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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...
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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...
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Good Times Roll

There’s nothing stingy about a po’ boy, the Depression-era sandwich that originated in New Orleans during the 1929 streetcar strike and was served free...
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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...
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Behind the Cellar Door Coming in March

Close your eyes, and think back to a pre-pandemic time spent in wine country, basking in the sun amongst the gnarled old grapevines, sipping on a...
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Strong Coffee

Compared to restaurants, coffee shops appear to be weathering the pandemic pretty well. “We feel so lucky compared to our restaurant friends,” says Edie...

Bokisch: A Taste of Spain

Liz and Markus Bokisch are local wine visionaries and pioneers. In the late 1990s, they were some of the first in California to wholeheartedly commit to the cultivation and vinification of Spanish...
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Takeout for Valentine’s Day

It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to the pandemic, many local restaurants are offering romantic meals for...

Home Cookin’ – Parsi Lamb

RAVIN PATEL comes from a family that simply loves lamb. For tenderness, he prefers to braise lamb rather than roast it. “I apply the...
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Growing a Better Burger

Burger Patch founders Phil and Danea Horn are on a path to upend the fast-food industry with their local chain of plant-based restaurants. (A third location is set to open near Sacramento...