#Sacramento restaurant moves: Jess Milbourn, formerly of The Eatery, new exec. chef at Broderick Roadhouse— Chris Macias (@chris_macias) June 19, 2014
All signs pointed to Jess Milbourn, former chef/owner at West Sac's The Eatery, opening a new restaurant at Vierra Farms named The Farmhouse. I speculated about it about a month ago.
But it looks like things took a turn on June 10.
And just like that everything changes. Wow!!! Can't wait to share.— Jess Milbourn, Jr. (@jessmilbournjr) June 11, 2014
The news that Farmhouse would not be opening was confirmed by Vierra Farms.
Sorry to disappoint our friends however, we have just been informed that The Farmhouse will not be opening on the... http://t.co/2G5H7mIdQQ— Vierra Farms (@VierraFarms) June 19, 2014
Given the recent expansion of the Broderick empire, I checked in with Milbourn earlier this week. He told me that he'll mainly be working at Broderick and that he starts this week.
I wish him the best of luck. Given that the Broderick team will have their hands full with Trick Pony and Capitol Dime, I'm sure they're happy to have an experienced set of hands back at Broderick holding down the fort.
Broderick is located at 319 6th Street in West Sacramento, and can be found online at http://www.broderick1893.com/.
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Noodles & Company opening Citrus Heights restaurant - Noodles & Company this month is opening a Citrus Heights location just off the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane. The restaurant chain, based in Broomfield, Colo., also plans to add locations in Roseville and Rocklin later this year. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
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AUDIO: Friday Food: Block Butcher Bar - Chef Michael Tuohy was in studio today bringing in goodies from Butcher Block Bar, which serves cured meats, cheeses and pickled veggies. Kitty O'Neal on KFBK.