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Dominick’s pizzeria to raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dominick’s pizzeria to raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Husband and wife Dominick and Raquel Bellizzi came to town from New Jersey nearly 10 years ago, bringing their delicatessen and pizza-making expertise with them. Since then, their four-star trattoria and two delis have been reviewed in my column, “Counter Culture,” which appears in the Friday Ticket section.


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Farm-to-Fork celebrations to feature tractor parade

Celebrations of Sacramento as America’s “Farm-to-Fork Capital” will run from Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, and a preview event will feature a parade of tractors. This procession of tractors showcasing farm machinery from the past and present will take place along the Capitol Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

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Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant to return to Roseville

Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant to return to Roseville

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will re-open his namesake Roseville restaurant with a concert in September. Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will re-open his namesake Roseville restaurant with a concert in September.

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Favreau’s ‘Chef’ back in theaters Aug. 29

Favreau’s ‘Chef’ back in theaters Aug. 29

The film that likely launched a thousand hunts for Cuban sandwiches around the country when it was released in May will return to theaters Aug. 29.

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First impressions: Goldfield Trading Post

First impressions: Goldfield Trading Post

Sacramento has a new country music club and eatery.


The Goldfield Trading Post menu includes a French dip-like “cowpoke steak sandwich.”

Goldfield Trading Post is a country music club and eatery in Sacramento.

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Midtown Cocktail Week is one glass act after another

In the spirit of spontaneity, we cruised the menu of events for Midtown Cocktail Week, which kicks off today and wraps up Sunday, keeping an eye on those pop-ups. Try this sampling, both shaken and stirred.

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51st annual Greek Food Festival will load the tables

51st annual Greek Food Festival will load the tables

It wouldn't be the Labor Day weekend without the annual Greek Festival (the 51st), and it wouldn’t be the festival without the food. The dishes are handmade from scratch by volunteers who are experienced home cooks and members of the sponsoring Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.


The dessert baklava...

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Grab a bite and a beer at the Polish Festival

Grab a bite and a beer at the Polish Festival

Get a big helping of Polish food and culture at the 25th annual Polish Festival, a celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 on the grounds of the Polish American Club, 327 Main St., Roseville (916-781-8035, www.polish-club.org). Members of the Lowi...

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Organic, low-cal Veri sodas get a taste test

Organic, low-cal Veri sodas get a taste test

Most sodas are notoriously full of processed sugar and artificial ingredients. Their contents lists can resemble the handbook that comes with a chemistry set.


Veri sodas are organic, low-cal (60) and flavored with natural ingredients — but how do they taste?

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Melon Mania comes rolling in

Melon Mania comes rolling in

Maple Rock Gardens ready to host its first celebration Aug. 23, saluting all sorts of flavorful melons. An Orangeglo watermelon is one of many grown at Maple Rock Gardens in Penryn. The farm is getting ready for its first Melon Mania melon festiva...

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