Sac Mag's Catherine Warmerdam is the latest food critic to chime in on Tako Korean BBQ on Alhambra.
My pal Jessika tried the rice bowl ($6) with spicy pork, a midsize concoction featuring rice, meat and shredded cabbage, all topped with a healthy smattering of grated cheese. The dish’s barbecue sauce straddled the fence between spicy and sweet and was quite sensational. The tacos were served street style, with two small stacked corn tortillas each; a slightly vinegary cabbage slaw added some zing. But the biggest surprise was the blueberry sauce (salsa?), ladled generously over all. (Purple sauce on a taco? That’s new.) The tofu was kind of blah, but the chicken was tasty and tender, though a little more meat would have been nice.
Tako Korean BBQ reflects the cultural melting pot that is Sacramento, offering fun global fare that is accessible, affordable and—yes—different.
Read the entire review in Sac Mag.
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Old Sugar Mill adds wineries to its tasting rooms - The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg is set in two weeks to add its 10th winery tasting room, up from eight a year ago. The most recent additions include two area wineries, Due Vigne di Famiglia and The Dragon & Chicken. Melanie Turner in Sac Biz Journal.
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