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What do Bonney Plumbing of Sacramento and Rolling Stone magazine have in common? Both businesses have bosses that seem to be tone deaf about how their nasty messes play out in the public eye. Let’s start with Bonney Plumbing, a … Continue reading →
A supposed NEWS item in the Sacramento News & Report, titled "No silver bullets," on the status of anti-homeless-people laws in the city and efforts to beat them back by self-identified “homeless advocates” is, likely, substantially right with its purported facts, but annoying in the way that SNR near-always is when it...
The East Sacramento Farmer’s Market is a local certified farmer’s market under the trees in McKinley Park. The Market showcases organic produce, farmstand products, artisan and fair trade crafts. The market is held on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading →
￼￼NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INGENUITY HAS helped give rise to America’s coffee culture, now a booming $30-billion-a-year industry. More than 60 percent of Americans say they drink coffee, totaling 400 million cups per day. Coffeehouses and cafes now surpass fast-food restaurants in their growth.
The first wave of coffee began in the Gold Rush-era when Folgers Coffee...
SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTERS, RETAILERS and coffeehouses are booming in the foothills and Sierra, enhancing our culinary scene, creating new community gathering places and bolstering the region’s economy.
Coffeehouses in Grass Valley and Nevada City sell award-winning “third wave” Temple Coffee from Sacramento. On the ski slopes of Northstar at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Café...
LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLING
California Distilled Spirits of Auburn, founded last year, is the first distillery to (legally) operate in Placer County since Prohibition. We wrote about the startup in our last issue, pointing out that it is available at Corti Bros. and Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, among other places. In the foothills it is available...
IN THE 1930S, VISITORS TRAVELED from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Truckee on Southern Pacific railroad’s “Snowball Express.” Now our magazine calls the internet the “Snowball Express”—to spread the word about our region’s burgeoning food, wine and beer, and music and arts scene, with a “snowballing effect.”
This is one reason we also have...