularly matches ethnic cuisines with appropriate wines, usually coming up with some surprises. In past months, he’s sold out his Italian, French, Spanish and German wine-pairing dinners.

Taste chocolates with unusual cachet

Taste chocolates with unusual cachet

Chocolate is expensive. We’re not talking Hershey’s Kisses, though everybody likes ‘em, but fine chocolate from Belgium and Switzerland, and from small-production companies in California. For instance, we’ve seen 2.5-ounce artisanal chocolate bars made in the Bay Area sell for as much as $12 at specialty stores, and bars of imported chocolate bars typically...

Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Grange Hotel and its Citizen Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to...

Miguel Unzueta, patriarch of Caballo Blanco restaurant, dies at age 88

Miguel Unzueta, patriarch of Caballo Blanco restaurant, dies at age 88

A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant who died Friday. He was 88. Owner and patriarch Miguel Unzueta, shown at the Caballo Blanco restaurant in south...

Price slashed for Broderick Roadhouse’s ‘Off the Bridge’ dinner

Even at $75, the Broderick Roadhouse “Off the Bridge” dinner scheduled for Sept. 28 was a relative deal. The multi-course meal on the final day of Sacramento’s “Farm-to-Fork Week” celebrations was designed as a more affordable alternative to the $175 Tower Bridge dinner that same day - not to mention some relief from the...

LowBrau owners plan West Sacramento eatery, beer garden

The owners of midtown’s LowBrau are eyeing a project that will bring a new set of food and drink options to West Sacramento’s riverfront.

Free pizza for life? Turn a pizza box into art

Free pizza for life? Turn a pizza box into art

Over the decades, pizza takeout boxes from pizzerias nationwide have been adorned with surprisingly intricate art. Some boxes depict involved scenes showing pizza-makers at work in their kitchens, for instance; others are covered in scenes displaying everyday life in Italian villages.


Tony Gemignani’s “The Pizza Bible” goes on sale Oct....

Rufus Teague’s ‘legacy’ is four sacues with big flavors

Rufus Teague’s ‘legacy’ is four sacues with big flavors

Just as barbecue season continues (does it ever really end?), so does our search for great spice rubs and sauces. After years of tasting hundreds of them, we’re favoring on Kit’s Kansas City BBQ Rub by Miner’s Mix (think brown sugar), Roy’s Seasonings and Dizzy Pig rubs.


The four-flavor Rufus...

Industry toasts Auburn distributor for its work with craft beers

Industry toasts Auburn distributor for its work with craft beers

Mussetter Distributing Inc. specializes in bringing more variety and flavor to greater Sacramento area.


Craft beers’ growing popularity has helped Auburn-based Mussetter Distributing Inc. attract national attention —and honors.

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