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Scorpio coffee

Scorpio Coffee

Scorpio Coffee, which opened last summer on 16th Street in midtown, is quickly emerging as the go-to destination for discerning caffeinistas. We think we know why. The LookScorpio’s minimalist interior exudes an unexpected warmth thanks...
Avocado toast with poached eggs from Savory Café

Savory Café’s Ingredients

Food memories are a powerful thing. Just ask restaurateur Juan Barajas, who operates Savory Café in Woodland with his wife, Kristin Hansen. “My mom comes from a large family, so having a lot of...
good bottle

Good Bottle

If your inner bartender gets a thrill from sampling an offbeat coconut gin made in Maine or an extra-old cognac from a fourth-generation French distiller, then you need to visit Good Bottle. The downtown...
ernesto delgado owns Mayahuel, La Cosecha and Mesa Mercado

Mayahuel Owner Attended Culinary Institute

What would drive a successful veteran of the restaurant industry to enlist in the cooking world’s version of boot camp, culinary school? “That’s the No. 1 question I get asked,” says Ernesto Delgado, owner...

Bakeries You Might Not Know About

Sacramento is flexing its flour power thanks to a proliferation of independent and cottage bakers who are wowing customers with everything from designer birthday cakes to picture-perfect pies. While these accomplished bakers may not...
electric bike and scooter share in sacramento

Bike and Scooter Share

The pandemic hasn’t stolen all our fun: electric bikes and scooters from four operators—Lime, Spin, Bird and Razor—are still the zippiest way to get around Sacramento and are for rent throughout the central city...
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Who Cares – An Interview with a Caregiver

Writer Kate Washington was a 42-year-old with a bustling freelance career and two young daughters when her husband, Brad Buchanan, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that set off a series of...
sunhfish restaurants

In It Together

As restaurants have endured on-and-off closures, lost revenue and head-spinning pivots during the pandemic, the purveyors who supply them with ingredients likewise have been forced to rethink how they do business.At Sunh Fish Company,...
midtown spirits

That’s the Spirit!

The first distillery to open in the city since Prohibition is generating plenty of buzz in spite of not opening its doors to patrons for most of the winter due to pandemic restrictions.Midtown Spirits,...

The Love Is Baked In

Lori Diaz doesn’t mince words when it comes to her baking. “I somehow accidentally stumbled upon making the best chocolate chip cookies there ever has been, and I say that with equal parts humility...