Experience the Farmers Market with Chef Oliver Ridgeway

Ever wonder how chefs find and choose produce for the creative dishes that highlight their daily menus? Chef Oliver Ridgeway from Sacramento’s Grange Restaurant & Bar gives some insight to the process with his Follow the Chef tours offered Wednesday afternoons at the farmers market in Cesar Chavez Park. Chef Oliver gives... Read more »

Tourism is Sweet in Old Sacramento

As most merchants in Old Sacramento have come to understand, tourism is a large portion of their annual business and Jason Minow, owner of The Sacramento Sweets Co., is no different. The Sacramento Sweets Co. has been famil- owned and operated since its inception and has been in the same location in Old Sacramento since 1983.    ... Read more »

Business and Tourism Connect for Janie in Old Sacramento

Sacramento holds a special place in Janie Desmond-Ison’s heart not only because she works in the most historic part of the city, but because her family is what makes the history of Sacramento so appealing. As a fifth-generation Sacramentan, Desmond-Ison lives and breathes Sacramento. Her great-great-grandfather migrated to... Read more »

Twin Peaks Orchards Is Another Contributor to the Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Movement

The Sacramento region is home to James Beard Foundation Award-nominated and top-rated Zagat guide restaurants. And although the chefs are the culinary intellects behind the operation, what else makes Sacramento restaurants so special? Well, the Sacramento region contains 7,000-8,000 acres of boutique farmland that produces all... Read more »

Farm-to-fork dining in Sacramento: Magpie Chef Ed Roehr shares Risotto Recipe

Downtown Sacramento is where you'll find Chef Ed Roehr, a founding partner of Magpie Café. The business started in 2005 as a catering company focused on seasonal and local foods. Magpie has since grown to become a restaurant on Sacramento's R Street Corridor and to include Yellowbill Café Bakery. Locals drop by to get... Read more »

Culinary Tourism with Sacramento's Local Roots Food Tours

In hopes to avoid the traditional rivalry caused by “team building day” at the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, the staff embarked upon a new type of bonding with Local Roots Food Tours of Sacramento. Local Roots is a walking food tour company that showcases the outstanding array of culinary options in Sacramento and the... Read more »

An Old Tradition at the New Sacramento Music Festival

This year marks the 39th annual Sacramento Music Festival, formerly known as the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. Every year, aspiring and inspired jazz musicians take the multiple stages set around downtown Sacramento during Memorial Day weekend. This year in an effort to rebrand and refresh the event, along with traditional Dixieland... Read more »