Simulacra and stimulation

The Philharmonic, Philz Coffee

Illustration by KYLE SHINE

Nothing says Sacramento more than folks getting excited about a thing from San Francisco while a bunch of Sac versions of that thing already exist. So, in a way, the softly opened Philz Coffee is as Sacramento as they come. The Philharmonic ($3.50) blends flavors of “earth” with a sprinkle of cardamom and leaves of fresh mint for an approach to your morning Joe that tastes lightly of grapefruit. Pair that with the minimum $1,450 rent of the nearby Ice House Lofts and you’ve got a miniature simulacrum of SF that some folks claimed they’ve always wanted here. 1725 R Street,