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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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7 spirited events to check out during the ninth annual Sacramento Cocktail Week

08/10/16

7 spirited events to check out during the ninth annual Sacramento Cocktail Week

Sacramento Cocktail Week is back for its ninth year Aug. 14-20, with spirited gatherings—from mixology contests to a cocktail hour train ride—taking place all over town. Here are seven highlights from the boozy bacchanalia. The Masters Competition Aug. l4 Cocktail Week kicks off with a toast to the town at Old Ironsides as 10 veteran local bartenders vie for the right to wear the prize, a coveted green letterman jacket, for the coming year. Competitors like Chris Tucker of Hook & Ladder, Joe Anthony Savala of Zocalo and Chris Dooley of Ella will stir, shake and pour their way through the cocktail contest as attendees sip whiskey-infused drink specials. Free admission. 2-5 p.m. Old Ironsides. 1901 10th St. theoldironsides.com The Dude Imbibes Aug. 14...

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The Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar celebrates its 70th with tons (literally) of food and fun

08/09/16

The Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar celebrates its 70th with tons (literally) of food and fun

You’ll think you’re turning Japanese, you’ll really think so, during Sacramento’s 70th annual Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar, held this year on Aug. 13 and 14 at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. Over 30,000 foodies will flock to this two-day feast-ival to consume 500 pounds of shrimp, 10,000 pounds of chicken and 1.5 tons of rice in Japanese dishes like shrimp tempura and futomaki. Don’t miss the teriyaki beef sandwich with marinated strips of meat, onion and veggies piled on a soft hoagie roll, or the steamy korokke (croquette) made with mashed potatoes and vegetables rolled in Japanese breadcrumbs and deep-fried. For dessert, try the mochi on a stick. The now-beloved bazaar event began in 1947 as a small social gathering for local...

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First Look: The new Saddle Rock brings a Gold Rush of flavor to midtown

08/04/16

First Look: The new Saddle Rock brings a Gold Rush of flavor to midtown

The reincarnation of Sacramento’s first restaurant, Saddle Rock, opened its doors last night, across the street from Broderick Midtown, one of owner Chris Jarosz’s other establishments (the growing list includes the downscale Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento and the upscale Localis in midtown). The original Saddle Rock in Old Sacramento began serving miners during the Gold Rush, and only closed its doors in 1995. The new Saddle Rock is an inspired homage to the old, but the address—and the concept—have moved decidedly uptown. Chef Matt Masera, formerly of Mother and Empress Tavern, has enlivened his Gold Rush-inspired menu with fresh ideas and ingredients, and the result is nostalgic without being anachronistic. The same could be said for the space,...

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7 sweet spots to visit on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

08/02/16

7 sweet spots to visit on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and we’re celebrating with seven of our favorite local stops for the creamy, cool dessert, including variations made with cookies, macarons, doughnuts and even waffles! Cream The moniker of this Berkeley-born shop—with local outposts in Davis and Elk Grove—is really an acronym that stands for “cookies rule everything around me,” and that motto rings true. Cream’s vast selection of freshly-baked cookies and ice cream pairings range from white chocolate macadamia nut cookies enclosing Pistachio Delight ice cream to snickerdoodle cookies sandwiching Caramel Cinnamon Chill ice cream. Cream offers 11 house-made cookies to combine with 20 flavors of ice cream, along with fun...

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