Make it a [Date] Night: The Foodie Edition

I was recently asked out on a date by someone who lives out of town and he asked me to find something fun for us to do in Sacramento. Naturally I thought a chain restaurant dinner and a blockbuster movie because that’s the norm, right? But then I remembered that I can do better than that, because I work for this awesome local resource, where you can find tons of events happening locally! While the typical dinner and movie date is a safe choice, I figured I could still do both all while exploring this beautiful city and learning about my potential beau.

Happy couple_ By Flickr User Ed Yourdon

This could be you: A happy couple admires each other while out on a date. (Photo courtesy of Flickr user Ed Yourdon)

While it was fun to conjure up some cool things to do for ourselves, I thought I should share them with you too. Read along for some perfect weekend date options to consider.

Meals, Murals and Mutual Attraction

A great outing for two is the Local Roots Food Tour‘s Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour. On select Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons through June 14th, this tour will take you and your date on an artsy Midtown adventure admiring murals and local artworks. This three and half hour tour also stops at six to seven restaurants and cafes along the way, giving you a chance to chat with chefs and nibble on delicious bites. There are only 10 people per tour group, giving you and your honey an intimate experience all while learning about Sacramento’s amazing art and food scene. After noshing, why not stop by de Veres Irish Pub for a quick drink?

For details on future Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tours: (Note: These tours sell out quick!)

Not Another Saturday Night

On March 15, you can make it an “edgy-theatre” night with the Capital Stage Company this Saturday! Before seeing 4000 Miles, a comedy about a 21-year-old who moves in with his 91-year-old grandmother, couples can bike over to Der Biergarten for the Bikes & Beers pre-show. Attendees will receive $2 off of their admission ticket and will receive a free beer at Der Biergarten, courtesy of Lost Coast Brewery — India Pale Ale? Yes please! — which will go perfectly with the delicious Bavarian bites they offer. It’s the perfect first date idea: you’ll be active, get to know one another in a low key setting, and catch a great show all for a decent price!

For more Beers & Bikes information:

Local Roots_Photo courtesy of Local Roots Food Tours' Facebook page

A man admires local artwork while on an Urban Art, Food & Libations tour. (Photo courtesy of Local Roots Food Tours’ Facebook page)

Dinner and a Movie 2.0

If you want to do something fun on a weekday, head over to Lucca Restaurant and Bar this coming Tuesday (3/25). In honor of the Sacramento Food Film Festival, you and your date can enjoy a four-course dinner influenced by the documentary Bottle Shock, a film focusing on the early days of California wine making. Afterwards you can always take a romantic stroll though the Capitol Park Rose Garden. If the mood is right, dance the night away at The Park Ultra Lounge.

For this and other Sacramento Food Film Festival activities:

The whole point of dating is to get to know one another, so why not have fun with it? There’s no need for awkward silences or potential boredom in a movie theater with something fun to do every night in the River City. With a little imagination — and a little Sacramento365 research — you can turn any humdrum date into a memorable experience!

***This blog post was written by‘s Content Specialist, Alyssa Sanguinetti.

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