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A first look at the Farm-to-Fork bridge dinner menu

A first look at the Farm-to-Fork bridge dinner menu

If you’re among the 740 guests who paid $175 a head to break bread at the second annual Tower Bridge Gala Dinner on Sept. 28, you’re probably eager to see the menu.


More than 600 diners attended the 2013 inaugural Tower Bridge Gala Dinner, the culmination of Farm to Fork...

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A first look at the Farm-to-Fork bridge dinner menu

A first look at the Farm-to-Fork bridge dinner menu

If you’re among the 740 guests who paid $175 a head to break bread at the second annual Tower Bridge Gala Dinner on Sept. 28, you’re probably eager to see the menu.


More than 600 diners attended the 2013 inaugural Tower Bridge Gala Dinner, the culmination of Farm to Fork...

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Seven cooking teams took honors at Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Seven cooking teams took honors at Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

A Rib Nation of 500,000 ‘cue lovers converged on the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev., last Wednesday through Monday for the 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, the biggest such throw-down in the country. Along the way, the hungry crowds took on 240,000 pounds of St. Louis-style pork ribs, rubbed,...

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Trails restaurant to close, but prospective buyer on board

Trails restaurant to close, but prospective buyer on board

The end of the trail is coming up for Trails restaurant after a multi-decade run. Owner Gin Wong is retiring from running this signature Land Park eatery, which will shut down in the coming weeks.

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Place orders now for Jewish Food Faire favorites

Place orders now for Jewish Food Faire favorites

Specialty items such as pastrami and pumpernickel tend to sell out fast.


Pastrami, anyone? The 37th annual Jewish Food Faire in Carmichael offers many traditional favorites — and pre-orders so you won’t miss out.

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Best in the West Rib Cook-Off gets smokin’ on Wednesday

Best in the West Rib Cook-Off gets smokin’ on Wednesday

If you want a smokin’ good time over Labor Day weekend, get your hunger on for the 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.


A mountain of pork ribs will be sold by 23 professional cookers at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, beginning Wednesday and...

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Patrick Mulvaney’s menu for the President of Mexico

Patrick Mulvaney’s menu for the President of Mexico

Sacramento’s abuzz today with a visit from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. But in between an address to a joint session of the legislature and other matters of diplomacy, Pena Nieto and fellow politicians will need to eat.



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A 10-memories salute to chef Julia Child

A 10-memories salute to chef Julia Child

Given that chef Julia Child was born in an August (1912) and passed away in an August (2004), it seems fitting that August should be the unofficial Julia Child Month.


Julia Child was a subject of the PBS series “American Masters” in 2004.

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Red ginseng-based ‘vitality drink’ is a tasty alternative to ‘energy drinks’

Red ginseng-based ‘vitality drink’ is a tasty alternative to ‘energy drinks’

For millennia, ginseng has been used as an herbal “remedy” believed to rejuvenate the body and mind, alleviate fatigue and stimulate cognition.


Root 9 “vitality drink” contains red ginseng from South Korea.

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Add Rudy’s Hideaway to the lobster-roll list

Add Rudy’s Hideaway to the lobster-roll list

Are you looking for a lobster roll, the New England specialty of Maine lobster heaped on a bun? Aren’t we all?


Rudy’s Hideaway restaurant has a roaming food truck, the Cruzin’ Crustacean, whose menu includes a New England-style lobster roll.

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