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Real Pie Company Hits the Road

Real Pie Company, the popular pie shop on Broadway, has expanded its reach to Elk Grove.Last week, Nugget Market at 7101 Elk Grove Blvd. began selling the store’s fruit and cream pies. Real Pie...
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Devilishly Good Ice Cream Shop Opens

Devil May Care, a West Sac ice cream shop known for its inventive flavors, is holding a soft open for its new downtown Sacramento location at 710 K St.The four-year-old company makes handcrafted, small-batch ice cream using high-quality, local ingredients....
joon market

Goodbye Austin, Hello Sacramento

Saba Rahimian is proof that you can go home again. The Sierra Oaks native was attending school in Austin, Texas, when she and her boyfriend, chef Seth Helmly, came to Sacramento last March for a family wedding. When the pandemic...

Dim Sum and Then Some

There’s something about the pandemic that has me craving Asian dumplings right now. The combination of cold, dreary weather and the fact that we’re still mostly SIPing has me yearning for the comfort of soft, slippery dough stuffed...
la flor

La Flor Perseveres

An extinction event. That’s what New York restaurateur and “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio recently called the pandemic, warning bleakly that as many as 85 percent of the nation’s independent restaurants could close permanently as a result of COVID-19. Imagine...
bardis kitchen

The House They Built

As two of the most successful young developers in Sacramento, Katherine Bardis-Miry and her husband, Bay Miry, have lots of experience building things. She (along with her business partner, cousin Rachel Bardis) developed The...
nimoki udon noodles

Home Cookin’ – Nikomi Udon

At their Southside izakaya restaurant, Binchoyaki, TOKIKO SAWADA and CRAIG TAKEHARA are known for their exquisite grilled foods. But when it comes to cooking for their family on cold winter days, they love noodles....
sutter fort hotel

Paragarys Set To Open Midtown Hotel

Randy and Stacy Paragary’s new boutique hotel will open Monday, Jan. 18, on the site of the original Cafe Bernardo in midtown. It’s been under construction for more than two years.The six-floor Fort Sutter Hotel has...
poached pears

Home Cookin’ – Poached Pears with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

On cold, short winter days, we tend to turn to comfort food for, well, comfort. Food professionals—chefs, bakers, restaurant owners and the like—are no different. At this time of year, homey braises, filling pastas and old-fashioned desserts are on their...
paulette bruce

In Memory of Paulette Bruce

Sacramento Magazine and the Sacramento food industry lost a dear friend and cherished colleague this week with the death of Paulette Bruce, a popular cooking instructor and member of the Dining Divas.A public relations...