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Remy Martin dinner

Remy Martin dinner

Friday night we went to Ruth Chris Steakhouse for a Remy Martin Cognac dinner. It was a Pre Fixe menu all created to compliment the different Remy Martin Cognacs.  To start the night we were served a French 75, Champagne, lemon juice, Remy Martin VSOP, orange juice. This is what I remember them saying was in it. It was a bit like a Mimosa but with a bigger "kick". It was very refreshing.

The first course was the Crabtini. Lump crab, red bell peppers, cilantro [Read more]

Junior League of Sacramento’s 6th Annual Crab Feed

Junior League of Sacramento’s 6th Annual Crab Feed

The Junior League of Sacramento warmly welcomes everyone to the 6th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser Feb. 5.  The theme for the night is Denim and Diamonds.

Tickets are now available online at the League's website and they are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.  Early ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.  Reserved tables are also available.

Dinner will include Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, antipasto, bread, and dessert.  A no-host bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  In addition to an entertaining dinner, there will be a silent auction, delicious dessert auction, dancing to the music of Aquanet, a raffle and more.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb.

Opa Opa = yum yum!

Opa Opa = yum yum!

There is no real translation for the Greek "Opa!". It's kind of a "hurrah" or "bravo". In that case, Opa Opa restaurant is aptly named. Located at 5644 J Street, Opa Opa is casual in setup. It is cafeteria style. After looking at a menu, you go up to the counter and place your order as you grab a tray. The menu had the full variety of Greek dishes from dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) to leg of lamb and gyros.  Read more...

Asian Pearl for Dim Sum

Asian Pearl for Dim Sum

Dim sum is the Chinese equivalent of small plates, similar to tapas for Spaniards. They had their origin in the roadside teahouses of old China as travellers would stop for repast on their long journeys.  Dim sum is eaten while sipping tea and soon became a normal part of every day life. Farmers would go to the teahouses to relax after a hard day in the fields.

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Review: Best pancakes in East Sacramento at Orphan

Review: Best pancakes in East Sacramento at Orphan

Pancakes have to be the comfort food for the food-lovers soul.  I have absolutely no resistance to them--which could be why the people at Orphan Breakfast House in East Sacramento have seen me two weekends in a row.

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Review: Hong Kong House

Review: Hong Kong House

I love brown-bagging it, there are times when I'm in such a hurry in the mornings that I forget my lunch at home, causing me to flounder around in a sea of quick stop eateries. 

Not that I don't know what's out there or anything; I just find that lunchtime choices are either overpriced or nothing but fast food.  The general area where I work doesn't have very much to offer within walking distance, so if I should forget my lunch, like I did yesterday, I'm left with three choices: McDonald's, Stonebrooks (a former Lyon's), or this relatively new place called Hong Kong House

Since the service at Stonebrooks has been extremely slow the few times I've been taken there, and the McDonald's on Watt & Manlove is particularly bad, I decided to see what the new kid on the block was like.


Tres Agaves Roseville celebrates its Jan. 21 tequila distillary event

Each month, Tres Agaves Roseville welcomes ambassadors from a Tequila distillery to celebrate that Tequila’s unique flavor profile and culture.  On Friday, Jan. 21 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. Tres Agaves Roseville will feature Jose Cuervo Tequilas and provide guests with the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft Tres Agaves’ signature all-natural margaritas in a margarita making class. To add a new twist, specialty flavored agave nectars and rim salts will also be available for experimentation.

Classes last about 30-45 minutes and include education on the history and culture of making Tequila as well as a hands-on demonstration where each guest will make two of their own margaritas to enjoy. Classes will begin on the hour each hour starting at 5:30, 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Tres Agaves Passport members are $10 and non-members are $25. Class will include two cocktails plus a sampling of Jose Cuervo’s Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo.