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Blue Bottle Coffee meets Clover Farms in a New Orleans-style drink

Blue Bottle Coffee meets Clover Farms in a New Orleans-style drink

What’s better than a glass of icy cold milk or a glass of strong iced coffee? That would be a blend of the two in one place, now available in a new product.


Blue Bottle Coffee and Clover Farms have gone partners in a New Orleans-style iced coffee drink.

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Financial issues close The Eatery in West Sacramento

Financial issues close The Eatery in West Sacramento

The Eatery in West Sacramento went dark Sunday, becoming another unfortunate example of a popular restaurant leveled by a combination of dire financial circumstances, including back taxes and late rent.


The Eatery’s Facebook page announces the West Sacramento restaurant’s closure.

Former Eatery co-owner Monda Korich...

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Win a pair of tickets worth $100 to Stanford Youth Solutions food/wine event

How would you like to win a night out for two that includes local food and wine, plus live music to work those boogie shoes? Two tickets are up for grabs for the Stanford Youth Solutions “Vintage 2014” event at North Ridge Country Club on May 1, a $100 a head benefiting the organization...

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Bidwell Street Bistro to become Bacchus House

Bidwell Street Bistro to become Bacchus House

Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom is changing ownership again. The new proprietor is Eric Adams, owner of Bacchus Elegant Events catering and event-planning of Sacramento. Here’s how it’s playing out:


Typical lunch fare at Bidwell Street Bistro is an Angus burger and a grilled portobello sandwich. The menu will change...

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Bring an intellectual appetite to Michael Pollan appearance

Bring an intellectual appetite to Michael Pollan appearance

Michael Pollan has been called many things, including “liberal foodie intellectual.” by the New York Times. True, but add to that “journalist, author, activist, university professor.” Pollan has helped raise the nation’s food-culture awareness through his lectures, essays and best-selling books, which include “The Omnivore's Dilemma,” “In Defense of Food,” “Food Rules” and “Cooked.”

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Darrell Corti has the answers to 10 questions

Darrell Corti has the answers to 10 questions

Intentionally known food and wine authority Darrell Corti — who insists on calling himself a “grocer” — holds a roomful of awards and honors bestowed on him during a long career. He also sits on various boards in advisory capacities.


Darrell Corti tends the wine in his legendary market in...

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Cinco de Mayo dinner coming to Evan’s Kitchen

Cinco de Mayo dinner coming to Evan’s Kitchen

Sacramento chef Evan Elsberry is at it again, hosting another themed wine-paired dinner at his restaurant, Evan’s Kitchen. The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will start moving dishes at 6 p.m. May 5; cost is $75 a person, with reservations at (916) 452-3896. Motor over to 855 57th St., Sacramento, in the Antiques Mall; www.chefevan.com.

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UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

The world’s most widely grown spice crop likely was first domesticated in central-east Mexico.


Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists. (And, yes, that’s a tomatillo — not a pepper — propping up...

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Farm-to-fork forum offers a special invitation

Farm-to-fork forum offers a special invitation

Sacramento’s farm-to-fork persona continues to evolve.


Alice Waters, who helped pioneer California cuisine and the slow-food movement, will co-host the Farm-to-Fork Capital Forum Series.

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Show your ‘spear-it’ at Asparagus Fest

Show your ‘spear-it’ at Asparagus Fest

Stockton food fest sticks to its downtown location. Asparagus stalks from Jimenez Farms in Stockton await shoppers at the farmers market. Local asparagus is king of the annual Asparagus Festival in Stockton April 25-27, 2014. Patrons can take some...



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