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Moms are talking: What's your favorite fair food?

Moms are talking: What's your favorite fair food?

The California State Fair Opens today and many moms can't wait to go and get their hands on fair food. Just like out of town calories don't count, neither does fair food calories. So since they don't - what's the first thing you'll head for?

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Friday Night at the Winery

Friday Night at the Winery

Remember when Friday night meant it was pizza night?  Now, there is a great place to enjoy a Friday pizza night as an adult...with an adult beverage or two and some gourmet wood fired pizzas.

Don't tell anyone about this because I don't want it to get too popular, but Charles B. Mitchell winery in Fairplay, CA hosts an all you can eat wood fired pizza night. When the weather is balmy, the pizza is served right under the oak trees just outside the winery itself. When the weather is a bit chilly, they set up tables inside the warehouse where the barrels & stills are...do they use stills in wine making? Whatever they are called, they are these big shiny metal contraptions that make wine.

What's really great is that you can do a little wine tasting before dinner. Just sashay up to the counter and pick out the bottle you'd like to buy with your food. The tasting room closes to non-pizza eaters at 5:00 PM.

Formoli's: great burger in East Sac!

Formoli's: great burger in East Sac!
Oh Em Geeeeeee! These three friends of mine who all work as supervisors for UPS have been raving and raving to me about the "whiskey burger" made at Formoli's Bistro... Well, I finally tried one. UH MAY ZING !!!! Probably the juiciest burger ever. They kind of stole Squeeze In's trade-mark the way they melt their cheese to the point of it almost infusing into the burger, BUT... the way they flavor and spice their meat patty is completely original. I'm not sure why they call it the "whiskey burger" -- nothing about it tastes like whiskey. Without asking anyone who works at Formoli's, I'd bet even money that they do use whiskey in some part of the preparatory process before the burger ends up on a plate in front of you. The whiskey burger is the ONLY burger that Formoli's offers on their menu, too. So when you order, you can simply ask for a burger: the whiskey is the only one they serve. Formoli's Bistro 3839 J Street Sacramento 95816

Tour de Mourvedre 'I love Wine' Sweepstakes

Tour de Mourvedre 'I love Wine' Sweepstakes

If you love wine, then this is your chance to tell the world about it, PLUS have the chance to win a wine gift from News10's My Neighborhood as well.

STEP 1: TASTE SOME WINE

El Dorado's Tour de Mourvedre is happening July 1 to 4. Each winery will have a special incentive or pairing for customers who come to taste their Mourvedre throughout the weekend. Find out more by visiting, the Tour de Mourvedre's website

STEP 2: TALK ABOUT IT
Now that you've tasted the wine and checked out what the wineries have to offer, it's time to tell everyone else about it by doing any of the following: 

--  Writing an article or blog about the event, wine or wineries. Entries can be up to 750 words. 

Clubhouse 56: doesn't look fancy on the outside, is VERY inviting on the inside!

Clubhouse 56: doesn't look fancy on the outside, is VERY inviting on the inside!

You wanna go where everybody knows your name? In East Sacramento, Clubhouse 56 is the closest thing you will find to a Ted Danson-like "Cheers" atmosphere. Located in a strip mall right near the corners of 56th and H streets, Clubhouse 56 may look very average from the outside, but once you step through one of two entrances, you see where the appeal appears.

Tricked out metal counter tops that have a NASCAR pattern etched on them, big monitors on every wall tuned to all your national pro sporting events, all the main beers you'd want on tap and in bottles, all the top shelf liquor you can shake a stick at, and everything on their menu from tacos to burgers to quesadillas to chicken wings... and then there are the bartenders: Alex, Sean, Chris, and the big hitter, Jimmy a.k.a. "Jimmy-Jim." Yes, I am biased.

Midtown Deli Finally Open

Midtown Deli Finally Open

For months, those living around the Sacramento Coop area have been waiting for Midtown Deli at the corner of Alhambra and S Street to open.  And it finally is!

Specialty sandwiches are named after areas in Midtown and East Sacramento, and include the Light Rail which has turkey breast, the McKinley Park made with chicken breast, and the Capital City Freeway with turkey, ham and salami.   

They also serve Panini’s, salads and wraps.

The deli does have a liquor license so customers can enjoy wine and beer with their meal.

Mikuni Japanese Street Festival tomorrow at Fountains

Mikuni Japanese Street Festival tomorrow at Fountains

First Annual Mikuni Japanese Street Festival

 

ROSEVILLE, CA –Mikuni Restaurant Group will host the 1st Annual Mikuni Japanese Street Festival on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5pm-8pm at the Fountains in Roseville.

“We wanted to do something different in the community to generate awareness of our newest location, Mikuni Kaizen,” said Jeanne Mabry, Vice President of Marketing. “The atmosphere of The Fountains is perfect for an event for all ages to include an evening of Japanese themed entertainment and activities to kick off the summer.”

The Mikuni Japanese Street Festival will include performances by Sacramento Taiko Dan, Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts and Sacramento Kendo Club. In addition, there will be live music, dance performances and various children’s activities, including origami, tattoos, fan coloring.