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Dutch Oven demonstrations and cook-off!

Central California Dutch Oven Adventures (CCDOA) is hosting the International Sportsman Exposition (ISE) Dutch Oven cook-offs and demonstrations at Cal Expo fairgrounds Jan. 20 through 23. 

The 3-pot cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, and will consist of a bread, main dish and a desert recipe.
Set-up 9:00am
Cooking starts at 11:00am
Presentation/judging: Breads at 2:00p.m., Main dish at 3:00p.m. and Desert at 4:00p.m.
Judging results at 5:00p.m.

It's free to become a cook-off contestant. Beginners and amateurs are encouraged to enter, and there is still time to enter!  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

GoGi’s Korean BBQ celebrates opening

GoGi’s Korean BBQ celebrates opening

GoGi’s Korean BBQ is opening at the corner of 15th and L Streets in the former “Park to Go” kiosk at the Park Downtown on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

GoGi’s offers a new twist on the traditional taco. East meets South of the Border with Korean BBQ Beef, Spicy Pork, Chicken, and Tofu tacos, made to order with a little Korean flair. Handmade-specialty burritos are also available for convenient dining for downtowners on the go.  GoGi’s creates these delicious and reasonably priced meals for the fast-paced downtown workforce. Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., GoGi’s will also be open for late night dining on Friday and Saturday nights.

Grand opening festivities include free Korean Beef tacos Jan. 18-21.  To match the urban flavors of the new innovative menu items, GoGi’s features a new mural façade designed by a professional graffiti artist.  “Gogi” is named after a Korean style meat

Enotria Restaurant and Wine Bar reopens

After a 10 month extensive remodel Enotria Restaurant and Wine Bar, located at 1431 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento, opened Jan. 11.

Located in the heart of Sacramento’s art district, known as “Uptown Sacramento”, Enotria’s new wine bar pays homage to the art deco style of the original building and architectural style of the neighborhood. The wine bar is a more casual version of the restaurant while offering the quality and creativity Enotria is known for. Chef Anthony Brenes draws his style from a solid background in California cuisine with hints of Latin America and Mediterranean flavors.  The wine bar is open for lunch and dinner and its menu features small plates, flatbreads, pasta and sandwiches. 

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 11:30a.m. – 10:30p.m., Saturday 5:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. and Sunday 4:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.

The Firehouse Restaurant and Jordan Winery team up for exclusive dining experience

SACRAMENTO – The Firehouse, an award winning restaurant located in Old Sacramento, is partnering with Jordan Winery to create a unique dining experience on Jan. 28.  These legendary establishments in fine cuisine will host a 7 course gourmet meal expertly paired with Jordan wine.  Firehouse Executive Chef Deneb Williams and Jordan Winemaker Rob Davis will be hosting the exclusive dinner.

This Winemaker Dinner is $135 per person and is limited to 24 guests.  Reservations are required and guaranteed.

Here’s a sneak peak of the evening’s menu (subject to change):

First Course - Hors D’oeuvres
Oysters with chili-hibiscus gelée
Smoked bacon-wild mushroom tart
Beet and horseradish-cured salmon on potato gaufrette
Paired with N.V.

Berg Injury Lawyers offer free cab rides on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - Berg Injury Lawyers will offer its Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to residents in Sacramento this New Year's Eve. The free cab rides will be offered from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.

Due to the program's overwhelming popularity in past years, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride home. Patrons must may any cab fare above that amount.

For a ride home, call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel or bar in the downtown Sacramento area to qualify for a free ride. Rides home must be within the city of Sacramento.

Yelp for Restaurant Chains

Here’s a four letter word that makes many businesses cower and cry: YELP.


In the past several months, the 3fold team has helped two national  restaurant chains with their local marketing efforts. While there have been all sorts of fun things we’ve done for these brands (including working with fabulous food bloggers), one social tool stands out. Setting up, promoting and managing Yelp accounts has been incredibly fun, fascinating and frustrating all at the same time.


Here are a few things we’ve learned about Yelp as it relates to national restaurant chains:


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