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Host of the Town

Host of the Town

Ever since opening his first bar back in 1969, Randy Paragary has personified the nightlife and dining scene in Sacramento. As Paragary prepares to reopen his flagship eatery, the godfather of good times looks back on five decades of food, music, décor—and even hair.

Mother Superior

Mother Superior

A former chef at Ella Dining Room and Bar opens the "Mother" of all vegetarian restaurants just a block away on K Street.

A (Fresh) Fish Tale

A (Fresh) Fish Tale

An all-star restaurant team launches a sushi-focused Japanese bistro in El Dorado Hills that keeps things pure and simple.

New Mexican

New Mexican

The former chef of Mayahuel opens a “Mexican gastronomy” restaurant in East Sacramento, importing authentic flavors and infusing a fresh take on south-of-the-border cuisine.

Fine Diming

Fine Diming

The bigger-than-life former chef of The Kitchen launches Capital Dime in midtown, combining high-end quality with low-range prices. And he’s just getting warmed up.

The Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter

James Beard Award-nominated blogger ex-traordinaire Hank Shaw is one of the country’s biggest champions of locally sourced food, from fowl to fish and mushrooms to edible weeds. Here’s why the Orangevale-based food writer decided to put down roots (and pick them!) right here.

Sutter’s Fork

Sutter’s Fork

A new downtown restaurant named after John Sutter’s Hock Farm pays tribute to both our region’s history and bounty.

They Say It’s My Birthday

They Say It’s My Birthday

A long-lost culinary favorite returns to the capital city. One former devotee can’t wait.

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First Take: Bold, traditional flavors reign supreme at Carmichael's Mesa Mercado

First Take: Bold, traditional flavors reign supreme at Carmichael's Mesa Mercado

You know you’re in a “real” Mexican restaurant when you see chile en nogada on the menu. A roasted pasilla chile stuffed with raisin-studded ground beef picante, blanketed with walnut crema and sprinkled with bright red pomegranate seeds, it’s a visually stunning salute to...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Sept. 21

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for Sept. 21

In this week's helping of local food news, a popular midtown gelateria expands to East Sacramento, a health-minded food truck takes to the streets and a well-loved Davis cafe renovates. Plus, a downtown music lounge adds a patio. B-Side The music-themed lounge on 14th and S Streets,...

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