Let’s talk about sex – therapy, that is. | 05/16/12
Fred Karger hits the campaign trail | 05/26/11
Dueling projections of the gray science | 05/19/11
High court eyes Calif’s landmark prison case | 05/12/11
How virginal is the olive oil in the pantry? | 04/28/11
Plenty of other tax options exist to close California’s gaping budget gap / Fri, Jan 28th 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown targets California’s redevelopment agencies for extinction / Thu, Jan 13th 2011
Over three decades, dozens of ballot measures have hampered a budget solution / Fri, Jan 7th 2011
New California laws taking effect in 2011 / Tue, Dec 28th 2010
Political change is coming to California / Fri, Dec 24th 2010
Just how green is California’s jolly green governor? / Thu, Dec 16th 2010
State set to sell 11 taxpayer-financed office buildings to private investors / Sat, Dec 4th 2010
Saving the Salton Sea, one field of algae at a time / Sat, Nov 27th 2010
Redistricting Commission politics / Fri, Nov 19th 2010
Jerry Brown faces daunting budget deficits in the years ahead / Thu, Nov 4th 2010
In California, independent voters will be calling the shots on November 2 / Sat, Oct 30th 2010
Prop 22 could play a pivotal role in future California budgets / Fri, Oct 22nd 2010
No budget yet, but several new laws in California / Fri, Oct 1st 2010
Tough times for California’s commercial real estate market / Fri, Sep 17th2010
Strengthening California hospitals against another major earthquake / Thu, Sep 9th 2010
Independents will decide California’s next governor / Sat, Sep 4th 2010
The Effect of November’s Proposition 26 / Thu, Aug 26th 2010
Major threats remain to California water supply / Thu, Aug 19th 2010
California economic forecasters predict a slow and uneven recovery / Thu, Aug 12th 2010
California Democrats present budget proposal / Thu, Aug 5th 2010
Marijuana legalization initiative a statistical dead heat in recent polls / Thu, Jul 29th 2010
California legislature looks to ban the bag / Sat, Jul 24th 2010
California Democrats and Republicans battle over tax breaks and job creation / Thu, Jul 15th 2010
California taking next step on Green Chemistry Initiative / Thu, Jul 8th 2010
An early preview of California’s November ballot measures / Thu, Jul 1st 2010
Budget crisis looms as Democrats and Republicans remain worlds apart / Sat, Jun 19th 2010
A preview of California’s June 8 primary election / Thu, Jun 3rd 2010
Exploring the painful options for resolving California’s massive budget deficit / Thu, May 20th 2010
Proposition 14 offers California voters a distinct, nonpartisan primary system / Thu, May 6th 2010
Further tax increases unlikely despite California’s $19 billion budget deficit / Thu, Apr 22nd 2010
Californians rabid about sterilizing cats and dogs / Thu, Apr 15th 2010
Over half of state unemployment insurance funds face insolvency / Thu, Apr 8th 2010
Budget deficits take toll on state parks / Thu, Apr 1st 2010
California legislature takes aim at budget reform / Fri, Mar 26th 2010
States’ rights movement sweeping across America / Fri, Mar 19th 2010.
Legislators to consider reform proposals that could help repair California / Thu, Mar 11th 2010
Assembly committee debates potential costs of open primary initiative / Wed, Mar 3rd 2010
California not alone in passing on budget pain to public university students / Thu, Feb 25th 2010
California Democrats and Republicans offer competing jobs packages / Thu, Feb 18th 2010
Unfunded mandates aren’t always federal / Thu, Feb 11th 2010
Senate Committee Approves Schwarzenegger’s Pick for Lieutenant Governor / Thu, Feb 4th 2010
— POLITICS —
The budget deal / Capitol Lowdown – 06.13.13 / Now playing at a state Capitol near you.
This week’s chaotic, last-minute bill passing is bad for Californians / Capitol Lowdown – 05.30.13 / Why lawmakers are afraid to go where no lawmaker has gone before.
Should California lawmakers bring back ’tombstoning’? / Capitol Lowdown – 05.16.13 / ICYMI, grandiose titles and pithy wordplay abound.
Should California spend or save its budget boon? / Capitol Lowdown – 05.02.13 / The guv says put California’s savings under the mattress, but dems are hot to drop.
