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Sacramento earns two spots on Yelp’s best 100 restaurants list

Feb 28, 2014
Sacramento earns two spots on Yelp’s best 100 restaurants list

Sacramento’s dining scene hasn’t made a mark with Michelin, but it’s getting some help from Yelp.



Share your Sacramento Beer Week photos with The Bee with #sacfeast

Feb 28, 2014

Did you make it to the California Auto Museum last night for Beer Week’s brewers showcase? The Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson was there to sip and savor what was on tap, including Bike Dog’s people’s choice winning pale ale.

“Farm-to-Fork” 2014 expands to two weeks in September

Jan 31, 2014
“Farm-to-Fork” 2014 expands to two weeks in September

Back in October, The Bee’s Chris Macias reported that Sacramento’s “Farm-to-Fork Week” 2.0 was likely stretching to two weeks, as organizers looked to build on a successful first installment that included a free festival that drew 25,000 people to Capitol Mall “for cooking demonstrations, education about the Sacramento region’s agricultural prowess and other showcases...

Sacramento, Der Biergarten and the circle of life

Jan 24, 2014
Sacramento, Der Biergarten and the circle of life

For Sacramento’s eating and drinking scene, 2014 has been all about the circle of life.


Der Biergarten officially opens at 3 p.m. Jan. 24.

An early toast toast to your Friday-night beer

Jan 17, 2014
An early toast toast to your Friday-night beer

If you’re anything like us here in the features section at The Bee, you spend most of your Friday thinking about what pint(s) you’re going to drink when the quitting whistle blows. To help you with that thought, check out Blair Anthony Robertson’s new Beer Run column about the unlikely return of cans to...

Sacramento Beer Week’s Capitol Beerfest moving to Capitol Mall

Jan 10, 2014
Sacramento Beer Week’s Capitol Beerfest moving to Capitol Mall

Beer-drinking bikers, hikers and public-transit enthusiasts, rejoice.


Sacramento Beer Week spotlights local brewers such as midtown’s Rubicon Brewery, shown at right. In the 2013 event, more than 75 area eateries and watering holes participated.

‘Chef’ shows Hollywood still hot for food truckers

Jan 10, 2014
‘Chef’ shows Hollywood still hot for food truckers

It used to be reporters. Cops. Stockbrokers. Architects.


From left, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau in “Chef.”

Sacramento Bacon Fest sells the sizzle for January events

Jan 3, 2014
Sacramento Bacon Fest sells the sizzle for January events

While you were assessing the damage done to your waistline from holiday-season pigging out, Sacramento Bacon Fest was dropping details about its third annual event, running Jan. 19-26. Sacramento Bacon Fest runs Jan. 19-26.

Most-popular food stories of the week

Dec 21, 2013
Most-popular food stories of the week

In case you missed any of these, here’s a rundown of the most-read food stories from The Sacramento Bee this week:


Der Biergarten is being constructed in Sacramento’s midtown from industrial shipping containers.

Sacramento’s Temple tops Coffee Review’s best of 2013 list

Dec 13, 2013
Sacramento’s Temple tops Coffee Review’s best of 2013 list

Sacramento’s becoming better known as a beer town, but it’s already on the map as far as coffee is concerned.


Sean Kohmescher is the owner of Temple Fine Coffee and Tea on 28th St., Sacramento.



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