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The Restaurant Reaper has claimed its latest victim -- Garlic Shack. By now, we Sacramentans have grown used to the drumbeat of restaurant closings, the most recent of which was Red Lotus almost exactly a month ago.

But there's one difference between the closing of Garlic Shack and the closing of so many beloved local joints like Celestin's, Good Eats, Spin Burger Bar, L Wine Lounge, Brew It Up and Pause Lounge in Roseville -- those places had fans.

I've never heard one good word spoken about Garlic Shack. A quick perusal of their Yelp reviews shows that food poisoning shows up in more than one. That's not good for a restaurant.

While other restaurants may have closed because of the economy, my best guess for why the Garlic Shack closed is that the food just wasn't that good.

Now let's hope another restaurant takes its place soon. (Hat tip to Sac Press who first reported Garlic Shack had closed.)

More News:

Muntean’s Soups: A liquid force - Muntean’s culinary caprice seems to be a guiding force. There is seafood bouillabaisse and a cream of spinach. Beef Acapulco that kicks, as well as a buttery mushroom. Romanian beef. There is a sweet and spicy offering as well as Chinese chicken soup, barley and artichoke creation, beef stew and a lentil. There is also a Supa de Varza—cabbage paired mainly with red bell pepper and carrot chunks. Greg Lucas in Sac News & Review.

Is it Possible to go Fanboy for a Dairy Product? - It’s not like I haven’t had gelato before. I’ve had my fair share in fact. But I wouldn’t call myself a gelato lover, or in a more appropriately Italian vein, a gelato aficionado. Nevertheless I am absolutely gaga over Devine Gelateria in Midtown. On Sac Rag.

A look inside Broadacre, what goes into making your coffee - Since opening its doors two weeks ago, Broadacre Coffee has been serving up freshly brewed, personalized and made-to-order cups of coffee to the customers downtown. Evelyn Santillan in Sac Press.

Taste of Sacramento - If you’re feeling famished and daydreaming of a getaway to Newport Beach, Napa or even Paris, circle Oct. 14 on your calendar. With a red marker. And, like, add a gold star. Jon Schuller in Sac Foodies.



Seriously, that area needs a late-night, cheap eats place... And pork buns. We need pork buns.

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