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SWISH’s Jason Vu

Stroll through the Sacramento Kings Team Store at Golden 1 Center and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the lineup of jerseys, hats, sweatshirts, shorts and other sports apparel on offer—it’s nirvana for a...
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Local Writer’s Job at Cacio

As a teenager, I bussed tables at a coffeehouse in the small coastal town where I grew up. I can still picture the greasy floors and sticky red booths that had been there for...
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Mattone Ristorante – New Lease on Life

Pasta and pastry chef Penny Sheridan arrives at Mattone Ristorante in East Sacramento by 4 a.m. She’s the first one there, turning on lights and assessing what she needs to do in the next...
alice waters food hub

Food Hub

If there’s any doubt that the term “farm to fork” has become less a marketing mantra and more a rallying cry to promote healthy food systems, take a look around. Despite the coronavirus pandemic,...
Mickey of Sam's Hof Brau

It’s Baaaack: Sam’s Hof Brau Reboots for a New Generation

In 1959, Sam Gordon opened Sam’s Hof Brau on Watt Avenue. It was the happening spot to have a drink and impress someone on a date, according to Gordon’s great-grandson, Mickey Schlesinger. Through a...
Date Me Sacramento

Date Me Sacramento

Cupid may have met his match in Caleb Fong. He’s a native Sacramentan and the co-founder of Date Me Sacramento, a company that crafts distinctive dates. Fong, who is also a personal trainer, started...

Sacramento's Rising Food Artisans

Some of our best artisanal food makers fly under the radar, meaning they are local stars rather than international sensations. But that could change at any minute. Don’t wait too long before discovering these...

Boomerang!

BOOMERANG KIDS. GROWING-UPS. FAILED FLEDGLINGS. Young adults who live with their parents have been called not-so-nice names over the past decade or so. Along with being somewhat derogatory, they don’t provide an accurate picture of...

Bay Area's Loss is Rocklin's Gain

At Kabab Hut in Rocklin, a solitary window frames chef/owner Zulfiqar “Guddu” Haider in the kitchen, working in front of two small stoves and a tandoor. The tandoor is where Haider perfects his signature dish:...

Where the Wild Things Are

On a July afternoon in Roseville, local author Hank Shaw was drinking pilsner and chatting with Nixtaco’s co-owner, Patricio Wise, and his staff while a first-time patron contemplated the menu. Shaw recommended the pork...

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