Food & Drink


Dessert on a Stick

The frozen bars at downtown’s new POPBAR are a far cry from the Good Humor bars of old. Made of gelato, sorbet or yogurt, they...
Frank Fat's

Sacramento’s Good Fortune

The year was 1919. A 16-year-old Frank Fat immigrated to San Francisco from his native China. He spoke no English when he arrived, and...
Women in Wine

Women in Wine

While men still dominate the winegrowing business, women are coming on strong. Here are four from the Sacramento region who are making their mark...
Barn Rising

Barn Raising

San Leandro-based Drake’s Brewing Company is the latest Bay Area establishment to expand its footprint to the Sacramento region. Occupying one of the area’s...
Rebecka Smith

Rolling In It

Milk Money’s Rebecka Smith dishes on her new gig. Pastry chef Rebecka Smith turned a childhood love of baking cookies and pies with her grandmother...
La Crosta Pizza Bar

Pizza Plus

Owners of The Rind put a new spin on pizza. When The Rind opened in 2012, it was Sacramento’s only cheese-focused restaurant. (Still is.) Its...
Casey Shideler

Out of the Limelight

How one chef earned a loyal fandom—minus the hoopla. Casey Shideler of Taylor’s Kitchen in Land Park has been wowing diners with her inventive take...
Localis' "Unexpected and Delicious" dessert

Sweet or Savory?

With these desserts, you don’t have to choose. If you love dessert but prefer just a hint of sweetness instead of something cloying after dinner,...
Atlantic Salmon

Ciao Bella

House-made pasta is the focus at this 1-year-old restaurant in Roseville. Marc Riedel, the chef behind Ciao in Roseville, has an Italian looking over his...