Last month, I visted Tako Korean BBQ on their first weekend and thought it was off to a good start. (Read my entire Instant Reaction.) Sac Bee restaurant reviewer Blair Anthony Robertson thought it "ranged from bland...to superbly original." (Read his First Impression here.)
Now, Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell chimes in with her First Bite.
Tako, which serves an inspired lineup of menu items cleverly fusing Korean barbecue and Mexican dishes, is located in a beautifully renovated Richfield gas station that sat empty and decrepit for many years. Neighborhood residents embrace the property’s charming metamorphosis and the food, which includes tasty, full flavored bulgogi, short rib and fire chicken tacos (try the 3 tacos for $7 special – it’s a great deal); a kimchi quesadilla, and a bulgogi mini-burger.
Read the entire review in Sac Mag.
Food truck conflict spreads - Just as Sacramento food truck operators and owners of brick and mortar restaurants reached a compromise over where and when the trucks can operate, another battle is brewing in the statewide mobile food arena. An advocacy group in Southern California is not happy with Sacramento's proposed regulations, which it calls illegal, and has vowed to fight any efforts by Sacramento truck owners and city officials to push for state legislation giving cities the right to regulate food trucks. Anne Gonzales in the Sac Bee.
Track 7 to release West Coast IPA - Cold beer and sticky Sacramento heat go hand in hand, and Track 7 Brewing Co. will soon beckon beer aficionados and loyal fans of the newly-opened brewery to hop on board the train that is their West Coast IPA, set to be released Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. Sara Godley in Sac Press.
Cheers to One Year: Celebrating Ruhstaller Beer in Sacramento - Last month was Ruhstaller’s first anniversary of brewing beer in Sacramento. Coincidentally, it was also the brand’s 131st anniversary. More than a century ago, Captain Frank Ruhstaller opened the Ruhstaller Brewery in Sacramento. Now, Sacramento resident J-E Paino has re-launched the beer to carry on the legacy of California’s first premium craft brewery. Tracy Tierny in Sac Foodies.
Thai Chili Slated For Natomas Village - Plans are in the works for a Thai Chili restaurant in the Natomas Village Center. The new eatery will occupy a 1,465 square-foot space in the strip mall on the corner of Truxel Road and Gateway Park Boulevard. On Natomas Buzz.
Audio: Friday Foodwith Kitty O'Neal Featuring Taylor's Market/Kitchen - When it opened on August 12th, 1962, Taylor's Market was a corner store and local butcher for those in Land Park. Today it is still offering fresh cuts of meat and a seafood counter but has also expanded to include Taylors Kitchen. Kathy and Danny Johnson are the owners of Taylors Market which is celebrating by throwing its 50th Anniversary Gala on Sunday. On KFBK.