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Bread of the Gods

Where have you been all my life? That was the refrain echoing in my mind as butter and sugar dripped shamelessly from my hands and chin in the parking lot of Starbread Bakery in...

Knee Deep in Great Beer

It takes moxie to tattoo your forearm with the logo of a company that may fold a few months later. But that’s exactly what Jeremy Warren did when he founded Knee Deep Brewing in...

Music, Design, Culture—It’s All TBD

Seven years after its inception, TBD Fest (formerly known as Launch) has matured into one of Northern California’s premier happenings for music, design, art and culture.This year, the three-day event (Oct. 3–5) gets not...

Preaching To The Choir

Lucky Rodrigues, the affable coffee guru behind Insight Coffee (now with three cafe locations and a fourth in the works), shares the story of how coffee captured his imagination, why partnering with beer brewers...

All Rise, The Beer Judge Is In

How do you know if a beer is any good? Just ask David Teckam. The Elk Grove homebrewer and grand master judge has been teaching a course on beer judging for the past 14...

Brown-Bagging It

Drinking wine from a brown bag is not the sort of behavior one typically expects from a sommelier. But for a small group of Sacramento wine professionals, it’s a crucial part of their education. Every...

He Loves the Nightlife

At 33, Trevor Shults is poised to reign over a new nightlife empire in the capital city. The Jesuit High graduate already is the owner of Pour House, Barwest, Social Nightclub and the new...

Brewing Isn’t Just for Boys

The brewing industry today is predominately male. But throughout most of history, it was women, not men, who served as the primary brewmasters. “Female brewers have a special spot in the hearts of people...

Hitting the Burger Jackpot

It’s fitting that Krush Burger (formerly Mini Burger, of food-truck fame) would set up its first bona fide restaurant on the ground floor of the California Lottery headquarters. Ordering from the creative menu of...

Gluten Free: Fad Or Not?

From pretzels and pasta to hamburger buns and even beer, gluten-free foods are popping up everywhere. Locally, Pushkin’s Bakery, which specializes in gluten-free goodies, opened in midtown in February, and Gluten Free Specialty Market,...

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