The Eatery in West Sac, which has garnered a ton of buzz for its affable and inventive chef, opened a little over a year ago, and the one year mark was a great reason to be interviewed by Eater.com. Among the nuggets of news:
- The Eatery has a secret menu
- If there's something you want and it's not on the menu, they'll make it (within reason)
- They're looking to expand their patio
- While not becoming fine dining, they're looking to add higher-end wines
First Bite: Zocalo in Roseville - If you’re a fan of Zocalo restaurant in midtown, I’d encourage you to make the trip to Roseville to check out the new Zocalo, located in the Fountains shopping complex. Opened in late August, the (already busy) restaurant features a quirky, entertaining design, a great covered outdoor patio dining area, and a raft of innovative, upscale Mexican dishes. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Old Fashioned Burger Stand To Re-open in Sacramento Commercial Property on Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights - Empty restaurant buildings continue to sit idle throughout much of the greater Sacramento area. Not so for the old Jolly Burger located at 7150 Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights. A new operator will open the local burger stand with the same name on Friday, September 28, 2012. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Zen Toro: Sushi’s sweet spot - If someone was asked to play word association with the term “Japanese food,” the first thing likely to pop into his or her mind would likely be sushi or ramen. “Dessert” would probably not be part of that list, but there’s a dessert at Zen Toro Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar that could change that. The “uji kintoki parfait” (it translates roughly to “Best. Dessert. Ever.”) is served in a sundae glass filled with layers of green-tea ice cream and sweet red beans, and it’s topped with whipped cream, chocolate Pocky candy, salty sesame crackers, peanut clusters, and warm, soft squares of mochi. Becky Gruenwaldd in Sac News & Review.
Diving into River District - More than 1,500 employees have moved into new digs in this business district, nestled in a crescent formed by the two rivers. Its boundaries range from Downtown Ford and the Blue Diamond factory on the east to the I Street Bridge on the west. The changes haven't escaped local restaurateurs: JR's Texas Bar-B-Que set up shop on Jibboom Street in June. Krush Burger will open in the headquarters for the California State Lottery in December. Two national chains – Denny's and McDonald's – are investing more than $2 million here. Barbara Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Alan Sanchez joined us live from Manteca where he checked out the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a sugar fix. On Good Day Sac.