FILE -- The combo chicken and gyro platter from The Halal Guys on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Davis.
FILE -- The combo chicken and gyro platter from The Halal Guys on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Davis. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee File
FILE -- The combo chicken and gyro platter from The Halal Guys on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Davis. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee File

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.