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Restaurant Reviews

Dining review: Sacramento's Buggy Whip a restaurant anachronism with a loyal fan base - In 1959, Bozo the Clown premiered on television, Charles de Gaulle became president of France, Buddy Holly and Billie Holiday left us too soon, Ford stopped production on the Edsel none too soon, and in the fall of that relatively slow news year, the Buggy Whip opened for business in Sacramento. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

Good Eats: Kinda sorta - Good Eats is aptly named. Its fare isn’t bad. It’s not great. And “Kinda Good Eats,” “Sorta Good Eats” or “Mediocre Eats” ain’t gonna fill the tables. To paraphrase David Crosby, Good Eats has been a long time coming with the potential to be a soon time gone. Greg Lucas in the Sac News & Review.

Night Life: Early birds, night owls flock to Kasbah Lounge's happy hours -  Kasbah Lounge transports you into another land the moment you step through the door. The exotic restaurant favors "barely there" overhead lighting, accented by candles, creating an almost sleepy space ideal for dates or small groups. Casey Mar in the Sac Bee.

A Tasty Reason to Drive Over the Causeway: Fat Face Pop + Food Shop - Last week I had a fantastic cola-braised pork sandwich, adorned with avocado salsa and queso fresco, at a very curious and endearing shop (if you can call it that) in Davis. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Sac Foodies Review: Sienna Restaurant: El Dorado Hills - I rarely make it up the hill to El Dorado Hills, but I’d heard from a number of different people that I needed to venture out and try Sienna, a newish, beautiful restaurant in El Dorado Hills. Recently, I did just that. We hosted a baby shower in the Coriander Room of Sienna – a beautiful glass-enclosed room that seats about 10 comfortably, and enjoyed their delicious and varied menu. Maria Chacon Kniestedt in Sac Foodies.

Golden Bear, Midtown - If you haven’t noticed from past posts, we’re big fans of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives .  I must admit that I live vicariously through Guy Fieri and his ventures to the nation’s lesser-known restaurant gems.  So, when I heard that Guy would be making a visit to Midtown’s very own Golden Bear   I knew I had to scope out the menu.  After all, it was news to me that the fare at this popular Midtown spot spanned beyond your typical bar food! Cecily Fuller in Sac Foodies.

Restaurant News

Danielle's Creperie closes one location - Danielle's Creperie at 901 K St., in downtown Sacramento recently closed its doors. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.

Changes at Kupros Bistro - John Gurnee is out as chef at Kupros Bistro, a 21st Street gastropub that opened in August. The reason? Gurnee and owner Stephen Tokuhama didn’t see eye to eye on the food or the restaurant’s direction. Marybeth Bizjak in Sac Mag.

Foodies use social media to share their meals virtually - And in this latest Twitter update, Kris Vera-Phillips is having a "city roll" with spicy tuna and unagi from Miso on Broadway. The next day it's a huge lunch at Jamie's with @suzannephan: Lamb stew in a breadbowl. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

La Bou shuts four stores, opens two new ones -  Sacramento coffee-and-croissant chain La Bou has closed four locations, including its original J Street site downtown, and is opening two new stores in West Sacramento and El Dorado Hills. Darrell Smith in the Sac Bee.

Squeezing the competition - Sacramento's most famous burger joint is in growth mode. The owner of Squeeze Inn reports he is looking at possible new locations in midtown Sacramento and West Sac. Bob Shallit iin the Sac Bee.

Giovanni's Pizzeria Closing - NATOMAS BUZZ reader Deb wrote to tell us Giovanni's Pizzeria, located in the Town Center Shopping Center, will close its doors permanently Nov. 21. In Natomas Buzz.

Pause Lounge & Kitchen coming to Roseville - Apart from Hawks in Granite Bay, you're not going to find much in the way of "slow food" around the Roseville 'burbs. But a new Roseville restaurant called Pause Lounge & Kitchen is expected to open by the end of November, emphasizing farm-to-table and locally sourced foods. Lucas and Leyland Jacob Elia, the brotherly team behind Bloom Coffee & Tea, have joined forces again to open Pause. Look for such menu items as seared foie gras, beef marrow bones, duck breast and house cured olives. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Your Guide: Restaurants get busy as days shorten -  Weather affects restaurant business. So do the seasons. So do events in the city and the world. So does, it sometimes seems, pretty much everything. Which means, as we hit November, and the weather turns cold and often wet, and as night comes earlier – by the way, daylight saving ends this weekend – that is when the restaurant world, of course, turns really, really busy. Rick Kushman in the Sac Bee.

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