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Marybeth Bizjak

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Family Affair

At Casa Tulum, southern Mexican food is served from the heart. Tulum is one of the world’s most fashionable destinations—a Mexican beach town made Instagram famous by visiting models, movie stars and other beautiful people....
pork lion tower bridge dinner

Ladies’ Night

For the first time, female chefs will lead this year’s Tower Bridge dinner. In Sacramento, as in the rest of the country, female chefs don’t get as much publicity and recognition as their male counterparts....
tomato coulis

The Stars Align

After years of plotting and planning, Sacramento chefs finally get The Michelin Guide to take notice. In 2009, Pajo Bruich had stars in his eyes—Michelin stars, that is. A young chef who hosted occasional pop-up...
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


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...