This month, we’re kicking off February with a winning line-up of food, festivities, and fun. Whether you’re planning a game-day celebration for the Super Bowl or crafting the perfect Valentine’s Day with loved ones and friends, our newsletter has you covered with top picks that are sure to score big. Last but certainly not least, we delve into the current real estate market to see what’s in store for 2024. Read on for the full scoop!
Love is in the air… and the Greater Sacramento area is gearing up with a sweet offering of events for people of all ages. Click on the links below to learn more.
Local Events & Happenings:
Sacramento Kings 2024 Schedule
Now – February 18: Rescue Me – B Street Theatre at The Sofia
February 8: Toby Mac @ Golden 1 Center
February 8: Galentine’s Passport Night 2024 in Old Folsom
February 9-13: Valentine’s Tours at the Sacramento Zoo
February 10-11: Old Vines & Valentines with the River Fox Train
February 10-11: Sacramento CATstravaganza
February 10: Second Saturday Art Walk: ARTHOUSE on R
February 10: Historic Folsom: Be Mine Farmer’s Market
February 11: Super Bowl Watch Party at Punch Bowl Social
February 14: Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides
February 14: Candlelight Concert
February 14: Love is in the Air: Aerospace Museum
February 15-19: Disney On Ice Presents Frozen & Encanto at Golden 1 Center
February 17: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Thunder Valley
February 24: Madonna at Golden 1 Center
February 25: Wedding Showcase at Cal Expo
Gear up for Super Bowl Sunday this weekend (February 11th to be exact) with our top picks for the best game-day spots in Sacramento. Whether you’re a fan of the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs, these venues offer the perfect blend of atmosphere and indulgence:
Tom’s Watch Bar | 414 K St., Suite 180, Sacramento
Tom’s Watch Bar is Sacramento’s hottest new sports bar, offering a 360-degree viewing experience with TVs on every inch of the wall. Not only does this Downtown Sacramento sports bar make for a great watch party spot, but it’s also the ultimate place to grub with tons of different drinks and all your traditional sports bar favorites like deep-dish nachos, wings, and burgers.
Drake’s: The Barn | 985 Riverfront St., Sacramento
Feel like you’re really at the game by catching it in the fresh air at Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento. Drake’s has plenty of spots to watch the Big Game whether that be outside in the beer garden, on the flat screens in PizzaSmith, or the new projector in the Cocktail Lounge. As you cheer on your favorite team to victory, grub on buckets of wings, pizzas, and Touchdown Tots while sipping on Drake’s beer.
Public House Downtown | 1136 16th St., Sacramento
Located at the corner of 16th and L streets, Public House Downtown offers a unique approach to the classic sports bar with its 25 flat screens and unrivaled sound system. The casual and comfortable alehouse has over 60 beers on tap and serves traditional, yet modern American-style dishes such as banh mi sliders, a giant Bavarian pretzel, and pulled pork nachos.
Barwest Midtown | 2724 J St., Sacramento
If you’re looking for a fun and lively atmosphere to watch the game, look no further than Barwest Midtown. With a 75-foot big-screen TV, plenty of small bites, and dozens of craft cocktails, you’re guaranteed to have a spectacular Superbowl Sunday. Going out with a group? Be sure to try one of Barwest’s 96 oz. cocktail fishbowls for everyone to share.
Henry’s Lounge | 2019 O St., Sacramento
You can’t go wrong by paying a visit to Henry’s Lounge, located in Midtown Sacramento. There is no cover fee at this full-service bar but be sure to grab a seat early because it’s first come first serve. Try their sliders, wings, or their pickle fries while watching the game.
Check out Visit Sacramento for a full list of spots to check out during the big game!
If you prefer to celebrate the Super Bowl from the comfort of your own home, we’re sharing some tasty apps, dips, and desserts to help you win over your party on game day!
Mains: Not sure what mains to serve up at your Super Bowl Party? With a little bit of planning, these crowd-pleasing dishes will have your guests standing up and cheering in no time.
Pass The Dip: Get your chips ready because Sunday is chip-dipping day! See what delicious dips made the cut below.
Final Food Touchdown: Indulge in these irresistible desserts to make your Super Bowl celebration even sweeter!
Ready…Set…Break (for Drinks): You may already be stocked up on beer and cocktail essentials but we have a few fun Super Bowl-inspired drinks that will get you in the game-day spirit!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And the city of Sacramento is the perfect backdrop for your outing. Whether you are spending the evening with that special someone or friends, our city has some fantastic spots to make your celebration more memorable! Just be sure to book soon as reservations are filling up fast!
Romantic Evening for Two:
Zinfandel Grille – Sacramento (Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner)
Prelude Kitchen & Bar (Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner)
Revival at the Sawyer (The Perfect Pair Valentine’s Special)
Night Out on the Town:
Coin-Op Game Room: Coin-Op Game Room pairs classic arcade games with craft beer and inventive cocktails, making it the perfect spot for your night out with the boys.
Dive Bar: Famous for its 40-foot saltwater aquarium and underwater mermaid performers, Dive Bar is a great option for your “Galentine’s” outing with a playful and fun atmosphere.
Red Door Escape Room Adventure: Challenge your group’s problem-solving skills by participating in an escape room at Red Door Escape Room in Sacramento. It’s a fun, family-friendly activity that requires teamwork!
Punchbowl Social: This dynamic venue offers a mix of games, bowling, and group fun—perfect for a night of socializing with friends!
Tipsy Putt: Head over to Tipsy Putt with your friends for a night of mini-golf and group fun! Enjoy tasty bites, a full-service bar, and fun courses.
Are you spending Valentine’s at home with your loved ones? Whip up these irresistible appetizers, mains, and desserts…because the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, right?
Fall in Love with These Appetizers:
Heat Things Up With These Beloved Mains:
All You Need is Love (And a Cocktail or Two):
- Raspberry Martini
- Chocolate Red Hot Martini
- Blood Orange Margarita
- Pomegranate Gin Fizz
- Pink “Not Champange” Mocktail
Date Night Worthy Desserts:
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Candy Heart Bark
- Peanut Butter Explosion Cake
- Sugar Cookies
- Valentine’s Cheesecake
According to the latest available stats from the California Association of Realtors (CAR), in December of 2023, our local market showed some interesting trends. While home sales decreased by 20.2% compared to last year in Sacramento, and we saw a 36.7% decrease in the number of available homes (389 active listings), the median sales price reached $463,000 – a 5.7% increase from last year.
Even more promising is the recent drop in interest rates. Lower rates help both sellers and buyers. Sellers might be more inclined to list their homes, potentially increasing our housing options. On the flip side, lower rates make it easier for buyers to join the market and pursue their dream homes.
So, if you’ve been thinking about buying or selling, now might be the perfect time to make a move. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance navigating the market. We’re here to help you every step of the way!
Interested in learning more about the local real estate market? Contact me today!