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Track 7 Brewing Co. to double in size, release anniversary beers

Dec 20, 2012

Track 7, the local microbrewery at the edge of Curtis Park, is going through some big changes - and we mean that in the literal sense. Renovations are underway at Track 7 to double the size of the brewery, which will include a second tasting bar, more ...

Save the date: Sacramento Food Film Festival coming March 15 – 16

Dec 19, 2012
Save the date: Sacramento Food Film Festival coming March 15 – 16

Foodies with a love for film, mark your calendars now. The Sacramento Food Film Festival has been expanded this year to a two-day affair, and set for March 15 - 16 at the Guild Theater (35th & Broadway, Sacramento). The first day will feature a mix o...

Find Sterling caviar at Raley’s, make buckwheat blini

Dec 19, 2012
Find Sterling caviar at Raley’s, make buckwheat blini

More proof that local caviar is going mainstream: Raley's supermarkets - along with sister Bel Air and Nob Hill stores - are now offering Sacramento-grown Sterling Caviar. During the holidays, the chain's meat departments will take orders for Sterlin...

Hot Italian hosts Create in California Shopping Night

Dec 18, 2012
Hot Italian hosts Create in California Shopping Night

Find an interesting gift and support California business, too. This evening from 6 to 9 p.m., Hot Italian in midtown Sacramento hosts its third annual Create In California Shopping Night. This event features arts, crafts and other handmade finds from...

Everyone was a winner at the Holiday Cooking Throwdown

Dec 18, 2012
Everyone was a winner at the Holiday Cooking Throwdown

In the holiday-season rush, the significance of simple but satisfying family traditions too often is overlooked. Such as: For the fifth year running, I was asked to judge the annual Holiday Cooking Throwdown in the Folsom home of a very active fami...

Oh Kupros, stop putting things in writing

Dec 17, 2012

Putting odd, awkward and uninformed information in print is not a new endeavor when it comes to the ownership at Kupros Bistro, though the midtown restaurant and pub has reached a new low in its latest effort. If building up a clientele has as much to ...

Taste Sacramento’s best hot toddy tonight and Tuesday at Ten22

Dec 17, 2012
Taste Sacramento’s best hot toddy tonight and Tuesday at Ten22

Last week, we brought you the winners of a Hot Toddy contest held at Golden Bear, featuring some of Sacramento's leading and up-and-coming bartenders. Well, now you can taste that winning hot toddy for yourself both tonight and Tuesday at Ten22 in Ol...

Kupros’ owner denies firing pregnant employee

Dec 17, 2012
Kupros’ owner denies firing pregnant employee

For followers of Sacramento's restaurant scene, Facebook was abuzz this morning from posts on the page for Kupros Bistro with a serious accusation. The post came from Kupros Bistro itself, saying: "To all those I had the pleasure to meet in the last ...

Piatti Ristorante has a new look, but what do you think?

Dec 17, 2012
Piatti Ristorante has a new look, but what do you think?

The 20-plus-year-old Piatti Ristorante reopened last week after a four-month closure for a complete makeover, I reported in this space last week. We dropped by one recent weeknight for a looksee. The bar was jammed with well-dressed patrons (many of...

‘Deadliest Catch’ star comes to dinner in Monterey

Dec 13, 2012
‘Deadliest Catch’ star comes to dinner in  Monterey

If your weekend road-trip plans include a stop in Monterey on Saturday, you can linger over a three-course dinner that includes Alaskan king crab or Alaskan salmon, and meet the wild and wooly Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand, who will be in town. He and...

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