Hungry, Thirsty

Trick Pony Wood-Fired Pizza

By Lyndsey Reefer My husband and I have been wanting to try new places around town, so when I noticed a new spot called Trick Pony (facebook, twitter) pop up on the Broderick Roadhouse facebook page and that they featured pizza on their menu I was in. The Vibe: Trick Pony is on the corner of 21st […]

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Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. […]

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Crawdad’s on the River

By: The Editors A couple weeks ago, the Girls on the Grid editors got off the grid for an evening to check out the newly re-vamped Crawdad’s Cantina on the River (Web, Facebook). We met in Old Sacramento and a quick boat ride later, we were at Crawdad’s. (Yes, we took the 1% route, but […]

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Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery

By Chantel Elder & Rachel Smith Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram) (1015 9th Street) Girls on the Grid was invited to lunch with Demetri Gregorakis, the general manager of Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery.  We were familiar with the location and Blackbird as a downtown restaurant, but with the reopening and restructuring of the […]

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Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Source: Midtown Business Association/Photo Credit Callista Wengler This summer, it’s time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!  The vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the Sutter District (Red Rabbit, Centro, Money Bar, etc.)  in Midtown Sacramento are proud to present the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” happening July 21-27, 2014!  As part of this […]

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4th of July Recipes with a Twist

By Cristina Guccione “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back!” This 4th of July the San Francisco Giants are playing the San Diego Padres at 3:40 p.m.  If you don’t have plans to be in San Diego […]

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Alternatives to Napa Wine Tasting – We Adore Amador

By Kearsten Shepard    Over the past year I have been lucky enough to go on two “teambuilding” retreats for work, both of which included wine tasting in Amador County. I’m not sure why both groups chose wine tasting, or Amador, but it was a win-win for me as I got to visit eight amazing […]

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BevMo! Opens in Midtown

By the Editors The Midtown BevMo! is officially open for business! (As of 9:00am this morning – and yes, we’ve been counting the seconds). If you love libations as much as we do, you’ve been anticipating the opening of Midtown Sacramento’s BevMo! store more than the new Kings arena…And that’s saying a whole lot. We had […]

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Ethnic Cuisine: No Need to be Intimidated

By Cristina Guccione Ever had a craving for Pho noodle soup or curry chicken with rice but didn’t want to drive to your favorite restaurant?  The thought of making these foreign creations at home can sound daunting but in actuality (and a couple semi-homemade shortcuts), you’ll be a pro in no time.  Below are two […]

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Dishcrawl Comes to Sacramento!

By Kelli Breton Dishcrawl is new to Sacramento. Out of our group of about 20 people, no one I had talked to had been a part of the crawl before so we all were anticipating what our evening on the Grid had in store for us.  Emily, our lovely Dishcrawl Ambassador, had kept the details of our crawl top […]

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Macaroni Salad: the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ Side Dish

By: Shawna Malvini Redden It’s the unofficial start to Summer. Around Sacramento, that could mean anything from wicked triple digit highs to pool party preventing lows. But along with parades, memorials, and camping, Memorial Day often requires barbecue. And what’s better than grilled delicacies? If you’re carb crazy like me, the side dishes! One of […]

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Now Open in Midtown Sacramento: Humani Pilates 

By Laura Braden If you’re like me, your inbox is littered with fitness Groupon and Living Social deals that are redeemed a handful of times and then abandoned far before their 30-day special expires. So when you find a fitness routine that you adore and actually look forward to…you grab on and hold tight. Enter […]

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Discussion: The Best Pizza in Sacramento

By: Sacramentans who know and love Sacramento Pizza Fact: Pizza is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world, coming in a close third to the horseless carriage and the light bulb. I mean – we’re talking about a dish consisting of bread, sauce, and cheese that when consumed can make a terrible day or horrible breakup meaningless in comparison. Does it […]

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The Whole Hog: Taylor’s Market Butchering Classes

By: Julia Tanghetti I love cooking, but I will admit that I have a bit of trepidation working with proteins in the kitchen. As a loyal Taylor’s market customer, I’ve known for sometime about the butchering classes offered at Taylor’s Kitchen and I finally took part in a class to expand my meat vocabulary. The […]

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Carless for Four Years and L-O-V-I-N-G It

By Laura Braden (Updated from May 19, 2010) A few questions… Do you live on the grid? Do you work on the grid? Do you have children? Did you know you can burn approx 280 calories an hour during a light bike ride? If you answered yes to #1 and 2 – and no to […]

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California Food Literacy Center: 3rd Annual Food Film Festival

By Lisa Murphy The 3rd Annual Sacramento Food Film Festival (Facebook) benefiting the California Food Literacy Center, kicked off Thursday at Ten22. The ten day festival premiered with a red carpet event featuring delicious appetizers prepared by the staff atTen22 and three guest FLC student chefs (these kids were smart, and so cute in their little chef outfits). The fresh ingredients […]

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