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pea soup

Hot Ticket

After seeing (and eating) the world, Gabriel Glasier returns to cook in Winters. You’ve got to be fast to score a ticket to one of Park Winters’ farm dinners. Under the direction of chef Gabriel...
Scott and Paul Origami Asian Grill

High/Low

It may be the most unusual and ambitious dining experience in Sacramento. Most of the time, Origami Asian Grill is a budget-friendly, fast-casual restaurant in East Sacramento serving inexpensive sandwiches, salads, ramen and rice bowls....
grilled cheese benedict breakfast

Breakfast Boss

With the opening of his second Bacon & Butter, Billy Zoellin expands his morning empire. Ever since Billy Zoellin opened Bacon & Butter in Tahoe Park five years ago, he’s dominated the breakfast game in Sacramento....
Oliver Ridgeway Camden Spit & Larder

There’ll Always Be an England

Capitol Mall gets a restaurant serving elevated British fare. The year 2018 was far kinder to Oliver Ridgeway than to his fellow Brit, Theresa May. While the prime minister was struggling to oversee an orderly...

A Scent Just For You

Local perfumer mixes molecules to create a unique fragrance for each customer. Tyler Monk has an unusual job. He’s a nose, otherwise known as a perfumer. The 38-year-old Sacramentan makes a line of gender-neutral scents...
La Crosta Pizza Bar

Pizza Plus

Owners of The Rind put a new spin on pizza. When The Rind opened in 2012, it was Sacramento’s only cheese-focused restaurant. (Still is.) Its owners recently went to the opposite end of the restaurant...
Atlantic Salmon

Ciao Bella

House-made pasta is the focus at this 1-year-old restaurant in Roseville. Marc Riedel, the chef behind Ciao in Roseville, has an Italian looking over his shoulder. It’s his business partner, Miranda Mulgeci, a native of...
Airbnb

An Airbnb Worth Blogging About

Behind the pale pink door of a cottage in Land Park is a vacation rental house with an unusual distinction: It’s a blog-branded Airbnb. Melissa Johnson, author of the Best Friends For Frosting blog, recently...
Martin Mattox

Inspired by the Old West

Interior designers Tim and Linda Arbogast describe Martin Mattox, their new Auburn boutique, as a “modern mercantile.” Like a general store in the Gold Rush frontier, Martin Mattox carries clothing, furniture, housewares, provisions and...
Cacio e Pepe

Noodles and Cheese

Pasta—uncomplicated but satisfying—is the main event at this new Pocket restaurant. Cacio e pepe is one of the simplest dishes in the Italian culinary canon. Heat some olive oil in a pan with cracked black...

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