Sacramento Magazine did their annual Subscriber's Choice Awards. If you don't know where to go when it comes to dining, it's a great place to start, offering what Sac residents consider to be the best of the best.
Of course, the only problem with this is that only Sacramento Magazine subscribers, and of them only food lovers, the non-lazy food lovers, participated in this. In theory that means it really should be the creme de la creme, but I have seen a few on the list that in no reason what-so-ever can I figure out why it's on the list. Plus, the list does not give any reason as to why it was picked by voters. It's like a high school popularity contest for prom. Not that I'm bitter. I swear. I didn't want to wear the Prom
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy, the garlic capital of the world is having it's annual Garlic Festival this weekend. I heart driving through Gilroy. I love smelling garlic for miles as you come into, go through, and leave the area. Le sigh...
Anyways, this is a great chance to really feast on garlic laced food like, garlic chicken, sauteed garlic, and garlic ice cream to name a few. There are also three stages of music, plenty of places to shop and buy arts and crafts, and plenty of garlic foods and garlic paraphernalia. All proceeds from tickets go to help local non-profits, so help the community out and eat some garlic.
Garlic lovers, this is heaven.
Elise from Simply Recipes alerted me to a great Nor Cal blogger (I know Folsom isn't Sac, but hey, close enough and this is a great blog). Yogurt Land is written by Fethiye, a native of Turkey who moved to California. Reading her blog you'll find some fantastic pictures, mouth watering writing, and some excellent and unique recipes.
I loved Turkey when I got to visit it, and the food was to die for. It was nice to see one or two recipes I recognized and scribbled down so as to make them this weekend. I highly suggest you go check it out and prep your shopping list.