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Ask a Pastry Chef: What to Eat at Estelle's Patisserie in Sacramento, CA

Sweets Erin Jackson Post a comment

If you're in California's capital, Estelle's Patisserie is a good place to get your sugar fix. Its pastry case is fully-stocked with everything from delicate French macarons to big, cakey muffins. Here are some tips from the owner on what to order when you visit. More

Scenes from the 2013 Sacramento Burger Battle

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 10 comments

Fifteen Sacramento restaurants put their best burger forward for the second annual Sacramento Burger Battle last Thursday. Take a look at all of the entries and see who won the judges' and people's choice awards. More

Sacramento Airport: A Reliably Tasty Burger at Burgers & Brew

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 2 comments

Sacramento airport's $1B Terminal B has all the important creature comforts, including free wi-fi, plenty of power outlets, and three options for burgers, including two sit-down restaurants and the more casual Burgers & Brew. More

Market Scene: Chavez Plaza Farmers Market in Sacramento

Market Scene Erin Jackson 3 comments

Chavez Plaza Park transforms into a giant farmers' market where you can find baskets of nopales (cactus), okra, Thai chiles, jujubes, pumpkins, and more. More

Snapshots From the Sacramento Burger Battle

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 14 comments

15 restaurants brought their best to the Sacramento Burger Battle, a celebration of beef that raised over $27,000 for charity. I represented AHT as one of the expert judges. More

Sugar Rush: Pain Au Chocolat at Estelle's Patisserie in Sacramento, CA

Sweets Erin Jackson 2 comments

The display case at Estelle's Patisserie is bursting with elaborate French pastries, but I fell in love with a simpler option: pain au chocolat. More

AHT Giveaway: VIP Tickets to the Sacramento Burger Battle

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Tuesday, September 18 marks not just National Cheeseburger Day, but also the first ever Sacramento Burger Battle where up to 15 Sacramento-area restaurants and their burgers will compete to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Enter here for the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets. More

Photo of the Day: Squeeze Burger with Cheese and Bacon

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 15 comments

[Flickr: Tom Spaulding] Although The Squeeze Inn in Sacramento isn't the only place that makes cheeseburgers with overflowing crispy cheese "skirts," it seems to be the most famous. The skirt on this Squeeze Burger with cheese is quite impressive,... More

Maria Shriver Has Plans for Edible Garden in Sacramento

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California's First Lady Maria Shriver is piggybacking off Michelle Obama's big choice to bring an edible garden to the White House lawn. Earlier this week, Shriver said an 800-square-foot garden will be planted on the east end of the Capitol building in Sacramento, replacing an existing flower bed, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. She's isn't totally new to the urban garden scene. In October of 2006, Shriver launched the state's inaugural California School Garden Week, where schools all over California raised shrub-pulling awareness. No word yet on what crops will be planted but, of course, the public garden dame herself Alice Waters will be helping out. Related News Report: First Organic Vegetable Garden at the White House! [Talk] No Beets... More

Serious Sandwiches: Squeeze Burger with Cheese Skirt

Zach Brooks 9 comments

Photograph from entitee on Flickr One of my favorite parts of doing a sandwich column is that now all my family members send me photos of ridiculous sandwiches from all around the country. Take this one, for example, which my brother in law sent me from Sacramento. The Squeeze Burger with Cheese Skirt, as it is widely known in and around California's capital, is clearly a feat of modern engineering. And while the actual burger that is hidden underneath there (somewhere) is not necessarily anything to write home about, this sandwich has many other secrets that make it quite the serious sandwich.... More

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