Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson visited Hook & Ladder just as they opened, and found the experience to be uneven. Since then, Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell has paid a visit and likes what she found.
Try one of the restaurant’s fabulous signature quaffs (I relished the “Boatswain Cocktail,” prepared with two different rums, lime juice, almond syrup and fresh mint); and make sure to set aside enough time to read the menu carefully. Inspiring dishes on that first visit included a delectable pancetta and poached duck egg salad; and the rustic, flavorful house-made sausages (3 to an order) served up with mustard and a chunky-sweet chutney.
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Kombucha Kulture debuts mobile concept - Kombucha Kulture debuted its mobile vending trailer Saturday, Oct. 27, offering a host of different flavors of the fermented tea drink growing in popularity. The trailer features six flavors of kombucha, according to a press release, and the Zombie 5K run at Miller Park was the venue. The brewers were Revive, Bùcha, House and Lev’s. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Midtown residents rally to support music venue, and police listen - After an outcry from neighborhood leaders, police agreed recently to rescind a recomendaiton for a restriction on the liquor license transfer at Harlow’s, a nightclub at 2708 J St. A shooting Aug. 18 spurred some neighbors to act when the license came up for transfer to new owners – with the residents arguing that alcohol sales on the block, which includes several restaurants and bars, were partly responsible for the shooting. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Wine bar opening delayed on K Street - Downtown & Vine, the new wine bar on the K Street Mall, was scheduled to open in October. Well, that didn’t happen. But the tasting room, wine bar and retail shop is expected to open this month. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
Food for Thought - For decades, our region has struggled to find its national identity. But actually, it’s been here all along. Who knew that dirt would be so much more valuable than gold? Rob Turner in Sactown Mag.
VIDEO: Sausage and Beer with Rubicon Brewing - Rubicon Brewing stops by and shows Paul how to really celebrate the Giants win with beer and sausage. On FOX 40.