The KFBK afternoon news featured Cowtown Eats on yesterday evening's broadcast, discussing Sacramento's top 15 happy hours of 2012. In the interview, we discussed the offerings at two of the most popular happy hours, the clientele that visits happy hours and what's important in finding a great happy hour.
Lowbrau to open with New Year's Eve show featuring St. Lucia - Lowbrau, the new German beer hall at 20th and K streets, will be holding its official opening with a New Year's eve show. St. Lucia, a Brooklyn based electronic pop group, is headlining. Their most popular track on SoundCloud, "September" is an atmospheric and danceable elctro track. Jared Goyette on Sac Press.
Red Rabbit offers impressive New Year's Eve dinner - New Year's Eve is fast approaching, but there's still time to find a place that suits your style when it comes to ringing in 2013. The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar, a newcomer on the dining and bar scene, is certainly a worthy choice. We've dined there recently and have been very impressed. Good attitude, good ideas, lively setting and the vibe seems to reflect Midtown Sacramento -- smart, urban, unpretentious. Red Rabbit's entry in the New Year's Eve sweepstakes includes a five-course prix fixe dinner from chef/co-owner John Bays, with wine and cocktail pairings. It costs $69, which is an excellent deal, judging from what I've seen of the menu. The major food courses have options, and the kitchen will do a vegetarian option upon request. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Try It: Flaming Grill's Gator Bites - Ever tried alligator? If you’re curious, Flaming Grill Café (which also happens to crank out some of the best burgers in town) offers intrepid diners a plate of battered, deep-fried “gator bites.” Lightly sprinkled with a spicy pico de gallo salsa and served with a house-made aioli reminiscent of Thousand-Island dressing, the springy white meat “bites” are tender, mild and decidedly tasty. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Lessons in Service from Sacramento County Jail - Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Sacramento County Jail. I was checking on a friendly acquaintance, a homeless man I know who is accused of a relatively minor offense. It's a clean, well-lit place, at least for visitors. But what I want to address relates to service. And since I spend so much time visiting restaurants and trying to assess how skillfully they serve their customers, I thought it might be revealing to see what we could learn from how our county employees serve the taxpaying public. Hmm, let me think of a single word to describe it. Dismal? Sort of. Rude? Yes, but incomplete. Pathetic? Perfect. Let's go with that. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Top 10 restaurant menu trends for 2013 - Three major factors — high commodity costs, consumers’ growing sense of culinary adventure and the ingenuity of chefs and restaurateurs — will drive food trends in 2013. My predictions for the coming year range from the shoo-ins, like chicken breast, to the fanciful, such as bush tucka. Bret Thorn on Nation's Restaurant News.