One of my favorite things about Sacramento are all the small businesses that exist solely to help charities.
There's Casa Garden, which benefits the Sac Children's Home. There's Plate's Cafe and Plates2Go, which helps fund the St. John's Program for Real Change. There's My Sister's Cafe which helps fund domestic violence shelter My Sister's House. And now there's Turnaround Coffee House, which is operated by the Clean & Sober homeless recovery communities.
Located at 7th & H streets, the cafe is run by volunteers and program alumni who are training for real world careers.
Here's more from Ed Fletcher in the Sac Bee.
The TurnAround Coffee House is unspectacular in decor. Its parking situation is dismal. The coffee is comparable to that of many other local spots.
It’s the mission that sets the new brew house apart...
One of the people leading the charge was Antoinette deVere White, matriarch of the pub-owning deVere brothers. Henry deVere said his mother poured her heart into getting the cafe open, and he was happy to help.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Turnaround Coffee House can be found online at TurnAroundCoffeeHouse.org.
Sacramento homeless get a taste of ‘mobile food movement’ at Loaves & Fishes - On Tuesday, mobile cuisine came to her and hundreds of others who typically receive their meals at shelters or from charitable organizations. For the second straight year, the owners of seven food trucks rolled into the Loaves & Fishes complex on North C Street and served up everything from Laotian and Thai food to hamburger sliders. Krush Burger and its mini sliders drew the longest lunch lines. But Chando’s Tacos and its “famous mulitas,” Drewski’s Hot Rod’s pulled pork, BaconMania’s “piggy sliders,” GameDay’s classic burgers, Green Papaya’s Thai rice and Smokers Wild’s BBQ chicken all had their fans. Diners also could partake of cups of ice cream, bags of chips and cold water handed out by the likes of Sacramento City Councilman Darrell Fong and county Supervisor Don Nottoli. Cynthia Hubert in the Sac Bee.
Icing On the Cupcake will hold its grand opening - Icing on the Cupcake, the former three-store mini-chain that declared bankruptcy in January and has been reincarnated in Rocklin under new ownership. The store has announced its official grand opening starting at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The celebration will feature raffles and prizes, giveaways and free samples from the menu of 35 gourmet cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Try It: The Waterboy’s Papa Sanchez - I had a knockout meal at midtown’s The Waterboy restaurant recently, which included a spicy white bean puree-smeared bruschetta, speckled with warm chunks of cotechino sausage and strewn with fresh arugula; and a fabulous dish of pan-seared Dayboat scallops, tangled tastily with bucattini pasta and roasted cauliflower. We started this repast with an uber-refreshing, perk-up-your-tastebuds cocktail called a Papa Sanchez. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.