Despite a plothera of competition, sushi prices in Sacramento are 7th highest in the nation, according to a study by Bloomberg.
Predictably, the nation's priciest sushi was found in New York, followed by Los Angeles. But Sacramento was surprisingly more expensive than cities that I'd consider "expensive" such as Boston, Washington DC and San Jose.
The Bloomberg sushi index was created by averaging the cost of a California Roll and a spicy tuna roll at area sushi restaurants.
Between 2013 and 2014, sushi prices increased by $1 in Sacramento for the two rolls surveyed.
Sacramento was the third most expensive California city for basic sushi rolls, Los Angeles second, San Francisco fourth. San Jose was the only other California city to make the top 25, coming in at 22.
Feast Q&A: Rachel Smith, head mermaid at Dive Bar - As a mermaid in downtown Sacramento’s Dive Bar, Rachel Smith spends a fair amount of time wearing a bikini top and a heavy neoprene tail in a 40-foot-long fish tank suspended above onlookers. She became the head mermaid at Dive Bar after it opened in 2010, and now manages a half-dozen mermaids and one merman, coaching them on costumes, technique and navigating the waters separating whimsical performance and PG-rated exhibitionism. Juniper Rose in the Sac Bee.
Woodland’s Burger Saloon delivers good value - In the end, the Burger Saloon simply accomplishes what it sets out to be. No, it’s not a place for show-off, gourmet burgers priced like steak dinners. It’s fast. It’s affordable. It’s friendly. And it’s plenty good. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Sacramento coffee lovers get their own Caffeine Crawl - Roasteries rarely offer tours and tastings like wineries and breweries. And when was the last time you were invited to taste the house roast before committing to it? That’s where Caffeine Crawl comes in. The one-day event is organizing several routes through Sacramento’s best cafes for private tastings, educational talks and plenty of swag. On Sept. 6, attendees will follow one of six designated routes—some by car, some by bike—starting at Insight Coffee Roasters, Old Soul Co. or Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters. Then they’ll head out to other shops, including Pachamama Coffee, Shine, Fluid Coffee Bar and Son of A Bean Coffee House. The day will wind down with an after party at Temple Coffee, which may or may not feature other craft beverages. Janelle Bitker in Sac News & Review.
Fire Rock Grill: History, rewritten - If you live or work near Rancho Cordova, Fire Rock Grill should be a welcome addition to the area. It may not be a destination spot, but the quality of the cooking and management make it a worthy renaissance for a historical location. Ann Martin Rolke in Sac News & Review.
Denny's opening new location in Folsom - A chain restaurant is filling a Folsom space that's been vacant since Red Robin Gourmet Burgers moved more than a year ago. Denny's will open a location at 1011 Riley St., according to the city of Folsom. The Folsom restaurant, owned by Central Valley Diner Inc., is expected to open by early November, though plans are still in the early stages. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Closed for two years, Buggy Whip to reopen with old-school steakhouse menu - The Buggy Whip restaurant will reopen this October at its former location at 2737 Fulton Ave. The iconic old-school steakhouse closed in the spring of 2012 after a two-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service. Former owner Larry LeSieur will be coming back as general manager — and he’s bringing back the same menu, much of which dates back to when the Buggy Whip first opened at that location in 1959. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.
VIDEO: Pairing the right beer with your dinner - Mike Taylor, beer and wine expert from the Nugget Market shows us how certain foods pair with craft beer. On KCRA.
VIDEO: Zelda’s Treats - It is cotton candy on the go! Sweet Zelda's Cotton Candy Mobile Cart has all your cotton candy needs in flavors like watermelon, cinnamon and bananas. Amy Carabba on Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Fool’s Gold Sandwich - Today we have Tony Park from River's Edge Café to make the Fool's Gold Sandwich that actor Daniel Radcliffe described to us earlier. Mark S. Allen on Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Cafe Americano - Melissa Cabral checks out some of the delicious breakfast options offered at Cafe Americano in Roseville. On Good Day Sac.