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Best of Sacramento Winners 2021

We asked, and you answered. Our Best of Sacramento online survey revealed your favorite restaurants, shops, spots for services and leisure activities, and media personalities. The 229 winners prove that our region has stayed...
midtown bakery

Midtown Bakery

When it came to doling out career advice, Angela Harris instructed her two children to find their passion and the money would come. It was ironic, given that Harris herself had focused on getting...
muralist mary sand

Muralist Mary Sand

Occupation: Multimedia artist Hometown: The river towns of the Sacramento Delta Age: 27You were hired to paint a mural on the Gunther’s Ice Cream building. Knowing that there’s a lot of nostalgia wrapped up in this...
wednesdays at the winn market

Summer Fun: Wednesdays at Winn

In the Farm-to-Fork Capital, it’s safe to say there is a farmers market for everyone. Wednesdays at Winn might be the market for anyone with a bohemian sensibility. With yoga, rocking chairs (and once-a-month...
sankofa market

Summer Fun: Sankofa Pop-Up Market

“Sankofa” is a Ghanian symbol depicted as a bird with its head directed backward to signify the importance of looking back to inform the present and future.For Deborah Armstrong and Greo, it is a...
Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

Summer Fun: Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

If you are lucky, you might find yourself in the capable hands of 17-year-old Saba Tesfay as your youth docent when you visit this hidden gem of a museum this summer.The graduating senior and...
movies at the park

Summer Fun: Movies at the Fort

Movies at the Fort was launched in 2018 and paused in 2020, and the outdoor summer event feels just right this year. On the outside grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, the free,...
Sacramento Adventure Playground

Summer Fun: Sacramento Adventure Playground

Any casual observer will miss Sacramento Adventure Playground, a scrappy parcel of land behind Maple Neighborhood Center in South Sacramento. Strewn with tires, scrap lumber, broken-down exercise equipment, and even an old hospital gurney,...
local roots food tour

Summer Fun: Local Roots Food Tour

You might not know that the late Bishop Alphonse Gallegos was a lowrider fan, that 30 movie theaters were built on J, K and L streets between 1922 and 1932, or that Tequila Museo...
summer restaurants Shangri-La Restaurant

Summer Fun: Shangri-La Restaurant

Forget you’re in Fair Oaks Village and channel your inner Frank Sinatra. When you walk into Shangri-la, you’ll feel like you’re in Palm Springs in the late 1950s. The hip, retro-resort-style restaurant doesn’t miss...

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