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Let Them Eat Cake

Marlene Goetzeler was surprised when she learned this publication wanted to do a story on Freeport Bakery. “Sacramento Magazine never writes about us,” said Goetzeler. “We’ve never understood it.”Goetzeler and her husband, Walter, have owned the bakery since the late ’80s. It...
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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Still haven’t figured out how you’re going to feed yourself this Zoomgiving? You really are a last-minute planner, aren’t you? To help you out of your jam, here are a few restaurants open this Thursday for outdoor dining...
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Last-Minute Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

Still haven’t ordered your Thanksgiving meal to go? What the heck are you waiting for? Now that the big holiday is just days away, your options are slim, and getting slimmer by the minute. Many places...
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Turkey Take 3: More To-Go Options

We’re still on the hunt for great Turkey Day takeout. Here are some more options for you.Selland’s Market-Cafe is offering a traditional Thanksgiving turkey “package” that feeds four for $145. It includes an herb-and-lemon brined turkey...
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More Turkey Takeout

We’re still rounding up some delicious Thanksgiving dinner options for you. Here’s the latest:For $50 per person, you can have uberchic Localis prepare your Thanksgiving meal. The menu includes an appetizer (crostini with foie mousse), duck confit...
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Up on the Roof: Revival Reopens

Revival at the Sawyer, the restaurant on the third floor of downtown’s Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, will open by the end of the week for outdoor dining by the pool.Since the beginning of the pandemic, the restaurant has...

Thanksgiving To Go

With Halloween and Election Day in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look forward to the next big date on the calendar: Thanksgiving. Thanks to COVID, your holiday may look a little different this year. Instead...

How Much Is That Fiddle-leaf Fig in the Window?

Millennials and Zoomers love houseplants. I know this because my millennial Zoomer daughter says so. She also says you aren’t cool unless you have at least five houseplants. That explains the overnight success of Plant Daddy Co., a hot new East Sac store selling tropical houseplants.The shop is the offspring of self-proclaimed plant daddies Jake Dill and...
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Restaurateurs to Diners: Behave!

The pandemic is getting to all of us. Local bars and restaurants, in particular, are struggling as customers act out in response to masking orders and the state requirement that you buy food in order to get alcohol.On Oct. 24, the...
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California Museum Set To Reopen

California Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, Nov. 5, after being closed for almost eight months because of the pandemic.The museum announced new health and safety protocols, including increased cleaning, advance contactless...