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Strauss Festival of Elk Grove and Elk Grove Lions Club to Host Art Walk Wine and Food Festival!

Strauss Festival of Elk Grove and Elk Grove Lions Club to Host Art Walk Wine and Food Festival!
The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Lions Club are partnering to host the Art Walk Wine and Food Festival on October 18, 2014. This year's Festival will feature the beautiful artwork from a variety of talented artists, fine wines and delicious culinary treats from local chefs. The Art Walk Wine and Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Laguna Town Hallat 3020 Renwick Avenue, Elk Grove CA 95758. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Dining News: Which Sacramento Chef Set to Become a Food Network/ABC Star?

Dining News: Which Sacramento Chef Set to Become a Food Network/ABC Star?

Looks like The Taste 3 is in my future — Chef Keith (@CulinerdyK) July 23, 2014 Chef Keith Breedlove of Papa Dale's Diner food truck (no relation to chef Johnny Breedlove, now at Field House) is getting close to appearing..... Read More

Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

This is the enthralling tale of one resourceful man overcoming his hunger by combining the contents of his refrigerator into sweet and sultry sustenance. This man is me.

Let me start off by saying that this is your typical “look-in-the-fridge-and-throw-what-you’ve-got-in-a-pot” recipe. Now, with that being said, the absolute key to doing this is to make sure you have some good stuff in your fridge. This makes it a lot easier to let your culinary creativity run unrestricted. If you’re not the creative type, feel free to check out my quirky recipe below.
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Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free food? July 24th might seem like just another day, but think again! Togo’s Sandwiches is giving away 10,000 of its best-selling sandwich, the #24 Turkey & Avocado, this Thursday, July 24.

For over 40 years, the California-based sandwich chain has been whipping up hearty and delicious sandwiches and this giveaway will help to commemorate over 24 million #24s being sold. Here’s how you can score a free #24:

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Southern Chow Chow Recipe

Southern Chow Chow Recipe


Chow chow is a Southern relish that is known for including green tomatoes and a variety of other vegetables. It's one of those recipes that every family makes their own version.  I happen to like the extra crunch factor with corn.

What can chow chow be used for besides the common uses on burgers and hot dogs? Here are a few great ideas:... Read More

      2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

      2014 Weekly Challenge #26:  Eat LOCAL!

      You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

      Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

      1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)
      Food that was picked within the last few days tastes way better than food that was picked (unripened) and trucked thousands of miles to get to you. And fresh food lasts longer, too.

      2. Local Foods Are Seasonal (and Taste Better)
      It must be said: Deprivation leads to greater appreciation. When does a cozy room feel best? When you've come in from out of the freezing cold. Fresh corn in season tastes best when you haven't eaten any in 9 or 10 months--long enough for its taste to be a slightly blurred memory that is suddenly awakened with that first bite of the season. Eating locally means eating seasonally, with all the deprivation and resulting pleasure that accompanies it... Read More