Inside the World Butchers’ Challenge

Originally conceived as a Pan Pacific pissing match, the World Butchers’ Challenge has since exploded into a truly global competition. It began in 2011 when Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO Rod Slater bet an Australian colleague a bottle of whiskey that his country boasted the better butchers.

Aug 6, 2018 Daniel Barnes

On A Roll

Sushi savant Chef Billy Ngo dishes up his philosophy on cuisine. 

Jul 27, 2018 Eva Roethler

Sac City Brews Breathes Life into Tallac Village

There are several reasons why Sac City Brews Neighborhood Tap House at the Tallac Village Shopping Center in Tahoe Park has quickly become one of the most laid-back beer bars in the Sacramento area.

Jul 18, 2018 Daniel Barnes

Driving Force

Entrepreneur behind Kitchen428 Restaurant and Mojo’s Lounge has been key to re-energizing downtown Woodland

When Christy Hayes arrived in Woodland in 2004, the former U.S. Air Force heavy diesel mechanic was fresh out of active duty. She found a job as a hostess at an iconic downtown eatery, Morrison’s Upstairs. She worked her way up to bartender and then bar manager. But Hayes never expected she would one day see the building house her own restaurant.

Jul 16, 2018 Samantha Young

Tea Time

Consumer education is key for Capital Region tea shops

When Leo Hickman returned in 2003 from an eight-month tour in Kuwait as a combat engineer in the U.S. Air Force, he wanted a way to spread peace. With no idea how, he set out on a journey of self-discovery and backpacked through 27 countries.

Jun 25, 2018 Jennifer Berry