Visit Sacramento Podcast

Visit Sacramento Podcast

Visit Sacramento introduces you to the people who make California’s capital a vibrant place to travel and live.

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February 2, 2023 16 min
Sacramento's first superhero comes from the imagination of Brent Sands, creator of Impound Comics, who grew up in California's capital and set his comic book world in the city.

With a shop in DOCO featuring only Impound Comics, Sands says it's the perfect time to get in on the ground floor of a new comic book universe, having published his first book in 2020. Now with more than a dozen titles, the universe is growing, an...
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Melissa Muganzo Murphy, inspired by her own surviving of fibroids, set out to document the challenges faced by Black women -- and others -- in seeking reproductive healthcare, from racism to transphobia, institutional sexism and other issues.

On this episode, she shares her story from producing the film, which debuted in July 2022, has received accoladdes at film festivals, and is once again screening in California's capital in ...
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Sacramento's Little Saigon and Stockton Boulevard area is a haven of excellent food, cultural events and local businesses. On this week's episode, Stockton Boulevard Partnership Executive Director Frank Louie shares the history of the district and his insights into the best things to do, see and eat, including Lunar New Year and the Tet Festival.
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Localis, a fine-dining restaurant at Sacramento's 21st and S streets, is the latest to earn a Michelin Star in California's capital. On this episode, Chef/Co-Owner Chris Barnum-Dann shares what it takes to earn the coveted ranking, and what customers can expect when they come in to dine.
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Sacramento -- known in some circles as 'Sacratomato' -- is home to the Tomato Products Wellness Council, and for good reason. On this week's episode, Alec Wasson, Chief Tomato Evangelist for the council, shares why American tomatoes are best in the world, and why Sacramento is the perfect place for its headquarters.
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Midtown Sacramento is a fantastic place to shop for the holiday season, enjoy meals out and take a break with a nice, warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Krystine Taylor of the Midtown Association is on this week's episode to share all that Midtown has to offer as well as how to support local small businesses.
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November 3, 2022 24 min
The Colour of Music Festival returns to Sacramento this November, bringing a broad range of Black classical musicians to California's capital for four days of performances Nov. 15-18. On this week's episode, Lee Pringle and Anyango Yarbo Davenport share their roles in the festival, and why you should come and view the performances.
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The Latino Center of Art and Culture has been in operation since 1972, celebrating Latinos and sharing the diversity within the community through at exhibitions, events and more. Executive Director Carissa Gutiérrez is on this week's episode to share how you can take part in the center's activities, including the upcoming Día de los Muertos Pantheon.
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Dreamland Cinema opened in the summer of 2022, seeking to fill a gap in the types of films typically seen in the city. Focusing on indie, international, arthouse and cult films, the small theater in Midtown Sacramento has found its footing and welcomes guests several nights per week.
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With his flagship Tequila Museo Mayaheul and its following restaurants -- Mesa Mercado, La Cosecha and Sal's Taqueria -- Ernesto Delgado has found success in Sacramento sharing his passion for his culture and the food he grew up with. On this week's episode, he shares why you should visit one of his restaurants the next time you're in Sacramento.
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Sacramento's creative community comes together in California's capital Oct. 17-21 for the full-fledged return of Design Week Sacramento. Organizers Amanda Sanchez and Rochelle Reynosa are on this week's episode to share how the week of networking, educational sessions, speakers, and more are open to creatives who are looking to grow their businesses, hire staff or just meet other creatives.
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When it comes to almonds, California supplies more than 80 percent of the world. And the largest growers’ association is headquartered in Sacramento. Listen to Blue Diamond Growers Director of Innovation Jeff Smith on this week’s episode to get the scoop on why almonds are so important, the many ways you can enjoy them, and more.
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The inaugural Oak Park Black Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 7 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 11 in the historic Guild Theatre in Sacramento's Oak Park.

Designed to share the voices of Black filmmakers with Sacramentans, the festival will showcase a mix of short and feature-length films with some of the filmmakers involved as well as some of the people who lived the stories of the films in attendance for discussion afte...
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The 2022 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival includes not only the two-day festival Sept. 23-24, but also the Legends of Wine tasting evening at the Capitol Sept. 8 and the Tower Bridge Dinner Sept. 11.

Hear from Visit Sacramento Events Director Annie Mosley as she describes the events, why you shouldn't miss them, and some new things to look forward to this year.
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The Our Street NGT MKT is designed to be a celebration of creativity in Sacramento with a wide range of cuisine from street vendors, live art music and more. Inspired by night markets in Taiwan, it's coming back to Sacramento's R Street Sept. 10, it's a fun, free event that's open to all.

On this episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, two of the founders, Rose and Shawn, share the story behind the market, what peop...
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The World Butchers' Challenge is coming to Sacramento's Golden 1 Center Sept. 3, and teams from 13 countries will compete in what the organizers describe as the "Olympics of Meat."

Team USA is headed by Danny Johnson of Taylor's Market, with Paul Carras (also of Taylor's Market) joining other American butchers from across the United States to represent the nation as they face off against teams from France, th...
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Spirit Wings is a new art installation that runs from the Old Sacramento Waterfront 13 blocks, with seven pieces of art along the way. Designed to entice people to get out, observe and explore the city, the art is by Garr Ugalde. The project was seven years in the making, with Phil Tretheway and Megan Blackwell coming up with the initial concept. On this week's episode, hear from Phil as he describes the art, the inspiration be...
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Sacramento's Burger Patch opened as a popup restaurant serving plant-based burgers in 2017, and lines stretched around the block, leading owners Danea and Phil Horn to expand on the concept, opening inside Golden 1 Center before finally finding a home in Midtown Sacramento in 2019.

Now with four locations, Burger Patch is a staple in the local food scene, and Danea and Phil are eying expanding to other cities. Listen to this wee...
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After a hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic, the California State Fair and Food Festival is back in Sacramento at Cal Expo, and spokeswoman Darla Givens shares how to experience all the fun, food and great times at the 2022 event, which runs from July 15-31.
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Amador Stage Lines got its start in the 1850s transporting miners during the Gold Rush, and today, the company is still providing taking passengers all over Northern California, Nevada and beyond.

On this week's episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, hear from Operations Manager Lisa Allen shares the history of the company, the types of buses they operate today, and how you can get in touch when you're planning your trip t...
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