Empress Tavern, the hotly-anticipated meat-serving restaurant by the chefs and owners of vegetarian restaurant Mother, will open in early 2015, reports Carla Meyer in the Sac Bee.
Emerick and Borroum co-own the gourmet vegetarian restaurant Mother, which is part of the chunk of K Street property adjoining the Crest that Emerick purchased, along with the theater, in 2011. Construction recently began on Emerick’s new venture with Mother chef Michael Thiemann – a rotisserie-meat restaurant called Empress Tavern. The restaurant, housed in the Crest basement space that once held two small movie theaters, should be finished in January, Borroum said.
In addition, the Bee reports that the owners of the crest are "investigating the Alamo Drafthouse model of serving beer, wine and meals with films."
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
When it opens, Empress Tavern will be located at 1013 K Street, and can be found online at http://www.empresstavern.com/.
Dinner-with-a-movie concept moviehouse coming to Rocklin - A new nine-screen movie theater in Rocklin will offer an entrée and a mixed drink with first-run films. Studio Movie Grill is opening its first mult-plex on the west coast at 5140 Commons Drive next month in time for the release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Bill Lindelof in the Sac Bee.
5 things to know about restaurant-movie theater coming to Rocklin - The Dallas-based company that's bringing a restaurant-movie theater hybrid to Rocklin released more details about the project, originally announced last year, this week. Here are five things to know about Studio Movie Grill, which will be located in the Rocklin Commons shopping center. It's the company's first California site and 19th location overall. Rocklin Commons is one of the two large, new shopping centers at Interstate 80 and Sierra College Boulevard. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Off the Hook now open for dining in north Sacramento - The people who know Tanya Hill-Shareef best – her husband and her brother – have seen her coax the words “yes” and “absolutely” out of people who initially told her “no” and “never.” Yet when she came home and announced that she was going to open a restaurant at 2014 Del Paso Blvd., both men told her, “Oh, no, you can’t!” Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Counter Culture: Oak Cafe goes to the head of the class - Give the Oak Cafe two “bests.” It’s one of our area’s best restaurants, and it’s one of the dining scene’s best-kept secrets, likely because of its location and irregular (but predictable) operating schedule. Oh, and give an “among the best” for its timely and professional service. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Try It: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op’s Salad Bar - One of my favorite spots for a plateful of produce is the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, which offers a first-rate salad bar stocked with a raft of goodies. In addition to the ubiquitous leafy greens, cucumbers and carrots, the Co-op offers fresh edamame beans, grated beets, hard boiled eggs and the most scrumptious, delightfully crunchy (and not from a package!) croutons I’ve ever tasted. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.