I don't have kids, but my friends who do have been raving about Wicked West Pizza & BBQ, a pizza joint in West Sac that manages to marry great food with a family atmosphere. Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell seems to agree.
This lively spot offers an arcade for the younger members of the family; and parents will be thrilled with the menu, which is built upon organic, locally-sourced ingredients. The briskly-selling barbecued items (from hand-pulled pork and beef tri-tip to roasted chicken) are all hickory-smoked on the premises; and the pizzas feature some fun and interesting combinations.
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Capitol Beer and Tap Room opens in Campus Commons - Capitol Beer and Tap Room opened in Campus Commons Friday, and now owner Ken Hotchkiss is ready to share his love of beer with Sacramento. “I’ve been chasing great beers for 20 years,” Hotchkiss said. “It made sense to me to open a place like this.” The taproom and bottle shop is located in a sprawling retail and restaurant complex on the corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue, about 2 miles from Sac State. The front door is within a few yards of Tokyo Fro’s and Bandera on one side, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the other side. Melissa Corker in Sac Press.
SacFoodies Secret: Taqueria Maya’s, Sacramento - I live in Land Park, which means I have access to a bevy of Mexican food options on Broadway. Last year, Taqueria Maya’s took over a space which had previously been owned by a not-so-great Mexican restaurant, and I quickly learned that Maya’s has the hands-down best street tacos I’ve ever had outside of Mexico. Liz Conant in Sac Foodies.
5 tons of chicken becomes teriyaki for Japanese food festival - The mouthwatering smoke hovering around the W-X freeway each August signals that the Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar has arrived. You can smell it from your car on Interstate 80 as you approach the 16th Street offramp, where the nearby Buddhist Church of Sacramento plays host to a whole lot of feasting. That billowing smoke comes from 10,000 pounds of chicken teriyaki being grilled for the yearly two-day bazaar. Follow that smoke and get in line for the bazaar's teriyaki this Saturday and Sunday. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Some things ARE impossible: a glass of wine with a dog at the Weatherstone - Perhaps the strangest "rule" I have seen so far is the one at Old Soul at the Weatherstone on 21st Street. I "discovered" it, to my chagrin, while out for a stroll through midtown with one of our three dogs. We were having a peaceful walk. We met other dogs. We had a staring contest with the cat in the window at Richard L Press Fine and Scholarly Books. We greeted children, frightened squirrels, sniffed things here and there. After awhile, I was craving a bite to eat and a glass of wine - and I wanted to hang out with Abbey, who loves coffee shops and just about everybody and everything except fireworks. Turns out, you can visit Old Soul at the Weatherstone and enjoy a bite to eat or a coffee with your dog. You can certainly enjoy a glass of wine there. But you can't bring your dog AND enjoy a glass of wine. It's impossible, thanks to two government agencies and their restrictions, which may or may not make sense. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Four Sisters Café, La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine Coming Soon - In this month's roundup of business news, we have a few restaurants coming soon to Roseville: a Thai restaurant, Peruvian cuisine restaurant and a café, plus more business news. Including Four Sisters Cafe, La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine and Thai Kitchen. Lauren Gibbs in Roseville Patch.