Full-frontal identity / Capitol Lowdown – 04.18.13 / California legislators race to play catch-up with Internet-privacy concerns—and consumers’ evolving online habits.
Up in your business / Capitol Lowdown – 04.04.13 / Will California lawmakers’ rabid thirst to mold our behavior in their precious image ever be slaked?
Quality verse / Capitol Lowdown – 03.21.13 / Annual brouhaha over CEQA makes mad flow for this writer.
Armed and legislated / Capitol Lowdown – 03.07.13 / Will the flurry of gun-control bills at California’s Capitol even matter?
Good government / Capitol Lowdown – 02.21.13 / Let’s explore what our leaders do well for a change.
Shake on it / Capitol Lowdown – 02.07.13 / It’d take Darrell Steinberg 51 years to give each of his constituents face time.
Masters of deception / Capitol Lowdown – 01.10.13 / Legislative good and bad depends on the why of the beholder.
What’s wrong with ‘Avocado’? / News – 01.03.13 / A behind-the-scenes look at branding the Affordable Care Act in California.
Make ’em, don’t break ’em / Capitol Lowdown – 12.27.12 / Capitol Lowdown’s New Year’s resolutions for 2013 lawmakers.
On freshman disorientation at California’s Capitol / Capitol Lowdown – 12.13.12 / If the state Legislature were a business, would it get Bain Capital’d?
Fiscal cliff-hanging / Capitol Lowdown – 11.29.12 / Californians should be ready for multibillion-dollar budget bumps and grinds.
Independent thinking / Capitol Lowdown – 10.25.12 / On California’s true colors and the coveted independent voter.
Say what? / Capitol Lowdown – 10.04.12 / Mitt Romney isn’t the only candidate suffering from foot-in-mouth syndrome this election season.
Vanity props / Capitol Lowdown – 09.20.12 / On California millionaires and their jonesing for ballot measures.
Democracy belabored / Capitol Lowdown – 09.06.12 / SN&R’s new California’s Capitol columnist longs for odd-numbered years.
Jerry Brown’s ransom note / Local Stories – 01.12.12 / Is Gov. Brown’s 2012 agenda as simple as a ransom note: pass his ballot initiative, raise taxes on the rich—or else?
Capitol budget cuts: trigger, unhappy / News – 12.08.11 / Next week’s inevitable state budget cuts to hit schools, families, poor.
OK, you fix the budget!/ Cover Story – 02.17.11 / What’s the right mix, for California, of spending cuts and new revenue?
Midtown Jerry Brown / Arts & Culture – 01.20.11 / Food critic Greg Lucas gives the new and former boss some eat, drink and nightlife tips.
Benign by design / Sustainability – 07.22.10 / The governor’s Green Chemistry plan revs up.
The ‘eco’ economy / Sustainability – 05.27.10 / A new study helps California better understand green jobs.
Green-collar debate / Green – Sustainability – 04.15.10 / Politicians dispute the immediate economic impact of Assembly Bill 323 as climate-change efforts continue.
Green dorm food / Green – Sustainability – 12.31.09 / UC Davis transformed a student cafeteria into a sustainable eating haven.
Museum piece / Local Stories – News – 05.28.09 / The Crocker Art Museum’s $100 million makeover could boost the Sacramento region’s economy and improve its quality of life.
The Mile High club / Local Stories – Feature Story – 08.21.08 / Your field guide to Sacramento’s DNC delegation.
Independent voting on the rise / Local Stories – News – 07.17.08 / Increasingly, voters in Sacramento and across California are declining to state a party affiliation.
— ARTS —
Crazy form, emotional function / Arts & Culture – 10.20.11 / Artist Clayton Bailey takes on robots, demons and bodily fluids in his quest to improve life through sculpture.
Summer impressions / Arts & Culture – 06.23.11 / The Summer of Impressionism takes over the Crocker Art Museum.
Light at the museum /Arts & Culture – 09.23.10 / SN&R gets an early first look at Crocker Art Museum’s new digs.
How he move / Arts&Culture – Book Reviews – 02.21.08 / Why Willie Brown’s autobiography should be read starting with Part Two.
Lincoln lives / Arts&Culture – 06.18.09 / Honest Abe will soon be hanging out at The California Museum.
The great mac ’n’ cheese caper / Arts&Culture – 03.19.09 / “’Cause she’s the cheese and I’m the macaroni.”
