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Marybeth Bizjak

nonprofit mercy pedalers

Bringing a Bit of Home to the Unhoused

A Subaru packed to the rafters with sleeping bags, socks, protein bars, wool caps, scarves, dog food and more pulls over to a tent camp on 29th Street near the levee. Four women jump...
eggs from GullyRumpus farm

Chicken Hatchers Wanted

GullyRumpus Farm in Rio Linda is offering an innovative program that allows families to incubate and hatch chicken or quail eggs at home.GullyRumpus owner Linda Easton came up with the idea for Hatch@Home as...
park winters

Spend the Day at Park Winters

With spring practically here, what could be better than a day in the country? Park Winters, a picturesque bed-and-breakfast inn surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland on the outskirts of Winters, has a...
takeout pot pie

From Fine Dining to Comfort Food

Before COVID, Josh Bieker ran an exclusive series of private, prix-fixe dinners from his Curtis Park home. But when COVID hit, he—like every other food professional in town—had to pivot and find a new...
pandemic takeout

Top Takeout

During COVID-19, few industries have suffered as mightily as the restaurant business. Unable to offer dine-in services for most of the past year, restaurants have turned to takeout in order to survive. In the...
Soil Born Farms marketplace radish

A Marketplace of Wonders

I recently stumbled across Soil Born Farms’ remarkable weekly online marketplace, a virtual farm stand that allows you to order anything from organic kale to a $600 chicken coop. The merchandise is curated from more than...
cocktail ice cube

On the Rocks

I was tagging along with my husband on a bourbon-shopping expedition to Good Bottle last weekend when I spied something interesting for sale: artisanal ice cubes. Not ice cube trays, mind you, but actual cubes...
igloo at the sawyer

Dining Outside Just Got Easier at The Sawyer

The Sawyer Hotel has come up with a unique way to serve diners outdoors during the pandemic: igloos. Earlier this month, the hotel established a pop-up restaurant on the second-floor deck, called Revival on the Terrace. There, diners...
fried chicken

Learn to Fry Chicken From the Expert

South restaurant owner N’Gina Guyton will spill the secrets (some of them, anyway) to making her famous fried chicken in a Zoom cooking class next month.Guyton is teaming up with Mackenzie Cecchi of Casino Mine Ranch winery for the class, called “In...
Bloomwagen Flower Truck

A Flower Pop-Up for Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t already ordered flowers for Valentine’s Day, it’s too late now, buster: Most florists have already closed their books. You could always swing by Safeway on Sunday morning for a prefab bouquet, but you’re not going to win any brownie points that...