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First (real) look: Iron Horse Tavern

First (real) look: Iron Horse Tavern

Last week I wrote about the opening event at Iron Horse Tavern. I was (am) really excited about this particular new restaurant because I was impressed by the look, atmosphere, and the menu. Being that it was a special event, it didn't really count as a review... Read More

Midtown’s Sutter District Presents 2nd Annual Sacratomato Week & Festival - 7/20-25!

Midtown’s Sutter District Presents 2nd Annual Sacratomato Week & Festival - 7/20-25!

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the second annual “Sacratomato Week” July 20-25, 2015.  New this year, the food-focused week will culminate with a FREE family friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, July 25, from 4 to 8 p.m.   The weeklong celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity is presented by the Sutter District and sponsored by SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utilities District) with support provided by the Midtown Business Association (MBA).

All Sutter District bars and restaurants are participating in “Sacratomato Week,” including:  Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Monkey Bar, Paragary’s Midtown and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.

Sacratomato Week -- July 20-25

Spotlight: Follow the rhythm of vine and wine at event

Spotlight: Follow the rhythm of vine and wine at event

Spots are still open for a progressive wine and food event on Saturday at multiple locations in the Yuba County foothills... Read More

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...
COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
1/8 cup cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Stir together chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup.  Cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

Top with ¼ cup of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or any other) and 2 table spoons of sliced almonds.

Sriracha Smoked Salmon

Sriracha Smoked Salmon


Last year I got a Brinkmann smoker and my goal once I got it was to learn how to smoke salmon. So far I have been pretty successful considering it is very hard to keep a low consistent temperature in this type of smoker. 
I started using charcoal and then bought the electrical converter hoping it would help with the temperature issue. It doesn't. I thought it would come with a control for the heat output but instead it's just either on or off. So there's still some learning to do... Read More

California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

SAN FRANCISCO – California domestic wine shipments were up 4.4 percent form last year while retail value of the state’s wine rose 6.7 percent, according to the California wine institute.  ... Read More