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Sacramento’s first "Taco Party" comes to downtown in October

04/28/16

Sacramento’s first "Taco Party" comes to downtown in October

This fall, Sacramentans will be given a chance to vote for something other than a national leader. Downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza will host the ultimate Taco Tuesday event during the first-ever Sacramento Taco Party on Oct. 4. The tasting event and competition, organized by Rodney Blackwell (who created the popular Sacramento Burger Battle in 2012), will showcase various creative renditions of the Mexican tortilla dish and benefit The Food Literacy Center. After four years running Sacramento Burger Battle, Blackwell began looking to establish another charity cook-off that could get people excited. “I figured, what would be as good as burgers?” he says. “We have an abundance of tacos in Sacramento.” The roster of restaurants currently includes...

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Sacramento Kings announce three new restaurant partners for Golden 1 Center

04/25/16

Sacramento Kings announce three new restaurant partners for Golden 1 Center

Keeping its pledge to offer local, farm-to-fork fare at Golden 1 Center, which is set to open this October, the Sacramento Kings are announcing three more partnerships with prominent Sacramento-based restaurants today. Golden 1 Center’s executive chef Michael Tuohy, who is developing and overseeing the food and beverage program for the arena with Legends Hospitality, says midtown eateries Mulvaney’s B&L and Petra Greek, as well as the Mikuni Restaurant Group (which owns seven restaurants throughout the region), will join previously announced hometown restaurant teams Paragary Restaurant Group, Selland Family Restaurants, Star Ginger and LowBrau Bierhall at the complex. “Everything about the food [for the arena] is really about Sacramento,” Tuohy...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for April 21

04/21/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for April 21

Fresh, flavorful food is the theme of this week's roundup. Two popular midtown eateries launch new menu additions, a Hawaiian seafood restaurant is slated to open in midtown, an outpost of a popular suburban brunch spot comes to East Sacramento, and the second location of a celebrate ramen house opens. Block Butcher Bar This midtown charcuterie and bar unveiled a new weekday lunch menu April 11 featuring artisan sandwiches, salads and, happily, some "juicy" cocktails. The current menu offers eight choices, including hot sandwiches (like the Spicy Choppa with house-cured pork shoulder, fontina, Calabrian chiles and arugula) and cold sammies (like a muffaletta with mortadella, salame, provolone, Castelvetrano olives and peppers). Block Butcher’s chefs have also...

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Chocolate Week returns to Old Sacramento

04/19/16

Chocolate Week returns to Old Sacramento

Warning: If you're dieting for bathing suit season, stop reading here and click over to this very informative story about a new farmers' market in town. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Yum. Now, for the rest of you, boy are you in for a treat. Literally. The second annual Chocolate Week is coming to Old Sacramento May 2 through 8 for seven sweet days of chocolate tours, tastings and candy-making demonstrations throughout the historic district. “Last year was a great first year,” says Scott Ford, events and promotions coordinator for the Old Sacramento division of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “We’re looking to build upon what was established last year, and we have some more fun things going on. I think more merchants saw the...

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Unseen Heroes launch new Sacramento farmers’ market

04/14/16

Unseen Heroes launch new Sacramento farmers’ market

Most large-scale farmers’ markets in the region are held on weekends, peaking in the early morning hours. But starting tomorrow, the Market at Power Inn is set to change all that. Local event marketing agency Unseen Heroes—which has helped run events like the Midtown Farmers' Market, Gather, and the Good Street Food + Design Market—has partnered with the Power Inn Alliance—a nonprofit community advocate for the South Sacramento area—to bring The Market at Power Inn to the corner of Power Inn Road and Folsom Blvd. every Friday until October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new market aims to fill a void for an outdoor market in this industrial part of Sacramento, catering to local employees and Sacramento State students by...

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