It's been rumored for more than a year that the owners of the well-reviewed Hawks Restauarant in Granite Bay (which the Sac Bee called the region's "best restaurant") were looking for a location closer to Sacramento to open a second restaurant. It looks like they've found their spot, reports Jeff Pelline in Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine.
Now a long-simmering deal has been sealed for Hawks to open a second restaurant in east Sacramento, to go along with the one in Granite Bay, Owner Molly Hawks told us.
The second restaurant — tentatively named Hawks Public House & Provisions or something similar — could open as early as late summer.
The restaurant will be located near the intersection of Alhambra and Stockton boulevards (in a new, freestanding building with lots of parking adjacent to the Sutter Medical Plaza). There’s also outdoor seating.
Hawks had been scouting out the location, but now it’s a “done deal,” Molly said. The exterior is built, and now the rest of the work is underway — with several months of construction still left.
Read the entire story on SierraCulture.com.
Ramen & Rice - Though the fiery No. 6 promises to become this joint's signature dish, there are several ways to dine here that don't mandate crawling under the table and into a fetal position. The bibimbap dishes are all very good, especially the colorful and eclectic dolsot served in a hot stone bowl with choice of brown or white rice, sautéed vegetables and an egg that you promptly pierce, allowing the yolk to ooze throughout and make the whole thing luxuriously creamy. The bowl arrives at your table sizzling like breakfast bacon. This take on Korean and Japanese fusion keeps it simple and is one of many reasons Ramen & Rice has fast become a restaurant with staying power. We'll be back soon to tackle the No. 6 with even more steely determination. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Brewmaster's debut - Everything has come together for New Helvetia Brewing Co., and co-founder Dave Gull will formally introduce his brewmaster, Brian Cofresi, at a grand opening from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at 1730 Broadway. "He's a professional brewmaster with 15 or 16 years experience at River City Brewing Co.," Gull said. "In fact, he's still brewing at River City." Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Our encounter with the phenomenon that is Pliny the Younger - We had a great day trip to Santa Rosa on Wednesday to work on my story about the cult of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder. It was quite a sight to witness folks standing in line well before the Russian River Brewing Co. opened its doors. I interviewed Natalie Cilurzo about the phenomenon and had my first Pliny the Younger at, ahem, 10 .m., an hour before the brew pub opens for business. Natalie's husband, Vinnie, is a brewmaster legend in the craft beer world and his beers are so coveted that folks travel from around the world to experience them. Indeed, three of the guys I met later at the pub were brewers from Japan who came to Santa Rosa specifically for the Pliny the Younger experience. I also met some folks from Sacramento enjoying their Plinys. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Dickey’s Barbecue Coming To Natomas - A Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurant is slated to open in Natomas. The new, sit-down eatery will be located in the Park Place shopping center at 4630 Natomas Boulevard in Suite 110, next door to Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Brandy Tuzon Boyd in Natomas Buzz.
VIDEO: The Volks waffle - Amy Carabba was checking out The Volks Waffle. On Good Day Sac.