Almost fancy

Illustration by Mark Stivers

There are a few fancy things in Sacramento I've always wanted to do. Two of them entail taking in a view of the Sacramento skyline from the Elks Tower Sacramento's penthouse, and eating at The Kitchen restaurant. OK, this week's 2014 Lunch Break for a Cause with Selland’s doesn't quite fulfill either of those wishes, but it's really not that far off: It'll feature catered appetizers from The Kitchen, Ella Dining Room & Bar, and Selland’s Market-Cafe—and it all takes place in the Elks Tower's ballroom, located on the second floor at 921 11th Street. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and the event includes a chef's competition (Team Selland's vs. Team Ella vs. Team Kitchen), a waiter competition and art by Sharon Gerber. Plus, the whole thing benefits Youth Development Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people “achieve personal and academic success.” It happens on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit for more information.