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But wait, there’s more — dump cake

But wait, there’s more — dump cake

Island Delight cake can use fresh mangoes or canned peaches.


Cathy Mitchell’s “Quick & Easy Dump Cakes and More” has sold more than 1 million copies.

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First Impressions: Yakitori Yuchan in Davis

First Impressions: Yakitori Yuchan in Davis

First Impressions visits dining spots in the region that are new or have undergone recent transitions. Have a candidate for First Impressions? Email us at taste@sacbee.com. Yakitori Yuchan in Davis specializes in Japanese pub foods and skewered me...

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New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

With little fanfare or public announcement, The Kitchen Restaurant has replaced its executive chef and, for the next month or so, brought back founder and frontman Randall Selland to cook and perform at his family’s landmark eatery.


David Chavez, 31, has been hired as executive chef at The Kitchen.

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Jerry Brown vetoes seafood labeling bill

Jerry Brown vetoes seafood labeling bill

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have criminalized the selling of mislabeled seafood, handing another loss to lawmakers who pursued several high-profile efforts this year to give Californians more information about what they eat and dr...

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Bartender favorite Andrew Calisterio leaving Sacramento for Phoenix

Bartender favorite Andrew Calisterio leaving Sacramento for Phoenix

A profile of Andrew Calisterio was the Feast cover story back in August, showing how this talented 26-year-old bartender exemplified the latest generation of craft cocktailers in Sacramento.

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Free cups of Joe on National Coffee Day

Free cups of Joe on National Coffee Day

It’s National Coffee Day and that means free java.


It’s National Coffee Day and that means free coffee at some coffee shops.

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Frank Fat’s Celebrates 75 Years with a Special Pre-Fixe Menu until September 30th!

Sep 25, 2014
Frank Fat’s Celebrates 75 Years with a Special Pre-Fixe Menu until September 30th!

Last night, Andy and I were treated to a sampling of Frank Fat’s very best dishes in promotion of their 75th Anniversary Dinner Special. We met Head Chef Mike Lim and he spoke with us before our meal, not only about the food on the 75th Anniversary menu (below), but some other dishes available...

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Go gourd crazy at annual festival

Go gourd crazy at annual festival

Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse hosts this family event devoted to hard-shelled squashes.


Gourd artwork — priced from $1 to as much as $1,000 — was on sale at the annual Gourd Festival at Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse. The sixth annual festival will be held this weekend.

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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.

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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.

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