A Tasty Antidote to the Cold Weather Blues

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Feeling glum on this drizzly, cloudy day, I dashed to friendly little Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe in East Sacramento for an attitude-transforming plate of chile verde. This dish never fails to rev up my optimism, and today was no exception. After stuffing myself with the kitchen’s just-spicy-enough chile verde – with its fork-tender chunks of pork and feisty, tart twang of flavor – I’m all sunny on the inside, even though the skies are gray.

5530 H Street, Sacramento, (916) 452- 8226; www.nopalitoscafe.com