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

Drone Speed Racers Turn Golden 1 Center into Virtual Reality Showcase

Sacramento’s Aaron Jilg is one of the lucky attendees at the biggest drone speed race in California history, featuring competitors from around the globe. He’s still buzzing after the winners are crowned inside the Golden 1 Center, overlooking the futuristic course.

Aug 3, 2018 Steve Martarano

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

One Club at a Time

Inside 11 of Sacramento’s small music venues

This gallery started with a peek into the Torch Club’s “green” room, located down a few stairs back behind the stage and hidden from public view. Between sets at a Ray Copeland Band show, I caught singer Marilyn Woods on a piano bench looking at some video and I snapped a couple of photos before going back out to the bar area.

Jul 13, 2018 Steve Martarano

Entrepreneur Showcase

16 founders with the skills to make it work

We asked readers to submit their picks for the Capital Region’s top entrepreneurs —and you answered. Our editorial team vetted almost 100 nominations, looking for innovative business ideas, interesting backstories, unique products and services and that ineffable “it” factor. And here they are…

Jul 10, 2018 Sena Christian

Buzzwords: Side Hustle

Hustling by itself may have a negative connotation, but co-opting the term seems to mirror the millennial tendency to reclaim edgy words.

Jul 5, 2018 Eva Roethler