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A new pizzeria and taproom to open in El Dorado Hills

08/13/18

A new pizzeria and taproom to open in El Dorado Hills

Boulevard 41, a new fast-casual pizzeria and taproom, will open at El Dorado Hills Town Center by the end of September. The eatery will feature hand-crafted Neapolitan-style pizzas using ingredients from mainly Northern California-based farms. The menu will consist of six 11-inch pizzas featuring the namesake pie that comes with mozzarella, prosciutto and goat cheese, as well as a Polynesian-style pie with house-made marinara sauce, a three-cheese blend, pineapple and thin slices of Canadian bacon. There will also be vegetarian options—like the Goddess pie with garlic cream, ricotta, mozzarella, roasted squash, garlic, arugula and drizzles of the special green goddess dressing—in addition to gluten-free versions. Patrons can also create their own pies, which will...

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Celebrate National S'mores Day with these 7 local takes on the classic campfire treat

08/10/18

Celebrate National S'mores Day with these 7 local takes on the classic campfire treat

Happy National S'mores Day, Sacramento! No time to build a campfire for DIY s'mores today? No problem. Happily, seven local restaurants, bakeries and desserteries are dishing up their versions of the classic campfire treat, featuring everything from chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallows to s'mores on a skillet, and a warm, gooey chocolate s'mores fondue. Check out our list below: ​ R15   Our S'mores cupcake is back for the month of August! Come snag something sweet tonight! #R15 #Paragarys #CafeBernardo #PRGFoodie #smores #chocolate #marshmello #cupcake #dessert #sweets #treatyoself A post shared by R15 Bar (@r15bar) on Aug 4, 2018 at 7:24pm PDT Cafeteria 15L   Happy...

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11 cool summer cocktails to beat the heat

08/10/18

11 cool summer cocktails to beat the heat

We're halfway through summer, and it's still hot out there. Sure, you can run through a sprinkler or jump in a pool to cool down, but we'd rather chill with a refreshing boozy beverage in hand. From a rum cocktail topped with Dole Whip to a flight of frozen cocktails, we found 11 quaffable quenchers to help you beat the heat. Strawberry Sgroppino at Allora Is it a cocktail or drinkable dessert? You decide after you taste Allora's summery sgroppino—concocted by co-owner Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou, one of only two certified advanced sommeliers in the region. A sizable scoop of house-made strawberry sorbet is topped with Italian Prosecco, which can be poured table side upon request (depending on the season, the...

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Longtime Grange chef shares details for his new downtown restaurant

08/09/18

Longtime Grange chef shares details for his new downtown restaurant

Camden Spit & Larder, the new restaurant from Oliver Ridgeway, the longtime executive chef of Grange Restaurant & Bar, is set to open its doors on Capitol Mall in October. The restaurant, in the 555 Capitol Mall building across the street from the Golden 1 Center, will combine Ridgeway's British roots with his California style of cooking, which involves sourcing ingredients mainly from Northern California-based purveyors like Capay Organic, Del Rio Botanical and Passmore Ranch. “My cuisine lends itself to the California ingredients, but I’m obviously of European heritage and that gives me a unique flair when cooking,” says Ridgeway, who’s also wrapping up his short stint as executive chef at Track 7 Brewing...

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New tea-centric cafe set to open at The Sofia

08/07/18

New tea-centric cafe set to open at The Sofia

B Street Theatre patrons, long starved of convenient pre-theater dining options at their old location, are about to get a new place to sip and sup only steps away from the theater's front door with the opening of the Chico-based Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe, which hopes to open its first Sacramento location at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts in September.  This 3,000-square-foot cafe is the third location for the small chain, which is owned by husband-and-wife team Shelley and Lance Blanshei.  Tea Bar's "tea-tenders" will mix, shake and pour a variety of tea-based beverages like the frosted chocolate chai latte, sparkling tangerine and ginger tea, iced green tea with pear and lemon, and...

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