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Good News Wine

If you thought vermouth was merely a bit player in a martini or that sherry is strictly the domain of genteel grandmother types, think again. These fortified wines are seeing a revival of sorts...
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Moonbelly Bakery

Lucia Plumb-Reyes never anticipated that her East Sacramento business, Moonbelly Bakery, would become an overnight sensation. Yet that’s exactly what happened as word spread about her exceptional artisan breads and impossibly flaky croissants. “It...
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Bibi’s Enchiladas & Grill

It’s a special taco indeed that can inspire fans to trek 100-plus miles to nab one. Just ask Sarah Romero, who co-owns Bibi’s Enchiladas & Grill with husband Michel and in-laws Amanda and Ruben...
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Nest: Pretty Comfy

If there’s one thing a mountain vacation home ought to be, it’s cozy. So says interior designer Alison Haltom, who helped a newly blended family of six (including four teenagers) remodel their ski-centric property...
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Lao and Thai at Hiso

California is home to the country’s largest Laotian American population, yet Lao restaurants have never enjoyed the ubiquity that Thai and Vietnamese eateries have. Three Sacramento women aim to change that with the opening...
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In the Details

There’s an old jazz ballad that posits that when it comes to love, “it’s the little things that mean so much.” The same can be said of kitchen design. Thoughtful details are often the...
Rasheed Amedu of Naija Boy Tacos

Naija Boy Tacos

Sacramento chef Rasheed Amedu knows it takes some moxie to open a fusion restaurant. That’s because some consider fusion to be the f-word of the restaurant world, a concept that can dilute or even...
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Sac Design: Man of Steel

Artist Gerald Walburg has enjoyed a storied career crafting large-scale minimalist sculptures out of corten steel and other metals, so it’s surprising that art wasn’t his first calling. “Architecture would have been my first...
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Sac Design: The Witching Post

INTERIOR DESIGNER NATALIE THOMPSON has brought her easy, breezy SoCal style to Sacramento with The Witching Post, an interior design studio and home décor shop that opened last winter in midtown Sacramento. Thompson, who...
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Sac Design: Cloud Bar

AT CLOUD BAR, AN UPSCALE WINE BAR and tasting room that opened last fall in El Dorado Hills, Savita Sachdeva smartly transformed what had been an ordinary strip mall storefront into a moody hideaway...