Planning is now underway for the sixth annual Midtown Cocktail Week, and while the full scope of events is still being worked out, we can report these cocktail festivities will run from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25 at various central city restaurants and watering holes. In previous editions, Midtown Cocktail Week has featured a variety of tastings, classes and cocktail competitions.
Organizers are talking about expanding the scope of Midtown Cocktail Week 2013, with additional locations and a possible "hub" for the festivities with a series of satellite events. We'll keep you posted as more news comes through.
Either way, Midtown Cocktail Week will jibe nicely with a series of national accolades for Sacramento's cocktail scene. Imbibe magazine recently listed Sacramento as one of the country's Top 10 destinations for cocktails, and the San Francisco Chronicle recently ran a story on the rise Sacramento's cocktail scene.
Also, check next Wednesday's Food & Wine section in the Sacramento Bee for a Super Bowl related story on the sazerac, a classic New Orleans cocktail that's a favorite among Sacramento's craft cocktail bartenders.
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