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10 delicious ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

09/18/14

10 delicious ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Happy National Cheeseburger Day, Sacramento! Many will celebrate the occasion at tonight's annual Burger Battle at Cesar Chavez Plaza, where chefs from Broderick Roadhouse, Ettore’s (both 2013 winners), de Vere’s Irish Pub and a dozen other eateries will face off for burger bragging rights (and for a good cause, raising money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). While tickets for the Burger Battle are sold out, we’ve singled out 10 delicious Sacramento-area spots where you can get in the spirit of Cheeseburger Day today—or any day. Broderick Roadhouse Nicknamed “Ring of Fire” by the restaurant’s staff, this West Sacramento institution’s Johnny Cash burger features a smoked pepper-crusted Niman Ranch beef...

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Federalist brings new beer, bocce and food destination to midtown

09/16/14

Federalist brings new beer, bocce and food destination to midtown

Come early October, midtown will have a new source for craft beer and farm-to-fork fare when Federalist, a beer garden and restaurant, opens its doors on N Street between 20th and 21st streets, inside seven 40-foot-long welded-together shipping containers. Owner and architect Marvin Maldonado says that after months of delays, he's now confident that the new venue will be open in early October, hopefully in time for Second Saturday on Oct. 11. While there's still plenty of construction to be completed in the next several weeks, he plans to host a preview event of the space this Saturday for members of his Founder's Club, a $250 membership that includes discounts and invitations to special events. "I'm super excited," he says. "This is where all the...

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How to make the most of Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Celebration

09/12/14

How to make the most of Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Farms, fairs, markets, restaurants and gardens around the region will be taking center stage as Sacramento’s second annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration launches this weekend and runs through Sept. 28. The festive fortnight offers a variety of unique events, from house hopping in East Sacramento to wine and food tasting in midtown to a cycling trek among Yolo County farmlands. (Check out Sactown's selection of Restaurant Weeks highlights here.) Whether on a bike ride with your family or a date night with your significant other, consider these opportunities to dig in and enjoy our local bounty. Official Farm-To-Fork Celebration events Legends of Wine Sept. 18 It’s not everyday you get the chance to mingle with local culinary expert Darrell Corti or...

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LowBrau founders bringing new restaurant to West Sacramento riverfront

09/11/14

LowBrau founders bringing new restaurant to West Sacramento riverfront

Two of the area’s most ambitious braintrusts are deepening their partnership in West Sacramento, where the developers behind the forthcoming culture hub The Barn have set a deal to host a new restaurant from the team behind LowBrau and Block Butcher Bar. Michael Hargis, Clay Nutting and chef Michael Tuohy will bring their midtown magic to the riverfront, introducing what Nutting describes as an “urban farm kitchen and beer garden” concept to The Barn. The yet-to-be-named eatery is slated to open with The Barn, itself tentatively scheduled to make its debut as the centerpiece of The Bridge District development along the Sacramento River in spring 2015.  “It’s a gathering space,” Nutting says. “That’s essentially what...

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10 highlights to savor during 2014 Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks

09/10/14

10 highlights to savor during 2014 Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks

Nearly three dozen (and counting) restaurants around the city are currently signed up to participate in Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks, a 16-day spotlight on local ingredients and their growers running from Sept. 13-28. Some of your favorite eateries will be serving up the option to dine from fixed price menus ranging from $10 to $45, while a portion of proceeds from Restaurant Weeks—which is hosted by the California Restaurant Association’s Sacramento chapter in partnership with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau—will benefit local food banks and the Food Literacy Center. Have a look below at some of the highlights planned for 2014. Café Bernardo Café Bernardo locations around the area will offer a $10 lunch special that...

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