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Hot Italian in Davis: The Best Pizza in Town

Hot Italian PizzaHot Italian in Davis is not just another pizza joint in the heart of a college town with more than its share of pizza joints. Hot Italian actually has something of an original idea: emphasize interesting (both expected and unusual) fresh ingredients and traditional pie-making methods in a fast-casual setting.

“We want our pizza to stand out, to be delicious, to be memorable,” says co-founder Andrea Lepore, who with co-founder and Maestro Pizzaiolo Fabrizio Cercatore opened the Davis location in 2015. (They have earlier incarnations in Sacramento and Emeryville.) They share a belief that anything is possible—“Tutto e possibile” as they say—and that meant building a place where, “pizza brings people together to celebrate Italy’s new generation of art, music, design, sport, food and wine.” more

Now Open: The Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Shrem MuseumThe Manetti Shrem Museum, a visible landmark along Interstate 80 that welcomes visitors on a major gateway to the UC Davis campus, opened its doors this November. It is a magnificent facility, full of eye-popping works of art, and thanks to the generosity of museum donors and partners, admission is free to everyone. more

A Culinary Tour Through Yolo County

FoodtableIn honor of California Restaurant month we’re bringing you some of the best culinary experiences in Yolo County…where farm-to-fork is a way of life. From Davis to Woodland to Winters you’ll find some of the best dishes your taste buds have ever experienced! Follow our list to taste your way through Yolo County.

Let’s start with Davis where you can find a full spectrum of culinary diversity around every corner. While you’re here make sure to check out the Davis Farmers Market (voted as one of the best in the nation!) more

Strolling the Arboretum at UC Davis

Karin Higgins/UC Davis

Karin Higgins/UC Davis

Ask Davis residents where they should take visitors, and most will mention the UC Davis Arboretum. The 100-acre public garden is the community’s most spectacular asset. And it’s free.

About the arboretum
This “living museum” spans about 100 acres, and showcases some 4,000 kinds of trees, plants and shrubs. The grounds, which follow the old north channel of Putah Creek, serve as a habitat for birds, reptiles and other wildlife. For visitors, the meandering path offers space to exercise your body, rest your mind and spark your creativity. more

The Complete Guide to Cycling in Davis

Breakaway Ride 2010 Start_Evan Davis (2)Proudly known as the “Bicycle Capital of America” since as far back as 1964, Davis has long been a leader in getting around on two wheels for school, work, and play. Davis was the first city in the nation to legislate and implement standardized bike lanes, and today more than 100 miles of bike paths and trails wind their way all through town. In 2006, Davis became the first city in America to earn the coveted Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community Award from the League of American Bicyclists—and is even working to achieve “Beyond Platinum” status. Davis is also home to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, a handsome museum that celebrates the rich history of American cycling accomplishment.

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Davis Live Music Scene

DavisMusicFestDavis is the perfect town for anyone who is looking to experience some great live music. With a vibrant student population and an incredible array of venues, there is something for every type of music lover to enjoy. From an intimate setting in downtown bars and restaurants, to the exhilarating experience of the Mondavi Center and music festivals, there are countless opportunities to hear top notch performances. more

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