Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter, a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front of the fireplace, refusing to budge.
Rock & Brews, the rock ’n’ roll-themed casual dining chain backed by Kiss frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, welcomed scores of classic rock fans and intrigued diners at its opening Monday in Vacaville.
My recent column about the best way to soak beans to retain nutrients brought a response from Ana Carolina Fernandes, PhD nutritionist and professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. In 2010, her research team published an article in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology in which they reviewed the nutritional impact of various methods of bean soaking and cooking. (Volume 45, pages 2209-2218 if you're interested).
For better or worse, I've always been a white wine drinker. It's what my mom keeps in the house – Kendall-Jackson chardonnay, to be specific – and taste, like behavior, is often learned. I'm a firm believer that wine drunk is the best drunk and that even a single glass of wine has the ability to ease the tension after a particularly long day (or week or month). I have happy memories built on pinot grigio and chardonnay and riesling.
Rock & Brews, a rock’n’roll-themed casual dining chain and the most recent business venture of Kiss frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will open Monday in Vacaville, becoming the chain’s first Northern California location.
Barbara HarveyThe Sacramento Bee
Take an early look at Rock & Brews restaurant in Vacaville
Have a seat in the Canon restaurant in East Sacramento
Watch the efficient way this Yolo County orchard prunes its trees