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Daily Dining News: Bacon & Butter Featured on Good Day Sac

Sometimes, it's easiest not to overthink things. If you love bacon or butter, or both, you'll love the recently-opened Bacon & Butter on 21st St.

I ate there in their first couple weeks, and found that they were still ironing out some of hiccups with their service -- something all new restaurants go through. From the looks of the video, it might be time to give them a second look.

More News:

Inside the kitchen: Biba Restaurant - It’s a tradition at Biba Restaurant, one of Sacramento’s better known eateries: every single thing matters. That’s why the pasta is made every day, the sauces are made to order and the presentation must be perfect. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.

Cowboy Cuisine: Roxy brings the ranch to Arden Arcade - In the five years since Roxy Restaurant and Bar opened its doors, it hasn’t changed much, which is good, since what Roxy does, it does well. And what exactly does Roxy do? Well, it straddles the fine line between ranch food and urban cuisine. It’s an uneasy balance sometimes, but one that Roxy stakes its reputation on. Roxy fills a very interesting niche in the local culinary scene. At Roxy, the average diner is as likely to eat chili as he is to have fillet of salmon over saffron risotto. With nods to Mexican-influenced Western American cooking along with French-influenced Eastern American cooking, the menu is a whole lot to get your hungry head around. Greg Sabin in Inside Publications.

Icing on the Cake: Freeport Bakery thrives because owners are sweet on each other - For Marlene Goetzeler, the sweet smell of success is literal. She and her husband, Walter, have owned and operated the iconic Freeport Bakery on—where else?—Freeport Boulevard for 25 years and are known throughout the region for their decadent desserts and creative cakes. But the secret to that success is anything but saccharine. “We operate with the concept of kaizen,” Goetzeler says, seated on her bakery’s sunny patio. “It’s the Japanese art of trying to do little things better every day. It’s our whole bakery philosophy.” Jessica Laskey in Inside Publications.

Try  It: Centro Cocina Mexicana - Sacramentans are lucky to have so many options for terrific Mexican food. And while I often choose inexpensive taquerias for a quick taco or carnitas fix, sometimes I like to indulge at more upscale establishments like Centro Cocina Mexicana on J Street. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.


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