This Weekend: Explore Tequila, Eat Ice Cream with a Sumatran Tiger and Try a Tree Hugger BLT


Sacramento region food and wine lovers have lots of fun options this weekend. Here’s just a few:

Celebrate National Tequila Day with a “boutique” Tequila
Tres Agaves restaurant in Roseville has chosen today, National Tequila Day, to celebrate the official opening of its exclusive Tequila store. Offering a wide array of Tequilas, including “some…from very small, boutique distilleries in Jalisco [that] have very limited availability,” the store (which Tres Agaves claims is the only one of its kind in the United States) is located within the restaurant – which just happens to feature a fabulous selection of margaritas.
Tres Agaves Tequila Store, 1182 Roseville Parkway (inside the Fountains at Roseville),

Groove out (and eat pork sandwiches) at Lava Cap Winery
Head out to Placerville on Saturday to enjoy Lava Cap Winery’s Music in the Vineyard evening. Featuring The Detours (, “a leading regional musical group…famous for classic blues, jazz, R&B, and rock,” the event also includes dancing, wine-sipping and the opportunity to gobble some pulled pork sandwiches (attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic meal – no outside alcohol allowed).
For more information visit or contact Jennifer at
Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: Events starts at 3:30pm
Location: Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville; (530) 621-0175
Tickets: $5; Available on the winery’s website or at the wine shop

Feast on your favorite flavor at the Ice Cream Safari
It’s time for the Sacramento Zoo’s annual Ice Cream Safari, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that’s sure to please every member of your family. In addition to the delicious eats (parents, there will also be hot dogs and veggie burgers available), the event offers live comedy courtesy of Carnival of Chaos (, rollicking kid tunes by Music Mike (, face painting and a raffle.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Location: Sacramento Zoo, on the corner of Sutterville Road and Land Park Drive, Sacramento; (916) 808-5888
Tickets: Adults: $17; Children ages 3-12 $13; Children 2 and under are free
(Sacramento Zoological Society members receive a $2 discount per ticket)

Savor Swanky Summer Fare at the Supper Club
Sacramento chefs are reveling in our region’s gorgeous summer produce, and Matt Woolston of the Supper Club is no exception. His July menu showcases local farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in ways that will electrify your mind (and palate). Several items he is offering this month include a “Tree Hugger BLT” sandwich, with housemade Portobello mushroom “bacon,” white truffle aioli and heirloom cherry tomatoes; a short stack of roasted multicolored beets with whipped chèvre, rhubarb confit and hibiscus-marinated torpedo onion; and a mixed stone fruit shortcake with gingered spice-rum whipped crème fraîche on a toasted almond shortbread scone with wild berry “graffiti.” Wow.
To see the full July menu and make reservations, visit