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Two Fabulous Locally Crafted Sweets

I was dazzled recently by two locally made, citrus-focused products. The Good Stuff’s Lemon Curd, made with floral, fragrant Meyer lemons, releases a bombshell of creamy, radiant, tangy lemoniness on your palate—the most delicious...

In Need of Some Wintry Comfort Food? Head to Biba

I recently visited Biba Restaurant on a chilly, drizzly evening and was rewarded with a meal so comforting and nourishing that it warmed me from the toes up. Despite its swanky ambiance, the restaurant...

Try It: Capay Valley Vineyards' Sparkling Viognier

I have long been a fan of Capay Valley Vineyards’ lovely, fruity Viognier, so I was delighted to discover that the winery is now making a sparkling Viognier. A 100 percent varietal bubbly, this...

Breads Worth Seeking Out: The Baker and the Cakemaker, Inc.

I relished a fabulous, sturdy polenta bread recently, crafted by The Baker and the Cakemaker, Inc., an artisan bread bakery located in Auburn. It had a satisfyingly chewy, textural crust and a delicious, wonderfully...

REVIEW: Yakitori Yuchan

I’m thrilled that the Sacramento region’s restaurant scene continues to flourish and grow. Every year, it seems we have more dining options. As a result, I rarely visit the same places regularly. But there are...

Three Standout Local Dishes

I am often reminded of how lucky Sacramento residents are to have such a glorious bounty of good food available to them. I recently relished three menu items that represent some of the most...

Knockout Brunch Fare at Magpie Cafe

I was dazzled recently by a fabulous brunch at Magpie Café, a restaurant I more frequently visit for lunch and dinner. The place was packed at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and I...

Tickets on Sale for Winterfest 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Winterfest, a beer, wine and food tasting event where attendees can sample a dizzying array of craft beers, wines and food from local restaurants. Live “rock ‘n soul”...

PlacerGROWN Website: A Connection to Local Agriculture

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Sacramento region is proud to be known as the farm-to-fork capital of the United States. If you’re interested in getting up close and personal with our region’s...

2015 Queen Crab Feed This Saturday at The Dante Club

If you’re a crab lover, mark your calendar for this Saturday, Jan. 10, when the Dante Club on Fair Oaks Boulevard hosts the 2015 Queen Crab Feed, benefiting the Miss Sacramento County Scholarship Program. Attendees...

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