Step into New Helvetia Brewing Co. on Thursday evenings and you’ll be greeted by a jovial and spirited group of sweaty athletes wearing colorful shoes and orange T-shirts sporting the motto “We Run Sactown.”

Author and Sacramento native Cheryl Anne Stapp can’t get gold off her mind.

New non-GMO variety is acclaimed for its flavor and crispy crunch.

Walking by the display case full of jars and bags of Roy’s Seasonings, three words on the signage stopped us in our tracks: “Strong and bold.” Hey, no one has time to waste on wimpy seasonings when you can climb higher on the flavor ladder, right?

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat?

National conference of cheesemakers gets together in Sacramento.

Bulls rides into the sunset, closing its doors after four-year ride.

Kathi Gibler of Vancouver, Wash., enjoyed Mexican sweet buns at a birthday party recently and was hoping for a recipe.

‘Get on Up” is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.

The idea of tapas, skewered pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) and the oh-so-appealing practice of late night sips and small plates on the patio is tailor-made for relaxed entertaining.

Smallmouth bass continued to be excellent in the upper stretch of the Delta near Isleton and Walnut Grove in this week’s top picks.

Upcoming fundraising events include Off to the Races and After Hours.

Speaking of a St. Louis restaurant years ago, baseball guru Yogi Berra famously said: “Nobody goes there any more; it’s too crowded.”

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can skip cooking altogether.

Julia Stanley-Metz fell in love with the flavor of her husband's mango salsa. She hopes the rest of the nation will agree -- especially if that fruity salsa taste is packed into a potato chip. If they do, the Sacramento mom could win $1 million.

Get your hands dirty at Soil Born Farm.

The Sacramento Bee Book Club has been around the literary block and back. Since 1997, its agenda has been to bring A-list authors to Sacramento and invite the public to attend their presentations and book signings.

They may be unfamiliar to American palates, but Greek vintages are the rising alpha in the wine constellation.

To a Spanish-born chef, America’s diverse food culture is invigorating.

Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask.

Fill ’er up? Return to the glory days of gas stations at this junkyard-turned-museum in Buellton.

When California’s minimum wage jumped from $8 to $9 on July 1, owners of restaurants, coffee shops and bars braced for the fallout.

DEAR CAROLYN: I’m 26, he’s 27. Dated for about a year, fell hard and fast, moved in together after about six months and were beginning to talk about getting engaged. I thought I had found the one.

Try lavash or cookie bars, turkey slices or albariño – and don’t forget the salt.

Our region certainly grows some of the best bounty anywhere, but there’s no reason to get pretentious about a peach.

More than a healthy way of eating, a decolonized diet allows people with native ancestry to reclaim their food .

You are my last hope for a dispute I have with a resort. I recently bought a Travelzoo voucher for pet-friendly accommodations at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort. I made a reservation with the resort at the time I purchased the voucher.

The back of the volunteer badge dangling around my neck listed a number of instructions. It told me to wear closed-toe shoes and protective gloves, and avoid handling hazardous material, such as broken glass, needles and horse patties. I should complete my litter-picking route within an hour and return the equipment by 4:30 p.m. And I should never answer any questions from the public, but direct them instead to a park employee or a visitor center.

Oakland’s cultural renaissance can be felt in full force at the 14th annual Art + Soul festival. And check out what else is going on around the region.

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he’s pledging to transform into the city’s most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He’s not saying.

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