Sactown Magazine - April/May 2016Inside the





Mmm, Bacon!
With our region’s restaurants dishing out everything from bacon-stuffed waffles to bacon-wrapped pineapple and even flights of bacon, it’s easier than ever for Sacramentans to live high on the hog. So whether you’re in the mood for something sweet (think bacon gelato) or savory (burger with a bacon-encrusted patty) or drinkable (bacon vermouth cocktail, anyone?), we’ve got the low-down on all things porcine around town. Get ready to pig out!



Truth and Consequences
He went head to head with the NFL in an epic battle over concussions. He was portrayed by Will Smith in a major motion picture and his story was turned into a best-selling book. Now this Sacramento forensic pathologist is ready to write his next chapter. 



The Artful Lodger
A prominent Sacramento gallerist converted an old auto repair shop into an urban oasis brimming with vibrant paintings and bold sculptures. For Pamela Skinner, home is where the art is.





Riverfront Essay
  The front doors of the State Capitol first opened before Edison invented the light bulb. It’s time to shed some light on why they were locked in 2014, and find a way to correct this Capitol offense.





Riverfront Q&A
Call it a full-diamond moment. Former pitching standout Ryan Guzman is taking the field again, this time as one of the stars of the new baseball movie Everybody Wants Some, which serves as Richard Linklater’s follow-up to his critically beloved coming-of-age film Boyhood. The Sacramento-raised actor talks about living the dream, hitting Jimboy’s Tacos every chance he gets, and taking inspiration from his previous co-star Jennifer Lopez.



riverfront qaPlay
With a new team uniform, Sacramento River Cats players wear their hometown pride on their sleeves; the force is with the Sacramento Philharmonic for its concert featuring the music of Star Wars composer John Williams; feast your eyes at the Sacramento Food Film Festival; Land Park hosts a pup crawl; take a fruitful journey to Roseville for Berryfest





A local winery brings flair and flavor—and a little fun—to its new first-floor restaurant in the historic Elks Tower; the hot Bomb Dot Com leads the roll call at Sushi Qin South Sacramento; two powerhouse chefs open Hawks Public House in East Sacramento; Vietnamese restaurant Coriander spices things up on Alhambra Boulevard




Why Not Here?

In towns across the globe, sculpture festivals spotlight art and artists, all while adding to a city’s urban fabric. We too should set our artists
loose on the streets of Sacramento.