Home Authors Posts by Marybeth Bizjak

Marybeth Bizjak

al fresco restaurants

For Restaurants, Outdoor Patios Key to Survival

Under a new city program called Farm to Fork Al Fresco, Sacramento restaurants are expanding their dining space onto sidewalks, streets and parking lots.Aioli, Tank House, Mulvaney’s B&L, Paragary’s, The Golden Bear and Zocalo...
de vere's pub black lives matter

Art on Board at de Vere’s

In the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, a trio of local artists turned the boarded-up windows at de Vere’s Irish Pub downtown into an inspirational art installation designed to shine...
looting downtown aioli owner

Aioli, Other Restaurants Clean Up After Night of Vandalism

Early this morning, dozens of Sacramentans were out on the streets of downtown and midtown cleaning up after last night’s vandalism. Bobbin Mulvaney, co-owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, was sweeping up broken glass outside the...
deveres restaurants

These Restaurants Aren’t Ready To Reopen—Not Yet, Anyway

When Sacramento restaurants got the official go-ahead to reopen for dine-in last Friday, more than 100 quickly threw open their doors for the Memorial Day weekend. But not everyone was eager to jump back...
sourdough bread starter

Who Needs Yeast?

It seems everyone wants to try their hand at making bread while we’re all stuck at home during the pandemic. But just go to the grocery store and try to find yeast: It’s almost...
restaurant closure

Last Supper

On March 14, I had what I suspect will be my last meal in a restaurant for a long, long time.That night, my husband and I ate at Jim’s Good Food, a newly opened...
food delivery seniors

Statewide Program Will Feed Seniors and Help Restaurants

Local restaurants are set to benefit from a new state program to provide meals to vulnerable seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the initiative, called Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors,...
canon garden

Free Starter Plants This Saturday

Canon restaurant in East Sac will be giving away vegetable starter plants and seed packets this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The giveaway will include heirloom tomato, cucumber, watermelon and corn starts,...
sacramento republic fc singing

Vote for Republic FC Player/Singer

Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu will compete on “MLS Idle: Soccer’s Hidden Talents” at 4:30 p.m. today. The show, a nod to the singing competition TV show “American Idol,” will be streamed live...
journeyman meat

‘Meat Up’ at Alaro Craft Brewery

Reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants around the country have many people worried about the meat supply chain. An upscale Sonoma County salumeria is now offering a $250 meat box with delivery...