SN&R’s Best of Sacramento 2013 winners

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Each year, SN&R asks its readers to vote for their favorite Sacramento places. This year, 30,082 votes were cast in more than 100 categories. You’ll find the winners in the following pages—plus nearly 100 Best of Sacramento picks by SN&R’s writers. Thanks for reading, and thanks for being awesome!

Food & Drink

Tasty pies and pickles, un-American doughnuts, nerdy beers—and the city’s coolest chef (who you may have never heard of).

Shops & Services

You haven't slept until you've slept underneath a Korean blanket. Find out where to get one—plus the lowdown on who will deliver cookies and milk to your front door at 2 a.m.

Nightlife & Entertainment

A cowboy doorman, fanatic teens, grimy beats, drunk buses—and a Cheers-esque spot for Sacto’s creative class.

People & Personalities

Who’s the most popular pet in Sacramento? Find out here—plus a badass bartender, an outstanding Instagramer and a hella talented home-brewer.

Arts & Smarts

Discover more about Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel, the two women painting up a craze on SN&R’s Best of 2013 cover.

Travel & Sports

Hitting the road or the gym? Killer workouts or Capitol cooties, rural castles or pickup soccer? It’s up to you.


Celebrating the people who make SN&R’s Best of Sacramento a success:

Art Director: Hayley Doshay

Photographers: Steven Chea, Ryan Donahue, Bobby Mull, Anne Stokes

Editors: Rachel Leibrock, Nick Miller

Writers: Ngaio Bealum, Julianna Boggs, Cody Drabble, Deena Drewis, Becky Grunewald, Guphy Gustafson, Raheem F. Hosseini, Dave Kempa, Adam Khan, Jonathan Mendick, Jessica Rine, Shoka

Copy Editors: Kimberly Brown, Deena Drewis, Shoka Shafiee

Creative Director: Priscilla Garcia

Design: Brian Breneman, Vivian Liu, Serene Lusano, Marianne Mancina, Skyler Smith

Web publishing and online voting: John Bisignano, Joe Kakacek, Jonathan Schultz

Sales Department Manager: Rick Brown

Sales Team: Teri Gorman, Dusty Hamilton, Brian Jones, Rosemarie Messina, Dave Nettles, Lee Roberts, Julie Sherry, Olla Ubay, Joy Webber, Kelsi White, Gary Winterholler

Ad Operations: Melissa Bernard, Will Niespodzinski

Special kudos to: Greg Erwin and the distribution team for putting out the biggest issue of the year, human-resources director Tanja Poley, the operations department, the accounting department, executive coordinator Jessica Takehara, directors of first impressions Alicia Brimhall and Matt Kjar, and SN&R owners Deborah Redmond and Jeff vonKaenel.