Food & Drink

pasta and meatballs

Home Cookin’ – Homemade Pasta & Meatballs

On cold, short winter days, we tend to turn to comfort food for, well, comfort. Food professionals—chefs, bakers, restaurant owners and the like—are no different. At this time...
la mesa vineyards

New Winery in Amador

When Come Lague and his spouse, Charlene Li, traveled through the Shenandoah Valley on the way to a family getaway in Grizzly Flats, they had no idea...
dine downtown

Dine Downtown 2021

Now, more than ever, America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital needs our support! With the return of the 16th annual Dine Downtown we’ve made some exciting changes...
rob archie with soup

Home Cookin’ – Black-Eyed Pea Soup

On cold, short winter days, we tend to turn to comfort food for, well, comfort. Food professionals—chefs, bakers, restaurant owners and the like—are no different. At this time...
home cookin

Home Cookin’

As the days get shorter and temperatures grow colder, we tend to turn to comfort food for, well, comfort. Food professionals—chefs, bakers, restaurant owners and the like—are no...
restaurant josephine

Fine French Takeout in the Foothills

Eric Alexander and Courtney McDonald never envisioned opening a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic. But that’s exactly what happened when the couple opened Restaurant Josephine in the foothills town of Auburn....
hill top oaks winery

Hill Top Oaks Winery

High atop a hill in Loomis, you can gaze out over one of the most expansive and breathtaking views of the Sacramento Valley. Soon, you will...
timmys brown bag

All in the Bag

What do smoked baby clams, Spam, kimchi, chow mein noodles, pomegranate boba and crunchy Sriracha peas have in common? They’re all sandwich ingredients at Timmy’s Brown Bag, a compact Placerville lunch joint that...
pot pie

P Is for … Pot Pie?

For Adam Pechal, 2020 has been the year of the pandemic pivot. The Sacramento chef, who once owned the highly regarded Tuli Bistro and Restaurant 13, was working for Hog...
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Dining’s Front-Line Workers

Being a restaurant worker in a pandemic is no picnic.After recently talking with more than a half-dozen servers and bartenders, I came away with a new appreciation...

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