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Music Venues Abound in Murphys, CA by Bethany Woy
There is nothing like listening to live music. Yes, your ipod and CD can ease your troubles in the car—but there is something about sitting down and watching talented musicians taking you away to a far off place. Now, add that live music experience with a glass of wine and delicious food and you’ve found yourself a new spot to be. Every. Week. The following are a few places in Calaveras County where you can kick back, relax and let the good times roll… May I suggest booking a Food and Wine tour with Local Roots Food Tours and hitting up one of these lovely establishments after your tour to listen to some amazing local musicians???
Alchemy Market - 191 Main Street, Murphy’s, Ca (209) 728-0700 Alchemy is a very well known and loved restaurant in Murphy’s and boasts Chef Jason Wright’s personal menu. The lovely interior showcases California Cuisine while adding local flair with their wine menu and baked goods. Not only is the menu to die for, live music is played at Alchemy TWO times a week! (My kind of place!) Every Tuesday from 4pm-8pm, $5 glasses of wine are served and Alchemy also offers a menu of fresh fish dishes as well as house made desserts. Sounds good to me!
Every Friday, Alchemy offers jazz music by Matt Cullen on their patio from 5:30pm-8pm. The music is free- but the restaurant asks that you call for reservations and stay for dinner. Seems like a pretty easy thing to me. Alchemy also suggests if the mood strikes you- feel free to get up and dance!
V Restaurant, Bar & Bistro 402 Main Street, Murphy’s (209) 728-0107 Any place that has been voted “best cocktail” years over, gets a gold star in my book. V Restaurant in Murphy’s has done just that. Not only are their award winning cocktails amazing- their menu showcases fresh, local and organic food that is absolutely mouth watering. Lamb meatballs or fresh vegetable risotto? Yes, please. Pair this with some local wine (or cocktail if that strikes your fancy) and some live music? You’ve got yourself a perfect night. Each Friday and Saturday night, V offers local music that will knock your socks off! My suggestion is to check out their Facebook page for updates, calendars and specials. You won’t be sorry you did!
Want to make a full weekend of it? The V Restaurant is located in the Victoria Inn- check out their website and see if there are any reservations so you can make it a weekend destination!
Twisted Oak Winery 363 Main Street, Murphy’s, (209) 728-3000 A beautiful winery with amazing wine, that has the brilliant idea to start a concert series? I’m in. Twisted Oak Winery has now released their summer concert series and boy does it look like fun! The winery offers a breath taking venue as well as food, drink and (most importantly!) delicious Twisted Oak Wine. The winery allows you to bring in your own food and drink (but the big wigs ask that you keep alcoholic beverages at home)- which I am okay with, because Twisted Oak wine is absolutely delicious. Hanging out under the stars while listening to beautiful folk music? Sounds like the perfect summer evening to me. Check out their website right now and purchase some tickets for these events. I guarantee they will sell out quickly.
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GIVE THE GIFT OF FOOD & WINE THIS MOTHER’S DAY!
Mom’s always know best but how about giving them a break for a day and treating them to a day away from their kitchen? I don’t know of any mom who doesn’t find comfort in food! Celebrate all the women in your life and what they have done for you and others by sending them on a culinary adventure – a walking food & wine tour! A special way to say “thanks!”
MOTHERS DAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SPECIAL: For a limited time only - Buy a GIFT CERTIFICATE with a special Mother’s Day Message for $45.00. A SAVINGS OF $15.00! ***Gift certificate is good for any Local Roots Food Walking Tours*** Offer expires May 18, 2012 – No expiration on gift certificates. Limited to 4 gift certificates per order. To order your Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Special please visit: http://www.zerve.com/LocalRoots/Giftcertificates ***Use Promo Code “BESTMOM”*** OR 1-800-407-8918.
ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET SALE: Take your mom/spouse on a food tour! Treat your well-deserved mom to a day out of the kitchen and into 6 different restaurants for a culinary experience she will never forget! FOR A LIMITED TIME purchase any adult food tour ticket for any of our walking culinary tours and receive $15 off each ticket purchased. Use code: BESTMOM for this limited time discount. To take advantage of this offer you can purchase tickets thru: http://www.zerve.com/LocalRoots
Our LOCAL ROOTS FOOD TOURS GIFT CERTIFICATE is a GREAT way to show your love or appreciation to that someone. Nothing says “thank you” or “I love you” more than delicious and fresh ingredient food!
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This could be my favorite time of year. The weather warming up, the trees starting to bloom and best of all… my mouth watering at the new, fresh produce. With that being said, I have compiled a list of some ‘foodie’ events happening in California in April. Get your calendars ready and put a bib on. If you love food, wine and fun- this list of events is for you. Enjoy! (Blogger- Bethany Woy)
Sacramento Turn Verein Bockbier Festival- April 5: 6pm-12am, April 6: 3pm-12am
Tickets: Adult $20, Children under 12 $5
Turn Verein Hall- 3349 J Street, Sacramento
A traditional bockbier is a strong dark beer usually brewed around Christmas or the Spring. Well, it’s that time of year ladies and gentlemen! The celebration kicks off the first week in April and will take place at the historic (and beautiful) Turn Verein hall here in Sacramento. The festival will showcase the authentic Bockbier from Germany, traditional German music from local bands and delicious, mouth-watering food. Special performances of traditional German dances will be performed during both days. An amazing, educational and best of all delicious way to spend the weekend!