— ESSAYS —
Augean stables / Opinions – 06.28.12 /What Gov. Jerry Brown might learn from a Greco-Roman fable about a stable.
The freedom / Opinions – 04.21.11 / Do parking meter coin collectors know something that we don’t?
Buffett’s tentacles / News – 05.20.10 / Warren Buffet makes out like a bandit in the Sacramento region.
Upside of a recession / Opinions – 01.07.10 / When naysayers complain about the slump, remind them about the bright side.
High-strung / Opinions – 11.19.09 / One word to hold up high.
— FOOD —
Dig in / Eating – 07.05.12 / After 178 reviews and a lot of dim sum, Greg Lucas leaves the table.
Random acts of ramen / Eating – 06.28.12 / Give into chance encounters at this Korean noodle restaurant.
Pork Belly Grub Shack: Fine swining / Eating – 06.21.12 / The Natomas sandwich shop urges diners to pig out.
Phaya Thai: Turn up the heat / Eating – 06.14.12 / Phaya Thai is big on flavor and portions but could stand to jack the thermostat even higher.
Juno’s Kitchen & Delicatessen: Small wonders / Eating – 06.07.12 / East Sacramento’s Juno’s Kitchen & Delicatessen is already a neighborhood staple with its fresh salads and hearty sandwiches.
Beyond pastries / Eating – 05.31.12 / Estelle’s Patisserie offers much more than pastries.
YD House: The banchan equation / Eating – 05.24.12 / This Korean restaurant needs more yin to its yang.
La vida aquatic / Eating – 05.17.12 /Las Islitas schools diners on the pleasures of the sea.
The Zen of fish bits / Eating – 05.10.12 / Ninja Sushi is long on choices, short on stealth.
Hey, neighbor! / Eating – 05.03.12 / Mamma Susanna’s Ristorante Italiano is the neighborhood joint for tasty Italian fare.
A steady Thai burn / Eating – 04.26.12 / Siam Restaurant is still a Thai delight after all of these years.
Mezcal Taqueria: Reliable and unpretentious / Eating – 04.19.12 / This Natomas eatery isn’t fancy, but it’ll dish up your fix of fútbol and cheap and tasty Mexican fare.
Red Rabbit: Bunny hops / Eating – 04.12.12 / Resistance is futile when it comes to Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar’s desserts.
Vince’s Ristorante: Pass the cannelloni / Eating – 04.05.12 / This longtime Elk Grove Italian restaurant boasts big portions and Mad Men-worthy vibe.
Ichi Maki: Become one with the bento / Eating – 03.29.12 / Rancho Cordova sushi restaurant makes for a suburban oasis.
The Porch: Cheesy grits, y’all / Eating – 03.22.12 / Midtown Sacramento’s new Southern-styled eatery mines low-country cuisine for an authentic Southern taste.
Samuel Horne’s Tavern: Respect the drink / Eating – 03.15.12 / At Samuel Horne’s Tavern, patrons think globally, quaff locally.
The Wienery: Still top dog in Sacramento / Eating – 03.08.12 / This East Sacramento landmark still rules supreme.
A yin to the yang / Eating – 03.01.12 / Greek food worth that extra notch on the treadmill incline.
Crepe Escape: Totally creped out / Eating – 02.23.12 / This East Sacramento crepe place is big on meal options and, oh yeah, crepes.
Sacramento cheese-steak showdown / Eating – 02.16.12 / On the hunt for the holy grail of Philly cheese-steak sandwiches.
A mild wind / Eating – 02.09.12 / Monsoon’s take on Indian fare is nice but not particularly full of spice.
Saigon Bay serves savory stamina by the plate / Eating – 02.02.12 / Venerable Vietnamese-food joint serves up swift dishes that are, occasionally, truly tip-top.
Brave it for the crave / Eating – 01.26.12 /Survive the crowds, get rewarded with tasty raw fish bits.
For the fences / Eating – 01.19.12 / At Ambience, it’s chef Morgan Song’s way or the highway.
The great pumpkin / Eating – 01.12.12 / Sabaidee Thai Grille keeps squash in season year-round.
Delusionally devoted / Eating – 12.29.11 / SN&R food critic Greg Lucas ponders the perils of running a restaurant.
Eat, pray—and love / Eating – 12.22.11 / West Sacramento’s Pooja Indian Grill is deserving of an appetite.
