Tourism Out of Troubled Times
How lockdowns helped Californians discover local treasures of the past and present
As national and international tourism decreased during the
pandemic, regional visitation saw a boost. We profile three small
picturesque towns that got a big increase in visitors.
Neighborhood Favorite: Lo/Fi
A Southside Park cafe with a punk spirit serves seasonal comfort food
The neighborhood lunch spot serves comfort sandwiches, Sunday brunch, desserts and a bodega-style assortment of beer and wine.
Neighborhood Favorite: Every Little Thing Jamaican
A Suisun City grocery store and takeout business serves Caribbean nostalgia
The market-kitchen hybrid offers Afro-Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail.
Neighborhood Favorite: Smile Market 2
The second branch of a longstanding supermarket serves Korean Chinese food
After more than 20 years selling Korean specialty items, the owners of Smile Food Market opened Smile Market 2, which serves fresh dishes like spicy seafood noodles and sweet-and-sour pork.
Business experts express optimism and concern over the Capital Region’s 2022 economic outlook
After a once-in-a-century pandemic, what happens next? The
Capital Region’s economic experts weigh in.
Capital Region movie theaters struggled through the pandemic — but a few are thriving
We spoke to two Capital Region theaters with long histories that managed to ride out the pandemic.
Neighborhood Favorite: Chulla’s Cafe
A political-scientist-turned-restaurateur brings a globalist approach to African fusion
The Chulla’s Cafe menu borrows influences from African,
Asian, Latin American, South European and Pacific coastal
Wine Bar Brings Punk Art to West Sacramento’s Bridge District
Franquette in West Sacramento features art by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ character designer
Artist and former Sacramentan Jay Howell, best known for his
work on Bob’s Burgers, painted the walls of West
Sacramento’s new French-inspired wine bar and cafe,
Neighborhood Favorite: Kehaulani’s Cafe
French technique meets Hawaiian and Filipino comfort food
At Kehaulani’s Cafe in Vallejo, the loco moco starts with short
ribs braised for 12 hours.
Sweetening the Pot
Tribal casinos in the Capital Region have major construction projects underway
Amid the ongoing pandemic, several tribes in the Capital Region
are either building new casinos or undertaking significant
expansions of existing operations.