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Checking in with Chando

Checking in with Chando

It had been well over a year since I last saw Chando Madrigal. We had met in the early days of the gourmet truck movement here in Sacramento, at the time when we founded SactoMoFo. Chando was one of the first Sacramento trucks on the scene, close on the heels of Krushburger (then Miniburger) and Drewski's.

I was lucky in that my office building where I now work was hosting a luncheon for the tenants and they called in Chando's to cater it. I was happy to see that Chando himself arrived on site and we were able to take a few minutes to catch up... 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

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival is Announced; @ Location at E2 Family Winery on Highway 12, June 20-21, 2015

(Lodi, CA) Capitalizing on a hugely successful festival last year, The Isleton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2015 Cajun & Blues Festival set for Father's Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21. The Festival location is E2 Family Winery -- the spacious area at 9009 Highway 12, Lodi, CA  95242, offers a pastoral, grassy setting. Parking is Free.  Handicap parking is available.

National headliners this year are:

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Meet Sacramento’s “Reverse Food Truck,” Gathering Healthy Food Donations to Combat Hunger

Meet Sacramento’s “Reverse Food Truck,” Gathering Healthy Food Donations to Combat Hunger

By Peter Bittner

Most food trucks serve mouth-watering tacos, burgers, or other delicious fare to customers. One local non-profit is turning that concept on its head. The Reverse Food Truck (Link to website: http://sacrft.com/), run by Sacramento locals Richard and Zoey Goore, collects donations of fresh produce, healthy non-perishable items, and monetary support to aid local food banks, schools, and other organizations. Aiming to help alleviate hunger and malnutrition in the Sacramento region and educate the public about food insecurity, particularly among children, the Reverse Food Truck (link to Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SacRFT)... 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

We’ve waited for it for long enough… patio dining season is finally upon us!

We’ve waited for it for long enough… patio dining season is finally upon us!

It’s that time of year! The weather is getting warmer and many restaurants are beginning to re-open their outdoor seating areas. What better way to take your culinary experience to the next level than a beautiful outdoor ambience? Here at Sac Foodies, it’s patio dining week! We’ve assembled a few of our favorite Sacramento-area restaurants for outdoor eating and will be featuring them in a series of posts this week. Today’s featured patio places:

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