Close observers of Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson will know (at least) three things about him. 1. He loves coffee. (Check out his homage to the aero press.) 2. He is on a mission to bake the perfect sourdough loaf. 3. He loves playing with his dog on the banks of the river. (You'll know these last two by following him on twitter, @BlaRob.)
Given his love for the java, he's gone and ranked the top independent coffee joints in town, including favorites like Old Soul and Temple, newcomers Broadacre and Insight, and a half dozen more.
Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar opens in former Red Lotus - The color's still red in the middle block of J street between 27th and 28th streets in midtown, but now it's a rabbit holding fort. Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar recently opened at 2718 J St., the former site of Red Lotus which shut down in September after a year and-a-half of operating. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Beer Week tightens scope as the pour goes on - We're getting ready for the third annual Sacramento Beer Week, a celebration of all things beer that remains ever popular. [Friday] though March 4 – which is technically 10 days – roughly 300 events will flow around the area in honor of Sacramento Beer Week. Some of them are pint night specials at the local pub, while others involve bus tours, classes, beer dinners and even a skee-ball tournament. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Ella Dining Room & Bar Debuts New Executive Chef - I stopped by Ella Dining Room & Bar last week to check out some of the new dishes introduced by executive chef Michael Thiemann, who just recently took over the kitchen at this sleek, high-profile downtown restaurant. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
On Track With The Off Track - Geoff Scott and Ryan Graham of Track 7 Brewing Company are among the ranks of home-brewers-turned-legit who share this same philosophy. Their recently opened brewery and taproom in the Land Park area, just over the Sutterville Pass, is sure to become an off the grid destination for beer drinkers and has already been established as a local watering hole for its surrounding neighbors. Adam Saake in Submerge Mag.
Coast to Coast Sandwiches - Ordinance, schmordinance, looks like it doesn’t really matter anymore, City Council members. Sacramento’s food truck scene is blowing up without your help. Latest on the scene is Coast-to-Coast Sandwiches, a big yellow truck serving up regional specialties from across the nation. Sarah Singleton on Undercover Caterer.