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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Subject:attn: FOODIES
Posted by:superxhightech.
Time:11:16 am.
hello, sacramento.


i'll be coming home to sacramento for thanksgiving...first time since i moved away, and i'm quite excited! i'm taking the meal into my own hands, and well, i could use some direction for where to find certain things.


1. a brioche loaf. could anybody recommend a bakery where i could find one? i'm using it for the stuffing, so i'm just looking for something plain, and of good quality.

2. vino. i might take care of this before i leave portland (tax free booze, yay.), but in case i don't, i'd like to have an address or two for a good wine store that would be able to help me with pairings according to my menu. friendly, knowledgeable and honest staff is always a plus.

3. a farmers market/somewhere other than whole foods where i can find great, fresh, unique and ideally local produce. namely heirloom carrots and radishes as well as herbs and greens.

4. also, just for the record, are there any specialty grocery stores you love? bakeries? etc? educate me on what is going on in the food snob world of my home town.


um, and if this post isn't fit for this community, please feel free to direct me elsewhere.


thanks for your help :)
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Posted by:_racket.
Time:3:38 pm.
I've live in the bay area [Fremont] for 18 years. I moved to southern CA to attend college[California State University, Fullerton]. This year, I'm graduating with a B.A. in American Studies[I study American Culture].

I applied to Sacramento State's History/Humanities program and got in. I'm still deciding if I want to stay here in Fullerton and get my masters or go to Sacramento State.

Does anyone have feedback on the school/program/area?

I'm vegan, I ride my bike everywhere, I dumpster dive, love art shows and museums....

is there anything out there I might enjoy? any vegan resturants and health food stores?
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Subject:Sushi chef at Samurai Japanese restaurant
Posted by:ericsilverbear.
Time:8:15 pm.
Sushi chef at Samurai Japanese restaurant
Rancho Cordova CA (Feb 27, 2008) - Sushi chef at Samurai Japanese restaurant. Laura and I had lunch here today. I didn't get this guy's name. Our regular guy, Jay, doesn't work there anymore. I had the Spicy Hill Maki.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Subject:Greenhaven LJers...
Posted by:itsamario.
Time:5:47 pm.
Have any of you tried Franks Quality Meats off Freeport across the street from the airport? How is it?
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Friday, July 13th, 2007

Subject:FOOOOD
Posted by:rapeonvideotape.
Time:4:48 pm.
ok!!!! so im new
but today i went to the best resturaunt ive been to in sac
its called GOUNLS J ST CAFE on j in between 38th and 39th
it has the most delicious everything
cheep beer and wine
everything is fresh and organice and healthy
fucking scrumptious mediterenian/californian/delicious
salads, italian pizzas, fish, meat, pasta, veggies galore, desert YUUUUUMMMMM
i swear everyone hear should check it out
thanks



friends anyone?
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Subject:Sampino's Towne Foods
Posted by:gravilim.
Time:7:24 pm.
Mood: satiated.
This is quickly turning into one of my favorite places to eat - awesome sandwiches, good service, knowledgeable people. I have yet to be disappointed. :)

(I feel like I ought to pimp them a little since 16th & F isn't exactly a hoppin' part of downtown for dining experiences.)

(xposted to sacto_eats and sacramento)
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Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Subject:La Trattoria Bohemia
Posted by:telesilla.
Time:3:46 pm.
I've been living in East Sac since 2001 and I much have driven by La Trattoria Bohemia hundreds of times and thought "I need to try this place someday." Finally, last night my girlfriend and I tried it and loved it. The food--we had the special: salmon with asparagus in dill sauce over homemade pasta--was fantastic, the service excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable. Granted with both of us trying the same thing, we didn't get a good sampling of the menu, but what I saw of the pizzas looked excellent and the couple next to us liked their meal a great deal. The wine list is modest but well rounded and they have a nice selection of European beer. It was a little pricey--$50 before the tip for two meals, bottled ice tea, and one dessert--for an "I don't feel like cooking" night out, but would be perfect for a night when you feel like splurging or celebrating in a nice low key atmosphere. Typical of a California restaurant, I felt comfortable in jeans, but if I'd been a little more dressed up I wouldn't have felt out of place.
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Friday, May 19th, 2006

Subject:bye-bye Zelda...
Posted by:bumperfish.
Time:4:05 pm.



