Maybe the title goes a little too far, but Andrea at Masullo is my favorite waiter in Sacramento. I've written about how amazing he is before. Now, Sac News & Review believes it too and has a profile on him.
The way Andrea Vedovato explains it, he practically hired himself at Masullo Pizza. The pizza there is so good, the Italian expat said, he found himself making repeated visits to the small neighborhood pizzeria.
“It reminded me of home,” said the 39-year-old. “I became one of their best customers.”
And, after telling Masullo’s owners how much he’d love to work there—at the time, he was waiting tables at another area restaurant—Vedovato also became their de facto Italian pizza ambassador.
It really is amazing how a great waiter can really turn a good meal into a great dining experience.
Read the entire story in Sac News & Review.
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Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates: Sacramento’s Finest - This isn’t a new discovery. I basically just used this blog, along with their “Macaron Madness” event, as an excuse to go back. I see that happening quite often with this new hobby of mine… At some point I’ll have to start writing about vegan spots and low calorie desserts but for now, chocolate that’s so good it transcends guilt. Tiffany Cascio on Girls on Food.
Firehouse Subs chain has plans for Sacramento area - Jacksonville, Fla.-based restaurant chain Firehouse Subs says it plans to open 75 restaurants throughout Northern California over the next 10 years. It will target the Sacramento area as well as the Bay Area and Central Valley, with a potential for 2,000 new jobs. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.
Sam's Kosher Deli - Amy Carabba checked out Sam's Kosher Deli as they prepare to feed the masses after Yom Kippur. On Good Day Sac.