Films for foodies

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Sacramento is evolving into a city for foodies. With the nascent food-truck scene and local chef Adam Pechal's recent reality-show fame, it seems the city's culinary star is rising. And now, there's the Sacramento Food Film Festival, which Munchie Musings ( blogger Catherine Enfield founded last year. This year's edition, which takes place this weekend at the Guild Theater (2828 35th Street), features films, food tastings, a scavenger hunt and special guest speakers. Film highlights include The Quest for Local Honey, a documentary about honey bees in Nevada City, followed by a honey tasting (Friday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m.); and a screening of Symphony of the Soil, a documentary about soil, with guest speaker and producer Deborah Koons Garcia (Saturday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m.). Prices are $7 per film, $40 for a Friday pass (which includes two films plus discussions, honey and sushi tastings); $25 for a Saturday pass (five films, scavenger hunt and discussions); or $55 for an all-festival pass. Visit for more information.