Ten days ago, I gave you my Instant Reaction to Hock Farm based on their first night open to the public.
This week, Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell gives her initial impressions of the restaurant replacing Spataro at 14th & L.
Standout dishes included a fabulous asparagus fritto misto, punctuated with artichoke hearts, lemon slices and baby fava beans; and a vivacious, pistachio-speckled roasted beet salad, enlivened with chunks of ruby grapefruit and bathed in a citrus vinaigrette. The first-rate pizza of the day featured asparagus and mushrooms; and a fanciful small plate of Dixon lamb and beef “kabobs” (which looked and tasted suspiciously like meatballs) were perched in a bracing minted yogurt, providing an entertaining and tasty nosh for the table.
If you’re caught up in Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork” fever and are eager to experience regionally-focused cuisine, Hock Farm Craft & Provisions is one restaurant you’ll definitely want to visit.
Read the entire post in Sac Mag.
Feast for the Streets tickets still available for Wednesday night - The 22nd annual Feast for the Streets, a food and wine event with a social conscience, is this Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple. The event features 36 restaurants and 10 wineries. Tickets are $50 per person, with proceeds going to Francis House, the local non-profit that serves as "an emergency room for homeless families and individuals," according to Steve Caruso, executive director. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Giant Orange almost here - Richard Ameil said he and partner Dean Talbott will spend roughly $300,000 in all to open their Giant Orange burger stand at 1407 Howe Ave. by mid-May, a bit more than expected. "We had to redo all the wiring because all the booths are in different places," he said. "It's taken a little longer than expected, but it's going to come together real quick because all the furniture, all the appliances and the equipment are all in storage." Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Dickey’s In Natomas Opens To Good Reviews - Dickey’s restaurant opened to rave reviews this week in Natomas. The new, sit-down eatery is located in the Park Place shopping center at the corner of Del Paso Road and Natomas Boulevard and is the first barbecue restaurant in the area since Aramdillo Willy’s Flying Pig closed in January 2010. On Natomas Buzz.