Earlier this month, Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson said he loved the bar program at Pour House, but found that its food still needed to find its footing. Now, Sac Mag's Cathy Cassinos-Carr gives her two cents.
Pour House, the new bar and eatery at 19th and Q in midtown (formerly the site of Whiskey Wild), just might have what it takes. Starting with an interior warmed by weathered wood, exposed brick and stunning Edison lights, Pour House is a come-one, come-all type of establishment that strives to please nearly everyone...
The kitchen at Pour House is operated by Coast to Coast Sandwiches, which draws largely from its food truck lineup of comfort foods. My pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries were pleasing enough, but the straightforward fare (salads, sandwiches, burgers), while tasty, doesn’t match up to the ambitious libations quite as well as it could. I have high hopes that Coast to Coast will feel freer to experiment over time to bring diners something unexpected.
Sounds like the verdict is pretty unanimous. I've talked to the guys who run Coast to Coast Sandwiches a few times, and I have confidence that they'll be able to turn their good food into great food.
Read the entire review in Sac Mag.
Trucktoberfest: SactoMoFo food festival Sept. 29 in West Sacramento - Twenty food trucks are scheduled to set up at West Sacramento's River Walk Park on Saturday for SactoMoFo's Trucktoberfest mobile food fair. The event is a gathering of food trucks accompanied by live music from local bands and beer, and it serves to celebrate West Sacramento's 25th anniversary. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
40 More Reasons to Dine Out - As if we foodies needed more excuses to dine out – well, we’ve now got 40 reasons during Sacramento’s Regional Restaurant Week when 40 of the region’s best restaurants celebrate dining out. For the first two weeks in October, from the 1st to the 14th, participating restaurants will be serving special price-fixed, three-course dinners ranging in price from $15, $30 and $40. Vanessa Smith on Sac Foodies.
See the entire Sac News & Review Best of Sacramento Food & Drink list - Including best upscale burger, best secret bread, etc. In Sac News & Review.
Elk Grove speeds ahead of Sacramento with food truck ordinance - Elk Grove is upping its hipster culinary credentials ahead of Sacramento. That’s right -- the suburban city to the south beat the capital city to the punch in allowing food trucks to operate more easily. The mobile food trucks will get a lot more leeway operating in Elk Grove as of Oct. 12, which is when a new food truck ordinance greatly expands how and where they can operate. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
Food Trucks Battling Auburn City Council's Limitations - There's a feud simmering in Auburn, food trucks versus standing businesses. On CBS 13.