Festa di Vino- April 6: 6:30pm-10pm
Tickets: Adult $45
Scottish Rite Masonic Center-6151 H Street Sacramento
Music. Dancing. Live auction. And best of all… FOOD. A lot of food.
This tasty event and will be showcasing over 20 local restaurants and 20 local wineries. Some of our local favorites (Ambrosia Cafe, Blackbird Kitchen & Bar, Firestone Bar- truly the list goes on and on) will be contributing at the event. A true celebration of food and wine. Right up my alley.
Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival – April 6: 1pm-4pm
Tickets: Adult $35 pre-order, $40 day off
Fremont Park- 1515 Q Street, Sacramento
Sacramento Artists Council in partnership with the Grid Agency and Dad’s Kitchen is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Beer and Chili Festival. I don’t know about you but when I hear chili and beer as a combination my mouth instantly starts to water. The pair just seem to go so well: like peanut butter and jelly. The Festival is a fundraiser for The Sacramento Artists Council and raises money for art programs that help at-risk children, children of homeless families and fund adopt a school art programs for Sacramento schools. Not only will you have your fill of delicious beer and chili, the money for the event goes to an amazing cause. You can feel like you’ve helped the community while gorging yourself! My kind of event! The festival will begin with a chili cook off competition (industry and individual) and unlimited beer tastings provide by local breweries. (Mad River Brewing, Lost Coast and Speakeasy Ales— just to name a few!)
Wouldn’t you love to take the back roads through the beautiful California olives trees, vineyards and fruit farms? Want to know how vineyards can tell when it’s time to pick their grapes or how to grow the best tomatoes? We are so fortunate to live in the “Farm to Fork Capital of America”. Now is time to jump on board the Local Roots Food Tours Culinary Passport bus and explore the cornucopia of agriculture. Tickets include: transportation in a 14 passenger executive bus, a 4 hour bus ride with stops at independent farms, local vineyards and a local produce market. A trained local guide ready to showcase their knowledge of the area. Hands-on, one on one access, from owners of the farms, orchards and vineyards. A catered 4 COURSE GOURMET LUNCH (what a deal!) and a reusable Local Roots Food Tours shopping bag. Can you say amazing weekend?! Don’t you want to be able to get to know this area of California a little better? This is the way to do it!
Trying to figure out something clever and unique for your better half or friend but the same old box of chocolates seems to be more and more cliche’? Thinking of dinner reservations for Valentine’s amongst the other 20 million individuals with the same thought? Forget all this nonsense.
Be creative. Be fun. Be unique.
Local Roots Food Tours Valentine Gift Certificate Special
Purchase a Valentine Food Tour Gift Certificate Booklet for 2 and receive $30.00 off your final price. These special gift certificates are good for any of our walking food tour adventures in Sacramento or Murphys, CA. The certificates do NOT have to be used in February….pick a month and surprise your loved one! Food tour gift certificate includes a 3.5 hour walking food tour to either our City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour OR Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour OR our getaway tour – Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour. You pick and we will guide and make sure your bellies are full! To learn more about each of these tours please click on their links above.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Join us on our special VALENTINES FOODIE LOVE TOUR – Thursday, February 14th, AND Friday February 15th, 2013! We have two different food lover tours to choose from – each unique and filled with some great food and delicious desserts! Tours will sell out so don’t hesitate in making plans to join us. Group sizes will be kept small and intimate.
ORIGINS OF SACRAMENTO FOODIE LOVE TOUR -Thurs. Feb 14th & Friday Feb 15th – 2:30pm to 5:00pm . Walking tour route will include 4 food stops; 3 main courses, 1 cocktail and two chocolate desserts all focusing on fresh, local ingredients. Special Ticket Price: $42.00 per adult ticket. No child tickets. Click to purchase special Valentine Food Tour Tickets.
MURPHYS FOOD & WINE LOVERS FOOD TOUR - Thurs. Feb 14th & Friday Feb 15th – 11:30am to 3:00pm. Walking tour route will include 7 stops including 2 main courses with wine and beer pairings, a cheese and wine pairing, a dessert, a special treat at a chocolate shop and keeping things spicy at one of the most popular shops in town – a gourmet spice shop. Ticket price includes personal shopping bag to hold all your yummy food products in. Ticket price: $55 per person adult ticket. No child tickets. Click to purchase special Valentine tickets.
Wondering where to go to explore Northern California’s excellent food and wine scene? Get out your maps and chart your foodie course…..October is filled with some delicious venues and fun adventures!
It’s a Hoes Down Festival!! Full Belly Farm, Yolo County, CA
October 6 & 7, 2012 MAIN FESTIVAL: Saturday, October 6, 2012 11am – 11 pm Admission Prices: Adults: $20 each when purchased online; $25 when purchased at the gate, Children (2-12): $5 each anytime! Under 2: Free
Saturday Night Camping: $25 per car- no reservations are needed!
