Wendy Weitzel

Beer and food: a happy couple

Pairing food and beer What: Certified beer server Erin Lockett will offer two classes this month When: Friday, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by noon Thursday) or Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by Feb. 12) Cost: $30 per person Where: Sudwerk Restaurant Pilsner Room, 2001 Second St., Davis RSVP: Email [email protected] or call/text 949-636-2745 Davis class offers […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Japanese fondue dips into Davis scene

There’s a “coming soon” sign for Shabu Extreme at the former Judy’s Grinders spot at 213 E St. Shabu shabu (translated “swish swish”) is a Japanese fondue dish, with thinly sliced meat, seafood and vegetables. Customers cook the items in boiling broth at their table. I hope that swishing sound isn’t a revolving door. The location […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New offices and gyms take root

You may have read Friday about Pollinate Davis, a new co-working space at 508 Second St. Expected to open Feb. 1, it offers a network of offices, conference rooms, work areas and equipment. The environment should encourage collaboration and creativity among entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups, and give a new option for those of us who work […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: New brewery on tap for downtown

Since 2011, the Sacramento region has added more than two dozen new breweries. But in Davis, 25-year-old Sudwerk Brewing Co. stands alone. Until now. Three Mile Brewing Company is coming downtown, and could be pouring by year’s end. I spoke with Joe Runner, one of seven partners with the brewery. The nanobrewery and taproom will be […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

More changes at El Macero center

Tuesday Morning, a discount home goods retailer in the El Macero Shopping Center, will close sometime in February. A sign is posted on its door, but employees declined to offer details. The 8,100-square-foot space is highlighted on the website for Engstrom Properties, which manages the retail center. Several times in the past eight weeks, I’ve […]

January 04, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sink your teeth into Vampire Penguin

As I’ve said before, there’s definitely no desert of desserts in Davis. And now, there’s shaved snow. Vampire Penguin opened Monday at 130 G St., Suite C. Shaved snow is different than shaved ice. It’s more like an airy, extra-sweet, non-dairy ice cream. The Hawaiian specialty is made of fruit and fruit concentrates, nondairy cream […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fish store underwater? We can help

One of Davis’ independent gems, Rivers to Reef, is asking the community for support. James Krause, sole owner of Davis’ only full-service aquarium, doesn’t want to give up his store without a fight. “We hope to raise at least $5,000 by January to just keep the store open.” It’s at 333 F St., next to Swanson’s […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Coming soon: Tako Korean BBQ, take two

Tako Korean BBQ, at 400 G St., was temporarily closed for remodeling last week. A spokesman said Wednesday they plan to change the menu from Korean-Mexican fusion (tacos, burritos, nacho and quesadillas), to “more traditional Korean bar fare,” like bibimbap (Korean mixed rice with meat and veggies), tongdak (Korean fried chicken) and tteokbokki (spicy rice […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Don’t pass up the parking gift downtown

One of the reasons I write this column is to spread the word about local businesses, hopefully encouraging readers to spend their money locally. And with a holiday parking promotion, there are no excuses. Starting Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Davis shoppers will be given free unlimited parking on the weekends. The promotion ends on Sunday, […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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