Fish noir / Eating – 12.15.11 / Nagato Sukiyaki’s sushi is fresh and light on the pocketbook.
Promises unfulfilled / Eating – 12.08.11 / El Patron brings some heat, but not much originality, to its Mexican dishes.
Brussels sprouts, for the win / Eating – 12.01.11/ Maranello Restaurant channels Italy with pork, peppers and other killer veggies.
Sahara Grill & Cafe / Eating – 11.24.11 / Sahara Grill & Cafe’s take on Persian food is anything but boring.
Formoli’s Bistro: A formidable feast / Eating – 11.17.11 / The East Sacramento bistro loads up on big flavor combinations.
Still bean good / Eating – 11.10.11 / Vanilla Bean Bistro serves up cozy Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine.
Bahn mi, oh my / Eating – 11.03.11 / Sacramento’s go-to destinations for authentic bahn mi.
With a newly revamped patio, Enotria is easy, encyclopedic, enticing / Eating – 10.27.11 / With a newly revamped patio, Enotria is still a wine lover’s dream.
Clark’s Corner: Bar food with a human touch / Eating – 10.20.11 / East Sacramento’s Clark’s Corner elevates basic pub fare with creative, personal touches.
Muntean’s Soups: A liquid force / Eating – 10.13.11 / Muntean’s Soups serves up a global pot of goodness.
El Palmar: Secrets of the sauce / Eating – 10.06.11 / Carmichael’s El Palmar restaurant serves up Mexican dishes best served doused in “the good stuff.”
Hot kismet / Eating – 09.29.11 / Mod Du Rang dishes up Seoul-powered food.
Thai game / Eating – 09.15.11 / SN&R looks at three Thai spots in the Arden-Arcade area.
The sandwiches! / Eating – 09.08.11 / Sampino’s is everything an Italian deli should be.
Pantheon of noshing / Eating – 09.01.11 / Shoki Ramen House gets a sequel downtown.
Clove crazy / Eating – 08.25.11 / Garlic Shack packs a punch, but not always with culinary flair.
Metamorphosis / Eating – 08.18.11 / At Thir13en, Adam Pechal knows what he’s doing.
Big in Roseville / Eating – 08.11.11 / Everything gets ratcheted up a notch at this new Fountains in Roseville shopping center destination.
Irie and a half! / Eating – 08.04.11 / Cafe Connection’s Caribbean fare, plus breakfast, will have you coveting jerk chicken all week long.
Delightfully personalized / Eating – 07.28.11 / Perhaps benign, definitely addictive Asian specialties with a Euro twist.
Straight up, no frills / Eating – 07.21.11 / Indian eats in Midtown Sacramento, quick and tasty.
Best of brew worlds / Eating – 07.14.11 / Beer adventure abounds at this haven on Franklin Boulevard.
End of the line / Eating – 07.07.11 / Difficulty in distinguishing three Sacramento area Mongolian barbecue spots.
Jaliscos y mariscos / Eating – 06.30.11 / Taqueria Ay Jalisco delivers with its marsicos, or seafood.
Bread to win / Eating – 06.23.11 / Pita Kitchen goes pantheon with its namesake bread.
Duck the bill / Eating – 06.16.11 / There’s better Vietnamese eats on the same block, according to our food reviewer.
Good-timey gargantuan / Eating – 06.09.11 / Pizza Rock takes K Street Mall up a notch. A big notch.
Off the Hook / Eating – 06.02.11 / Sushi Hook’s a fresh catch of American-style sushi and other assorted Japanese fare.
From brew to blue / Eating – 05.26.11 / Former Brew It Up! chef Jason Lockard opens Blue Prynt just down the street.
Be like Mike / Eating – 05.19.11 / Don’t go for ambience but instead Ethiopian eats prepared by Mike.
Bite at the museum / Eating – 05.12.11 / Go for the tequila and jalapeño margarita. Stay for the mole and small plates.
The B-word / Eating – 05.05.11 / A taste of French bistro cooking on Riverside Boulevard.
Fijian eye-opener / Eating – 04.28.11 / This south Sacramento joint aims to be the King of local Fijian eats.
Burger hierarchy / Eating – 04.21.11 / Greg compares meals at The Habit Burger Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Thai less traveled / Eating – 04.14.11 / Duck, Thai sausage—this place does Thailand a little different.
