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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...

Great Neighborhoods

As Dorothy famously figured out in “The Wizard of Oz,” there’s no place like home. But what makes a house a home and a neighborhood livable? You could consult real estate agents and check...

Roasting in Rocklin

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE EASIER WAYS to start a coffee roasting business, they might not be as entertaining as Mast Coffee’s origin story.Michael Sanchez and Stephen Mentze met while working for Shady Coffee in Roseville....

How to Read the Bag

We asked Michael Sanchez, president and CEO of Mast Coffee, to walk us through the lingo on a typical bag of coffee.Blend: A “blend” of two or more different coffees. “As opposed to a...

Sizing Up the Scene

IF ANYONE KNOWS SACRAMENTO’S COFFEE SCENE, it’s Lucky Rodrigues.This coffee pro started working at Naked Lounge when he was 19. From there he hopscotched between various local coffeehouses, including Temple and Old Soul, before...

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