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Gallops and Juleps

08/28/20

Gallops and Juleps

#page-body a { color: #3399ff!important; } On Kentucky Derby day, especially one that’s been postponed since May, do as the Southerners do: Drink mint juleps. At The Porch Restaurant and Bar’s outdoor, socially distanced watch party for the annual horse race on Sept. 5, co-bar manager Craig Moravitz will craft the cocktail by stirring Woodford Reserve bourbon, simple syrup and mint leaves with crushed ice in Run for the Roses commemorative glasses (pictured) and copper cups. Even though Moravitz will also be slinging other themed thirst quenchers like a peach julep and a Kentucky mule with freshly muddled strawberries (dangerously reminiscent of strawberry lemonade), the mint julep will slide across the midtown eatery’s bar top most, which is only fitting, given...

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08/28/20

Alone Together

The Tambunan Family South Sacramento Andri (far left): “This is my family: my sister with our dog Mocha, my mom, my brother Jon with our dog Mickey, and my brother Ramos with his family, his son Theo and wife Eva. I moved back to Sacramento in late December 2019 after spending almost a decade living in Indonesia and working as a documentary photographer covering Southeast Asia. In my line of work, I’ve covered armed conflicts, violent protests and humanitarian disasters. However, because I am living with my mom and other family members, I haven’t accepted or pursued any assignment that carries a high risk of infecting my household. It was important, though, for me to record the impact of this pandemic on individuals, families and communities around me, and...

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A new artisan chocolate company sets the bar for mixing sweet goodness with wellness

08/27/20

A new artisan chocolate company sets the bar for mixing sweet goodness with wellness

What if chocolate, quite possibly the world’s most craved food, were the delivery vehicle for botanicals linked to, say, supporting mental cognition or preventing heart disease? Tack on the reported health benefits of organic cocoa (lowering cholesterol levels with flavanols or stabilizing your mood thanks to tryptophan) and consuming a daily dose could be the next “apple a day.” For the new local boutique chocolate line Chelsea & the Chocolate Factory, this intersection of vice and virtue just may be the golden ticket. “The West Coast seems much more open to incorporating wellness ingredients into food than the East Coast,” says owner Chelsea Russo, a Folsom native and former managing director of Pennsylvania-based Nathan Miller...

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Wide Open Walls gets set to paint the town in 2020

08/06/20

Wide Open Walls gets set to paint the town in 2020

When the fifth annual Wide Open Walls (WOW) begins on Sept. 10, one of the murals at the 11-day festival will be a portrait by first-timer Brandon Gastinell titled Andy, Frida, Jean, featuring three of the 20th century’s most influential artists—Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The pop-style painting was initially going to be a solo portrait of Basquiat, the late Black neo-expressionist. “But then everything happened,” says Gastinell, also a Black artist. “I really think that getting those artists together, in times like now, is very important. It shows unity.” Accented with motifs from the masters’ works (Campbell’s tomato soup cans and skulls, for instance), the piece is likely to be just one of many murals that will...

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A new mobile farmers' market gets ready to hit the streets

08/05/20

A new mobile farmers' market gets ready to hit the streets

A new produce stand is rolling into town—literally. The Woodland-based nonprofit Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL) will soon launch a mobile farmers’ market to bring fresh produce like heirloom tomatoes and summer squash to food-insecure neighborhoods. The CLBL plans to conduct a pilot program in September and October and hit the streets for good starting next summer, stopping in “food deserts” (low-income areas with limited access to grocery stores and markets) in West Sacramento, with the hopes of eventually expanding to other parts of the region. The refrigerated rig, which is currently being built by The Farmers' Truck in New Brunswick, Canada, will be emblazoned with illustrations of colorful produce, rolling green hills and the Tower Bridge,...

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