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Daily Dining News: Paesanos is Popular. But is it Still Good?


I love me some Paesanos (click here for happy hour info). Whether you hit the midtown, Davis or Elk Grove locations, I've found them to be a great place for a casual meal that won't break the bank. But what does Sac Bee restaurant reviewer Blair Anthony Robertson think?

Midtown today is more alive and more essential, largely due to restaurants. And Paesanos should get partial credit for showing the way.

It continues to show how it's done. Even if the equation and context have changed, Paesanos has remained the same – not in a stubborn, worn-out way, but with poise and pride.

This is a casual eatery that never set out to wow the culinary establishment. It started with good food and decent prices, and with the new, more dynamic and competitive restaurant scene of 2012, only its place in the pecking order has changed.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

More News:

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The Red Rabbit restaurant brings 'Farm to Plate' - With a combination of red and black décor throughout the room and skylights brightening up the open space, a new restaurant on J Street - The Red Rabbit - brings the term “Farm to Plate” to Sacramento. "Farm to Plate" means all ingredients used in the dishes are provided by local farmers and growers. Candice DeVries in the State Hornet.

Roseville TGI Friday's to reopen [this] week - The remodeled TGI Friday's restaurant at 1168 Galleria Blvd., in Roseville will reopen on Tuesday. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.

No more vintage years for Rominger West Winery - The Rominger West Winery soon will be no more. The “Yolo-grown” venture was launched in 2004 and boasted an East Davis tasting room that has hosted countless concerts, fundraisers and community events, as well as private parties. Jeff Hudson in the Davis Enterprise.

Yelp revenge? A chef vents on Facebook - The owner/chef of Formoli's Bistro in East Sacramento reached the limit of his patience when he read a recent "review" on Yelp by "Chriuh C.," who graced the world with with his pithy observations about Formoli's Bistro. Appetizers? Entrees? None of them are any good. Even the water, infused with cucumber, stinks. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.


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