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May 30, 2013
Double whammy of 'Grow, Cook, Savor' and Grape Escape coming downtown Saturday

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Hopefully by now you've taken the excellent Sacramento food history quiz which ran in Sunday's Bee. The quiz was curated by Elaine Corn and Maryellen Burns, who will also join forces on Saturday for "Grow, Cook, Savor." This event will focus on Sacramento's storied food history through tastings of local olive oil and beer, chef demonstrations, lectures and much more.

As the mantra of "farm-to-fork" continues to resonate and gain civic support around the region, "Grow, Cook, Savor" will offer plenty of context and background for the current locavore movement. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tsakopolous Galleria (828 I St., Sacramento). Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased here.

Just a couple blocks away on Saturday at Cesar Chavez Plaza (10th and J streets, Sacramento), the annual Grape Escape will showcase a small ocean of regional wines and edibles from local restaurants. SaveMart takes over as the main sponsor this year, with an event that traditionally packs Cesar Chavez Plaza with its smorgasbord of foods, beverages plus a chef's competition.

Grape Escape starts at 4 p.m. - just as "Grow, Cook, Savor" ends - and runs until 7 p.m. This event is rain or shine - and there will be plenty of shine with temperatures expected to reach triple digits on Saturday - and costs $40 advance (plus service fee) and $50 at the door. To buy online, click here.

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