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Video: What’s new in Sacramento’s food and restaurant scene

05/16/2014 2:20 PM

05/16/2014 2:21 PM

A video of food and dining news by Lisa Howard, community manager for Sacramento Connect, The Sacramento Bee’s blog and community news network.

Sacramento Brew Bike is launching Saturday, May 17. Riders will be able to book individual seats or the entire bike contraption for two-hour excursions to local breweries. Read an interview with the Chris Ferren-Cirino who owns the vehicle with his wife Sarah, both UC Davis alums. Chris saw a brew bike in Portland, Oregon, and was inspired to bring the idea to Sacramento.

Also for beer lovers, the West Coast Brew Fest is taking place Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in Miller’s Park along the Sacramento River. More than 60 breweries will be represented at the annual event.

A Girl and Her Fork tracked down upcoming food events in our region. In Rancho Cordova on Sunday you can unleash your inner farmer at Soil Born Farm’s Day on the Farm, which includes food, a variety of workshops, including backyard chickens and beekeeping, plus music and farm tours. Find other events on her blog, like Berryessa Gap Wine's Springtime in the Vineyard on May 24 and Sacramento VegFest on June 7.

In addition to the usual year-round farmers markets, seasonal downtown farmers markets opened the first week of May. On Tuesdays you can get your fruit and vegetables at Fremont Park and Roosevelt Park, on Wednesdays at Cesar Chavez Park, and on Thursdays at Capitol Mall and Capitol Park. Most seasonal markets run through the end of September.

Mama Kim Eats on Del Paso Boulevard in North Sacramento was voted one of the nation’s top 100 best brunch restaurants by OpenTable diners. Food critic Blair Anthony Robertson is a fan of Mama Kim Eats’s grits, which you can order for brunch and dinner. Link here for reviews of Mama Kim Eats.

Cowtown Eats reports the former Sweetwater location at 19th and S streets in Midtown has been leased by the owner of Akebono and Ryujin Ramen House. Work has begun on a new Japanese restaurant but no word on the name or when it will open.

Find more dining news from The Bee and local bloggers at Sacramento Connect and also at Sacbee.com/feast.

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