Best beer-aisle surprise: Curtis Park Market

Best of Sacramento 2013 writer’s pick

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For years, the Curtis Park Market smelled like rotting fruit and veggies. But people would hold their nose and buy their 12-pack of PBR there anyway. These days, it's a whole different market. You can make your own six-pack out of craft-beer singles, and there is an array of Belgian and American brews and a surprising selection of European candy bars (KitKat Hazelnut Cream, anyone?). The prices are good, too. It's no Pangaea Two Brews Cafe, but it's damn better than offerings of only Bud Light Lime. 2703 24th Street, (916) 456-6488.