ZELDA BROUGHT ZEST TO PIZZERIA
With bravura, she delivered a slice of Chicago cuisine to midtown.


By Robert D. Dávila -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:01 am PDT Friday, May 19, 2006
Story appeared in Metro section, Page B1
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/14257190p-15071966c.html


Zelda M. Breslin, the colorful proprietor of a midtown pizzeria who introduced Sacramento to deep-dish pies and ruled her restaurant with a no-nonsense approach to cooking and customer service, has died.
Breslin, who opened Zelda's Original Gourmet Pizza in 1978, died Wednesday of complications from previous health problems, including heart surgery last year and a recent stroke, said her son, Kerry Matthews. She was 67.
For almost three decades, she was the doyenne of deep-dish pizza at Zelda's. She cooked, wiped tables and cracked jokes with customers who came from as far as the Bay Area to taste or take home thick-crust pizzas.
She was a traditionalist, shunning nouvelle cuisine and sticking with traditional meat and vegetable toppings smothered in thick cheese and served bubbling hot in blackened cake pans.
"She built the place from the ground up," said George K. Deukmejian, a frequent customer and longtime friend.
"She had friends come in there who ranged all over the map ... from KC of KC and the Sunshine Band to homeless guys in the alley."
Breslin never advertised, relying on word of mouth to attract crowds of neighborhood residents, college students and suburban families to the dark, crowded pizza joint.
She ran a tight ship, riding herd on restless customers waiting in line, discouraging patrons from lingering after meals and insisting on payment in cash only.
"A lot of people said she was rude, but it was really her sense of humor," her son said.
"There'd be a couple at a table holding up closing. She'd go up to the girl and say, 'You know he's just handing you a line, so why don't you take this out in the parking lot?' and start clearing the table."
She was born and raised in a family of 12 on a farm in Ottawa, Ill.
She was christened by her father, who went to the racetrack the day she was born and bet on a winning horse named Zelda M.
When she was a teenager, he sent her to live with relatives in Sacramento, where she graduated from St. Francis High School.
She returned to Illinois and waitressed at a downtown Chicago pizzeria for about 20 years.
She married Edward J. Breslin, a Chicago Tribune driver, and decided to return to California on a mission to bring Chicago-style pizza to Sacramento.
Zelda's opened on 21st Street to disappointing business, and the couple considered bankruptcy.
"It didn't go over well at first," recalled her sister, Linda Ellington.
"Californians didn't like thick, deep-dish pizza. They were used to picking up little pieces served on tissue paper."
Timely reviews by The Bee and a local TV program brought customers to try out the new restaurant.
Business grew through word of mouth, and Zelda's became a Sacramento institution.
Breslin, whose husband died in 1983, never considered retiring.
She enjoyed running the business, pushing her small staff to work hard to keep customers moving in and out of the cramped quarters, which she refused to expand or relocate.
"She was very old school," employee Janine Banowetz said.
"If she saw something she didn't like, she would say, 'My boss in Chicago would never put up with that.'
"One time, some customers were calling me names and giving me a hard time, and I went into the kitchen in tears," Banowetz said.
"She asked what happened and said, 'Why don't you just kick them out?' She wouldn't stand for it."
Breslin enjoyed traveling, including vacations to a home she owned in Venice, Italy, and ship cruises. She also spent time at a cabin she owned near Lake Tahoe, where she and friends stayed during gambling excursions.
The former Illinois farm girl was a simple woman with a love of animals. Although she was a successful business owner and world traveler, her favorite activities were staying up late and eating rolled-up slices of bologna with her beloved Tibetan terrier, Daisy.
"She loved animals," her son said. "She always threatened to leave my inheritance to the dogs."

Zelda M. Breslin
Born: Aug. 30, 1938
Died: May 17, 2006
Remembered for: Owner of Zelda's Original Gourmet Pizza restaurant in Sacramento
Survived by: Sons, Kerry Matthews of Sacramento and Terry Matthews of Carmichael; one grandson; five sisters and two brothers
Memorial service: Public celebration of life, 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5961 Newman Court, Sacramento. Funeral to be private.
Remembrances: Donations may be made to the Sacramento SPCA at 6201 Florin-Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828; or PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046.

