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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

07/29/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for July 29

In this week’s dining news, a new chicken wing food truck takes to the streets, a candy store opens its doors in Arden-Arcade, a build-your-own-pizza chain readies to launch two locations in Sacramento, and a popular local coffee shop spills the beans on three new projects. Plus, Ettore's has expanded its patio, the Mix Downtown has redecorated and Morton's Steakhouse has finished its new renovations. Ettore’s European Bakery This popular bakery in Arden-Arcade has extended its patio to seat 70 and double as an event space. The awning-covered patio now stretches all the way to the sidewalk, with comfy wicker chairs and mod details like polished cement flooring, while a new stage hosts live music on Friday and Saturday nights and is...

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Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

07/22/16

Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

It's official: The Barn—that swoopy, undulating pavilion rising on West Sacramento's River Walk just past Raley Field—is opening to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday, July 22), along with a long-awaited announcement: Drake's Brewing Company, owner of popular restaurants in Oakland and San Leandro, has been selected to operate a restaurant and bar at the Barn, with an as-yet-to-be-determined opening date in the first half of 2017. In the meantime you won't go hungry, as Off the Grid, an SF-based food-centric event producer, will be launching a weekly Friday night soirée with 12 food trucks and a full bar starting Aug. 5. Stephen Jaycox, design...

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Local cake shop is set to open at Milagro Centre

07/21/16

Local cake shop is set to open at Milagro Centre

The highly anticipated Milagro Centre in Carmichael has a sweet new tenant. Jaynee Cakes Custom Cakery, owned and operated by Melissa Archuleta, will join seven other restaurants and retailers at the culinary marketplace. Though currently experimenting with her menu, Archuleta plans to offer cupcakes and cake pops (flavors include strawberry lemonade with lemon filling and white almond with raspberries), cakes sold whole or by the slice, and French pastries like macarons and madeleines. After baking out of her North Highlands home for the past five years, Archuleta is thrilled to be opening her first storefront. “I can’t wait,” Archuleta says. “Not only to continue to do custom cakes but to expand a dessert line so that people can come and walk away...

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Craving of the Week: Mayahuel’s La Abuelita Ice Cream

07/19/16

Craving of the Week: Mayahuel’s La Abuelita Ice Cream

Trust us, the last thing we want to order during these scorching summer days in Sacramento is any menu item with the word “hot” in the description. But one spoonful of the house-made frozen hot chocolate at downtown Mexican restaurant Tequila Museo Mayahuel will quickly change anyone's mind. Chef-owner Ernesto Delgado created the cool treat, coined La Abuelita Ice Cream, with his childhood in mind. Delgado grew up in the northern Mexican state of Michoacán, where Abuelita chocolate, a popular brand (the word means “grandmother” in Spanish) with a subtle cinnamon spice, was the key ingredient for the classic hot chocolate his mother used to make, spun into steamy milk by hand with a wooden tool called a molinillo. “Anyone who...

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Real Pie Company makes a sweet return to capital city

07/18/16

Real Pie Company makes a sweet return to capital city

If you're one of the many downtown denizens who has pined away for the flaky, crusty, buttery goodness on offer at the late, lamented Real Pie Company, fear not: nabbing a slice of homemade apple pie à la mode on your lunch break will soon be as easy as... pie. The Real Pie Company is reopening this fall, after an eight year hiatus, at a new downtown location on 16th Street. Owner and chief baker Kira O’Donnell Babich first opened her 1,000 square-foot bakery at the corner of 12th and F streets in 2007, closing just one year later to spend more time with her two children. Now that they are teenagers, O'Donnell Babich's dream of someday re-opening is no longer pie in the sky. This time, she is teaming up with husband Fred...

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