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Daily Dining News: Opening of Firestone Public House Delayed Until April

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Firestone Public House, the hotly-anticipated restaurant replacing CPK at the corner of 16th & L, was originally scheduled to open by the end of February.

The restaurant, a partnership between the Wong Family who own Cafeteria 15L, Ma Jong's Asian Diner, Mix Downtown, and The Park Ultra Lounge and the de Vere White family who owns de Vere's Irish Pub, is now slated to open in April, says their Craigslist ad for new staff.

When it finally opens, Firestone Public House will be a sports bar featuring 60 beers on tap. To learn more about Firestone Public House, read Brandon Darnell's article about the place in Sac Press from October 2011.

More News:

First Bite: Red Rabbit - I had a chance this week to check out The Red Rabbit, which has recently moved into the midtown space last occupied by Red Lotus on J Street. It was packed with chatty twenty-somethings, and the bar area was particularly lively. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Q&A: Revamped Crocker Cafe looks to be state of the art - The Crocker Cafe gets a new flavor Tuesday with the debut of new operators Matt and Yvette Woolston of Matteo's Pizza & Bistro and the Supper Club. Although the Woolstons are no longer running their Supper Club restaurant on Del Paso Boulevard, they will be using the name as they play host to "pop up" dinners around town. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Toby Keith's opening date still not firm - It doesn’t seem like my last update was that long ago on the upcoming arrival of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Folsom, but readers are asking for another. So here it is: As of Monday, Gloria Wright, general manager for Palladio at Broadstone    , said she had been given no official opening date. A month ago, Wright told us the opening would be sometime in March. Kelly Johnson in Sac Biz Journal.

Harvey House restaurant to bring more railroad history to Old Sac - Another relic of the West's railroad history is coming to Old Sacramento. Opening late next month is Harvey House, an eatery modeled after the chain of restaurants that was a fixture at train stations from the 1870s to the 1950s. Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.

T-shirts and tastings - Speaking of Old Sac, the area's retail promoters are hoping to make one portion of the district into a wine-tasting destination. One shop, the Underground Tasting Room, was opened a few months ago by Charles and Yvette Ziolkowski, owners of the Twisted Twig winery in El Dorado County. Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee. (Second item.)

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