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A Place To Store Wine – And Drink It, Too

Upstairs, it’s all business. Downstairs, it’s always ready for a party. That pretty much sums up Caverna 57, an office building and wine storage facility that recently opened in East Sacramento. The brainchild of Jeff...

Winters: A Town for All Seasons

A delicious movement is afoot in downtown Winters, the quaint Yolo County town flanked by fertile fields and home to the esteemed Palms Playhouse. Alongside local institutions such as Putah Creek Cafe and Buckhorn...

Tour de Sacramento

The Tour de France is one of summer’s great sporting spectacles, so we thought it only fitting to pay homage to the event with our own (very modest) two-wheel expedition. Unlike the elite cycling...

He Likes Beer. So Does She.

A funny thing would happen whenever Darcey Self Barnes and her husband, Daniel Barnes, would drink beer together: They’d sip the same beer but taste different flavors. “We realized that we were experiencing beer...

Red Rabbit Bounds Onto the Bar Scene

From a cocktail drinker’s perspective, there’s a lot to love at The Red Rabbit, starting with a dozen craft drinks on a menu smartly organized by flavor profile—bright and tart; bitter; juicy; rich. The...

On the Right Track

When Ryan and Jeanna Graham and their friends Geoff and Becca Scott launched Track 7 Brewing Co. this past New Year’s Eve in a Spartan warehouse near Sacramento City College, they had no inkling...

Whiskeys Galore

The folks at de Vere’s Irish Pub in downtown Sacramento pride themselves on knowing their Glenlivet from their Glenfiddich. In fact, the bar boasts the largest and most varied collection of fine whiskeys in...

Wine, Straight From the Tap

Practicality meets instant gratification at Bumgarner Winery in Camino, which is serving up its ready-to-drink Silver Fork line directly from the tap and bottling it on the spot for visitors to the tasting room. “We...

Home (bartending) for the holidays

If the drinks at your holiday party start to remind you of Aunt Edna’s favorite Christmas sweater—out of date and all too predictable—you know it’s time for a beverage makeover. We asked bartender Chris Dooley...

Back Story: Pawnbroker

Tell me about one of the more interesting items to come through your shop.  The first thing that comes to my mind is a book by William Blake called Songs of Innocence. The owner’s grandson had...

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