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Dining News: Broderick to Appear on A&E Design Show

Broderick, the West Sac restaurant lauded for its cuisine, but whose decor could affectionately be called, um, charming, is getting a makeover.

The restaurant announced on its Twitter feed that it was closed Wednesday and Thursday of this week for a new design show on TV.

I contacted Broderick, but they declined to elaborate citing a Non Disclosure Agreement they had signed.

I believe the show to be an A&E show featuring local designer Shasta Smith. Here's why:

In Early March, Semi Sweet Productions as seeking Sacramento homeowners and small business owners who need a makeover. Here's their casting alert from their Facebook page.



Is there an area of your home or business that is in DIRE need of a makeover?
Could your home or business use some SERIOUS updating?
Are you looking to honor a loved one, commemorate a special event, or mark a turning point in your life or career with an unforgettable design project?

A renowned artist and interior designer has been commissioned by a major cable network to DAZZLE twelve lucky home OR business owners with an interior or exterior makeover of a lifetime!

Could YOU be one of the lucky few?!*

(*All expenses for renovations are at NO COST to home owner!)

We're looking to interview Sacramento area (within an hour and a half of downtown Sacramento) home and business owners that want an incredible CUSTOM design project so EMAIL US at to make your design dreams become a reality TODAY!

Please make sure you put ALL your contact information in the email so we can contact you!

As you know, I like getting things at happy hour prices, so I auditioned and tried to get a new backyard. Apparently, local blogger getting a new backyard isn't as compelling as local business needs to get spruced up. I don't disagree - I'd rather watch Broderick get redone than my own backyard too.

No word on when it'll air, but I can't wait to see what they've done with the bar.

More News:

First Impressions: Trick Pony - To head Trick Pony’s pizza-oriented kitchen, the owners tapped Paul Caravelli, a former Chicago-area chef who was first brought to Sacramento by former Tuli chef/co-owner Adam Pechal. Caravelli and Pechal were also co-contestants on the ABC cooking shot “The Taste,” and are roommates in Sacramento. Like a newborn colt, Trick Pony’s first steps were a little shaky. One of its owners told The Bee in April that he was “tired of driving two hours to get a really good pizza” – a remark that ruffled a few foodie feathers, with many citing such prime local pizza spots as Masullo, OneSpeed and Hot Italian. But food enthusiasts can be a forgiving bunch if the product is on point. Here’s what you can expect thus far from the newly minted Trick Pony. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me), Davis - I can’t think of anything better than a warm cookie fresh out of the oven. Unless, that cookie happens to be accompanied by freshly scooped ice cream, and sandwiched with, well, yet another cookie. This is the promise that CREAM in Davis delivers – warm cookies, cold ice cream, endless possibilities (and cause for addiction).  With 10 cookie options (plus additional vegan and gluten-free choices) and 20 ice cream flavors on the menu, it’s a good thing there is usually a long line, because it can take some time to decide on the perfect combination. Jenna Buhagiar in Sac Foodies.

Nitro-infused coffee from a keg gains ground in Sacramento - You’d think the drink with the cascading liquid and frothy head was Guinness, but it’s actually a cup of joe that’s poured from a tap. The nitrogen-infused ice coffee trend has reached Sacramento, and this cool, caffeinated pick-me-up has quickly turned into a signature Sacramento drink. Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters has served these crafty iced coffees since February, following some experimentation with bartender Chris Tucker of Hook & Ladder. They have also reached the menu at Old Soul Co. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Be cool, Sacto - It's too darn hot. In other words, it's time to start fantasizing about Sacramento's many frozen treats. Of course, hot spots (or cold spots, rather?) like Osaka-Ya (2215 10th Street), Hagen's Orange Freeze (2520 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael) and Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates (1801 L Street, Suite 60) are perennials on many lists—for their snow cones, orange freezes and ice-cream sandwiches, respectively. So this summer, I'll probably skip lines at those popular places and head to three under-the-radar spots for cold treats. Featuing Blue Moon Cafe & Carakoe, Vampire Penguin and Bambu Desserts & Drinks. Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review.

VIDEO: Breakfast Mary - Tina checks out Fieldhouse American Sports Pub's new breakfast menu. On Good Day Sac.

Audio: Friday Food Featuring Fahrenheit 250 - We have a preview of just what you could be chowing down on this weekend. There's a new barbecue place in town -- Farenheit 250 BBQ -- located on Folsom Boulevard. It's got all your favorite offerings -- ribs, Tri Tip, links, chicken and some surprises. Kitty O'Neal on KFBK.


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