Super Salvadorean / Eating – 04.07.11 / One visit beckons another.
Fresh, light, pleasurable / Eating – 03.31.11 / Mai Pham’s Star Ginger goes big.
Bodacious bar food / Eating – 03.24.11 / For carnivores with no aversion to calories: Eat, drink, be merry.
Himalayan remodel / Eating – 03.17.11 / Even the buffet is good, different at Kathmandu.
Tacos ahoy / Eating – 03.10.11 / Counting down the days to summer.
Muy endearing / Eating – 03.03.11 / Palenque is doing combo plates. It serves meals.
Chow-mein challenge / Eating – 02.24.11 / Comparing three Chinese restaurants in Elk Grove.
Good vibrations / Eating – 02.17.11 / Revolution Wines creates simple and fresh food to drink wine with.
Surprise and singularity / Eating – 02.10.11 / What is the gold standard for good Mexican food in Sacramento?
Simple, Spartan / Eating – 02.03.11 / At Hads Steak & Seafood, some things are great—and some things are merely OK.
Round and round / Eating – 01.27.11 / Decent to good burgers at Spin Burger Bar.**
Old and new tricks / Eating – 01.20.11 / Tokyo Steak House does teppanyaki best.
Hipper, newer / Eating – 01.13.11 / Tex Mex Bar & Grill in Midtown takes the torch from downtown’s old Texas Mexican joint on Eighth Street.
Wildly inventive artistry / Eating – 01.06.11 / Frozen treats in foodie flavors and sammiches aplenty, just over the causeway at Fatface in Davis.
A year in dining / Eating – 12.30.10 / The faces behind 2010’s most memorable dining spaces.
My good Mana / Eating – 12.23.10 / Style points added for longevity, performance.
Safely in the slot / Eating – 12.16.10 / Basic neighborhood Thai fare with great service.
Warmth in abundance / Eating – 12.09.10 / There’s fire at the salsa bar, and elsewhere, at El Meson.
Doctor’s orders / Eating – 12.02.10 / Go for the standard menu—though prospects of a “shadow” one entice.
Dive on in / Eating – 11.25.10 / The Golden Bear gets the four-star treatment.
Know your strengths / Eating – 11.18.10 / Ruchi does sambar and dosa right.
What’s the password? / Eating – 11.11.10 / It’s DIY Japanese fondue—with some surprises.
Kinda sorta / Eating – 11.04.10 / Good Eats is almost.**
Ride the pho train / Eating – 10.28.10 / Lots of menu items, aromatic pho and a matriarch behind the register with a great memory at Pho Xe Lua.
Any number of delights / Eating – 10.21.10 / Greg goes krazy for Kupros.
Cowboy up / Eating – 10.14.10 / Meat is manna, bull is boss.
Run the table / Eating – 10.07.10 / Share The Press with someone you love.
Persia most pleasurable / Eating – 09.30.10 / Experience M. Shahrzad Fine Persian Cuisine with a friend. Insist on one of Rhea’s tables.
Real-life eats / Eating – 09.23.10 / St. John’s Shelter graduates get life training.
Hot in Japan / Eating – 09.16.10 / Greg tries to spice it up at this noodle house.
Old boy / Eating – 09.09.10 / Greg spends a meal or two at Sacramento’s oldest Korean restaurant.
Lebanese wonder / Eating – 09.02.10 / Surprise is the operative word at this joint on Fulton Avenue.
Late night pho king / Eating – 08.26.10 / Vietnamese served fast and open until the early morning on weekends.
Tikka’d off / Eating – 08.19.10 / A bad meal leads to rethinking Sacramento Indian food.
Raw love / Eating – 08.05.10 / Raw foodists and vegans have a safe haven on Del Paso Boulevard.
Italian standby / Eating – 07.29.10 / If it was near Greg’s house, it’d be the go-to.
On a whim / Eating – 07.22.10 / Prices at Cafe Capricho peak at $9. Very bad-economy-friendly.
Èlan and energy / Eating – 07.15.10 / An homage to Brussels—but as of yet without mussels.
Gramps’ way / Eating – 07.08.10 / The grandfather of Mexico City-style sandwiches on Franklin Boulevard.
Elk Grove international / Eating – 07.01.10 / One worldly south Sacramento strip mall has it all.
