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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Sept. 21

09/21/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Sept. 21

In this week's helping of local food news, a popular midtown gelateria expands to East Sacramento, a health-minded food truck takes to the streets and a well-loved Davis cafe renovates. Plus, a downtown music lounge adds a patio. B-Side The music-themed lounge on 14th and S Streets, which opened in late 2015 and proudly touts itself as a local dive bar, has submitted an application to the city proposing an expansion to include a patio and a second building for residential use adjacent to the bar. The 500-square-foot patio space along S Street will serve as an outdoor area for bar-goers to mingle and drink. The 1,400-square-foot building adjacent to the patio would serve as a private apartment, with a garage on the lower level. Owner Bret Bair estimates that if the plans are...

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Jewish Deli to open on 700 block of K Street

09/12/16

Jewish Deli to open on 700 block of K Street

Bagels, pastrami and rye, oh my! Three Sacramentans are teaming up to open an authentic Jewish delicatessen in downtown Sacramento. Jami Goldstene, who runs a local public relations firm, says that she is planning to open the deli along the 700 block of K Street sometime in fall 2017 with her business partners Lydia Inghram and Sheila Wolfe. Goldstene says the Jewish delicatessen will offer classics like grab-and-go sandwiches on rye bread, bagels, baked goods and hopefully a retail section with grocery items and staples for Jewish holidays. “We hope it will be a community gathering space,” she says, adding that she and her partners want to be part of downtown’s vibrant transformation. Goldstene is originally from Los Angeles, Inghram from Boston, and Wolfe...

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Menu details unveiled for this year’s Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge

09/12/16

Menu details unveiled for this year’s Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge

For those lucky enough to have nabbed a ticket to this year’s dinner on Sept. 25 at the Tower Bridge, brace yourself for a locally grown, five-course smorgasbord. During the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau's fourth annual event, which sold out in July, participating farmers and chefs will both be on hand to serve 782 guests under the canopy of one of Sacramento’s most iconic landmarks. “Sacramento has a unique [food] industry that to me is really about camaraderie and collaboration, so to be able to spend an evening doing what we love as chefs and have the farmers with us will speak volumes,” says Allyson Harvie, executive chef of The Patriot, which opens soon at Carmichael’s Milagro Centre. Harvie will prepare the first course of...

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Chef Michael Tuohy offers a sneak peek of the food at Golden 1 Center

09/02/16

Chef Michael Tuohy offers a sneak peek of the food at Golden 1 Center

On Sept. 1, chef Michael Tuohy, who is helming Golden 1 Center's food program, offered a sneak peek into his kitchen below the arena. His goal—to source 90 percent of Golden 1 Center's food from farms and purveyors located within 150 miles of Sacramento—is ambitious, but quickly becoming a reality. In addition to in-house eats, Kings fans can expect fare from local restaurants like Mikuni, Mulvaney's B&L, Star Ginger and LowBrau when the arena opens in October.  Read more about those partnerships by clicking here, and scroll through the slideshow below for details on Tuohy's menu.

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9 enticing Monday brunch spots for Labor Day

09/02/16

9 enticing Monday brunch spots for Labor Day

It’s no secret we’re big fans of brunch around here, and Labor Day weekend gives us an extra day to indulge. Here are nine Monday brunch spots to fill up on everything from chocolate banana waffles to beef jerky bloody Marys. Awful Annie’s Both the Lincoln and Auburn outposts of this popular family-owned restaurant will be serving up an extensive selection of homemade breakfast dishes for Monday brunch. Choose from 11 “Awful Waffles & Pancakes,” including the banana-pecan waffles and the chocolate chip pancakes with freshly whipped cream. For something more savory, start your meal with an assorted flight of crispy bacon strips—the popular appetizer that graced the cover of our April/May bacon issue. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 160 Sacramento St. Auburn....

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