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See and Be Seen

It may seem odd to think of a shop that sells something as pedestrian as eyeglasses as a happening spot. Yet stroll by WARBY PARKER in Sacramento’s Ice Blocks complex on any given Saturday...
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Bread Is His Life

IF YOU’VE NEVER TASTED a Portuguese dessert, Jeremiah Duarte Bills would like a word with you. A concert flutist turned baker whose sausage rolls won the approval of revered judge Mary Berry on “The...
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Hard-Boiled Memories

At Revolution Winery & Kitchen, owner Gina Genshlea likes having deviled eggs on the menu “because the best things are the simple things.” In this case, simple means yolks mixed with salt, pepper and...
Office Party

The Un-Office Party

AN OFFICE PARTY needn’t be a dull affair. In fact, the folks behind some of Sacramento’s creative agencies are proving that throwing a stylish get-together is all in a day’s work—especially when the office is designed...
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How It’s Made: Taylor’s Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

Beets are ubiquitous on Sacramento menus, typically appearing in salads we’ve all seen before. But few chefs get as creative with this humble root vegetable as Scott Macumber of Taylor’s Kitchen. “I wanted to...

Singing a Different Tune

For folks who love to sing but may not feel at home in a traditional choir, Empire Pop Choir could be for you. The group, which was launched in January 2019 by the nonprofit...
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Interview with a Bartender

Karina Martinez, the widely respected bartender currently slinging drinks at The Snug, has learned a lot during her decade-long career. In this conversation, she muses on what’s new in her industry, the emotional labor...
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Pitching a Fit

For seamstress Jen Nodora, fit is everything. Whether it’s a ball gown or a favorite blazer, good tailoring—a dart here, a hem adjustment there—can take practically any outfit from frumpy to fabulous.“I’m really meticulous...

Odd Jobs

It takes a village to run a museum. Just ask the folks who operate the venerable Crocker Art Museum, where more than 400 volunteers, docents and board members donate a collective 26,000 hours to...
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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...