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Talking Design – Rebecca Plumb

Sacramento interior designer Rebecca Plumb recently teamed up with a Long Beach designer friend to launch a podcast called Hot Young Designers Club. “There’s definitely some irony” to the name, says Plumb, principal of...

For This Sushi Master, Sunday Is Pizza Day

He’s known for his sushi. But Lou Valente, owner of Southpaw Sushi, has lately been wowing Sacramento diners with his Detroit-style pizza, available Sundays by preorder through his Facebook page.Valente began experimenting with Detroit-style...
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How Sweet It Is

Ginger Elizabeth Hahn, owner of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, is expanding her empire with a patisserie, set to open on J Street within a few weeks.The new shop, Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie, will offer breakfast pastries...
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Sacramento Magazine’s List of Top Lawyers

To find the finest lawyers our region, Sacramento Magazine contracted with Professional Research Services, which asked Sacramento area attorneys whom they would recommend, other than themselves, in the area. Attorneys were allowed to name...
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Live From Sacramento, It’s “The Cook In”

“The Cook In”—a locally produced, interactive cooking demo that enables viewers to cook along with a professional chef—will stream its season finale this Friday (Aug. 14) on YouTube Live.A cross between a cooking TV...
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Upping the Ante

How does a restaurant survive COVID-19? That’s the question many in the food industry have been pondering since the coronavirus walloped the restaurant business earlier this year.It’s been a vertiginous roller coaster ride from the start,...
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Real Pie Company Returns

After a months-long shutdown due to the coronavirus, Real Pie Company has reopened with new hours and a new business model.The popular pie shop, owned by Kira O’Donnell Babich and Fred Babich, is now...

Mood Board: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Ever wonder how that fork you’re eating with came to be? Or who came up with the idea for the first dollhouse? Or why you knock on a door with your hand rather than...
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River City Wine Week Kicks Off

The organizers of the 2nd Annual River City Wine Week (Aug. 3–9) had to scramble when COVID-19 put the kibosh on in-person events this year. But founders Carrie Boyle and Rachael Levine managed to...
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Michelin Food on Wheels

When COVID-19 shut things down in March, local restaurant worker J.D. Snead started cooking at home to keep from going crazy—“cooking for sanity,” he calls it. After he posted photos of his food online,...