Mom never made this / Eating – 06.24.10 / Go for the sandwiches, stay to debate the best salad with random customers.
Food with flair / Eating – 06.17.10 / Billy Ngo’s new restaurant keeps the wows coming.
Go with tacos / Eating – 06.10.10 / Enjoyable but pricey.
Crunchy encounters / Eating – 06.03.10 / Sushi with tater tots?!
Dueling dim sum / Eating – 05.27.10 / Always double-down on char siu bao.
Name that continent / Eating – 05.20.10 / Bombay Bar & Grill passes the test.
Saltado and waffles / Eating – 05.13.10 / The only restaurant inside a restaurant in Sacramento.
Not your childhood cafeteria / Eating – 05.06.10 / Cafeteria 15L is not a traditional cafeteria.
What the house does best / Eating – 04.29.10 / Filter eats through the barbecue prism.
Thai surprise / Eating – 04.22.10 / Looks like Amarin—but there’s ch-ch-changes.
Eye on the sharp knife / Eating – 04.15.10 / Stick with the sushi chef and you’ll be OK.
Hellenes good / Eating – 04.08.10 / Plates are piled high at this new 16th Street Greek cafe.
Hardly plain / Eating – 04.01.10 / Wow—what a place to lose one’s tofu virginity.
Get your livers ready / Eating – 03.25.10 / Better as a nightclub.
Safety lesson / Eating – 03.18.10 / The spice-averse chefs at Lotus drop the ball.
Beyond brewskis / Eating – 03.11.10 / The quest for the best Philly cheese steak continues.
Havana bites / Eating – 03.04.10 / Make the pilgrimage for pretty authentic Havana eats.
Vietnamese hangout / Eating – 02.25.10 / Greg skips the avocado shake but stays for the eats.
Hunt for pink roohafza / Eating – 02.18.10 / Greg keeps his eye on the prize, gets his goat and embraces Shaz.
Timber! / Eating – 02.11.10 / Greg Lucas plays victim at this Howe Avenue Disneyfied eatery.
Something familiar / Eating – 02.04.10 / Sacramento’s Orphan gives a nod to Isabel’s Cantina of Pacific Beach.
Outside the bento box / Eating – 01.28.10 / Greg Lucas digs the happy sushi hour at this Midtown after-work haunt.
Carmichael pies / Eating – 01.21.10 / Go to Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro for the make-your-own pizza, stay for the Tree Hugger BLT.
Adventures in fondue / Eating – 01.14.10 / Greg Lucas eats Japanese shabu-shabu—and shakes it like an udon noodle.
Comfort and style / Eating – 12.31.09 / The Corner does it well.
Neighborhood divine / Eating – 12.24.09 / Greg worships at the fennel, beets and figs altar while his friend visits heaven in form of beat salad. Skip the antipasto.
This is the future / Eating – 12.17.09 / Greg Lucas reviews New Canton’s megalithic new dim sum and Cantonese food house with nary a mention of is dim-sum slut past.
Live by the sushi blade / Eating – 12.03.09 / Good sushi within walking distance of the Music Circus—and fried oysters to boot.
What a concept / Eating – 11.26.09 / The only thing similar to Morton’s is the pommes frites. And maybe that they both serve steak.
Lunch on fire / Eating – 10.15.09 / Greg spares SN&R’s accounting department and lunches at The Firehouse.
Curse be damned / Eating – 10.01.09 / Pearl on the River does it right—even Chioggia beets.
Davis Thai’d up / Eating – 09.24.09 / There are a ton of Thai places in Davis. This one stands out.
Best way to eat the heat / Eating – Best of Sacramento – 09.17.09 / SN&R’s food critic samples Sacramento’s spiciest cuisine.
Sushi-only philosophy / Eating – 09.17.09 / Drawn to the sushi/sports bar pairing, Greg settles in for a date with chef Ernie Rodriguez.
Spice or sacrilege? / Eating – 09.03.09 / Greg digs the authentic eats—but spices up the leftovers at home.
Weep in delight / Eating – 08.27.09 / The boss sends Greg down Stockton Boulevard again. He returns in tears.
It takes a chef / Eating – 08.20.09 / Sapporo Grill Steak House’s sushi is masterful, but the rest needs a few tweaks to begin trending upward.
