Sunday, April 17, 2011

Guy Fieri's "Cooking with Kids" fundraisers, Sacramento

Guy Fieri will be in Sacramento, CA, the state's capital, on Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26, 2011, to endorse a resolution promoting cooking with children and to host fundraisers in the evening at his local restaurants.

In 2009, Fieri helped draft a California resolution making the second Saturday in May as "Cook With Your Kids Day." From 11 a.m. to noon April 25, Fieri will at the Capitol where "Cook With Your Kids" will be introduced as a weekly initiative, to encourage families cooking and eating together every Thursday.

Locals are invited to attend two fundraisers to benefit "Cooking With Kids," hosted by Guy Fieri. Guests will enjoy complete, multi-course dinners, prepared by Guy, who will also mingle with guests. The ticket prices include dinner, drinks and signed memorabilia.

Monday, April 25, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Tex Wasabi's
2243 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-8399

Jeff Arnett, the master distiller for Jack Daniels, will pair cocktails with Guy's food at Tex Wasabi's. Tickets are $100, available for purchase at the restaurant.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Johnny Garlic's
10505 Fairway Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 789-2000

Two magnums of limited release Kenwood wine also will be customized by Joe Leonard, Fieri's tattoo artist, and auctioned. Tickets are $125, available for purchase at the restaurant.

Appetizers: Sashimi Won Tacos & Lava Rock
Paired with: Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Salad: Sonoma Salad topped with Kobe Flank Steak
Paired with: Jack London Zinfandel

Chipotle Shrimp & Hot Links Pasta / Cajun Chicken Fettuccini
Paired with: Pinot Gris
Cedar Plank Salmon
Paired with: Reserve Pinot Noir
Buffalo Tri-Tip
Paired with: Vertical of the Artist Series; '04, '05, '06

Dessert: Bananas Foster
Paired with: Moscatto

Culinary students from American River College, Fieri's alma mater, will be prepping food for both events. (source)


Related, Tex Wasabi's in Santa Rosa, CA, is scheduled to re-open in May, 2011. reports,
After a 19 month closure, Guy Fieri’s Santa Rosa outpost of Tex Wasabi’s will reopen in May. According to Fieri spokesman Brett Hutchison, heavy reconstruction on the the “Rock and Roll Sushi-Barbecue” restaurant, which shuttered in September 2009, is nearing completion.

“It will be well worth the wait,” said Hutchison. With the kitchen finished and new employees hired, Fieri’s crew are shooting for an ambitious early May debut — possibly just weeks away.

And we previously reported that the new Johnny Garlic's in Dublin, CA, has an estimated opening date of June 1.

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1 comment:

Fisher Boy Food said...

Cooking with kids is a great way to emphasize family bonding and togetherness. Guy Fieri's initiative is also a great way to help families eat healthier by serving home-cooked meals as opposed to opting for fast food takeout.