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hotel winters

Stay Awhile

Winters, the quaint Yolo County town known for its flourishing restaurant scene and bucolic vibe, is finally more than just a daytrip destination, thanks to the opening of its first hotel last fall. The...
mason decesare

A Cut Above

We talked with sought-after barber Mason DeCesare, who with Christopher Long co-owns Tailored barbershop in downtown Sacramento, about his early influences, personal style and the art of modern barbering. What drew you to the barbering...
Sign Language

Going Through the Motions

Angelene Fowler was 17 when she discovered her dream job. “I was watching a sign language interpreter at Music Circus and said to myself, I want to do this,” she recalls. “I fell in...
dividing the bill

Splitting Headache?

You know the scene well: You’ve gone out to dinner with a large group of friends and the time has come to pay the bill. A couple of people have cash, while most others...

The Couple that Bakes Together

It’s been 10 years since Nathan Shreve and Alice Enochs Shreve founded The Baker and the Cakemaker, their celebrated wholesale bakery in Auburn. Last May, the married couple opened a cafe by the same...
chef paul jansen

By the Numbers

When chef Paul Jansen opened Fourk Kitchen in Lincoln last March, he had a clear vision of the concept: a reservations-only restaurant serving four courses four nights a week for $44. The compact eatery,...
gun debate

On a Mission

On a cloudless summer morning, a group of adults huddled in the back corner of a bustling coffee shop in Sacramento’s Curtis Park neighborhood, lattes and notepads sprawled out on the table before them....
getting around scooter

Gettin’ Around

A side-by-side comparison of Sacramento’s popular electric car, bike and scooter fleets. Gig Car Share What It Is: AAA’s point-to-point car sharing program featuring all-electric Chevy Bolts How It Works: Enter driver’s license and credit card information into the...
cool beans

Cool Beans

How one local coffee shop found its groove. What does it take for a new coffeehouse to break into an already competitive java landscape in Sacramento? We talked with Samir Benouar, founder of Milka Coffee...
Ro Nayyar

He Believes in Beer

When Ro Nayyar opened RoCo Wine & Spirits in West Sacramento nine years ago, Sacramento’s craft beer scene was blossoming. Quick to spot a trend and capitalize on it, Nayyar convinced his father—who is...