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Blackbird Kitchen & Beer Gallery will open on Wednesday, Feb. 26 instead of Tuesday, Feb. 25 as originally planned, the restaurant announced on Facebook.

Blackbird had said it would open on Feb. 25 in an interview with Sac News & Review's Janelle Bitker.

Sac Foodways got a preview of the restaurant. Here's the snippet:

The general theme is elevation, by exciting and perhaps educating the beer and cider lovers in this town. The pumped up bar menu has items that pair well with the suds, such as an Oyster Po’Boy, a Grilled Steak Sandwich and a Burger with “Awesome Sauce”. I was a bit fearful that Carina’s seafood mojo had been subjugated but I had no need to fret. Her lovely bits from the sea are still represented nicely, with mouth pleasers such as Seared Arctic Char, Penn Cove Mussels–and YES, she’s still making her mythical Chowder!..

I ate. I drank. I was high walking back to my car and I didn’t care. Blackbird is back. 

Read the entire post on Sac Foodways.

If you just can't wait to try the newest iteration of Blackbird, I think it'd be worth walking by the place on Tuesday to see if they're having a super secret soft opening. I don't have any inside information on this, but they were open on Saturday, and they might be again tomorrow getting the staff more practice.

Blackbird is located on 9th St. between J and K streets, and can be found online at

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