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Sac State dorms upgrade to 5-star food over the break

Starting Dec. 21, Sac State students living in the dorms will have meals delivered Monday-Friday over the holiday break from five local restaurants thanks to a a $50,000 grant from the city of Sacramento. Photo by Dale Cruse/CC BY 2.0
Max Connor, editor in chief December 28, 2020
After a $50,000 grant was approved by the Justice for Neighbors program administered by the City Attorneys' Office, the roughly 60 students living in the dorms over the break will be delivered meals by some of the best restaurants in Sacramento.

Local restaurant owners grapple with latest stay-at-home order

Panchito Mexican Restaurant on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Owners Jose and Rosibel Osuna said they hope their new specials will draw in business during the lockdown.
TJ Martinez December 17, 2020
With the current stay-at-home order in effect in Sacramento County, see how local small businesses are both struggling and adapting in response to such conditions.

Aramark wins bid to take over Sac State’s dining operations

The Aramark and AmeriPride building in Hibbing, Minnesota on Oct. 4, 2020. The food service company is planned to take over University Enterprises, Inc.’s dining operations July 2021. (Photo by Tony Webster/ CC BY 2.0)
Estefany Nuñez December 14, 2020
In attempt to continue making food services financially feasible and affordable for students, University Enterprises Inc. decided to outsource their dining operations. Aramark won with the highest score to a bid and is set to take over in July 2021.

Sankofa Market: A farmers market addressing the food deserts in Sacramento

Cleo Cartel, owner of Momma's Market, sells her specialty goods from all over the world at the Sankofa Market in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Cartel mainly caters her products to people of color and said she understands and values this market because it gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to profile and sell their products.
Brandon Bailey November 24, 2020
Sac State student Greo the Storyteller and business partner Deborah Armstrong launched the second Sankofa Market in an effort to provide fresh produce and natural products to the Black community.

Burger Patch opening third location near Sac State campus

Burger Patch's menu offerings are  entirely plant-based, making classic fast food fare accessible for vegans and omnivores alike. Burger Patch founders Danea and Phil Horn plan to open their third location in early 2021.
Anastasia Sher-Jones November 24, 2020
Plant-based fast food will soon be available near Sac State. Burger Patch announced plans for its third location, giving students a healthier option for lunch.

MAX’S TABLE: Produce production during a pandemic

Organic local produce in a local Sacramento Bel Air store. This week on Max's Table, long time produce buyer Gina Backovich gives in inside look into the complex world of fruit and vegetable production.
Max Connor and Robbie Pierce October 30, 2020
This week Max talks with 20-year General Produce employee Gina Backovich. Backovich unveils the complicated world of produce, and how the pandemic disrupted it. After this episode, you’ll never look at your bagged cobb salad the same way.

MAX’S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

MAX'S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode
Max Connor and Robbie Pierce October 17, 2020

This week on Max’s Table, Max talks to his sister and fellow sandwich connoisseur Dina Owens, all about sandwiches. Where did they come from, Why are they so delicious, is a hotdog a sandwich and how...

MAX’S TABLE: Starting a home vegetable garden

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Max Connor and Robbie Pierce September 24, 2020
This week Max talked with the CapRadio garden coordinator to get tips on starting a home garden in the hot climate of Sacramento.

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business
Chanelle Muerong, Garry Singh, and Robbie Pierce September 22, 2020

State Hornet reporters Chanelle Muerong and Garry Singh bring you another episode of the State Hornet: Spotlight audio profile series, this time featuring Sac State business alumnus and Onit Coffee CEO...

Sac State alumnus giving back to Sacramento, ‘one cup at a time’

Onit Coffee founder and CEO Shadi Khattab poses for a photo with the small business' staff on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. The coffee truck is located in the parking lot of Precision M.D. in Elk Grove, CA.
Chanelle Muerong and Anastasia Sher-Jones September 16, 2020
Sac State alumnus Shadi Khattab created his Onit Coffee truck business amid the pandemic.
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