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My Facebook feed has been full of friends taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - and now some of Sacramento's restaurants and chefs are taking it too.

Piatti's chef Lance Carlini and his staff took the challenge, posted the video on Friday, Aug. 22 and challenged all other Sacramento-area chefs to participate and donate.

On Saturday, Kupros Chef Martin Hutton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (although it's not clear that he was accepting Piatti's challenge).

He challenged Capital Dime chef Cory Lazaldi (who appears to have replaced Stan Moore), among others.

If I see others, I'll be sure to pass them along.

Speaking of Chef Hutton at Kupros, Andrea Thompson of the Sac Biz Journal wrote an interesting profile of where he's been and what he's trying to do with the cuisine at Kupros.

Kupros chef focuses on affordable, accessible food - Chef Marty Hutton remembers when he first moved to Sacramento from England, and walked past Kupros Craft House on 21st Street in midtown. He was struck by the beauty of the craftsman-style building. Two years later, he is the newest chef of the restaurant. Andrea Thompson in Sac Biz Journal.

More News:

First Impressions: Goldfield Trading Post - Goldfield aims to find the sweet spot between a downhome saloon and crafty spot to sip small-batch bourbon or a “Battle of the Alamo” cocktail with mezcal and ancho chili liqueur. The Goldfield business partnership includes Bret Bair and Eric Rushing from the Ace of Spades and Assembly music clubs, and Tyler Williams of Tank House, the bustling barbecue eatery about two blocks away from Goldfield at 19th and J streets. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Maggiano's Little Italy sets opening date for Arden Fair restaurant - The Sacramento area's first Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant will open at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 2. Located in Arden Fair, the Italian restaurant covers 8,300 square feet, including part of a space most recently occupied by Forever 21. The clothing store moved to another location in the mall. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

More details about Bears linebacker's restaurant in Elk Grove - Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will be in Elk Grove on Sept. 1 for the opening of Double Nickel Smokehouse, the new restaurant he co-owns. Briggs confirmed the news in a Wednesday email to the Business Journal. He wrote: "It's always been my dream to open a smokehouse that combines the flavors from America's top BBQ (regions) with recipes from my mom's kitchen, and I couldn't be more excited to realize that dream in my hometown." Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Craft-beer venue opens in El Dorado Hills Town Center - Hop House, the new craft-beer venue in El Dorado Hills, is officially open for business. Located in the El Dorado Hills Town Center near Bistro 33, Hop House opens at 11 a.m. daily. For its first few days, the business is serving a "slightly smaller limited menu," according to owner Jason Enyeart. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

First retailers named for Curtis Park Village include Safeway - So far, two of four anchors have been identified: Safeway and Pet Extreme, a chain with stores around Northern and Central California. Petrovich said he’s also in talks with an unidentified gym to take another anchor spot. He also has a letter of intent from Noah’s Bagels and is in talks with Dos Coyotes, Smashburger and Jack's Urban Eats. He expects to see 25 stores in all. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.

VIDEO: Pizzeria Urbano - Pizzeria Urbano is your new favorite pizza place, located in the beautiful MAARS building in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. On Good Day Sac.

VIDEO: Bike and pub fun rolls through Downtown Sacramento - A new trend is rolling through Downtown Sacramento called Brew Bike that combines pedal power and pubs. Brian Hickey on KCRA.

VIDEO: Folsom Tap House - The same people that brought you the Back Wine and Bistro are opening up a new restaurant in Folsom. Melissa Cabral on Good Day Sac.

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