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Carla Meyer

Carla Meyer

The Sacramento Bee’s dining critic knows good taste

Beloved Sacramento bakery turns 30, looks back on ‘Ken doll cakes,’ traffic-jam treats

August 04, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED August 03, 2017 04:34 PM

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Sacramento Bee dining critic Carla Meyer reviews restaurants and covers other restaurant news in the Sacramento region. She formerly was The Bee's movie critic. She has been with The Bee since 2005. Before that, she worked at the San Francisco Chronicle.
cmeyer@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @CarlaMeyerSB

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