What's Cooking

A look at the latest in local food, dining and drinking news
10 area restaurants to plan a last-minute Thanksgiving feast

11/24/14

10 area restaurants to plan a last-minute Thanksgiving feast

If you and yours are still sorting out your Thanksgiving destination or facing some unexpected changes to your original plans, fear not: Here are 10 local spots that will be serving up their own specialties for holiday diners this Thursday. (Just be sure to inquire soon about reservations—spots are filling up quickly!) Sacramento RiverTrain All aboard for a moveable Thanksgiving feast, departing Woodland at noon and winding along a three-hour route overlooking the Sacramento River. The train will offer up your choice of smoked turkey or ham—and, of course, a healthy side of scenery. $93 per person; $47 for kids 12 and under. 800-866-1690. sacramentorivertrain.com Land Ocean New American Grill In what might be the best deal of the holiday, the Folsom surf-and-turf...

Posted at 01:24 PM | Permalink | Comments

7 Days of Pie: Frank Fat's banana cream pie is a Sacramento classic

11/23/14

7 Days of Pie: Frank Fat's banana cream pie is a Sacramento classic

Fall is here, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you're looking for just the right dessert to take to your holiday gathering, share with the office or just enjoy at home, we have you covered: Every day this week, we've been dishing out highlights from the region's seasonal bounty of pie, from pumpkin to pecan to fruit and beyond. Today, the final entry of the series features what is arguably Sacramento's most famous dessert.  THE PIE: Banana Cream Pie, from Frank Fat’s WHY IT’S SPECIAL: After 75 years downtown, the iconic restaurant makes its famed banana cream pie from scratch daily, using virtually the same recipe conceived by founder Frank Fat and his original chef in the 1940s. Loaded...

Posted at 11:59 AM | Permalink | Comments

7 Days of Pie: Perfect pear pie is in season at Freeport Bakery

11/22/14

7 Days of Pie: Perfect pear pie is in season at Freeport Bakery

Fall is here, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you're looking for just the right dessert to take to your holiday gathering, share with the office or just enjoy at home, we have you covered: Every day this week, we'll be dishing out highlights from the region's seasonal bounty of pie, from pumpkin to pecan to fruit and beyond. Today, check out a European classic at a Sacramento institution.  THE PIE: Pear fladen, from Freeport Bakery WHY IT’S SPECIAL: Chef-owner Walter Goetzler interweaves his German roots and California produce in this seasonal pie that features a crust covered with a layer of almond paste and a mixture of cream, dark raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and ginger. Of course, the real...

Posted at 09:02 AM | Permalink | Comments

7 Days of Pie: Enjoy a trio of treats at An Honest Pie, Ikedas and Flour Garden

11/21/14

7 Days of Pie: Enjoy a trio of treats at An Honest Pie, Ikedas and Flour Garden

Fall is here, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you're looking for just the right dessert to take to your holiday gathering, share with the office or just enjoy at home, we have you covered: Every day this week, we'll be dishing out some highlights from the region's seasonal bounty of pie, from pumpkin to pecan to fruit and beyond. Today, we head to the Placer County foothills for a triple play of pie possibilities. Enjoy Sactown's 7 Days of Pie! THE PIE: Harvest brew from An Honest Pie WHY IT’S SPECIAL: An Honest Pie—the Grass Valley-based bakery on wheels showcased in the 2014 edition of Sactown’s Best of the City issue—adds fresh pumpkin purée to its personal-size buttermilk mini pie...

Posted at 12:27 PM | Permalink | Comments

7 Days of Pie: Apples and olallieberries take center stage in El Dorado County

11/20/14

7 Days of Pie: Apples and olallieberries take center stage in El Dorado County

Fall is here, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you're looking for just the right dessert to take to your holiday gathering, share with the office or just enjoy at home, we have you covered: Every day this week, we'll be dishing out some highlights from the region's seasonal bounty of pie, from pumpkin to pecan to fruit and beyond. Today, we head to El Dorado County for a pie two-fer at the Apple Hill institution Abel's Apple Acres and the Placerville bakery Sweetie Pie's. Enjoy Sactown's 7 Days of Pie! THE PIE: Apple buttermilk pie from Abel’s Apple Acres WHY IT’S SPECIAL: This apple pie—made with freshly picked apples from owner Evelyn Abel’s orchard in Apple Hill—is...

Posted at 10:32 AM | Permalink | Comments

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ···  20 Next »
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement