Broderick, set to open at 319 Sixth St. in October, will be a working-class bar with stiff drinks, big portions and a no-frills, no-nonsense approach, according to manager and co-owner Chris Jarosz, who is also the operator of the Wicked ‘wich food truck.
"It will be real American bar food," Jarosz said. "No Nouveau California cuisine, no fusion this or that. It's just going to be pure, unadulterated, old-school Middle-American bar food: heavy-duty comfort food, but as good as it gets."
The menu is still in development, but Jarosz said he has items in mind like East Coast-style chicken wings (big, fat and meaty), monster burgers, Philly cheesesteaks – the kind of hearty bar food that goes down well with beer, which will also be available in abundance.
New Ramen Shop Coming to Midtown - Here’s the scoop: my favorite Japanese restaurant in town, Akebono, is opening a ramen shop on 19th and S. They’re taking over the space currently held by Jalisco’s Mexican restaurant. On The Sac Rag.
The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Veggie Burgers on a Budget - Tasty vegetarian burgers are plentiful around town, from Tower Cafe’s nutty earth burger to Plum Cafe’s California burger, a vegan beauty boasting tempeh bacon and avocado. But at $10.95 and $12, those two were off-limits for this Dollar-Wise column, in which the goal was to find deals under $10. While I found plenty of options in that price range, I also found—surprise, surprise—that many of the least expensive veggie burgers in town also are the least enticing, using frozen patties (yup, the same Gardenburgers you find at the grocery store) and little innovation. Here are four exceptions to the rule, in no particular order. Featuring Fox & Goose, Ettore's, Burgers & Brew and Sunflower Drive In. Cathy Cassinos-Carr in Sac Mag.
Mighty Kong Cafe in Tahoe Park redefines itself with a remodel - An old boxing gym once frequented by the likes of George Foreman is the unlikely home to what some say is a hidden culinary surprise in Tahoe Park. Mighty Kong Cafe, located at 3701 Stockton Blvd., was formerly the Capital Boxing Gym before the cafe opened in 2008. Originally a muffin and coffee business, the renovation converted it to a full-service restaurant with an elegant feel, according to owner King Smith’s son, Lance Smith. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
When It Comes to Reservations, Time Is Money - While airlines and hotels have figured out how to vary prices to fill flights and rooms, restaurants’ methods have largely remained in the icebox age. Now, some restaurants are borrowing a tactic from other hospitality businesses and charging different prices for meals at different times. The restaurants’ premise is that a dinner at 8 p.m. on Saturday should simply cost more than one at 5:30 on a Monday. “Restaurants are catching up,” said Sheryl E. Kimes, professor of operations management at Cornell’s school of hotel administration. They are betting that consumers, used to paying extra for holiday-weekend flights, V.I.P. seats at the theater or umbrellas on the street after the first raindrop hits, will also pay more for their Friday-night dinners out. Stephanie Clifford in the NY Times.
Friday Food: Elkhorn Saloon - It's an old building that has had a storied past. Originally founded in 1878 as the Elkhorn Saloon, is has since been a post office, a brothel, and a gambling hall. Now it's under new ownership and is sure to impress. Stan Goman is one of the owners. On KFBK.