This time last year, I got a Fortunate You necklace from Tea Stain clothing in Sacramento. The fortune said: “You will step on the soil of many countries.”
A combination of wanderlust, luck and professional opportunity made that fortune come true in 2010.
I sampled fresh fish and explored new flavors in Russia as a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg State University.
We celebrated my birthday with ceviche on the beach in Ensenada.
Finally, I left my Sacramento newsroom behind and became the Newark Patch editor. In this Alameda County city, I cover news, politics, crime and other issues that matter to Newark residents. Plus, I have a chance to profile all the amazing food spots in Newark.
You can find rest of my album, “In My Tummy: 2010,” on Flickr.
What do you think? What should I try next?
Download In My Belly: Small Bites. My ‘Small Bites’ are quick, flavor-packed videos on my culinary adventures. I don’t think I will be doing fancy editing with these pieces. I simply want to shoot the foodie segment with my Droid X and then blast the video via Twitter and this podcast.
The other day, I did lunch with my hubby in Sacramento and we stopped by Gunther’s for dessert.
It’s my first trip to this 70-year-old icon.
My co-workers have been raving about this place for the last year. The ice cream tasted amazing! I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I was in heaven with the Root Beer Float ice cream. Yum!
Happy New Year! I’ve hit up several foodie adventures in my kitchen and beyond. I need to get crackin’ on those kitchen blogs – baking bread and taking on chicken pot pie.
But first…2009 has been another epic year of eating, drinking and trying new flavors.
In 2009 – we invested in some kick-ass cooking tools: better knives, an iron skillet and one beautiful grill. Our California weather allows us grill nearly all year round. We fired up the grill for our beer-can chicken on New Year’s Eve. For the virgin run on the grill, we made the bacon explosion. The aroma from 2-pounds of bacon, chorizo and Italian sausage smelled amazing from the grill. Read more »
Dine Downtown is an annual eating event for Sacramento. For one week in January, several Capital City restaurants offer $30 Prix Fixe meals. The idea is to convince people it’s a good idea to spend money on dining out, after the New Year’s and Christmas celebrations.
For many people watching their wallets, $30 is the right price for dining out.
We went to Rio City in Old Sacramento. It’s by the water and enjoyed the relaxed, sophisticated ambiance. On the Prix Fixe menu, I ordered the prime rib, medium rare. So juicy and tender!
We also did a bottle of 2005 Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador County. We had a tasty, affordable night out!