Bento Box, located kitty corner to Monsoon at 16th & K, opened for business yesterday, reports Mark Anderson in the Sac Biz Journal.
Bento Box has locations at 65th St. and Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento and in Loehmann’s Plaza. It serves Japanese and Korean cuisine.
The downtown location will have the same menu as the other two — but it will also have a full liquor license, a to-go window on the K Street side of the building and some Chinese dishes, Mueller said.
The restaurant will be across the street and a half-block away from both Sapporo Grill and Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, which are also large Japanese cuisine restaurants.
Read the entire story in the Sac Biz Journal.
Top Picks: Sacramento Beer Week 2013 - From Midtown Cocktail Week to Bacon Fest, there’s no shortage of crazy fun events and festivals around town. The 4th annual Sacramento Beer Week is no exception (like them on Facebook and Twitter). It’s one glorious week where restaurants and bars celebrate the hops culture – not to mention all of our region’s breweries...There are literally hundreds of events. Realizing that no one has the time (or liver fortitude) to cover them all, we wanted to share our top picks. On Girls On The Grid.
Submerge Your Senses: 2013 Beer Week Edition! Feb. 22–March 3 • Part 1 - Whereas Christmas only lasts one day, Sacramento Beer Week lasts 10 whole days! That’s a week-plus of beer, food, beer, entertainment and beer (glorious beer). This year’s Beer Week will see local bars and restaurants hosting a variety of events—way too many to list here—but here are a few that we think you’d be crazy not to check out. For a full listing, go to Sacramentobeerweek.com! In Submerge Mag.
Cafe Soleil owner dies after battle with cancer - Nicole Ix was more than just the lady at the cafe serving downtown customers coffee and pastries. The co-owner of Cafe Soleil at Cesar Chavez Park knew her customers by name, had no qualms about yelling at non-customers who’d sit at the outside tables, and would yodel when calling out orders. She’d yell out orders like, “Fish tacos to Mike, hurry it up!” Or “Tri-tip salad, and make good this time!” At 46, and nearly 14 months after being diagnosed with colon and liver cancer, Nicole Ix died this past Saturday. A sign posted on the cafe's open doors informed customers of the news, and asked that tears not be shed in her memory. Karen Wilkinson in Sac Press. Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
James Beard Award nominees announced, Sacramento a no-show - Plenty of fingers were surely crossed around the restaurant industry this morning, as semifinalists were announced for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. These are considered among the top prizes in the food world, with today's announcement listing restaurants and chefs which are now vying for an award. This time around, none of those nominees came from Sacramento. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.