Food & Drink

Mickey of Sam's Hof Brau

It’s Baaaack: Sam’s Hof Brau Reboots for a New Generation

In 1959, Sam Gordon opened Sam’s Hof Brau on Watt Avenue. It was the happening spot to have a drink and impress someone on...
culinerdy kitchen keith breedlove

Ramblin’ Man

As the owner of the Culinerdy Cruzer food truck, Keith Breedlove travels the region serving up burgers and other goodies. Recently, he put down...
tomato coulis

The Stars Align

After years of plotting and planning, Sacramento chefs finally get The Michelin Guide to take notice. In 2009, Pajo Bruich had stars in his eyes—Michelin...

Buzz-Free Bliss

Remember when teetotalers had to resign themselves to sipping a Pepsi while their dining companions indulged in a nice glass of wine or a...
chef sal gutierrez

A Chef’s Journey

How Sal Gutierrez discovered that his place is in the kitchen. You’ve gotta start somewhere. So says chef Sal Gutierrez, whose career can be traced...

How Convenient

Tasty finds and where you'd least expect them. Sometimes ambience is overrated. Consider these gems: humble convenience stores where customers can enjoy terrific food and...
milk house shakes

Shakin’ It Up

You can make drinking a milkshake a patriotic act at MILK HOUSE SHAKES in Old Sac, where the drinks are named after famous U.S....
patty melt

Melting Point

The month of July conjures thoughts of all-American burgers sizzling on the grill. But some of us have a hankering for the burger’s sexier...

The Terroir of Beef

The notion of terroir—a sense of place defined by soil, climate, weather and growing conditions—has long been a factor in understanding what sets a...