At downtown's 2013 Stocktoberfest, revelers dance polkas, laugh with friends and neighbors, and toast enormous steins filled with draft craft beer during a lively Oktoberfest-Style festival. Guests don dirndls and lederhosen; quaff one-liter mugs of Lagunitas and Leinenkugel's; and sway in time to live music. Seated near the scenic waterfront, partiers chow down on brats and sausages fresh from the grill, and cheer on participants in keg-hoisting competitions.
Yogurt Lane eschews the sugary decor of its fellow shops in favor of creamy walls punctuated by pastels and earth tones, mimicking the character of its yogurt and gelato. Ten flavors of yogurt rotate on a regular basis, including such inventive flavors as pomegranate raspberry and strawberry lemonade. The menu also includes such healthful options as no-sugar-added yogurt and hemoglobin crumbles. More than 50 varieties of candy and fresh fruit spring from bins into waiting cups. Behind the counter, trays of melty gelato wait to be rolled up into scoops.
For more than 30 years, the chefs of De Vinci’s Elk Grove have been hard at work perfecting the traditional Italian recipes that stock their deli counter. They begin every morning with their hands floury, crafting doughs that will form the base of housemade foccacia breads, cheese-filled ravioli, and custom sandwiches. Joined occasionally by a fluffy ravioli mascot in a toque, staff combine dishes into prearranged packages ready for the family dinner table or parcel out single dishes by the pint, quart, gallon, or 10-gallon hat.
Drivers of Port City Burger's two carts are on a simple, yet vitally important mission: fill local bellies with burgers, hot dogs, and big breakfasts. Mornings see the team dishing out everything from biscuits and gravy to omelets and cinnamon rolls, while afternoon sees taco combos, hot links and Italian sausage, and of course, cheeseburgers sizzling on each cart's flat grill. In addition to serving guests on the street, Port City Burger can also cater private events such as parties or seances.
Edible Arrangements' fresh, artful fruit baskets and boxes combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy deliciousness and socially acceptable edibility of fruit. Enjoy the fruity deliciousness of en elegant box of chocolate-dipped tree candy in a plethora of varietals including strawberries, Anjou pears, apples, oranges, pineapple daisies, and bananas. All the fresh, juicy slices are hand dipped in Edible Arrangements' gourmet semisweet chocolate blend. Receiving a box of dipped fruits can turn a frown into an upright grapefruit wedge, a tear into a three-tiered citrus structure, and a friend into still just a friend, but one with a sweet, balanced diet.
For four generations, the Cutter family has tilled the land and reaped the harvests of Countryside Farms. The farm opens its gates to strawberry picking in the early summer months, and to cherry picking in June. As the seasons evolve, so do the attractions. When pumpkins reach their peak of ripeness, which is right before they turn into carriages, the farm hosts fall-themed attractions including hayrides and corn mazes. In addition to growing different crops, the farm houses a variety of friendly animals—Quackers the duck, Thanksgiving the turkey, and Dewey the horse, to name a few.