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Sacramento may be a hamburger town, with iconic landmarks like Squeeze Inn, Nationwide Freezer Meats and Jim-Denny's. Burger affocionados may have been concerned recently when Jim-Denny's put itself for sale, but now it looks like there's nothing to worry about. Jim-Denny's is in the process of being sold, but the new owners plan to keep the place open, reports Sac Press.

Regulars and history buffs can breathe a sigh of relief: The buyer plans to keep the 76-year-old landmark restaurant operating right where it is, said broker Dave Herrera of Colliers International.

An investor who values the diner's history is purchasing the business and the property at 816 12th St. It's expected to close escrow in the next two weeks.

Read the entire story in the Sac Press.


Ruchi Indian Cuisine: Know Your Strenghts - Sambar holds a lofty place on the pantheon of lentil dishes. The soupy stew or stewy soup is a star of Southern Indian food—as well it might be, since it can easily make an appearance at every meal. At Ruchi in Folsom, the sambar is a standout. Its chili-pepper-driven kick holds attention but doesn’t stomp taste buds into submission. Sambar isn’t simply smashed-up red lentils in broth. Just about anything can happen in its murky, poi-consistency depths. Okra. Eggplant. In the Lucas Family Test Kitchen version—an experiment inspired by Ruchi that falls well short of their majestic offering—it’s carrot chunks and bits of green beans. Greg Lucas in Sac News & Review.


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