Three Monkeys was an ambitious restaurant that ultimately failed because it tried to be all things to all people. It served sushi. It served American food. It served Mexican food. Combined with a poor location, it was one of the early casualities of this restaurant recession.
But a new restaurant has jettisoned the sushi and American food and is concentrating on Mexican fare and music, reports Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Have you ever checked out Yoshi's, the live music spot and Japanese dinner house with locations in San Francisco and Oakland? A new Sacramento spot, Antigua Cantina & Grill, aspires to be the local equivalent and with a Latin twist. So far, Antigua has booked Salvador Santana - son of famed guitarist Carlos Santana, and a fine musician in his own right - to play at Antigua on March 9.
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Cafe Capricho receives national nod for its healthful food - Cafe Capricho in east Sacramento is one of our favorite places, and now it has been recognized in a national way. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
June's Cafe in Sacramento offers comfort food from two cultures - Step inside June's Cafe, where the air smells of soy sauce and sizzling onions, and for a moment you're transported back a few decades. Here, it's a simpler, cozier time. The tiny downtown eatery seats 20 customers – 10 on well-worn stools at the counter, and table seating for another 10 – and the menu comes straight from Sacramento's Japan Town circa the 1950s and '60s. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
15 Great Nights Out - Maybe you’re feeling burned out after December’s long stretch of social engagements. Maybe you’re staring down the barrel of another foggy weekend and running from a workweek that went way too long. Maybe you’ve been driving past that place on J Street for months now and it’s time to check it out. Or the kids have spent too many Friday nights in front of the tube. Whatever the case, reignite your love for food and fun with a new take on a great night out. Mari Tzikas in Sac Mag.
The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: New Finds for the New Year - It’s a new year—time to discover some lunchtime bargains. Here are five finds that may not be new to everyone but are new to Dollar-Wise. Cathy Cassinos-Carr in Sac Mag.
Beer shipments from Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Heineken slip in 2011 - Beer had a lackluster year in 2011, with the latest estimates showing U.S. shipments at their lowest levels since 2003 as major manufacturers such as Anheuser-Busch and Heineken USA took tumbles. Tiffany Hsu in the LA Times.