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    Cowboys and cowgirls led the cattle down Capitol Mall.

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    This is the start of a weeklong celebration and promotional campaign centered around farm-to-fork.

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    How awkward. The cattle drive went right past Morton’s, which is all about steak.

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    The cowboys took their jobs seriously.

Cattle drive through downtown draws plenty of onlookers

Published: Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Onlookers lined Capitol Mall this morning to watch a good old-fashioned cattle drive from West Sacramento, across the Tower Bridge and toward the state capitol.

The event marks the launch of an exciting and fun week of festivities in and around the city. Most of the events are free and open to the general public.

The cattle were well behaved throughout the march, with those lining the street craning to get a glimpse and a few photos. The cows never even flinched when they sauntered past Morton’s The Steakhouse.

Stay tuned for more coverage and photos of the cattle drive in Tuesday’s Bee, as well as coverage of the Farm-To-Fork festival this week.

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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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