Food & Drink

Cheering for her Life

When Jessica Smith fell 15 feet onto her head at cheerleading practice last year, she was lucky she only broke her neck. Now that...

Sake: A Primer

My first taste of sake, a Japanese rice wine that is fermented like beer, was cheap stuff, overheated in its tetra box hooked up...

Chops Steak Seafood & Bar

Guests: All were from River City Bank, whose CEO, Jeanne Reaves, bid on lunch and presented it to her employees: P. D. Asp, corporate...

Cult Wine

Cult Wine n. A rare and sought-after wine, esp. Cabernet from Napa Valley, characterized by small production volume, powerful flavor profile, near-perfect scores...

Jim-Denny’s

By Steve LaRosaI'm not one to miss a historic event. So when I caught wind back in 1989 that Jim Van Nort, the owner...

Hitting the Bars (Wine Bars, That Is)

It's official: Wine bars are hot. The Sacramento region is lapping them up, and you can expect the trend to catch on throughout the...

Slice of Life

Life without pizza? Fuhgeddaboudit! But if you're fed up with the usual fodder, try one of these locally owned pizzerias whose pizzas are well worth remembering....

The Melting Pot

For many of us, cheese fondue is a '70s relic, evoking memories of Pet Rocks and Farrah Fawcett's hairdo. But while Pet Rocks and...

Confessions of a Wine Competition Judge

In panels of three or four, we arbiters of good taste assemble to protect the unsuspecting public from a terrible fate: shoddy plonk. Hours...

DragonFly

Guests: Diane Buccola, aesthetician and owner of Advanced Esthetics, wife and mom of a sixth-grader; Carol Dreyer, lawyer, wife and mom; Victoria Dolan, vice...

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