Cake walkabout

Illustration by Mark Stivers

If you're looking to impress your significant other with an early Valentine’s Day surprise, then it's a no-brainer to purchase tickets to the Sacramento Heritage Dessert Tour this Saturday, February 9. Hosted by Sacramento Heritage Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote and preserve Sacramento's architectural heritage,” this stroll through Midtown is led by local history expert William Burg. He'll meet participants at noon at Midtown Village Cafe (1827 I Street) and lead a walking tour that features dessert stores both old (Rick’s Dessert Diner, 2322 K Street) and new (TreyBCakes, 1801 L Street, Suite 70; and Devine Gelateria & Cafe, 1221 19th Street). In other words, it's the best way to destroy your New Year's resolution diet plan since Sacramento Bacon Fest. After the two-hour tour, prepare to be full of sugar as well as sweet tidbits of historical facts from Burg's encyclopedic knowledge of the capital's history. Tickets cost $30 in advance and can be purchased at