The barbershop. In the African-American community it’s the unofficial “town square”. As Cedric the Entertainer (as Eddie) in the movie “Barbershop” described it, ”it’s the cornerstone of the neighborhood.” What better gathering place, then, to kick-off the Stockton Boulevard Partnership’s Old Hwy 99 Festival Concert Series than the Master Barber & Beauty Shop? (4340 Stockton Boulevard) On May 12, 2012, from 1pm to 4pm, guests will be treated to the music of opening band Harley White Jr. Orchestra and headlining band McNasty. This FREE concert, presented by the Stockton Boulevard Partnership, was created to promote the neighborhood and the vitality of the Stockton Boulevard business cor
Annual Rib CooQue-Off Fundraiser Answers the Age Old Question… Where’s the PorQue? We Ain’t Ribbin’…. We’re Ribbin. Seems like a contradiction in terms, right? Very WeaQue Translation: We’re not Quidding… we’re Q-ing. It’s the 3rd Annual Albie Ribbin’ BBQ Cook-off to benefit the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. Saturday, October 29th, from noon to 6pm, at the Hilltop Tavern (4757 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento) …. 15 Q-teams, comprised of everyone from local bars and restaurants to open competitors, will be “slathering slabs” of St. Louis style ribs in hopes of winning first ribbon for best ribbin’. And if you were thinking we’d run out of puns and wordplay…not so fast…for w
Sunday afternoon, a small group of local foodies gathered at Tap and Table headquarters to enjoy a four course meal, each course paired with an American craft beer. As Tap and Table's motto hails, it was a culinary event for "beer bellies with a cooking problem." Darin Michaels and Emily Baime, who run Community Tap and Table out of their home, offer four to eight cooking classes a month, and are even available for private parties. July's gourmet food and beer pairing focused on "Makin' Bacon and summer flavors." Michaels and Baime started these classes due to their mutual passion for good food and great beer. Michaels has a background in brewing and works in beer and wine distribution.