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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.

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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.



West Coast Brew Fest is Saturday

May 16, 2014
West Coast Brew Fest is Saturday

Sacramento’s Miller Park will be the venue for popular event.


The West Coast Brew Fest is Saturday.

Honey tasting panel will help create new flavor wheel

Apr 14, 2014
Honey tasting panel will help create new flavor wheel

I am one of 20 people on a honey tasting panel at UC Davis whose feedback will help the the school’s Honey and Pollination Center create a flavor and aroma wheel.


Before tasting honey, volunteers sniffed the aromas of all kinds of things in cups.

Eye openers

Apr 11, 2014
Eye openers

Mother rolled out its brunch menu last weekend for the first time. Chefs Michael Thiemann (owner) and Matt Masera (executive chef) prepare dishes at their vegetarian restaurant Mother.

Knee Deep scores big at Bistro IPA Festival

Apr 7, 2014
Knee Deep scores big at Bistro IPA Festival

The Hayward festival is a reliable indicator of who is making some of the best India pale ale in the U.S. Jeremy Warren, the brewmaster at Knee Deep Brewery Co., with a brewing tank.

Can a restaurant’s acoustics impact the way you feel about your meal?

Mar 31, 2014

I recently posed the question on Twitter: How important is it to you that a restaurant has manageable acoustics?

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