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All in the Family

A QUARTER-CENTURY IN BUSINESS is nothing to scoff at these days. With restaurants closing right and left, one that remains open and successful (not...
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Brown, Strong and Good

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for. So goes the old Irish proverb. Take the cure at LOCKED BARREL, a whiskey...
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The Handle District

The Handle District may be the biggest little neighborhood in town. Belted by 18th and 19th streets in one direction and L Street and...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Sweets for the Sweet

Traditional Mexican sweet breads, known as pan dulce, are the main attraction at BRISSA & CO., a new Mexican bakery and market in Folsom....
lou valente

Fish Tales

More than two years after getting fired from his namesake restaurant, Lou Valente is back and better than ever. The former Lou’s Sushi frontman debuted...
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Reinventing the Diner

For the past decade, Lucky Rodrigues has been known as a coffee guy. Now he’s expanding into the food world with Simpleton, a midtown...
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...