When Dickey's BBQ decided to open next to Tank House, a little tempest erupted online as partisans decidedly joined either Team Dickeys or Team Tank House.
Now, the chain restaurant half of the dispute is set to open on Thursday, reports Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.
Also at 11 a.m that day, a new Dickey’s will open at 1901 J St., in midtown Sacramento, likewise offering a free gift card for up to $50 for the first 50 dine-in customers and with various festivities set for Friday and Saturday.
Dickey’s bills itself as the world’s largest barbecue franchise, with more than 300 restaurants in 40 states. There are nearly 40 Dickey’s restaurants in California.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Missing Roseville restaurant owner was behind on loan - After news broke Monday that a missing Roseville restaurateur was in default on a $1.5 million loan from a city nonprofit, a friend of the eatery owner scoffed at the notion that Steve Pease would disappear over a $9,000 monthly payment. “Steve is not going to leave town (over) $9,000,” said Chris Maudru, who has been leading the effort to locate the primary owner of Sammy’s Rockin’ Island Bar & Grill. “Some people have speculated that he took the money and ran ... he would have been taking his own money. That just doesn’t make sense.” Ed Fletcher in the Sac Bee.
Friends step up search for restaurant owner with investigator, psychic - Maudru said two of Pease’s friends used motorcycles to survey 250 miles of rugged coastline this week, looking a trace of Pease or his rental car, and his brother, a Napa County pilot, helped with aerial searches with a jet prop for four hours. Searchers also followed up on a tip from a psychic about a particular location that apparently turned up nothing, and Maudru said a private investigator is planning to make inquiries along the coast from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in the next few days to try to pick up the trail again. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
Owner of coming Monk's Cellar unfazed by Sammy's closing - The owner of a planned restaurant and brew pub next to the shuttered Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill in downtown Roseville said he was disappointed to hear the restaurant’s sudden closure, but he’s still planning to move ahead. “In any situation where there is an effort to revitalize an area, the more options for people the better,” Andy Klein said in an email. In October, he got approval to open The Monk’s Cellar on Vernon Street. “Clearly they were and are a key player in the efforts to revitalize downtown. At this point I can only believe they are sincere in their hopes of serving the community once again.” Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
Galleria Sammy Hagar location still on track - Though the location in downtown Roseville is at least temporarily closed, a second bar and grill affiliated with rocker Sammy Hagar is on track to open next month at the Galleria. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
VIDEO: Food truck offering fresh from the farm - The Broderick Roadhouse offers up its news creation “Sacatomatoes” a food truck serving farm to fork delights. On KCRA.