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Watch: Nor Cal brewery taps new technology, saves water

Mar 13, 2014
Watch: Nor Cal brewery taps new technology, saves water

With water in short supply in California, a Healdsburg brewery is using new technology to recycle water. Microbes are used to treat the wastewater to generate clean water and energy needed for brewing, the Associated Press reports in this video.

This fork tells you when to slow down

Mar 11, 2014

Catherine Saint Louis knows she’s a fast eater. She hopes the HapiFork can undo some bad habits.

Food photo tweets from Super Bowl viewer

Feb 3, 2014
Food photo tweets from Super Bowl viewer

While there wasn’t a lot of suspense after the first five minutes of the Super Bowl, as the Seattle Seahawks dominated Peyton Manning and company, here at The Bee we were plenty happy with what we saw – lots and lots of food thanks to our friends on social media.

Pinched POPcycle bike hot no longer; police recover bike in alley

Jan 13, 2014
Pinched POPcycle bike hot no longer; police recover bike in alley

Rachel Sprinkle-Strong is no longer in shock, no longer without a bike and thanks to a flood of public support, has no doubts there are plenty of good people in this world.


Rachel Sprinkle-Strong of POPcycle Creamery

Police found this specialty bike in an alley in...

Cash only restaurants? For real?

Jan 6, 2014

I recently visited a restaurant that doesn’t take credit cards. And, no, this is not a nostalgia piece about restaurants in 1975. It was just days ago. The last time this happened and I was stuck without cash, I used the on-site ATM, which charged me $1.75. Then my bank charged me $2 for...

Open house to showcase paintings of Ettore’s baked delights

Dec 13, 2013
Open house to showcase paintings of Ettore’s baked delights

Some might say the daily delights at Ettore’s European Bakery are in themselves works of art. But the bakery didn’t stop with edible art.


Watercolors by Sharon Gerber will be on display during an open house hosted by Ettore’s European Bakery.

Sriracha documentary to debut online Wednesday

Dec 10, 2013
Sriracha documentary to debut online Wednesday

Hot sauce aficionados are facing potential sriracha separation anxiety after a judge ruled in late November that the Huy Fong Foods sriracha factory must partially shut down due to odor complaints from neighbors. The horror! In the meantime, eBay has what’s purported to be “the last packet of Sriracha ever made” selling for a...

Enotria to feature Mexican flavors and tequila for Pajo Bruich’s birthday

Dec 10, 2013
Enotria to feature Mexican flavors and tequila for Pajo Bruich’s birthday

The dishes at Enotria often showcase the finest in sous vide cooking, spheres and other modern culinary technique, but behind the scenes you’ll find plenty of Mexican flavors. Pre-service staff meals have included homemade chile verde, with Mexican food being a longtime favorite of executive chef Pajo Bruich.



What can you learn by working in the restaurant business? Plenty

Dec 9, 2013
What can you learn by working in the restaurant business? Plenty

For many, working in a restaurant is a first job. Usually it’s as a dishwasher, busser or host. Then you move up or get out. I think I’ve spoken to half the chefs in town who started out washing dishes, got bitten by the restaurant bug and could never really leave. Many of you...

Red Rabbit gets props from Playboy

Dec 9, 2013
Red Rabbit gets props from Playboy

Sacramento is getting some national attention, thanks to Playboy magazine. Think what you want about the magazine, but they have savvy writers who know a thing or two about mixing a good drink. Barman and co-owner Matt Nurge at the Red Rabbit Kitc...



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