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Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

We're halfway through summer, which means it's festival time! Here are a few ways you can get your grub on at some of Sacramento's upcoming festivals.

161st Annual California State Fair, Cal Expo, July 11-27
As always, there will be hundreds of food vendors on hand at the historic fair at Cal Expo -- spaghetti ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, or fried anything -- but I especially can't wait to pick up some fresh produce from the Friends of the State Fair Farmers Market to help me stay on my healthy track! For details.

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

The Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, continues to offer exciting summer programing for adults.  On Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Ellen Dean, Curator of the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity, will give a "hands-on" presentation on Kitchen Botany.

Are tomatoes a fruit, vegetable, botanical berry or a culinary vegetable?  Are avocados, bell peppers, eggplants, squash, sweet peppers, tomatillos, vanilla and zucchini fruits or vegetables?  Find out the answers to these questions while learning to identity the structure and classification of common supermarket fruits and vegetables.

“There’s a botanical world waiting to be explored,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come to the Davis Branch Library and learn the difference between tubers, legumes, roots, grains, nuts, bulbs, stems and leafy vegetables.”

Dining News: Jackrabbit Brewing to Open in West Sac in the Fall

Dining News: Jackrabbit Brewing to Open in West Sac in the Fall

Jackrabbit Brewing Company will open a tasting room in late Sept. or early Oct., reports Tori Masucci Cummins in Sactown Mag. In the coming months, Jackrabbit will expand from 1,500 to 4,500 square feet with a public taproom that would..... Read More

Southwestern veggie wraps with chipotle cream cheese

Southwestern veggie wraps with chipotle cream cheese

Spice up your lunch with a southwestern take on veggie wraps. Crunchy bell peppers, sweet corn, black beans (and a few other tasty ingredients) all stuffed inside a tortilla along with chipotle cream cheese. Yes, they are as good as they sound and we do know that your mouth is watering. You're welcome... Read More

West Sacramento Farmers Market Continues Every Thursday Evening on West Capitol Avenue!

West Sacramento Farmers Market Continues Every Thursday Evening on West Capitol Avenue!

The West Sacramento Farmers Market continues every Thursday evening on West Capitol Avenue in front of City Hall! Find fresh, local produce from some of the best farmers and producers in Yolo County and the region. For more information, and weekly event schedule, check out the West Sacramento Farmers Market Facebook page.

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Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Still searching for something to do this July 4th? Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday on the baseball field! Raley Field will bring the neighborhood block party feel to the River Cats' home turf this Friday night.

In the evening, kiddos can enjoy a fun-filled kids area equipped with games, coloring pages, face painters, and inflatable structures; local food trucks, beer, and live music from Nunchuck Taylor will entertain grown-ups.

To cap off the night, find a comfy spot on the field and watch the night sky above the ballpark light up with a spectacular fireworks show synced to patriotic music at 9:30pm. (Blankets are okay; no chairs are allowed on the field.)

Savor the Tomato During "Sacratomato Week" July 21-27!

Savor the Tomato During "Sacratomato Week" July 21-27!

Get ready to savor the tomato when the Sutter District presents the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” July 21 through 27, 2014.  All week long, the vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in midtown’s Sutter District will celebrate Sacramento’s signature commodity with tomato-themed menu options, drink specials and more. 

“With our deep roots in agriculture coupled with the city’s popular ‘Farm-to-Fork’ focus, Sacramento is ripe for an event that celebrates the tomato,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Business Association (which manages the Sutter District). “The Sutter District is a lively and fun group of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and we’re excited to invite the community to celebrate our first ‘Sacratomato Week’ in July. Then next year, we plan to make it an even bigger initiative that will also include a family-friendly festival as a finale to the special week-long celebration.”