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Specialty Coffee Week includes full slate of events starting today

Oct 13, 2014
Specialty Coffee Week includes full slate of events starting today

Sacramento’s coffee culture has been on the rise in recent years. Now we have the inaugural Coffee Week to celebrate great coffee, educate and entertain with coffee-themed events.


Specialty Coffee Week starts today and includes a long list of events, everything from coffee cocktails to a talk about the city’s...

Sacramento’s top pastry chefs star in a savory-meets-sweet prix fixe dinner

Oct 6, 2014
Sacramento’s top pastry chefs star in a savory-meets-sweet prix fixe dinner

Five of the top pastry chefs in the region are pooling their talents to host a dinner extravaganza that promises to provoke questions about the role of sweet and savory in a modern eating experience.


Matt Masera of Mother Restaurant

Jane Anderson of Ella Dining Room...

New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

Oct 1, 2014
New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

With little fanfare or public announcement, The Kitchen Restaurant has replaced its executive chef and, for the next month or so, brought back founder and frontman Randall Selland to cook and perform at his family’s landmark eatery.


David Chavez, 31, has been hired as executive chef at The Kitchen.

West Sacramento embraces cyclocross

Sep 3, 2014
West Sacramento embraces cyclocross

The West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix will take place on the waterfront.


Emily Kachorek, a Sacramento-based pro cyclist shown training here a year ago, helped organize Saturday’s competition.

Emily Kachorek and other cyclocross enthusiasts hope the West Sacramento Grand Prix is designated as a UCI (Union...

Poised for expansion, Kru hires new chef

Aug 20, 2014
Poised for expansion, Kru hires new chef

Billy Ngo, the owner/chef of Kru, has hired a highly regarded chef from San Francisco as he readies for a major expansion in the coming months. Chef Ricky Yap

Hoppy Brewing marks 20 years with all-day ‘hoppy hour’ and commemorative glass

Jul 14, 2014
Hoppy Brewing marks 20 years with all-day ‘hoppy hour’ and commemorative glass

It’s no secret that Sacramento has experienced a major craft-beer boom the past couple of years. With every new brewery that opens or expands, the question seems to come up: Which of them will survive and which will fade away?


Hoppy Brewing on Folsom Boulevard.

The...

Pouring more cups

Jul 3, 2014
Pouring more cups

Old Soul announces expansion plans in Davis and Sacramento’s Oak Park.


Old Soul Coffee is planning to expand in Davis and in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood.

Specialty Coffee Week Sacramento planned for October

Jun 30, 2014
Specialty Coffee Week Sacramento planned for October

If you’re the least bit into coffee, you already know that Sacramento has emerged as a well-respected coffee town. We have plenty of great coffee houses and roasters, and the scene is flourishing.



Just in time for the crushing heat: Block gets its ailing AC fixed

Jun 30, 2014

If you’ve checked the weather app on your phone or heard the local forecast in recent days, you knew this was coming: a major assault of heat is descending upon Sacramento. It’s supposed to get up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit today.

Broderick takes over operations of Capital Dime, Trick Pony restaurants

Jun 23, 2014
Broderick takes over operations of Capital Dime, Trick Pony restaurants

Broderick Roadhouse, the popular eatery in West Sacramento, is taking over operations at Capital Dime, a high-profile restaurant in transition located on one of midtown’s busiest blocks. Broderick will also assume control of Trick Pony, a nearby fledgling pizzeria and sister spot to Dime.



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