Ken Hotchkiss, whose Capital Beer and Tap Room on Fair Oaks Boulevard has played a seminal role in the city’s beer evolution, opens his second establishment – midtown’s Capital Hop Shop. This is his first venture to feature a kitchen and a chef.
A newer, slightly out-of-the-way addition to Stockton Boulevard’s restaurant row near Little Saigon, Com Tam Dat Thanh is well worth seeking out, offering super-fresh and savory broken rice plates with grilled pork, beef, shrimp, and more.
World-renowned chef Jeremiah Tower, formerly of Chez Panisse and Stars, has been selected to lead this year’s Tower Bridge dinner on Sept. 30, 2018. The dinner, which spotlights local farms and ingredients, is the marquee event of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Celebration.
Rock & Brews, a rock’n’roll-themed casual dining chain and the most recent business venture of Kiss frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will open Monday in Vacaville, becoming the chain’s first Northern California location.
Staci O'Toole, owner of Truffle Huntress, owns a truffle orchard in Placerville, Calif. She and her dog, Mila, hunt for truffles in their orchards and in other orchards in the area. They have found truffles on their property but are still waiting for more to come into production. Truffles are a growing, potentially lucrative, niche market for agriculture in California. Video made Dec. 18, 2017 in Placerville.
What would it be like to make pizza in zero gravity? Astronauts aboard the International Space Station worked together to add sauce and toppings to pizza crusts, making for an unusual spectacle of floating food.