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Get ready for the Fourth! Here’s where to get your fireworks

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Walk raises $4,000 for charity

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 —

A West Sacramento “Friends of the Poor”  walk drew about 100 people on September 28, and raised about $4,000 for charity.

Event representative Paul Starkey reports that dozens of people did the two-mile walk hosted by Our Lady of Grace Conference at the Our Lady of Grace private school on Linden Road. Walkers stepped out to a path through the surrounding Southport neighborhoods and on the Clarksburg Trail.

The local money went to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, said Starkey. That organization provides emergency help to those in need, offering food, rent, utilities and meal programs.

The “Friends of the Poor” walk was also a nationwide event supporting St. Vincent de Paul. Organizes held similar events inSacramento and Lincoln.

West Sacramento’s Fire Station 45 crew showed up to the West Sacramento walk, giving “kids of all ages” a chance to look at some fire equipment.

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Munching along the waterfront

Long line of tasty stuff: Sacramento-area and Bay Area food trucks line up on River Walk Park for ‘Trucktoberfest’ (News-Ledger photo/Steve Marschke)

Long line of tasty stuff: Sacramento-area and Bay Area food trucks line up on River Walk Park for ‘Trucktoberfest’
(News-Ledger photo/Steve Marschke)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 —

BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF —

The second annual edition of “Trucktoberfest” Saturday on the West Sacramento riverfront seemed to show that the event is gaining an enthusiastic following.

For the second year, food trucks descended on River Walk Park, next to the ziggurat building, CalSTRS tower and the Tower Bridge. They brought much-beloved street food that included smoothies, burgers, tacos, churros, gyros and ice cream.

Meanwhile, bands sent music over the crowd from a stage below, close to the shoreline.

Tasteful Selections, a premium potato company, hosted a contest in which six of the food trucks competed to win a $1,000 prize for best baby potato recipe. The judges were Kat Maudru, Kevin Kiwata of “The Chairman” truck and Linda Zablotny-Hurst of the Yolo County Food Bank.

The winner: Swabbies, which produced a potato gnocchi for the judging.

Lisa Friedrich and Mark Bucek of Tasteful Selections collect ‘votes’ for the Most Valuable Potato award.  Food trucks competed to come up with the most popular recipe using baby potatoes. (News-Ledger photo)

Lisa Friedrich and Mark Bucek of Tasteful Selections collect ‘votes’ for the Most Valuable Potato award.
Food trucks competed to come up with the most popular recipe using baby potatoes.
(News-Ledger photo)

The public, too, got to vote on the potato recipes – casting their votes by casting a baby potato into the bin marked with their favorite food truck’s name.

“This year’s MVP (“Most Valuable Potato”) was ‘Slightly Skewed,’ which featured their take on fried potatoes garnished with a sour cream and tomato sauce,” reported Melissa Sylte of Tasteful Selections.

Her company donated 20,000 pounds of potatoes to the food bank in conjunction with Trucktoberfest.

The food truck event was organized by Sacramento Mobile Food Events, at www.sactomofo.com.

 

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West Sac mini-brewpub opens tonight

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 11, 2013 —

The doors open to customers just a few minutes from now at West Sacramento’s newest beer spot.

A.J. Tendick of ‘Bike Dog’: with co-workers from a day job, he hopes to help open a craft brewery along Industrial Blvd. (News-Ledger photo)

A.J. Tendick of ‘Bike Dog’: with co-workers from a day job, he hopes to help open a craft brewery along Industrial Blvd.
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Co-owner A.J. Tendick told the News-Ledger everything has finally fallen into place at Bike Dog Brewery, 2534 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 110.

“We pulled some last minute strings and are open tonight from 5-9:30 and Saturday, 2-9:30,” he emailed.

The nano-brewery is largely a labor of love for its founders.

See the News-Ledger’s earlier article here.

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Food trucks descend on West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 4, 2013 —

About 20 mobile food vendors will set up shop on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Sacramento’s River Walk Park.

The second annual ‘Trucktoberfest’ will bring kids’ activities, a full bar and a beer garden, along with music from “Journey” and “Tower of Power” tribute bands.

The food trucks will also complete for the best potato recipe, in a contest that brings the winner $1,000.

Confirmed food trucks, according to www.sactomofo.com, include :

Koja Kitchen (SF), The Chairman (SF), Smoothie Patrol, Simply Southern Foods, Krush Burgers, Drewski’s Hot Rod, Chando’s Tacos, BaconMania. Swabbies, Volkswaffle, Dave Dawgs, Gameday Grill, DavePops, Green Papaya, Tula Churros, Slightly Skewed,  Big Red Bus, Rich’s Ice Cream and Gyro King.

Park near the ‘ziggurat’ building, 707 3rd Street, and walk up to the levee.

 

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