When Takeout Bites

Is there a wrong way to do takeout? Some restaurateurs say yes. The issue involves third-party apps—think Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash and the like—that provide convenience to customers but...

COVID-19: By the Numbers 11/23/20

Here are the current numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths by county in the greater Sacramento region. We’ll update them daily.Weekend change: +1,321 cases Sacramento...

Last-Minute Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

Still haven’t ordered your Thanksgiving meal to go? What the heck are you waiting for? Now that the big holiday is just days away, your...

Pip Pip Hooray!

Amy Grabish was in high school when she learned that a friend’s mom called her a pip—not exactly a term of endearment as far as...

COVID-19: By the Numbers 11/20/20

Here are the current numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths by county in the greater Sacramento region. We’ll update them daily.24-hour change: 454 cases Sacramento...

A Look Back: Retail Madness

Throngs of shoppers attended the Oct. 20, 1989 grand opening of Nordstrom at Arden Fair, as seen in this Sacramento Bee photo by Jay Mather. That same day, the mall unveiled...

Turkey Take 3: More To-Go Options

We’re still on the hunt for great Turkey Day takeout. Here are some more options for you.Selland’s Market-Cafe is offering a traditional Thanksgiving turkey “package” that...

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FOOD & DRINK

Let Them Eat Cake

Marlene Goetzeler was surprised when she learned this publication wanted to do a story on Freeport Bakery. “Sacramento Magazine never writes about us,” said Goetzeler. “We’ve never understood it.”Goetzeler and her...

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Still haven’t figured out how you’re going to feed yourself this Zoomgiving? You really are a last-minute planner, aren’t you? To help you out of your...

When Takeout Bites

Is there a wrong way to do takeout? Some restaurateurs say yes. The issue involves third-party apps—think Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash and the like—that provide convenience to customers but...

Pip Pip Hooray!

Amy Grabish was in high school when she learned that a friend’s mom called her a pip—not exactly a term of endearment as far as...

ARTS & CULTURE

New in Folsom: Ruby’s Books

As Historic Folsom has evolved over the years, Sutter Street has become quite a hub of activity, with a weekly farmers market (Saturday mornings),...

The Crocker Has Reopened

The Crocker Art Museum, which has been closed since March 17 due to the pandemic, reopened this past Friday, inviting visitors with advance ticket reservations...

Music Lessons: Todd Morgan

He desperately misses performing live. But Todd Morgan has found an upside to sheltering-in-place: He’s building his repertoire. “Since I’m not busy gigging, I have time to learn new songs,”...

Even The Bard Is on Zoom

As has been said for eons in the theater world, “The show must go on.” At the moment, during this long and painful period known as...

TRAVEL

Explore Carson Valley

Suburban sprawl surrounds Highway 395 around Carson City, Nev., enough to prompt anyone to move onward, north or south. Countless times, it has done so to...

Hike Wednesday: Tomales Point Trail

In the wilds of West Marin County, within two hours’ drive of Sacramento, the Point Reyes National Seashore is home to many windswept trails....

Two Monterey Valleys

It’s tempting to go to the Monterey-Carmel area and think only of the coastline. Cannery Row, fronting the bay. Pacific Grove, with its ocean-splashed...

Touring Tuolumne

It was, as they say, a step back in time. We parked just off Parrotts Ferry Road, seeking coffee, and wandered into a town...

HOME & GARDEN

Spicing Things Up

Doctors Rakesh and Swapna Parikh wanted their home—a beautiful but admittedly dated Tuscan-style house—to feel more like home. A modern dwelling that enveloped them in the...

Blue Her Mind

It was supposed to be an Airbnb. But after Rebecca Ward came in to select finishes and furnishings, the homeowner of this custom new build had...

Talking Design – Rebecca Plumb

Sacramento interior designer Rebecca Plumb recently teamed up with a Long Beach designer friend to launch a podcast called Hot Young Designers Club. “There’s...

Uno, Dos, Tres

With vacations scratched and camps canceled, Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia are looking ahead to another long stretch of at-home time with their sons,...

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