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Get off your diets for the Bodega Seafood Festival

Published: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 - 1:29 pm

If you just can’t get enough seafood, at least you can stock up at the 19th annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25.

Feast on barbecued oysters, shrimp-stuffed artichokes, Creole-style conch, crabcakes, calamari, clam chowder, salmon, coconut prawns, paella, octopus, swordfish, bacon-wrapped albacore and more. Sip reds and whites from 45 wineries, and taste craft beers from a dozen microbreweries.

Sample (and purchase) purveyors’ gourmet offerings, including olives, spices, baked goods, handmade candies and more.

Check out the arts and crafts by artisans from around California and beyond, along with live music and other entertainment.

The fest will rock from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of sprawling Watts Ranch, 16885 Bodega Highway in the village of Bodega (site of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”).

Admission is $15 at the door, $12 in advance for adults; free for children 12 and younger. For tickets and more information:, (707) 824-8717.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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