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Local designers envision open-air greenhouse dining in the age of COVID

07/10/20

Local designers envision open-air greenhouse dining in the age of COVID

As restaurants try to navigate the changing rules of safe dining, one Sacramento design firm proposes a glass-half-open idea.

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Get pantry cooking with local artisanal shelf stockers

07/08/20

Get pantry cooking with local artisanal shelf stockers

The last few months of quarantine cooking have proven that a well-appointed pantry leads to better meals at home. And with Sacramento County closing bars and restricting in-door dining at restaurants in light of the recent coronavirus spike, rummaging through our cupboards for ingredients to use in our home cooking and bartending remains a part of our pandemic routine. Thankfully, the Sacramento Valley offers an artisanal inventory of small-batch goods to spice up your meals and cocktails, sometimes literally. From a dry meat rub made with Chocolate Fish espresso beans, cumin, cayenne and brown sugar to pomegranate balsamic vinegar made from farm-fresh fruit, here are over a dozen specialty items to keep your pantry stocked and your dishes brimming with local...

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Rob Archie

07/07/20

Rob Archie

HHow did the idea for the mass walkout come about?
 I was taken aback by the incident with George Floyd and how the reaction hit communities throughout the world, as well as in Sacramento. Instantly my mind went, “What can I do?” Oftentimes we want to fix things right away, but racism is something that didn’t start yesterday and it’s not going to end tomorrow. This is about our habits and what we can do to start having this conversation. So, I reached out to my friends in the industry and suggested that we find a way to let our customers and employees who are hurt and angry because of the recent events know that we understand, and that we’re processing things just like they are. We wanted to let them know that we’re standing with them and that...

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Summer 2020 Travel & Entertainment Planner

07/01/20

Summer 2020 Travel & Entertainment Planner

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } Visit Vacaville From alpaca farms and locally grown produce, to hiking in lovely Lagoon Valley, AgriVenture is adundant in Vacaville. You will find an array of outdoor activities to choose from, such as hiking, biking and more, year-round. Don't forget about the Nut Tree Boulders, where you can try an adventurous climb! visitvacaville.com

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Summer 2020 Travel & Entertainment Planner

07/01/20

Summer 2020 Travel & Entertainment Planner

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } Harrah's Northern California Nestled in the undulating foothills of Amador County wine country, Harrah's Northern California is a 71,000-square-foot entertainment escape. Boasting 950 slots, 20 popular table games and generous weekly giveaways, Harrah's NorCal offers an exhilarating experience for both gaming amateurs and aficionados. Through HNC's connection to Caesars Rewards, players can earn points, privileges and preferred access to Caesars Entertainment resorts and restaurants in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and even London...to name a few. Then take a break from gambling and head over to our chic, yet comfy, Louie Oliver's Restaurant & Bar, which features a variety of farm-to-fork selections, sizzling...

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