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Sactown Mag is one of our city's gems, and they didn't disappoint with a recent feature on some of the region's best brunches. Here's a snippet on one of midtown's favorite brunch spots - Bacon & Butter.

Creative comfort food reigns supreme—and sublime—here with inventive dishes by chef-owner Billy Zoellin, formerly of The Golden Bear, such as his perfectly cooked, made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes in rotating flavors like blueberry ricotta and pumpkin bacon that just might be the best flapjacks in town; the deeply satisfying breakfast biscuit sandwich with bacon, eggs, onions, chives, mascarpone and a crispy cheese skirt; and thick slices of French toast dipped in orange custard and topped with cranberry sauce and whipped cream.

The article also features Roxy, Fox & Goose, The Porch, Four Sisters Cafe (Roseville), Mama Kim Eats, de Vere's Irish Pub, Monticello (Davis) and Tower Cafe.

Read the entire story in Sactown Mag.

More News:

An inside source drops a dime on The Dime - Now we have our first glimpses of the food, which is going to be around $10. It's a great spot in teh 1800 block of L Street and, if the quality of the cooking lives up to expectations, folks are going to be lining up around the block to eat here. The dirty little secret in the farm-to-fork movement is that the food is often really expensive at restaurants that tout this way of cooking and eating. If Zonca and company can feed the masses for $10 a pop, The Dime could be the next big thing. Here's what my source reported to me. They're his words and his photos. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

Big changes (and a grand opening) come to Maranello - Things are shaking up at Maranello in Fair Oaks, and a grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday will show them off...The menu has gone gastro-pub, with emphasis on bites, small plates, salads and pizzas (don't miss the ground shortrib burger). Entrees have gone from a couple dozen to seven. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

First Bite: Fair Oaks' Mighty Tavern - I had an opportunity last week to visit Mighty Tavern, the new restaurant which has recently taken over the space last occupied (for many years) by La Bohème. Gone is the buttoned-up, sophisticated ambiance of La Bohème, a traditional French restaurant specializing in exotic game meat: the dining area has been opened up and has an airy, more casual feel. Young waitstaff eagerly attend to patrons, and the menu is decidedly American in flavor. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Big plans for R St. warehouse run afoul of neighbors in Sacramento - It seems like the kind of project that would thrive in midtown Sacramento. A brewery with patio seating. A small urban winery. A Web development firm. Space for a few more small businesses. However, a plan to convert an empty warehouse along the burgeoning R Street corridor into a commercial complex has upset a vocal group of neighbors who are seeking to block the development. Ryan Lillis in the Sac Bee.

VIDEO: Dude Food: Making Brisket, Ribs, Jalapeno Poppers - Dude Food’s Aaron Holiday is making brisket, ribs and jalapeno poppers while he talks to Paul Robins about the kickstarter project to raise money to expand the Dude Food Menu to include barbecue options. Paul Robins on FOX 40.


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