Summer Guide 2013
Cool summer cocktails, tattoos, the ultimate Summer Festival Flow Chart, SN&R’s ‘stay chill’ quiz and more!
The fireball in the sky roasted us at nearly 110 degrees last Saturday—how could you forget?—so I tried to teach my pug Bernie how to swim.
Pugs are pretty stupid. I think I saw a canine chart once that ranked the breed as the 66th-most intelligent. But you’d think in triple-digit heat, the survival instincts would kick in. That a pug in a pool would flail those legs and enjoy a quick splash.
Bernie panicked for a few moments, feigning motorboat, then got his sink on. After escaping the water, he shook in a tizzy, then sneered: “Don’t bother me, I’m hot.”
We Sacramentans, thankfully, are smart enough to embrace the cool, chill and wet. We want ice pops and airy vintage duds, like those found at this issue’s cover models’ hangout, Bows & Arrows (see page 35). We get hot, we get bothered, and we crave new summer cocktails (see page 25), or even want to show off our flesh (and tattoos, page 65).
We broast and toast, then we do something about it. Like sit in the shade and read this here Summer Guide.
2013 Summer Guide Staff
Editor: Nick Miller
Writers: Deena Drewis, Guphy Gustafson, Lovelle Harris, Raheem F. Hosseini, Dave Kempa, Rachel Leibrock, Garrett McCord, Jonathan Mendick, Ann Martin Rolke, Shoka
Copy editors: Shoka Shafiee, Deena Drewis
Art director: Hayley Doshay
Photographer: Wes Davis
Web publishing: Joe Kakacek
Director of sales and Marketing: Rick Brown
Sales team: Josh Burke, Dusty Hamilton, Brian Jones, Rosemarie Messina, Dave Nettles, Lee Roberts, Julie Sherry, Olla Ubay, Joy Webber, Kelsi White, Gary Winterholler
Ad services operations manager: Will Niespodzinski
Ad services team: Melissa Bernard, Alicia Brimhall, Matt Kjar, Jessica Takehara
Distribution manager: Greg Erwin