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August 19, 2011
A bite of this, a sip of that at Off to the Races on Saturday

Compare notes with fellow foodies and oenophiles Saturday at Off to the Races, a fund-raising food- and wine-tasting event at Pavilions shopping center.

Line up for hors d'oeuvres from Bella Bru, Fabian's Italian Bistro, Icing on the Cupcake, Land Ocean New American Steakhouse, Lemon Grass, Piatti, Roxy, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sienna, Star Ginger Asian Grill & Noodle Bar, and Sutter Street Steak House.

Then enjoy red, white and rose from wineries eager to pour: Amizetta, Andis, Barefoot, Borjon, Karley, Mount Aukum, Perry Creek, Clarksburg Wine Company, Vino Noceto and Morse Wines/Il Gioiello.

Off to the Races runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Pavilions on Fair Oaks Boulevard (east of Howe Avenue), Sacramento. It will be emceed by KCRA news anchor Adrienne Bankert. Live entertainment will accompany.

Tickets are $40 each at the door or in advance at (916) 933-4056. Off to the Races is the kickoff event for the 13th annual Race for the Arts, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at William Land Park.

For more information on both events, go to

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