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Harvego Restaurant Group honors Mario Ortiz in celebration of 45 Years at The Firehouse

Harvego Restaurant Group honors Mario Ortiz in celebration of 45 Years at The Firehouse

Known for their commitment to quality and offering unparalleled dining experiences, the Harvego Restaurant Group is proud to honor Wine Director, General Manager & Sommelier Mario Ortiz who will celebrate his 45th anniversary with The Firehouse in July 2016. The occasion will be recognized with a showcase of some of his favorite foods and wines so interested guests to The Firehouse can share in the remarkable feat and enjoy a special tasting experience.  Offered July through September, the special “Mario’s 45th Anniversary Chef’s Tasting Menu” was developed in collaboration by Mario and Chef Jay Veregge, Director of Culinary Operations for Harvego Restaurant Group.

Sample and Savor during 2nd Annual Old Sac Chocolate Week!

Sample and Savor during 2nd Annual Old Sac Chocolate Week!

Indulgent and irresistible, the 2nd Annual Old Sacramento Chocolate Week is scheduled to take place May 2-8, 2016 throughout the historic district. Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – cooked in brandy-cherry cocoa bites, mixed into Godiva Chocolate martinis or drizzled over rich and delicious mud pie. Coordinated by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) with support by involved merchants and businesses, chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities throughout the week. For more details and a complete list of activities, specials and featured items, visit oldsacramento.com

Monday, May 2 from 7-9 p.m. Choc-la-trivia

Midtown Farmers Market Expands With New Season Launch on 4/2!

Midtown Farmers Market Expands With New Season Launch on 4/2!

The Midtown Business Association (MBA) is pleased to announce the incredibly popular Midtown Farmers Market is expanding a half-block to accommodate even more farmers, growers and vendors. Effective with the new season launch on April 2, 2016, the newly expanded Midtown Farmers Market will take place on 20th Street as usual but will soon extend from J Street to midway down K Street. Open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,* the latest expansion will help alleviate a longstanding waiting list of interested farmers and growers by increasing the number of vendors from approximately 60 to up to 90 on any given week. Plus, the added space will provide the current market participants with room to grow while also allowing for a bigger area to support the wide variety of special events and activities planned for 2016.

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

The Yolo County Agriculture Department’s farm to school program is one of 74 projects, spanning 39 states, receiving support this year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.  Yolo County’s project received a $93,500 grant which will impact 35,000 students in five Yolo County School districts, including Woodland, Esparto, Davis, West Sacramento and River Delta.

Downtown Sacramento Partnership Announces Dates of 2016 Dine Downtown Event

Downtown Sacramento Partnership Announces Dates of 2016 Dine Downtown Event

Downtown Sacramento’s vibrant food scene is on a roll. Shortly after being named as the “Next Great American Food City” by Southwest: the Magazine, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is proud to announce the dates of the annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week happening from January 7 through January 16, 2016. In fact, there’s no better time to be a “foodie” than during Dine Downtown when indulgent, three-course dining experiences are priced at just $35.

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

The Yolo County Library is offering a new “Food for Fines” program this holiday season that allows library card holders who donate one food item to also clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines.  There is no limit to the number of donations and no limit to the reduction in fines cardholders can receive. 

All Yolo County Library cardholders can donate food from November 15 through December 15 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location.  Donated items will be given to the Yolo Food Bank to feed the hungry this winter.  Suggested donations include the following: