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Who are top 50 most powerful people in the food biz?

Jan 16, 2013
Who are top 50 most powerful people in the food biz?

Those arbiters of all things food and drink at the Daily Meal have announced their third annual "America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food" list, and it's a cornucopia of tasty bites. "These are the men and woman who have made a substantial impact o...

Drewski’s to expand with second food truck, new brick and mortar cafe

Jan 15, 2013
Drewski’s to expand with second food truck, new brick and mortar cafe

Here's a tip of the chef's toque to the Munchie Musings blog, which first reported this news. Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen, the popular local food truck, is in the midst of a significant expansion mode. Look for a second Drewski's truck to hit the road ...

See’s Candies has a special lineup for Valentine’s Day

Jan 14, 2013
See’s Candies has a special lineup for Valentine’s Day

Bee photograph by Tim Reese Chocolate is tempting and resistance is futile.That's why See's Candies does such a landslide business throughout the year, especially when its special limited-edition batches of seasonal goodies hit the shelves in it...

Chef Mike Thiemann to leave Sacramento, become culinary director for Tyler Florence

Jan 11, 2013
Chef Mike Thiemann to leave Sacramento, become culinary director for Tyler Florence

Just about a year to the date which Mike Thiemann took over as executive chef for Ella Dining Room & Bar, he will be leaving Sacramento in early February. Thiemann has accepted a job as culinary director for Tyler Florence, the Food Network celebrity...

Seasons 52 to open Jan. 28 at Arden Fair

Jan 11, 2013

Hey, good news for you hungry shoppers. When a bunch of knuckleheads aren't putting Arden Fair Mall in lockdown mode, there's a new place to grab a bite. Seasons 52 is set to open Jan. 28, at the site of the former Fresh Choice at the mall. For those n...

Sactown may be a beer town, but it fails to make this Top-10 list

Jan 11, 2013

As many of you know, Sacramento was once a very significant beer town, home to several respected breweries prior to Prohibition. I'm writing this, by the way, from The Bee newsroom -- our building at 21st and Q was once the home of the Buffalo Brewing ...

Countdown to Bacon Fest: Is bacon actually bad for you?

Jan 10, 2013
Countdown to Bacon Fest: Is bacon actually bad for you?

While it is fashionable for foodies to see all of the benefits and none of the drawbacks of bacon, aren't will all missing one key piece of information? Namely, that bacon is bad for you. Well, I eat bacon. I have friends who eat bacon. I just had l...

Sacramento Bacon Fest organizers bracing for big crowds

Jan 10, 2013
Sacramento Bacon Fest organizers bracing for big crowds

We're now at t-minus 10 days and counting for the pork-a-palooza known as Sacramento Bacon Fest 2. Got off the phone with Brian Guido, a co-founder of this festival, and it sounds like Sacramento Bacon Fest 2 will entertain some big crowds with a tas...

Oskar Blues beers will team with five courses at Fabian’s

Jan 10, 2013
Oskar Blues beers will team with five courses at Fabian’s

When it comes to wine and beer, Christian Forte knows his stuff and proves it at the bar of Fabian's Italian Bistro, the restaurant he and wife Mercedes Forte own in Fair Oaks. Each month, they sponsor a wine or beer event featuring tastes and small...

PBS searching for healthy soul food recipes

Jan 10, 2013
PBS searching for healthy soul food recipes

Can soul food be healthy? PBS is looking for examples. In conjunction with the upcoming broadcast debut of Byron Hurt's "Soul Food Junkies," PBS is asking viewers for their revamped recipes of traditional favorites. "Soul Food Junkies," which will a...

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