Dining News: Crawdad's May Become 'River’s Premiere Party Spot'
March 18, 2014
When I travel to other cities, I marvel at what a destination their river front is. Even a mid-tier city like Milwaukee has a great river front for people to dine at, stroll and enjoy.
Even with the revitalization of Crawdads's, we're not there yet, but we're one step closer.
Here's the First Impression from the Sac Bee's Chris Macias:
Is it just a matter of time before someone takes a belly flop into the river? Given the combination of hearty food and drink, and a space reinvigorated with new ownership that specializes in good times, Crawdad’s could re-establish itself as the Sacramento River’s premiere party spot.
Try it if:
You miss Pechal’s Capitol Burger, or fancy an uptempo place to sip on cocktails that come with mini umbrellas.
Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.
Other Sacramento food writers have commented on the new venue via Twitter. Here's a sample:
Just checked out Crawdad's Cantina on the river, gorgeous space, revamped menu, cool furnishings, what's not to like? Opens Friday night.— allen pierleoni (@apierleonisacbe) March 13, 2014
Long lunch on the river. #Crawdads. @ChefAdamPechal & crew drew me back to river after 20 years of not wanting to dine among river drunks.— Ed Murrieta (@edmurrieta) March 15, 2014
I have yet to make it out there, but I hope to in the next week or so. If you've been, please share what your experience was in the comments below.
Crawdad's is located at 1375 Garden Hwy, and can be found online at SacCrawdads.com.
Coffee house planned for retail space at 7th and H building - The first-floor retail spaces at the affordable housing high-rise at 7th and H streets in downtown Sacramento are starting to fill up. In addition to a health clinic that’s already established, a coffee house called TurnAround will open within the next two months in a 1,500-square-foot space, with a bent toward helping the same sort of people who are living on the floors above. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
Passmore Ranch hires former manager of Feeding Crane Farms - Many in the local culinary community were disappointed in the demise of Feeding Crane Farms, which burst onto the Sacramento scene as an urban organic farm with all kinds of progressive ideas. While the farm didn’t last, for various reasons, the work of its manager, Shannin Stein, had an impact on many. Stein initially landed at Broderick Roadhouse, but recently signed on for a new gig at Passmore Ranch, the sustainable aquaculture fish farm in Sloughhouse. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Strings Urban Kitchen opening Friday at Capitol Towers - The cocktail program was designed by Joe Anthony Savala, former beverage manager of Zocalo, with signature drinks named after Rat Pack members (i.e. the “Frank Sinatra” with rye whiskey, vermouth and Campari; a vodka cooler called the “Dean Martin”). If the name “Strings Urban Kitchen” is too much of a mouthful, the proprietors suggest using the acronym “SUK” - really. Their logo features prominent “SUK” lettering accompanied by a twisty forkful of pasta. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Nachos, the guilty, go-to pleasure - Midtown Taqueria on J Street in East Sacramento and La Favorita (the one on Florin Road in South Sacramento) make excellent nachos. Lately, I've been into the nachos at Firestone Public House, a happy-hour indulgence at $5.50 per piled-high plate. Ed Murrieta in Sac Biz Journal.
Roseville restaurant will offer personal pizzas - A restaurant that lets guests customize personal pizzas is coming to Roseville. Blast 825 Quick Fired Pizza expects to open a location at 1132 Galleria Blvd., Suite 100, in mid-June. Guests at the fast-casual restaurant will be able to "uniquely create their own personal pizza from beginning to end," according to the company. That includes choosing the crust, toppings and sauces. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Yakitori-Ya Coming To Davis Soon : Yakitori Yuchan - The restaurant, Yakitori Yuchan is still in the midst of obtaining permits. Construction should be starting soon and it will be taking over the space formerly occupied by a Beach Hut Deli at 109 E Street. I can't wait! Hopefully they'll carry my favorite yakitori - rebā and kawa. Ally Gaffan on A Girl and Her Fork.
VIDEO: Sacramento Food Film Fest - Chef Randall Selland serves up some “Cloudy With A Chance of Meat Balls” Spaghetti Sauce on FOX40 News in the Morning in honor of the Sacramento Food Film Festival. The Festival kicks off March 20th. It includes a meal and a movie. Prices range from $15 to $40. On FOX 40.