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As the Sacramento staple, which drew ire last year over a controversial "Ken doll cake," rings in its thirtieth anniversary, owners Marlene and Walter Goetzeler talk about what makes Freeport Bakery special. Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
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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

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Grills, charcoal from Japan fuel flavors at Sacramento's Binchoyaki

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Carla Meyer was The Sacramento Bee’s dining critic through September 2017, reviewing restaurants and covering other dining news in the Sacramento region.

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