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Mood Board: Art for Your Walls

There’s nothing like wallpaper to add drama to a space. Sacramento designer Kristine Renee of Design Alchemy recently employed three very different wallpapers in a model home at the Ro development in West Sac’s...
meat

Restaurant Quality, Now Available at Home

COVID-19 has a lot of businesses on the ropes. Restaurants, of course, have taken a beating. So, too, have the companies that supply food products to restaurants, hotels and casinos. Kathi Riley Smith, a longtime chef...
the doobie bar

If You Like Piña Coladas

Responding to changes in the business environment under COVID-19, The Snug, a cozy Irish pub on 15th Street, has rebranded itself as an outdoor yacht-rock bar. The pandemic pop-up, called The Doobie Bar, will be open seven evenings a week.Operating...
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Another Pandemic Silver Lining: Lively Streets

Who would’ve thought it would take a global health crisis to goose Sacramento’s street life? With the recent order to halt indoor dining, bars and restaurants are moving their operations to the streets, giving...
crisp catering

Dinner, Delivered

When your restaurant is forced to close because of the pandemic, what do you do? If you’re Joe Thompson, you start a family meal delivery business, bringing affordable heat-and-eat dinners to customers all over the Sacramento region.For the...
the new pioneers farm

The New Pioneers

When COVID-19 upended our world in March, many of us found ourselves contemplating a new way of life, whether we wanted to or not. We had to ask ourselves: Do I really need to...
state fair food to go

State Fair To Go

With the state fair canceled this summer due to the pandemic, how are you going to get your deep-fried Twinkie fix? Easy: Through CA STATE FAIR FOOD FESTIVAL TO-GO, a weekly pop-up at Cal...
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Former Sac Chef Pops Up with a Burger Pop-Up

Adam Pechal, who once owned Tuli Bistro and Restaurant 13 and now bills himself as a vagabond chef, is back in town this weekend with a three-day pop-up at Tiger restaurant on K Street. Called Cali Bird and...
bobbin mulvaney eating at fair

Scratching Your Itch for Fair Food

With the California State Fair canceled this summer due to the pandemic, local restaurateur Bobbin Mulvaney was feeling down about missing her favorite fair foods, particularly the potato tornado—a deep-fried spiral-cut potato on a stick. So she and her husband/business partner,...
puur chocolat

Puur: Dessert for Tough Times

As absolutely godawful as the pandemic is, has been and looks likely to be for the foreseeable future, the restaurant industry continues to come up with creative ways to make life a little sweeter for...

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