If there's one thing I've learned writing this blog, no brick and mortar restaurant ever opens ontime. Ever. Maybe it's because it's much more complex to open a restaurant than first time restaurant owners think. Maybe it's permits that are delayed. Maybe construction takes longer than hoped. Whatever the reason, Krush Burger's first brick and mortar restaurant, which was originally scheduled to open in December, then Jan. 9, will now open in late January, they announced on Facebook this week.
We are excited to be begin working with some great West Coast breweries at our new restaurant opening in two weeks....21st Amendment Back in Black IPA from SF, Lost Coast Great White Wheat from Eureka, Track 7 Panic IPA from Sac, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Oregon, Trumer Pilsner from Berkley and more....
When they do eventually open, the new store will be located at 700 N. 10th St, which also serves as the headquarters for the California State Lottery.
Drewski's to expand with second food truck, new brick and mortar cafe - Here's a tip of the chef's toque to the Munchie Musings blog, which first reported this news. Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen, the popular local food truck, is in the midst of a significant expansion mode. Look for a second Drewski's truck to hit the road in about eight weeks, says owner Andrew Blaskovich. He purchased the GMC truck on Friday, which is now undergoing a complete overhaul to build a kitchen and all the necessary food truck features. "It's going to be completely all new on the inside," said Blaskovich. "I get to design the kitchen the way I want and maybe we'll be adding a broiler, so we can play with different ideas on the menu. Either way, it's going to be dope." Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Randy Paragary's Cafe Bernardo will open in Pavilions - The speculation is over. After sitting vacant since July 2011, the Market at Pavilions has a new tenant. That would be Sacramento restaurateur Randy Paragary (pictured), who has signed a lease and plans to renovate the space and open a Cafe Bernardo in the 4,000 square-foot space by June. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
Sushi chef snubs trends in favor of satisfying fare in Folsom - "We’re not one of those super trendy sushi places,” said Metha Jriyasetapong, owner of Kanpai Sushi, a Japanese restaurant that opened last month, just to the side of Kohl’s department store on Riley Street in Folsom...Jriyasetapong, 43, who drives from his Natomas home to Kanpai Sushi, brings fresh fish in every other day on the way from the Sunh Fish Market in Sacramento. The restaurant “concentrates on providing a family atmosphere,” he said. “We’re a comfortable venue where people can enjoy their food without crazy surroundings. And we’re kid-friendly. We have a kid’s menu." Art Garcia in the El Dorado Hills Telegraph.
Counter Culture: El Dorado Hills site reopens as 36 Handles - The centerpiece is a unique take on fish 'n' chips. Choose from haddock, cod and, surprisingly, salmon, all served either battered and deep-fried or buttermilk-dipped, rolled in panko, pan-fried and splashed with stone-ground mustard beurre blanc (butter-wine sauce). The accompanying fries are crispy-creamy. We ordered panko-coated haddock on two occasions. The first time, the two hefty and buttery fillets were crisp and succulent. The second time, the fish lacked enough panko for crunch, and was soggy from oversaucing...One of the best dishes is jalapeño-bacon mac 'n' cheese, a ramekin of tender macaroni gooey with melted cheese and semi-crunchy with bits of crisp bacon and garlic, topped with crispy Parmesan breadcrumbs. Pieces of green jalapeño delivered startling bursts of heat. "This is definitely an adult mac 'n' cheese," a lunch pal said. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
VIDEO: Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue at Melting Pot - Chef Cicely Pearson of Melting Pot shows Paul Robins how to make the perfect spinach artichoke cheese fondue. On FOX 40.