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Wine and dine at 15 of the region’s best restaurant patios

06/23/16

Wine and dine at 15 of the region’s best restaurant patios

Summer has officially arrived, making this the perfect season for casual al fresco dining. We scoured the region for 15 of the best restaurant patios, places where you can eat, drink and be cool under the shade of a palm tree by day, or the glow of twinkling lights by night. Aioli Bodega Espanola Although this Andalusian restaurant is right in the heart of midtown Sacramento, take a seat in its outdoor garden and you'll feel like you're worlds away from an urban environment. Aoili’s menu—and patio—are inspired by the coastal Spanish region from Barcelona to Granada to Cordoba. Star jasmine vines, Italian cypress, wisteria, wine grapes, dogwood, and a lemon tree have been entwining themselves through the patio's...

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20 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

06/22/16

20 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

On Monday, summertime officially arrived (and brought the temperatures to prove it!), and there's a ton to do here in the River City, but you don't need to kill your bank account to have a great time. We've rounded up 20 fabulously free things to do throughout the Sacramento region, from evening concerts to outdoor movies to a fun run with zombies. Bastille Day Waiters’ Race & Street Festival Celebrate la joie de vivre in midtown during the seventh annual Sacramento Bastille Day waiters’ race and street festival, during which up to 50 local servers will aim to speed-walk around the block twice without spilling the bottle and glasses of water balancing precariously on their trays. The festival will also feature a children’s...

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Bastille Day Waiters’ Race returns for its seventh year July 10

06/21/16

Bastille Day Waiters’ Race returns for its seventh year July 10

The Sacramento Bastille Day Waiters’ Race & Street Festival, styled after a similar footrace in Paris, is returning to midtown on Sunday, July 10. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the “tray” magnifique festivities, during which up to 50 servers from local restaurants will compete for cash prizes in a test of speed and balance. Dressed in traditional Parisian black-and-white uniforms, servers will carry trays holding a bottle of water and two half-filled glasses with the goal of making it around the block (the block bound by 18th and 19th and L St. and Capitol Ave.) twice while speed-walking and avoiding spillage—or dropping their tray completely. The first waiters and waitresses to cross the finish line most quickly...

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Vintage-style trolley hits the streets of Sacramento

06/16/16

Vintage-style trolley hits the streets of Sacramento

Sacramento is now rolling in retro style with the launch of a new old-school touring trolley. On June 14, Sterling Transportation launched the Sterling Trolley, a gas-powered tour bus fashioned to look like an authentic vintage trolley car, which offers hop-on-hop-off tours of downtown, midtown and Old Sacramento, as well as scheduled rides to local sporting events. Sterling's co-founders, Qaiser “Q” Patel and Joe Williams, hope their vehicle will prove appealing to visitors and locals alike, especially in light of Golden 1 Center’s imminent opening. “Sacramento is improving every day, with the arena, new restaurants and high-end places to visit, and the fact that we still do not have a city tour is kind of strange,” says...

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