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Six great new restaurant patios to check out this summer

06/28/17

Six great new restaurant patios to check out this summer

A hot summer night. A cool Delta breeze. Flowing conversation and wine (or beer). From a tropical oasis in midtown to a pastoral terrace in Sloughhouse, these six new restaurant patios have it all. Burgers & Brew If you think “Ring of Fire” is just a song by Johnny Cash, then you haven’t yet been to the new Burgers & Brew in West Sacramento’s hopping Broderick neighborhood. Located in a historic Art Deco firehouse at the foot of the I Street Bridge (just a short walk from Golden 1 Center across the river), the latest outpost in this local chain boasts a patio wall rimmed by the thinnest line of flickering orange flame. More a dancing linear candle than a roaring inferno, it’s a clever visual treat that will make your eyes light up but...

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Prominent local developer hopes to revitalize the chic “Mad Men”-era Clarion Hotel

06/22/17

Prominent local developer hopes to revitalize the chic “Mad Men”-era Clarion Hotel

“I think it’s unfortunate that Sacramento doesn't have that many old buildings from different eras that we can bring back,” says real estate developer Sotiris Kolokotronis, whose urban infill projects like the L Street Lofts, 1801 L Street and the Fremont Building helped turn midtown into the epicenter of our urban renaissance. He says this standing in front of his latest acquisition, the former Mansion Inn (later the Clarion Hotel), which he hopes to restore and reopen as an art-filled urban oasis—and the hippest boutique hotel in town. The two-story structure on the corner of 16th and H, right across from the street from the historic Governor’s Mansion and adjacent to the Wells Fargo Pavilion, is almost completely covered in a jungle of dense...

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Midtown’s Truitt Bark Park announces grand opening date

06/21/17

Midtown’s Truitt Bark Park announces grand opening date

Time to let the dogs out! Urban canines will soon have a new piece of glamorous real estate to call their own with the unveiling of midtown’s highly anticipated Truitt Bark Park, which will host its grand opening Saturday, July 29. Designed by local landscape architecture firm Quadriga, the .72-acre space at 19th and Q Streets is midtown’s first permanent dog park. It will feature separate off-leash sections for larger dogs and smaller pups, with California sycamores and Palo Verde trees providing a canopy of shade and drought-resistant plantings, as well as a public plaza and community garden. A collaboration between the City of Sacramento and the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA), Truitt Bark Park, named after late midtown resident and civic watchdog...

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15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

06/20/17

15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

Want to join a hot block party on R Street, learn the art of silk screening or watch The Big Lebowski under the stars, all without paying a penny? Check out our annual list of fun ways to spend your free time—literally—in the Sacramento region this summer. Chalk it Up! Over 200 artists will use chalk to decorate the 248 sidewalk squares surrounding midtown’s Fremont Park, and the event will be chock-full of concerts by acts like Americana roots singer Jessica Malone and R&B-soul vocalist Lauren Wakefield. After browsing the art walk, let your own creative juices flow at workshops like sugar skull crafting and silk screening. This free festival has been taking art to the streets every Labor Day weekend for more than 25 years to raise funds for area youth arts...

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