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Passage to India

POOJA INDIAN GRILL 1223 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento; (916) 375-8907; poojaindiangrill.com Located in a strip mall, West Sacramento’s Pooja Indian Grill packs ’em in: There was a small crowd waiting for the door to open...

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Between Two Slices of Bread

This month’s challenge: Skip the usual suspects and find some new (to Dollar-Wise) sandwich spots serving tasty, wallet-friendly ’wiches. Here are five I savored —all under $6. Stacked with salami, mortadella, provolone and fresh, crunchy...

Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Cooking Teachers' Cheap Eats

Paulette Bruce, Good Eats Cooking Classes—“For a quick lunch with great prices and friendly service, one of my favorites is Lalo’s,” says Bruce. “It’s small and colorful and reminds me of some of the...

A New Outlook For The Philharmonic

After financial troubles shut down the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera for the 2014–2015 season, the future looked grim. But with a new team in place, including executive director Alice Sauro (who sprang out of...

Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Dinner Deals for Every Day of the Week

SUNDAY—Head to Winters for “Yolo Prime Sunday” at the carnivorously legendary Buckhorn Steakhouse. For $14 for adults and $7 for kids, you get two meaty entrees—char roasted prime sirloin, smoked sausage, St. Louis-style ribs...

So Long, R Street; Hello, New Frontiers

With an emphasis on lesser-known works and a particular fondness for Stephen Sondheim, New Helvetia Theatre has always been about delivering something new to local audiences. But don’t go looking for them at 1028...

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Eating Well at Davis Farmers Market

You’ll plunk down just $4 for the shockingly huge tamales at Montoya’s Tamales, which is probably why many of the nine varieties had vanished by noon. I tried two: spinach, packed densely with the...

Andrea Bocelli at Sleep Train Arena

Sacramento, this is your lucky month. In a tour that’s taking him to only two U.S. cities in June (the other is Hollywood), Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is coming to town. The international superstar...

“Big River” Comes to River City

The mighty Mississippi will roll through Wells Fargo Pavilion—at least in our imaginations—with “Big River,” Music Circus’ second production of the 2015 season.Based on Mark Twain’s classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” the Tony Award-winning...

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet Does Burgers

BLUE CUE BAR & RESTAURANT 1004 28th St. THE DEAL: On Mondays, the Cue offers an amazing deal: a burger and a beer for $6. This midsized burger comes with a heap of fries and a...

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