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Franquette breakfast, a savory galette and bol de chocolat

Franquette Brings French Style & Cuisine

West Sacramento’s fledgling Bridge District got a major dose of street cred with the recent opening of Franquette, a contemporary French café from the owners of Canon.It’s an open-all-day, drop-in-for-a-glass-of-wine kind of place inspired...
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Pig Out at Bacon Fest

Sacramento Bacon Fest is back and better than ever! The weeklong event, which celebrates all things bacon, takes place May 16–22.During the week, local restaurants, bars and breweries will serve bacon-themed specials. The week...
the snug

Shout Out for The Snug

Sacramento’s The Snug and its bar team have been nominated for two prestigious cocktail awards.An organization called Tales of the Cocktail Foundation nominated The Snug for its Spirited Awards for top cocktail bar and...
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Style SOS

Time after time, Sacramento stylist Jennifer Sattler (pictured) hears women say the same thing: “I have a closet full of nothing-to-wear.” So she made it her mission to help women of all ages, sizes...
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Aurora: New Rooftop Venue

Sacramento is getting a new downtown rooftop event space at the corner of 12th and J streets. Called Aurora, it opens next week for weddings, corporate events and parties.Located atop a newly remodeled three-story...
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A New Line of Apéritifs From Winters

Georgeanne Brennan, an award-winning cookbook author based in Winters, has teamed up with Berryessa Gap Vineyards to create a series of French farmhouse-style apéritifs called L’Apéro les Trois.The small-batch, low-alcohol beverages are made by...
cocktail tools

Be Your Own Bartender

Longtime bartender Chris Sinclair has made a lot of drinks in his time. Now, as the co owner of Good Bottle Shop in downtown Sacramento, he helps regular people like you and me set...

A Drink From the Land of Oz

In honor of “Wicked,” now at Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, downtown’s Ella is serving a themed cocktail called Wicked Juice. It’s made with strawberry-infused tequila and green Chartreuse (so Elphaba!) and...
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Nine Great Bars

BARS ARE BACK, BABY. After two years of being cooped up at home because of COVID-19, people are finally coming out of self-imposed quarantine and looking for some fun. Luckily, Sacramento has no shortage...
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Dinner in Maine? Why Not?

I recently stumbled across a TV show called “The Lost Kitchen” on Magnolia Network. (That’s the cable network started by Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” fame.) It’s a documentary-style series about a...