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Food & Drink: Eat Cheap! Bread, Meat and Cheese

The sandwich is the American lunch staple. The torta is the Mexican equivalent: popular grab-and-go food, often eaten at soccer games. When it comes to tortas in Sacramento, Taqueria Ciudad Nezahualcoyótl is a heavy hitter....

The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

Hybrid treats currently loom large in our cultural imagination. When chef Dominique Ansel started slinging cronuts out of his Manhattan bakery, sugar addicts and trendsters went berserk. The dessert that launched a thousand BuzzFeed...

Eat Cheap: Vietnamese for Beginners

If I have an Achilles’ heel when it comes to food, it’s that I’m a sucker for fast-casual dining. (Blame it on my being a millennial with a limited budget.) But judging by the...

Eat Cheap: Lobster for Two

I recently befriended a young man from Boston who’d just moved to Sacramento. He’d thoroughly investigated every craft cocktail-stained nook and cranny of midtown, but he still hadn’t found a sense of place or...

When Curry Met Salami

Fusion cuisine has come a long way from Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois, or even from the Korean-Mexican food trucks that dominated the dining scene in the late aughts. With galbi now nearly as common a...

I Dream of Hummus

In a town where flagrant displays of foodie-ism are de rigueur for virtually everyone with two taste buds to rub together, it feels audacious, even foolhardy, to declare that I know of a hidden...

Eat Cheap! The Hideaway

I don't remember how I first ended up at The Hideaway, but there must have been a lot of alcohol involved. My sober self had always been leery of the little dive bar as...

Eat Cheap

Sometimes, the quest for authentic Chinese food stateside feels like a fool’s errand. It’s easy to rule out Panda Express and its chain-restaurant ilk, but you still have to sort through a slew of...

On the Hunt for the Elusive Rare Beer

Now that Sacramento is indisputably a beer town, it’s hip to be a beer geek. As in virtually any geek subculture, your seriousness as a fan is measured by the obscurity of your knowledge...

Yoga for the Soul

When my serious boyfriend broke up with me one morning this past December, I thought I’d never be able to face the world again.But I didn’t flunk out of graduate school that semester, my...

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