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Sunflower Drive-In Still Delights After 37 Years

Unseasonably and deliciously warm February weather inspired me recently to make the trip to visit Sunflower Drive-In in old town Fair Oaks. This iconic spot has been beloved by fans of nourishing, natural foods...

Try It: Pushkin's Bakery

We reveled in some seriously tasty sweet treats recently at Pushkin’s Bakery, a cheery, family-owned establishment on 29th Street that offers wheat/gluten- and dairy-free desserts. On a sparklingly sunny Sunday, we dug into the...

Sophisticated Farm-to-Fork Fare at The Firehouse

Sacramento is home to a number of talented, innovative chefs whose menus are a flavorful celebration of our region’s agricultural bounty. Some of the most dazzling and sophisticated farm-to-fork cuisine in the city can...

Hovey's 2009 Barbera Delights

I was captivated recently by a lovely Barbera wine crafted in the Sierra foothills. Hovey 2009 Barbera is a sprightly, lighter red with juicy flavors of blackberry and cherry sharpened by high, but not...

Check it Out: Sacramento County Master Food Preservers

If your recent New Year’s resolutions included spending more time in the kitchen and getting back to your roots, the Sacramento County Master Preservers have lots of fun and educational events in 2015 to...

First Bite: Rick’s Dessert Diner

If you haven’t heard, Rick’s Dessert Diner moved recently to a new and much bigger location on J Street in midtown Sacramento. Longtime fans of the landmark establishment will be glad to know that...

26th Annual Sweet Potato Festival Takes Place Feb. 14

If you’re a sweet potato pie lover, you won’t want to miss the 26th Annual Sweet Potato Festival, which occurs on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Sacramento’s Samuel C. Pannell Community Center. The event, which...

Refreshing Find: Locally Crafted Silk Road Soda

I’ve never been a fan of soda, but I was recently introduced to a brand I’m pretty crazy about. Roseville’s Silk Road sodas were inspired from traditional Persian family recipes, and the company likes...

Try It: A Birthday at Mikuni

A dining experience at midtown’s Mikuni is often raucous and upbeat—but I really appreciated the restaurant’s festive ambiance recently at a family member’s birthday. Our large table feasted on a number of Mikuni’s popular menu...

'Grazing on Grasslands 101'

Passionate about healthy food production, land preservation and soil integrity? Solano County’s Soul Food Farm has recently announced a new educational outreach program called FarmSchool that may pique your interest. The mission of the program...

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