Yellow jersey / Eating – 08.06.09 / Rick Mahan’s new East Sacramento pizza joint emphasizes fresh and local eats, serves up simple pizza and Californian fare, and gets the four-star stamp of approval.
Secret lives of Carmichael diners / Eating – 07.30.09 / Lido Bar & Grill, on Fair Oaks Boulevard, might possibly be Carmichael’s best kept secret.
Snack attack / Eating – 07.23.09 / SN&R food critic Greg Lucas has been to Tokyo, so he “gets”—and can appreciate—the approach at Crepe House Uni: small dinner crepes or dessert ones that you can enjoy on a break or before/after catching a flick. Case closed.
Fare to fare / Eating – 07.16.09 / Greg Lucas on Sacramento’s many Thai restaurants—and how he prioritizes when he’s in the mood for spiced beef salad.
Realm of possibilities / Eating – 07.09.09 / Magnificent, with great attention to detail.
With a bullet / Eating – 07.02.09 / Durian, lemongrass, congealed pig blood—tasty!
Tokyo overload / Eating – 06.25.09 / Greg Lucas’ Japanese vacation turns foodie marathon.
Go toward the light / Eating – 06.11.09 / Greg Lucas on what to eat with good heat.
The dudes abide / Eating – 06.04.09 / Just a few bros trying to get their eat on at Plan B, now in Location B near Watt Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard.
Truth in advertising / Eating – 05.28.09 / It’s not a lie, Burgers and Brew has burgers and brew.
As French as it gets in Sacramento: Café Rolle / Eating – 05.21.09 / Salmon is king at this lovely little cafe.
Spontaneous sushi / Eating – 05.14.09 / Remember Zen Sushi? It’s like that, but in Davis.
Black, white, green / Eating – 05.07.09 / Cheap, authentic pizza and other stuff.
Trending upward / Eating – 04.30.09 / They’ve cleaned up their horrible service, which makes a difference.
Dumpling lust / Eating – 04.23.09 / Greg Lucas is a dim sum slut.
Go firecracker / Eating – 04.16.09 / Get the firecracker steak at Fuzio Universal Bistro.
Kings of Loomis / Eating – 04.09.09 / So where the hell’s Loomis?
What’s good? / Eating – 04.02.09 / Pleasantly functional, mmm.
Sabrina salmon / Eating – 03.26.09 / A few pricey items and an old-timey feel lift this place out of the cellar.
Get messy / Eating – 03.19.09 / My BBQ Spot is a new barbecue joint in Midtown.
The 10 tenets / Eating – 03.12.09 / Strange name, good food.
When the salsa bar kicks, let it / Eating – 03.05.09 / Stay for the pozole.
Charity recipes / Eating – Smorgasbord – 03.05.09 / Increase awareness of Pick’s disease.
Karma kitchen / Eating – 02.26.09 / Maybe it was just an off night?
Exploring the octopus’s garden / Eating – 02.19.09 / Epic bulkoki at this Korean eatery of Folsom and Bradshaw.
‘What are they this week?’ / Eating – 02.12.09 / Salt-and-pepper shrimp, ladies free B4 11 p.m.
Unfettered delight / Eating – 02.05.09 / Lalo’s Restaurant is epic.
My big, fat, Greek date night / Eating – 01.29.09 / Not a review featuring Mrs. Lucas. Nope.
Not for disaster / Eating – 01.22.09 / Noodles, coconut milk, soups, weird crepes—and a hint of anise.
My sweet little dumpling / Eating – 01.15.09 / Sacramento’s best dim sum.
Fast, chaaty and lentils à go-go / Eating – 01.08.09 / Follow the light.
Goodwill ambassador / Eating – 01.01.09 / The salsa bar rocks hard.
Magic hands / Eating – 01.01.09 / A thanks to two sushi chefs.
As the sushi world turns / Eating – 12.25.08 / A tale of heat, sauces and voodoo.
First cousins / Eating – 12.18.08 / Los Primos in Elk Grove vs. Los Amigos in West Sacramento.
Banh-ed pho sure / Eating – 12.11.08 / Banh cuon is the new pho: Roll it, pat it, eat it.
Mover, shaker, Lounger / Eating – 12.04.08 / Lounge on 20 makes for an appealing evening.
Epic curious / Eating – 11.27.08 / Meet Greg Lucas, SN&R’s new food critic.
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