Dining review: Esquire Grill no longer exciting - When you're but a block or two from the Capitol and you cater to quasi-public groups that jump at the chance for a free meal on some vague expense account, when you decorate the place to suggest a sort of privileged private club that is, to my way of thinking, a cringe-worthy cliché, and when you can keep a straight face while asking $29.50 for undersized and overcooked lamb sitting in a simplistic wine-reduction sauce lacking any hint of sophistication, then yes, it must be very tempting to rest on your laurels. You even get to charge $2 more for valet parking than every other restaurant in town. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Name that continent: Bombay Bar & Grill - When it comes to Indian restaurants, like lawyers, there’s always room for one more good one. Bombay Bar & Grill on 21st Street between N Street and Capitol Avenue is such a haven. Greg Lucas in Sac News & Review.
Chef Embraces a New Type of Restaurant - In this crazy economic climate, opening a restaurant isn’t an easy feat. That’s why Mark Liberman, a Sacramento chef who’s worked at some very high-end restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas, has come up with what he calls a new restaurant concept: Twice a week, he’ll serve a four- or five-course prix fixe menu out of a rented commercial kitchen at G and 16th streets. Marybeth Bizjak in Sac Mag.
Fox 40 on Mahoroba Bakery, my favorite Japanese restaurant. Click more for the video.