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Mangia this weekend at Festa Italiana!

Mangia this weekend at Festa Italiana!

Want to indulge with a capital "I" this weekend? What better way than at the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society's Festa Italiana! Now in its 28th year, the two day festival celebrates the Capital City's Italian community with music, dancing, shopping, and of course, the country's deliciously rich cuisine. (Why not stuff your face with a cannoli... or two...or five.)

Not Italian? Not to worry. You don't have to be to enjoy the festival's fanfare. There is a little something for everyone. For only $12 (or free if you're under age 15), attendees can enjoy a lively Italian Marketplace, children's games and rides, bocce ball, an Italian cars and motorcycles show, and a number of musical and dance performances, including a special appearance by Dean Martin impersonator, Matt Helm.

Dining News: Izakaya Daikoku to Replace Sweetwater Grill

Dining News: Izakaya Daikoku to Replace Sweetwater Grill

While we've known that the owners of Land Park's Akebono and RyuJin Ramen House (19th & S) were set to replace Sweetwater Grill, also at 19th & S, they've now revealed their name - Izakaya Daikoku. Per this Web advertisement,..... Read More

Dawson's Delights with Wine Pairing Dinners

Dawson's Delights with Wine Pairing Dinners

I bumped into a few familiar faces the other night when I was attending the monthly wine pairing dinner at Dawson's. Turns out that they are regulars at these prix fixe feasts. I knew my friend Kristy, AKA Cavegrrl was a regular with her boyfriend Andy. I also ran into Barbara and her extended family. She used to be a coworker at CalPERS but it turns out we are both retirees, now that I just worked my last day. 
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New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first-ever Harvest Table event. Fifteen local restaurants will bring their tables together in the center of downtown Calistoga for a one-of-a-kind experience to celebrate the plentiful harvest season. Visitors and locals alike are invited to dine in the midst of the breathtaking city on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Tickets are limited and prices range between $50 and $150 per person for the best cuisine Calistoga has to offer.

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free food? July 24th might seem like just another day, but think again! Togo’s Sandwiches is giving away 10,000 of its best-selling sandwich, the #24 Turkey & Avocado, this Thursday, July 24.

For over 40 years, the California-based sandwich chain has been whipping up hearty and delicious sandwiches and this giveaway will help to commemorate over 24 million #24s being sold. Here’s how you can score a free #24:

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

I do love breakfast. I have friends who skip breakfast, some whose breakfast consists of a triple Venti nonfat latte, and others who wouldn’t mind a carton of eggs and a side of beef for breakfast.

I like to start my day with a solid meal, plus lots of hot, strong coffee. My penchant for sweets sometimes leads me down the road of French toast or pancakes – ah, I do love pancakes. But, I’ve learned that if my breakfast isn’t packed with protein, then my day just goes downhill.

So when my friend and trainer, Mindy McFall, owner of Folsom Lake Fitness, shared her recipe for protein pancakes with me, I just couldn’t keep all of this goodness to myself! If you’re a breakfast person, but you want something that stays with you and is healthy, you just may have found your new favorite breakfast.

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East Sacramento Preservation Supports Farm to Fork—Get Your Tickets Now

East Sacramento Preservation Supports Farm to Fork—Get Your Tickets Now

Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week 2014 Kick off Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week 2014 with a communal commitment to end hunger in our region. This sit down dinner for 150 features appetizers and a dinner menu from the best local farms and producers. Your ticket buys two meals – one for you and one for a neighbor who has experienced food insecurity... Read More