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Tex Mex Bar & Grill opened about 9 months ago, but apparently, business at the J Street location wasn't what it had hoped. Reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee:

Midtown's Tex Mex Bar & Grill is being converted next month to a beer lover's hangout, with 40 craft brews on tap, along with a menu of sandwiches, salads and appetizers.

The new River Rock Tap House is based on a business that opened in Citrus Heights with a novel beer-and-coffee concept in 1993. Owners sold the business, then located in Roseville, in late 2004.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

More News:

For Sacramento's sweets scene, the sugar rush is on - Sacramento's sweets scene is buzzing with specialty bakeries, chocolate shops and cupcakeries, blast-from-the-past ice cream fountains and even new handcrafted takes on the popsicle. But call it a passing fancy at your peril. Darrell Smith in the Sac Bee.

Blue Nami sushi house adds momentum to Palladio center - The dining scene continues to warm up at the Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom, the 54-acre "lifestyle center" that was an unfinished ghost town until Cinema West opened a very popular 16-screen movie complex (www.gopalladio.com). Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Monday postscript: Taqueria Jalisco - Just a couple of things to add to my review of Taqueria Jalisco, which ran Sunday. First of all, Kudos to the 8,000 or so eagle-eyed readers who pointed out that, yes, it's usually spelled "tostada," not "tostado," as I wrote it (twice!). I think I looked at that word 20 times while I was writing the review and simply looked right over the ending. Any way you spell it, the tostadas are quite good at Taqueria Jalisco. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

Between brunch and a July beer-tasting, Fabian's is on a roll -  At the tender age of 6 months, Fabian's Italian Bistro continues to grow its base of loyal customers at viral speed. All that word-of-mouth is based on good reasons. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Elegant Noshing at Ella Dining Room & Bar - I dropped into Ella Dining Room & Bar recently for a few quick nibbles and a glass of wine. The small dishes I tried were stunners. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Chipotle raises prices in some markets - Pressured by rising commodity costs, Chipotle Mexican Grill raised prices at its restaurants in the Northeast and Southeast last week and company officials say more markets may see price hikes in the months ahead. Lisa Jennings in Nation's Restaurant News.


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