Crepeville, opened by Derar Zawaydeh and Philippe Masoud, and they expanded to run the very successful Burgers & Brew restaurants, and have decided to sell Crepeville's Curtis Park location, reports Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
"We felt that we could concentrate on the others and expand to some other areas of Sacramento," said Zawaydeh, explaining that they decided to focus on locations with higher profit margins. "… You could spend your time someplace and make $2 or go another place and make $10."
The new owners, Rafi Rozbahani and Banafsheh Nabizadeh, are getting training in the Crepeville culture at the Davis location, the original store in the Sacramento region. They will take over the restaurant, to be called Cafe M, as soon as they receive licensing approvals.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Chef Michael Thiemann's Exciting New Cuisine at Ella Dining Room & Bar - If you haven’t visited Ella Dining Room & Bar since new Executive Chef Michael Thiemann took over the kitchen, you need to put it on your culinary calendar. We had a dazzling lunch recently at the sophisticated downtown restaurant, in celebration of my mother’s birthday, and Thiemann’s team prepared a meal she won’t soon forget. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Homemade caramels coming to Midtown Village Cafe - Army Specialist Michael Pinto said there was one treat he looked forward to more than anything else when stationed in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 – his mother’s homemade caramels...Now Pinto’s mother, Gael George, is hoping that Sacramento residents will be just as enthusiastic about her candies as she opens a retail spot for her business, called My Sweet George. Brandon Darnell in Sac Mag.
Counter Culture: Fish 'n' chips go over swimmingly at Kilt Pub - Somewhere in between is the comfort zone of the neighborhood eatery, perhaps a short drive or a brisk walk from your front door. The draw is social familiarity and consistency of fare. We dropped by a few in recent weeks. Lunch pals Tom and Jackie Eres and I took a booth inside the Kilt Scottish Pub and cruised the hard-copy menu and the "specials" list lettered on a wall-mounted whiteboard. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Ella adds privacy for special events - Ella Dining Room & Bar this month introduced its new, more private Capitol Room for small meetings and mixers. The private dining area had been in the restaurant since the opening, but it was only cordoned off from the main dining room by floor to ceiling curtains. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
Audio: Friday Food With Shady Lady - Drawing largely from the past for inspiration, the restaurant and bar features a large variety of both classic cocktails and new craft creations. Kevin Richie is the Chef at Shady Lady. Kitty O'Neal on KFBK.