ABOUT THE WRITER:
• The Bee's Robert D. Dávila can be reached at (916) 321-1077 or bdavila@sacbee.com.
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Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Subject:Midtown/East Sac Cooking club
Posted by:lucylou95816.
Time:10:01 am.
Hi there,
I am in the process of starting up a Midtown/East Sac cooking gourmet club. I am looking for like-minded individuals who love food and wine. The club will be a monthly event, singles and couples both invited. We'd take turns hosting at each house, and they way I envision this, the host comes up with the menu, and passes out courses to other members. The host usually would do the main course, and can conduct a hands on demonstration to make the main course for those that want to be involved. These are just basic ideas that are going through my head, so feel free to respond back to me if you might be interested. So far I have about 14 people or so that are. Thanks.!! I will cross post this to the Sacramento lj too.

Stephanie
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Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Posted by:hildeaux.
Time:4:42 pm.
stuck_in_sacto

This community was created as an alternative to sacramento and strives to be less like a classifieds section and more like a forum for meeting new people, making adventures and having fun. Want to post information about an upcoming event? Meet new friends or activity partners? Start a club? Complain about the crazy drunk drivers in midtown on Saturday nights? Tell a story or post a picture of something funny you saw? Do it here!
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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Subject:craving the asian (dim sum / shabu shabu)
Posted by:angelspawn.
Time:12:16 am.
Hi everyone! I'm going to be passing through the area and I promised I'd stop in and see an ex who moved to Stockton last year. He's never tried dim sum (and is quite willing to dive into the experience mouth-first, so wandering carts would be good), and I have a craving for shabu shabu, so I'm desperately trying to find good places to brunch/lunch this weekend, and next weekend on the drive back. Any recommendations in the SF/Sac areas? The closer to Stockton the better, but I'll go that far to get it! Additional comments on pricing, average wait-times, and parking are appreciated. Thanks in advance! xx

[xposted to sf_eats]
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Monday, June 20th, 2005

Subject:Restaurants
Posted by:ladybug4789.
Time:8:54 pm.

Are there any of these places in the Sacramento area:

- Hooters
- Ruby Tuesday's
- Sonic

I keep seeing commercials or ads for the last two, and I've heard that they're opening a Hooters, but using the store locator on the companies' websites turns up nothing local.

[ crossposted to sacramento ]

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Sunday, June 19th, 2005

Subject:birthday recs?
Posted by:lovina9830.
Time:10:52 pm.
Mood: lazy.
My birthday is on Sunday... YAY! Big 22!

Does anyone have any good reccomendations (spelling impaired). I want to throw together a last minute shindig/birthday party for approximately 10 people. (Lost)Please help! S.O.S.
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Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Subject:ethnic food help
Posted by:7137.
Time:11:33 pm.
hi, i'm having a hard time finding a Salvadorian restaurant in the Sacramento area. i know there has to be atleast one in the whole county. so any help is greatly appreciated. thanks!
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Subject:Florentine's?
Posted by:ladybug4789.
Time:12:43 pm.

Does anyone know what happened to the Florentine's Italian restaurant, on Arden Way? It used to be my favorite place to go out to. I believe it's now Mandingo's Grill or something like that.

I know it closed a long time ago but I just joined this community.

[ crossposted to sacramento ]

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

Posted by:sleepfighter.
Time:3:21 pm.
Hey:

If I wanted to reserve a resturant or similar for someone's birthday party in mid-June, for 30 or more pepole, what would be recomeneded in the Sacramento or West Sacramento area?
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Posted by:ymahatma.
Time:9:46 pm.
Where in town can I purchase the best bowl of split pea soup you've ever consumed?

It can be vegetarian, ham whatever flavor

just good

so?
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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Posted by:rosalindaseyes.
Time:10:53 am.
Looking for a good fresh sushi resturant around here. I dig tokyo fros, but it's getting old. any suggestions?
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Saturday, November 20th, 2004

Subject:The Plantation
Posted by:happygobrooding.
Time:5:45 pm.
The Plantation Soul Food has a new MUCH IMPROVED location http://www.plantationsoulfood.com/ now with a full bar! Do yourself a favor and check it out, but only when you're hungry because the portions are huge and delish! It continues to be one of a few late night/early morning Sacra crawl spots (open til 3 A.M. Fri-Sun). It's good soul food that's good for the soul: check out the great photos and the wall of Black History.
The owner is a babe too!
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