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I haven't had the opportunity to sample the new Pour House (1901 Q St.) yet, but The Sac Rag has, and he has mixed feelings.

The interior of this place is really pretty amazing. It feels like a converted barn, a secret hideout, a rural county watering hole rehabbed by some visionary soul with deep pockets. Dark, rough wood rings the primary bar, lighting is genius, palette ranges from rich cocoa to calfskin. I absolutely love the feel of the place.

Seems a shame that I’ll rarely go back. And it’s not for lack of service, which is more than adequate (and comely to boot), nor is it for the lack of selection, which verges on copious for beers and solid for spirits, nor for the food which is satisfactory if not memorable, nor for the prices which are highish but fair. No, it’s the crowd.

Read the rest of the post on the Sac Rag.

More News:

Harvey House restaurant shuts down in Old Sacramento - After just four months in business, Harvey House in Old Sacramento has abruptly shut its doors. The restaurant, which opened at Second and I streets in the former Fulton's Prime Rib, focused on a railroad-themed decor and American cuisine (think: prime rib, chicken fried steak, meatloaf, porkchops). Harvey House was modeled after a restaurant chain which was popular at southwest train stations from the late-1800s through 1950. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Zocalo brings ‘wow factor’ to the Fountains - The southern Mexican dining house Zocalo held its grand opening Monday in the Fountains at Roseville, earning rave reviews from customers for its sizzling menu items and exotically sophisticated décor. Currently a popular destination in midtown Sacramento, Zocalo began preparations to move to Roseville last December after restaurant Tres Agaves closed. Zocalo management soon embarked on a major eight-month renovation of the property. Scott Thomas Anderson in the Roseville Press Tribune.

Reunion Nightclub of El Dorado Hills is Hiring - Brought to you by the owner of Pizza Rock, Dive Bar & District 30, Reunion Nightclub of El Dorado Hills is hiring and hopefully close to opening. On Craigslist. 

Audio: Midtown Cocktail Week In Sacramento - What better way to celebrate the summer than with a cocktail. Not just any cocktail, the ones the mixologists whip up at Sacramento restaurants are not you're Daddy's gin and tonics. It's Midtown Cocktail Week in Sacramento. Bartender Ryan Seng from Grange restaurant was in studio with Rob. On KFBK.

VIDEO: Interview With Guy Fieri - He has shows like "Diners,Drive-ins and Dives" and this morning he was in studio for a quick chit chat. On Good Day Sac.

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