“It all started with the sausage,” says Christine Chang, the
second-generation owner of Taiwan Best Mart.
Anyone who has visited the coffee houses of Vienna will see the
resemblance between those venerable institutions and Konditorei
Austrian Pastry Café in Davis.
Gaspachos in south Sacramento does not serve gazpacho, the
Spanish chilled tomato soup. Here and in Morelia, Michoacan,
gaspacho is something else entirely.
Amazon Grill is operated by the nonprofit Brazilian Center for
Cultural Exchange of Sacramento, which serves as a hub for the
Capital Region’s Brazilian community.
To walk along Elena’s deli counter is to explore the diversity of
the former Soviet republics.
Aria Afghan Restaurant in North Highlands serves a cuisine that
hails from the crossroads of South and Central Asia,
including one dish that takes over 10 hours to make.
One year into the pandemic and two into its existence, Chévere
has managed to hang on with a combination of flexibility and
dedication to its craft.
Fufu is a West African staple food made from boiled, pounded
cassava or other starches, and it’s trending on TikTok.
Neighborhood Favorite is a new monthly web column that profiles
independent restaurants around the Capital Region to showcase the
diversity and resilience of our local food entrepreneurs. In the
first installment, we visit one of Sacramento’s longest-standing