No dogs allowed – service animals are welcome!
Sunday Celebration, October 7, 2012
Please note: The main festival day and a majority of the activities occur on Saturday, October 6. Specialized Hands-On Seminars on a variety of subjects. Pre-registration is required. www.hoesdown.org
Sonoma County Harvest Fair
October 5-7, 2012 A celebration of the local harvest featuring three full days of wine tasting with 150+ wineries, wine sales, marketplace, chef demonstrations and workshops, farm and harvest agricultural activities for children and adults, the World Championship Grape Stomp, live music, an art show and sale, crafters pavilion, farm animals to meet, and much more. Make plans to join us and taste the best of Sonoma County! 12-7pm Friday, 10-7pm Sat & Sunday www.harvestfair.org
19th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp, Murphys, CA
October 6th, 2012 9:30am – 5:00pm Murphys Community Park.
25 pounds of wine grapes freshly picked, a half wine barrel fitted with a spout, a partner and you. More than 100 teams throughout the state and beyond compete each year to vie for the prestigious 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.
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Murphys is a superb destination for exploring your palate; 9 excellent restaurants, 18 wine tasting rooms, artisan cheese, spice and chocolate shops and a gold old fashion bakery that will tantalize your taste buds. Join Local Roots Food Tour this Memorial Weekend and SAVE on adult food tour tickets for Saturday ONLY! Special promotion code: STARS will give you a discount of $15!
Stroll along 1800’s-era Italian brick and stone buildings where talented chefs and vintners now produce their mouth-watering dishes and award-winning vintages. You will be treated to a day following a trained culinary concierge who knows the town inside and out. A culinary and cultural treat waiting for you to come participate in. The Murphys Food & Wine Tour entails 3 hours of eating, walking and talking. The culinary journey takes you to 9 stops at the best restaurants and shops. You’ll eat unique dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced produce & taste fabulous, locally-made wines.
As part of our “foodie family”, you’ll get up close with chefs, owners, and winemakers of this quaint town. Hear about the unique terrior and climate that puts Murphys wines in a class all by themselves, and connect with the artisans as you taste their unique creations. A gourmet spice shop, a quaint cheese shop and a candy store that has been making homemade chocolates and hard candies for over 100 years! Advanced ticketing is required. Visit http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com and use promotion code: STARS to book your Memorial Weekend Walking Food Tour today!
Want to start savoring your culinary exploration? Here is a sample of the wonderful tastings you will experience on the Murphys Food & Wine Tour:
- House made pan seared crab cakes with sweet Thai chili sauce & fresh fruit salsa
- Fresh baked potato bun with rosemary and fresh melted Parmesan cheese
- Lavender and orange blossom short bread cookie
- Fried olives stuffed with calamari
- Red velvet beet bundt cake
- Handmade and locally produced English Toffee
- Gourmet sea salt tasting:Himalayan Pink Salt,Red Pepper Bacon Sea Salt, Espresso Bravo Sea Salt and Vintage Merlot Sea Salt
- Lamb meatball with pearl couscous
- 2009 Sangiovese paired with local cheeses
Looking for a fun way to get out and explore your palate? Murphys is one of Calaveras County’s foodie destinations. During the month of May there are some great ways to satisfy all your taste buds. Look no more for Things To Do in Murphys when it comes to food, fun and friends!
MURPHYS FOOD & WINE WALKING TOURS - MAY 4th – May 26th (ongoing tours), 11:15am
What could be the best way to hit 9 different foodie stops in one town in a 3 hour period? A walking food and wine tour no doubt! Local Roots Food Tours offers a culinary adventure like none other. A personal culinary concierge will guide you and your friends on a walking journey stopping and meeting Murphys local chefs, artisan shop owners and passionate vintners all while entertaining you with many fun stories on when, where and how Murphys got its name and why this town was voted one of the Top Small Towns in 2011 by Sunset Magazine. Advanced ticketing required. Tours run Friday and Saturdays through the entire month of May (and beyond!). Visit their website: http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com or 1-800-407-8918
GOLD COUNTRY WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL – Saturday, May 5th, 11am – 4pm
Award wining cheesemakers from the California Artisan Cheese Guild; taste and buy over 30 artisan California cheeses paired with Lavendar Ridge wines. Festival locate in Copperopolis, CA $25 per person. More info: http://www.lavenderridgevineyard.com
Come enjoy the finest wine and food in gorgeous Murphys, CA! Aptly named “Queen of the Sierras”, and one of Sunset magazine’s Top Ten Coolest Small Towns, Murphys is a superb destination for fine dining and wine tasting, and this tour shows you the best of both worlds. Stroll along 1800’s-era Italian brick and stone buildings where talented chefs and vintners now produce their mouth-watering dishes and award-winning vintages.
Our 3-hour tour includes up to 9 stops at the best restaurants and shops. You’ll eat unique dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced produce & taste fabulous, locally-made wines.
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