Mongo Mongo, a new Mongolian restaurant at 19th & J, opened quietly on Saturday, reports Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Much of the interior design still needs to be finished, Ng said, but getting the restaurant open and focusing on the food was the top priority.
“It’s kind of barren, but we’re working on it,” Ng said, adding that interior décor details are being worked out.
Read the entire story in Sac Press. (Note: Coming tomorrow is my Instant Reaction to the new restaurant.)
Two Sacramento region wineries nab Wall Street Journal honors - Two local wineries are greeting 2012 with especially coveted news: They've made the cut for the third annual WSJwine Annual Dozen. Also known as the Wall Street Journal's wine club, which touts more than 100,000 active customers, its Annual Dozen selects best-of-the-year wines in two categories and offers them for sale. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Fresher choice - Officials at Arden Fair mall are closing in on a deal to replace the Fresh Choice restaurant that closed Jan. 1 after 20 years at the Sacramento shopping center. Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee. (Third item.)
Track 7 Brewing Co. now open - Track 7 Brewing Co. opened Dec. 31, and co-owner Geoff Scott said he knew Sacramentans embrace new businesses, but the 1,000 people who showed up opening day – causing a line out the door for three hours – surprised him. The microbrewery and tasting room is located at 3747 West Pacific Ave. in Curtis Park and currently serves beer in the 30-seat tap room at the front of the brewery. The owners are working on partnerships to serve it at other local restaurants and bars. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Selland's Market-Café expands to El Dorado Hills - East Sacramento’s popular Sellands Market-Café restaurant is expanding to El Dorado Hills, with an opening in the posh Town Center shopping area set for Jan. 30. “It’s exactly the same format as our Selland’s Market-Café in East Sacramento, and it’s a bigger space,” said co-owner Randall Selland. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Dine Downtown: Tuli Bistro - one of the goals of Dine Downtown is to entice new people to come in and introduce them to the restaurant so that they will hopefully return in the future. Mission accomplished. My friend had never been before and looks forward to bringing her husband. We had both looked at the regular menu and found several items that we were interested in having... but that will have to wait for another day. Cathrine Enfield in Munchie Musings.