Dining review: Hokkaido noodle house a home for Asian comfort food - Every so often, we take a break from the world of fine dining to put our elbows on the table and look for something more casual. We seek value, embrace simplicity, discover good food and save a bunch of money. Anyone can drop $200 and find quality cooking in a room with clean tables and soft lighting. But how about $7.55? Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Bulls Bar & Restaurant: Cowboy up - At Bulls, the server/bartender gamely restrains her mirth at a request for club soda. With a lime. Probably rules out foie gras or timpano. Entering Bulls, only an all-world dunderhead would broach fizzy water—with or without a lime. Greg Lucas in the Sac News & Review.
Night Life: Midtown's Azul Mexican Food the place to be on Tuesdays - Delicious Mexican food paired with great beers and handcrafted margaritas always translates to a good time. And when customers can do it on the cheap, everybody wins. Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar is happy to oblige. The local favorite, found smack-dab in the middle of midtown on 20th Street between J and K, is offering up plenty of happy-hour bargains. Casey Mar in the Sac Bee.
Yard House chain to open restaurant in Roseville's Fountains - Yard House, an upscale casual restaurant known for its big menu selection and even bigger array of draft beer, will be taking over the 13,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by garden retailer Smith & Hawken, according to a Fountains news release. Niesha Lofing in the Sac Bee.
New restaurant to offer local flavor - Julia Hadley has never owned a restaurant before, but she said she looks forward to opening Hads Steak and Seafood at 19th and J streets and molding it to her image of what a neighborhood favorite should be. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Jim-Denny's for sale - Sacramento landmark Jim-Denny’s went up for sale Monday. The Lane family has decided to sell the historic white and red diner after five years so Patsy Lane, the heart and soul behind the counter, can retire to Montana. Suzanne Hurt in Sac Press.
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