EDITORS’ PICK—Best Housewares Department in a Hardware Store

Davis Ace Hardware
240 G St., Davis; (530) 758-8000; davisace.com

This old-fashioned hardware store sells an eye-popping selection of things for the home, from china and giftware to kitchen appliances and cookware. It carries pricey brands such as Viking, Cuisinart, All-Clad, Emile Henry and Le Creuset, but the wall of inexpensive kitchen gadgets and gizmos is pretty cool, too.