Our Sunday best: Sacto’s best food migrating to Davis

Sacramento’s restaurant scene has a dismal, new vogue: windows veiled in butcher paper.

Yes, the economy snuffs out a different Sacramento restaurant seemingly every day. In the past year: Red Lotus, Brew It Up, Good Eats, midtown’s California Pizza Kitchen, Bistro 33, Spin Burger, L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen.

But a handful of Sacramento restaurateurs are doing well enough to not only stay open, but also expand to Davis and fill the holes left by those who bit the dust.

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Sucker Punch plays at G Street Wunderbar

Davis musician Colin Stambusky and his band Sucker Punch headline a grand-opening Halloween Ball on Friday, Oct. 28, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Also on the bill are Avenue Saints, Chickee Bob and Steve Mahoney. The free show starts at 9 p.m.; costumes are welcome. Guests must be 21 and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Plant sale Saturday benefits Central Park Gardens

Central Park Gardens will host its fifth annual open house and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. This year, the garden volunteers are proud to be unveiling two new permanent garden features: a sculptural sundial created by artist Angela Ridgway and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Mulvihill receives veterinary fellowship

Karen Mulvihill, D.V.M, a partner at the Sacramento Animal Hospital and a resident of Davis, has received the 2011-2012 Donald G. Low-California Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Fellowship. The fellowship provides an opportunity for veterinarians to learn in the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis. Each fellow spends 20 days in a […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Pairing the autumn foods feast with under-$15 wines

For the Foley-Leonardi-Pope family’s annual fall tasting dinner, we decided not to try to replicate — as we have in the past — our Thanksgiving feast. Instead, we prepared a meal designed to make good use of the flavors we most associate with autumn. And we each brought a wine that we thought might pair […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

12 for $40: Fall foods are here

Fall is finally here, bringing with it lovely cool-weather food. Hurrah for braises and baked things, not to mention mashed potatoes! Most of us need to be wary, however, of the extra calorie punch fall foods add. If you’ve spent the summer gorging on fresh produce, the switch to noodles and potatoes can be a […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Thursday It’s articulation day at Davis public secondary schools, meaning students are released from school before lunch. The city of Davis will once again sponsor “Day on the Green” in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, offering food, fun and games for teens. For more information, contact the city at (530) 747-5626. Saturday High school […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Students join ‘read for the record’ effort

Top 5 kids Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign was launched in 2006 with a different book being read by people all over the country every year. Previous year’s books: 1. “The Little Engine That Could” (2006) 2. “The Story of Ferdinand” (2007) 3. “Corduroy” (2008) 4. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (2009) 5. “The Snowy Day” […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Birch Lane hikes, bikes, scans and notifies

Birch Lane Elementary School celebrated international “Hike it, Bike it, I Like it” day a week late due to inclement weather on Oct. 5. But then again, just about every day is “hike it, bike it, I like it” day at this school. While nearly 260 students checked in on Wednesday after walking or biking […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Willett fun run on Sunday

The Willett Elementary School PTA welcomes the Davis community to attend its 14th annual Willett fun run at 1 p.m. Sunday. The fun run offers three race choices — 5K, 1K and ¼ mile. Racers may run or walk in the race of their choice and are encouraged to dress in costume. A small children’s […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Balance workshops offered at Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center offers workshops designed to improve stability and alignment, as well as specific movement strategies to regain balance when challenging exercises are included. A beginning-level Gaining Balance Workshop is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, and will build flexibility and strength in ankles, hip joints and torso. Participants will […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Taste wines to benefit Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from Kuleto Estate and Odisea Wine Company from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA will use the funds for programs that enhance the students’ […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebrate Thanksgiving at I-House

Tickets for International House’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, one of I-House’s most popular events, are sold out. But don’t despair — some tickets might be available at the door, which open at 5 p.m. The buffet dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. I-House is at 10 College Park. A traditional American Thanksgiving meal — with turkey, […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Columnist compiles his musings on bicycling into a book

From 2004 to 2008, Phillip Barron wrote monthly columns on bicycling for The Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, N.C, the best of which have been compiled into his new book, “The Outspokin’ Cyclist.” Barron, an avid cyclist who now lives in Davis, wrote about issues ranging from solo mountain biking to how to bike in the […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,