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December 2014





Chef's Choice
Where do Sacramento’s top chefs eat when they’re not in the kitchen? We asked 25 of our region’s culinary masters to reveal their favorite local restaurants, and their answers didn’t disappoint. From humble taco stands to dim sum palaces to white-tablecloth destinations, prepare yourself for a seat at the ultimate chef’s table.  




The Fruits of Their Labor
Our area has long reaped the economic and culinary rewards that come from its unparalleled agricultural bounty. But who’s out there reaping the bounty itself? Head to the fields to meet some of the workers who quietly, crucially put the “farm” in “farm-to-fork.”



Changing Gears
As more and more people across the country bicycle for work and play, leaders in the Sacramento region must look beyond the car culture to keep its roadways safe for everyone. Here’s how we can navigate—and innovate—our way to the front of the bike boom.  



Holiday Gift Guide​
Are you #SacramentoProud? We combed the region for a locally made selection of home goods, books, crafts, jewelry and other delights that will put anyone in the giving spirit.






Riverfront Essay 
Sacramento to London? Beijing? Austin, maybe? Cities all across the country are aggressively pursuing new nonstop flights in a race to lure new companies and keep the ones they already have. Here’s why it’s critical that we help SMF to Score More Flights.




Riverfront Q&A
The Sacramento Ballet’s new executive director Caty Solace spent the last five years rising through the ranks of the nationally renowned Trey McIntyre Project. With the ballet’s 60th anniversary season in full swing and its celebrated Nutcracker production returning in December, the 32-year-old arts leader talks about honoring the company’s legacy, reaching out to new audiences, and the lasting impact of pop-up dance performances.




Drawing inspiration from around the world, Global Winter Wonderland alights Cal Expo with 17 glowing acres of sights, sounds and spectacles.





A midtown mecca of made-from-scratch comfort food reopens in Tahoe Park and brings more seating, longer hours and yes, more bacon and butter, to its legions of loyal diners. 




Why Not Here?

This year, California was hit by a serious drought, with more dry spells predicted in coming decades. It’s time to get creative and save water for a non-rainy day by building our own tower of showers.