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Balanced Approach to the American Dream

Four months and four beers strong, American River Brewing Company settles in for the long haul The English brewed the India pale ale so that it could withstand a sea voyage to South Asia, taking into consideration choppy waters and uncontrolled temperature to create a beer still drinkable. Brewers today…

Standard-bearer

Sacramento Restaurant Receives National Recognition The Kitchen Restaurant – 2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento Words by Adam Saake – Photos by Nicholas Wray Twenty-five years ago, the James Beard Foundation began honoring those in the food and beverage world who were working at a level of excellence. Beard was a highly…

Hey Ladies!

Planet of the Vampire Women Not Rated Anyone who’s stuck around through the credits of your run-of-the-mill Hollywood blockbuster knows that movies require the hard work of a lot of dedicated individuals. From actors to directors, caterers to key grips and so forth, it’s easy to see where a lot…

A Gut Feeling

Pork Belly Grub Shack 4261 Truxel Road, Sacramento Words & Photos by Adam Saake I really miss Red Lotus. Chef Billy Ngo’s dim sum-inspired restaurant featured some of my favorite dishes that I often crave like the kung pao chicken wings, seafood soup and the pork belly buns. Ngo was…

Up All Night

World Hood ready new EP and prep SxSW showcase It feels as though it was only a matter of time before Sol Collective made an impact beyond its community activism and support for the local arts and music scene. Collective founders Estella Sanchez and Anand Parmar added recording artists to…

SAC CITY ROLLERS KICK OFF 2012 SEASON IN A NEW VENUE

The Sac City Rollers are kicking off their 2012 season at a new venue on Friday, March 2, 2012 at The Rink (2900 Bradshaw Road). The “Melee Rouge,” as it’s being called, will feature three round-robin 20-minute bouts between the Rude Girls, the Sweaty Betties, and their new home team,…

Reinventing Two-Wheels

Local bicycle enthusiasts team up to bring the prestigious North American Handmade Bicycle Show to Sacramento To anyone who has ever owned a bicycle, it’s a universal reality: all the pleasantries of a bike ride quashed by a bicycle chain mishap. Nowadays, however, there is such a thing as bicycles…

On Track With The Off Track

Track 7 Brewing Company sticks to its home brewing roots Words & Photos by Adam Saake All hail to the home brewer, the humble beginning of so many great beers we enjoy today. From an independent and environmentally conscious Sierra Nevada Brewing Company headed by Ken Grossman, who like many…

Put Soul In, Get Good Out

Local pro skater and longtime musician Matt Rodriguez has a style all his own For having had such a long, successful career as a professional skateboarder, going on trips around the world to film countless videos, landing in magazine spreads left and right, co-founding a popular footwear company called iPath,…