The ingredients for chicken dinner for two at the Magpie Cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Sacramento.
The ingredients for chicken dinner for two at the Magpie Cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Sacramento. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
The ingredients for chicken dinner for two at the Magpie Cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Sacramento. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Growing up, Benjy Egel was referred to by his family as “the human garbage disposal.” He parlayed that love of food into a job covering restaurants and bars for The Bee, including trends, openings and lawsuits. A Sacramento native, he previously covered business for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.