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deviled eggs

Hard-Boiled Memories

At Revolution Winery & Kitchen, owner Gina Genshlea likes having deviled eggs on the menu “because the best things are the simple things.” In this case, simple means yolks mixed with salt, pepper and...
roasted beet and pear salad

How It’s Made: Taylor’s Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

Beets are ubiquitous on Sacramento menus, typically appearing in salads we’ve all seen before. But few chefs get as creative with this humble root vegetable as Scott Macumber of Taylor’s Kitchen. “I wanted to...

Singing a Different Tune

For folks who love to sing but may not feel at home in a traditional choir, Empire Pop Choir could be for you. The group, which was launched in January 2019 by the nonprofit...
karina martinez bartender

Interview with a Bartender

Karina Martinez, the widely respected bartender currently slinging drinks at The Snug, has learned a lot during her decade-long career. In this conversation, she muses on what’s new in her industry, the emotional labor...
jen nodora

Pitching a Fit

For seamstress Jen Nodora, fit is everything. Whether it’s a ball gown or a favorite blazer, good tailoring—a dart here, a hem adjustment there—can take practically any outfit from frumpy to fabulous. “I’m really meticulous...
harry's cafe chicken soup

Chicken Soup for the Soul

A friend of mine, sick in bed for almost two weeks, recently asked me to bring her some chicken soup. It was a busy Sunday during the holidays, and I didn’t have time to...
Good Jo Coffee & Espresso Bar

The Greater Good

The first thing everyone notices about Good Jo Coffee & Espresso Bar is Josie. That’s the 1965 Oasis travel trailer that Good Jo co-owner Lanaya Nilsson spent the summer of 2018 gutting and rebuilding....

Sip and Sip and Sip

Recycling makes most people feel better about themselves. It made Brian Scott and Steve Burch question how they could do even better—for their children, planet and way of doing business. As longtime wine industry professionals, Scott...
Sign Language

Going Through the Motions

Angelene Fowler was 17 when she discovered her dream job. “I was watching a sign language interpreter at Music Circus and said to myself, I want to do this,” she recalls. “I fell in...
winter clouds

When the Clouds Break

Winter sunsets light up the sky—and the Sacramento skyline—with brilliance.