At the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg (35265 Willow Ave.), the Clarksburg Wine Company offers wine from 15 different California wineries in one location. The large, historic building is located just 15 minutes out of Sacramento and contains multiple tasting rooms and a variety of unique event spaces. One public event that has been a cause for excitement in the past has been the annual Crawfish Boil, and this year, Chef Austin Kirzner will be returning for the third year in a row to serve up classic Southern-style shrimp. The seafood will be accompanied by produce from local farms and will feature classic Southern side dishes such as potatoes, corn, garlic and sausage. The event will include authentically cooked crawfish and seafood, live music by The City of Trees Brass Band and cooking demonstrations, where you will learn how to select and prepare seafood, create your own New Orleans magic spices and more. The event starts at 10 a.m., and all ages are welcome to attend. Tickets are available online and at the door, but seating is limited, so make sure to get yours soon! Pre-sale tickets are available for $19.99 until May 14, and regular price tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #265 (May 7 – 21, 2018)**