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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

11/15/18 UPDATE: Camden Spit & Larder, the inaugural solo venture from former Grange chef Oliver Ridgeway, will open its doors on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The downtown restaurant will serve a menu drawn from Ridgeway’s English roots and adopted home state of California, including mainstays like spit-roasted beef, pork and chicken; steak tartare with fermented horseradish, cured egg yolk, oyster aioli and Worcestershire potato chips; and local caviar with crumpets and crème fraîche. Located at 555 Capitol Mall—which also houses House Kitchen & Bar and Old Soul Co.—Camden will open for dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Starting on Monday, Dec. 3, it’ll be open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 11:30...

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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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Taste: The region’s latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 3

08/03/18

Taste: The region’s latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 3

A New York City chef returns to his hometown to open a deli in the foothills, an Italian bistro will use their hand-made noodles in El Dorado Hills this fall, and the locally famous Sheepherders Inn building houses a new restaurant in Rancho Cordova. All this in this week's regional dining news, and more. Osteria Moto Bar & Caffè Having run a successful restaurant in L.A. since 2009, Stephen Sakulsky has decided to venture up north to El Dorado Hills, where he will open Osteria Moto Bar & Caffè, an Italian bistro, by mid-September in the space that formerly housed Bistro 33 in El Dorado Hills Town Center. The 5,400-square-foot space will be warm and earthy, with limestone tiles and tables, wood accents and greenery scattered...

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