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Siren Fish CSF comes to Sacramento

Lingcod is sometimes blue and it is delicious!Disclosure: I was given a credit by Siren Fish to try their CSF service. You may be familiar with the term "CSA", which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Generally it's where you buy a ...

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2016 |  Original Post

Sacramento Hot List

A few years ago I used to write the Sacramento Heatmap for If you are familiar with Eater, they do a Heatmap for every city showing the current hot places to eat. Not necessarily the best, but what's currently the hot new spots ...

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Posted on: Aug 08, 2016 |  Original Post

Sacramento Hot List for July

A few years ago I used to write the Sacramento Heatmap for If you are familiar with Eater, they do a Heatmap for every city showing the current hot places to eat. Not necessarily the best, but what's currently the hot new spots everyone ...

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2016 |  Original Post

Off the Grid arrives in Sacramento

center area is kept clear for lines. everyone else is off to the sides in the shaded areasOne upon a time I wrote frequently on the issues of food trucks in Sacramento. I got interested in the food truck movement after attending one of the very ...

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Posted on: Jun 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Potato Chip (Oven) Fried Chicken

The saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." My twist is, when you buy a bag of potato chips you are disappointed in, you make fried chicken.I bought a bag of a new brand of potato chips. I wanted it because it was sriracha ...

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Posted on: Jun 15, 2016 |  Original Post

Skool is in session!

For me the basic principle of dining out is to get something that I don't make at home. (Sometimes that includes because I'm lazy.) I'm not interested in going out for grilled salmon and steamed veggies. I can do that at home! I also prefer to try ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Mini review: Binchoyaki Izakaya

mushroom, potato, pork skewersWhile I am sad that beloved Doughbot Donuts is no more, I can't be more thrilled with a quality restaurant that took it's place. What's more, it came highly recommended by Bill Ngo, chef extraordinaire of Kru. He was ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Quick review: Milestone in EDH

When I heard that the owners of Aji Japanese Bistro was opening another restaurant in El Dorado Hills, I knew I had to put it on my to-do list. Especially because this concept is comfort food. Luckily I have a friend that lives up that direction and ...

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Posted on: Mar 08, 2016 |  Original Post

Quick Review: Mario's Early Toast (Roseville)

 If you are a brunchy type of person you might have heard of Mario's Early Toast. There is one in Roseville, another in Folsom, and another soon to open in Granite Bay. Obviously they are doing well enough for expansion.I decided to check them ...

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Posted on: Mar 06, 2016 |  Original Post

Mini review: Fabian's Italian Bistro

Disclaimer: Fabian's is a client of the company I work for.  Just know that they have  4.7 stars on Yelp and have had overall great reviews. So you don't have to take just my word for it.If suburban folk don't venture downtown too much, ...

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Posted on: Feb 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Chocolate Salon is next week

Are you a chocoholic? Or looking for some chocolatey goodness to give as a traditional Valentine gift? Then you need to go to the Chocolate Salon at the Embassy Suites next Sunday (1/30). In fact, I could be giving you a free ticket!Come and taste a ...

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Posted on: Jan 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Food 101 - Local education

I'm honored to be asked to be a part of Food 101, a fun series of events put on by Lucca Restaurant and their sister business, Lucky Dog Ranch. Over the next few weeks they will be holding a series of "classes" with different topics ...

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2015 |  Original Post

Why it's great that the International Food Blogger Conference is coming to Sacramento

We just got some news that I think is great for Sacramento. One of the best (and my favorite) food bloggers' conferences is coming to Sacramento in August 2016. Next year's theme: Farm to Fork (big surprise). That means about 500 of the nation's top ...

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2015 |  Original Post

September is Food Literacy Month!

It's a big month for my friends over at the Food Literacy Center.  It's Food Literacy Month! That means a lot of activities and money from Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks helping them out. Oh, and they are busy voting for Veggie of the Year ...

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Posted on: Sep 09, 2015 |  Original Post

Sactown Restaurant Service - the next two years

You have to have been a coma not to know that there's a new Kings arena being built downtown. It's pretty hard to miss if you happen to be anywhere near the construction. With it comes all the talk and excitement of what the arena will mean to ...

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Posted on: Sep 05, 2015 |  Original Post

Sacramento has a new Empress

In what must be the most anticipated restaurant opening in a decade, Empress Tavern is finally ready to open. After months and months of delays and waiting, we finally get to see what took so long. And boy is it worth it. Chef's TableIt may be ...

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Posted on: Aug 31, 2015 |  Original Post

Cochon Heritage BBQ in SF 9/13

If you have seen my numerous posts over the years of Cochon's events, then you know they are among my favorite foodie events ever. These are paleo, meat eating fests where there are pounds of flesh up for consumption. Now I suppose that doesn't ...

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Hidden Sichuan

Hidden Sichuan has been getting good reviews lately and so I headed out with my Chinese friends again to get their judgment. I'll be referring to my 2013 review of Sichuan Spice House in Orangevale because we had many of the same dishes to compare ...

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Posted on: Aug 24, 2015 |  Original Post

Simple Poke at Lunch

Sacramento might be on a poke binge right now with the opening of Fish Face. (See my post: Fish Face) I love the options that they offer, being able to make different combinations of poke each time you visit. Then I recently discovered ...

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Posted on: Aug 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Go Bananas at the Banana Festival

I really haven't gotten why there's a banana festival in Sacramento. We aren't tropical. They aren't native to our region. And yet we have all sorts of food festivals here and this one is now in its sixth year, each year getting bigger and ...

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Posted on: Aug 02, 2015 |  Original Post


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