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Restaurant Reviews

Dining review: Sacramento's Golden Bear: Adventurous cooking in modest surroundings - We can't take credit for discovering Billy Zoellin, the executive chef at a very appealing midtown place called the Golden Bear. Sure, we've sized up his cooking and, after several visits to an eatery once considered a dive bar, we've tasted nearly everything on a menu in which the most expensive dish is $11. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

Kupros Bistro: Any number of delights - Kudos to Kupros Bistro for kreativity. Fried pickles? House-cured, no less. Kompared to the koncept of fried pickles, a tartar sauce accompaniment seems almost mundane. Apparently, this is one of those gastropubs folks are yakking about that aim to ratchet up bar food a notch or nine. Whatever Kupros is—it’s Greek for “copper”—a tip of the hat to executive chef, Sacramento native John Gurnee, formerly of Mason’s Restaurant. Greg Lucas in the Sac News & Review.

Night Life: Happy hour at Sacramento's 33rd Street Bistro -  Walk into the 33rd Street Bistro in east Sacramento at happy hour and the words "snug" and "cozy" will immediately pop into your mind. Casey Mar in the Sac Bee.

Craving Pizza? Head to Tuli Bistro - A great admirer of Tuli Bistro's pasta and seafood dishes, I often forget that this friendly neighborhood establishment also cranks out excellent wood oven-baked pizzas.Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Sacramento Bee's Dining Scouts report back from the food frontier - The Bee's Dining Scouts are Marlene Chernev and Amber Turner of Fair Oaks, and Miki Vohryzek-Bolden of Sacramento. They're experienced, enthusiastic and discerning diners who report about once a month on their experiences with Sacramento's dining world. In the Sac Bee.

Restaurant News

Sacramento's Old Soul will serve hot java at new airport terminal - Initially left off the list, Sacramento's Old Soul Co. coffeehouse chain has belatedly won a coveted retail spot in the new Sacramento International Airport terminal due to open late next year. Tony Bizjak in the Sac Bee. Mariel Tagg in the Sac Press.

Starbucks plans to sell wine and beer. Crazy or inspired? - It’s either a sign of desperation or a stroke of genius. Starbucks, that ubiquitous chain of overpriced latte lounges, has announced it will try selling beer and wine at selected locations. Paul Hodgins in the Orange County Register.

Food at Kings games expands to include local, seasonal options - Sacramento Kings fans will have a wider array of dining options at games this season thanks to a retooled menu offering everything from carved turkey sandwiches with cranberry aeoli to fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Niesha Lofing in the Sac Bee.

K Street entertainment complex eyes New Year's Eve opening -  A Halloween opening is definitely out. Ditto Thanksgiving. Now George Karpaty is looking to New Year's Eve as a "probable" opening date for his much-anticipated, three-venue entertainment mecca at 10th and K streets in downtown Sacramento. Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.

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