It’s no great secret that there are many great chefs and restaurants in the Sacramento valley and its neighboring cities. The same can be said for our amazing selection of wines that are produced, bottled and consumed within less than a 100-mile radius. This Friday event will highlight over 40 local breweries, wineries and eateries at the lovely Good Life Garden. For only $40, you will be treated to complimentary tastings and libations, as well as helping to support Chicano and Latino students in the Departments of Viticulture & Enology and Food Science & Technology at UC Davis through the Broadening Horizons program. It all takes place starting at 4 p.m. and folks will be entertained by the High Octane Latin Jazz Band while they take pictures of their food and selfies in front of local chefs and wine moguls. If you are feeling adventurous, you can venture over for the free performance by Los Hot Boxers at the Corin Courtyard and drink even more (those drinks, however, aren’t free). And if you really want to party like it’s 2015, buy a ticket for Los Lobos and Alejandro Escovedo at the Mondavi Center’s breathtaking Jackson Hall where every seat in the house is a winner. Go to and click the “Events” tab to get more info.

    Eddie Jorgensen

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