Robert Irvine Live

Posted on January 8

My first exposure to Robert Irvine was seeing Paula Deen lick butter off his sculpted abs. I wish this wasn't true, but it is, and nothing can erase the memory. (Check YouTube for the footage if you dare.) Most people know Irvine from his popular Food Channel television show, "Restaurant Impossible," on which he sternly but lovingly helps failing restaurateurs turn their crummy Tex-Mex joints into fabulous eateries. He's like Gordon Ramsey, but way less of a jerk. Prior to his network debut, Irvine had been working as a chef in restaurants around the world. He's tough, he's funny, and based on what I can glean from TV, he's a very talented chef. If you're interested in getting some insight into both the restaurant and the television businesses, or if you're just interested in ogling at him and his rippling abs, you can see him live at the Crest Theatre this month. This isn't your typical celebrity lecture, but more like a live cooking show. Irvine will dish up some of his favorite meals, offer tips and tricks to cooking, and give the audience the kind of interaction you could never get from behind a television screen.

What: Robert Irvine Live
When: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento
Cost: $40-$100

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Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Images from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Guests were treated to food and drink from nearly 100 local eateries and bars. Other vendors auctioned off wares and services ranging from hand-woven free trade baskets to modern art work and vintage photographs. Proceeds from the event went to the charity’s mission of arranging experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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