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Estelle's Patisserie moving to DOCO and opening new Arden-Arcade location

08/23/16

Estelle's Patisserie moving to DOCO and opening new Arden-Arcade location

Estelle's Patisserie, a French bakery that has made its home on the corner of 9th and K streets for the past five years, is saying au revoir to The Kay and expanding its operations elsewhere. Owner Esther Son says she plans to open an Arden-Arcade bakery at 2530 Arden Way (near the intersection of Arden and Fulton Ave.) by the end of October and another at Downtown Commons outside the new Kings arena in the spring. Estelle's will serve its last baguette at the K Street location on Aug. 31. Son cited disagreements with her landlord as the main reason for the move, along with a desire to expand her production space (her bakers currently use a commercial kitchen across K Street). The menu at both locations will largely remain the same, with classic French...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 23

08/23/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 23

Get the details on Old Soul's newest drink concoction, the Off the Grid food truck rally's wild new location, a National Dog Day Instameet celebrating canines and a weekend tasting event in Apple Hill. Meanwhile, a new sushi restaurant opens in Rancho Cordova, and Folsom gets a new poke bar.  Apple Hill Smorgy This event in Apple Hill—located along U.S. Route 50 from Placerville to Pollock Pines—lets you sample delicacies from more than 50 orchards, ranches, bake shops and wineries. The smorgasbord of desserts, appetizers, wine and hard ciders will be laid out at Larsen Apple Barn in Camino on Aug. 28 from 2-4 p.m. Taste port from Madrona Vineyards, lavender-date shortbread cookies from Bluestone Meadow, hard apple cider...

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Craving of the Week: An Honest Pie’s buttermilk pie

08/22/16

Craving of the Week: An Honest Pie’s buttermilk pie

If you’re from the South, you know that buttermilk pie is like the Marilyn Monroe of pie flavors—impossibly alluring.  And if you’re not from the South, you’ll quickly become a convert, as did we upon our first bite of that decadent dessert from local mobile bakery An Honest Pie. The pie’s flaky, buttery crust gives way to a warm, sweet interior that tastes like crème brûlée with a gooeyness reminiscent of pecan pie filling. Handmade to order and dusted with sugar, the treat is so filling you’ll feel like sharing bites, but so additive you won’t want to. “It changes your life just a little bit,” says jovial owner Brenda Janssen of her food truck’s signature item, which is coined Kelly’s...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 12

08/12/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 12

This week in local dining and drink news: a popular pizza chain gets a new location in East Sacramento; a Bay Area brewery looks to make its mark on Sacramento's craft beer scene; and a riverside restaurant opens in Courtland. Plus, get your fill at a four-course farm-to-fork dinner at Sutter's Fort and root for your favorite home chef at a guacamole competition. Feast at the Fort This annual event returns to Sutter’s Fort, after a hiatus in 2015​, with a gourmet dinner on Sept. 10 prepared by some of Sacramento’s top chefs. Coinciding with citywide farm-to-fork celebrations throughout the month of September, the sixth Feast at the Fort invites chefs from Hock Farm Craft & Provisions, Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., Thai...

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Food Truck Cinema launches in Roseville with two outdoor screenings

08/11/16

Food Truck Cinema launches in Roseville with two outdoor screenings

Sacramento seems to have no shortage of food truck gatherings lately, with new events like Off the Grid popping up around the region and SactoMoFo going strong in its sixth year. Now Roseville is launching a new food truck event series, with live music and movie screenings slated for two nights this fall at Woodcreek Golf Club. On Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 22, Food Truck Cinema will feature nine wheeled kitchens serving up their best dishes, including lobster rolls from Rudy’s on the Roll, bacon cheeseburgers from Culinerdy Cruzer, and milk tea from Wandering Boba. Those over 21 can indulge in chardonnay from Santa Rosa-based Kendall Jackson and Geyserville’s Clos du Bois at a wine bar, or sip suds from Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Knee Deep...

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