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A ‘som’ behind the barrels

How a veteran sommelier became one of Amador’s most exciting winemakers A decade ago, Thomas Allan began evolving from one kind of wine guide to…



Review: Tasty Palestinian plates

Sacramento has a new spot for enjoying authentic Palestinian food in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere designed for date night and large celebratory gatherings alike. Step…


Hungry for takeout?

How does some takeout sound right now? Restaurants throughout Sacramento and across the nation hope that idea spurs home-bound diners to order in tonight during…


Review: Fiery fowl on trend

The Angry Bird opened in Citrus Heights last year, putting a colorful dent in the Sunrise Marketplace’s 20-year ongoing big box/chain takeover. (The restaurant only…


Mom’s last meal

On New Year’s Day, the rumblings through social media began: Mother, vegetarian mainstay since 2014 and Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient, had closed, effective immediately. Some…


The Burger Battle winner is …

The savory aroma of grilled beef and puffs of white smoke from massive barbecue rigs took over Drake’s Barn in West Sacramento last Thursday. It…


Review: Treat yourself

For years, my father worked graveyard shifts at a shingle plant in Shafter, a small town in Kern County. He slept while my brother and…


Review: Mariachis and Micheladas

Lively violins follow along to the thumping rhythms coming from a large acoustic bass and an upbeat Spanish chorus as four men dressed in traditional,…