I didn't grow up here, but I've lived in Sac for most of the last 13 years and I thought I knew most of what there was to do around here. I was wrong.
In a great post on the local Sacramento sub Reddit, a local Redditor made a list of 102 things to do in Sacramento. I hadn't heard about at least a third of them.
Here are some of their food-related suggestions:
- Purchase the sweetest sweet corn in all the land at the Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse.
- Learn to prepare fabulous meals at home with cooking classes at Good Eats, Sac Food Coop, or Le Cordon Bleu's Bleu Ribbon KItchen.
- Pub crawls are the past, The Brew Bike is the future.
This post is worth your time. It's better than any local magazine's put together recently and more valuable than anything a local tourism board has compiled.
See the entire list on Reddit.
Elk Grove’s Baguettes prepares to open new space - The owners of Elk Grove’s Baguettes Deli, Larry and Paula Hunley, finally have room to express themselves at a new space at 8351 Elk Grove Blvd. It has 1,900 square feet, more than three times the space at their former location on Elk Grove-Florin Road...The Hunleys are in the process of getting inspections done and expect to open later this month. Cathie Anderson in Sac Bee.
Sacramento gets taste of successful Maggiano’s chain - “We only will open when we find the right city, the right site and the right chef and management team, and those are not easy things to find,” said Maggiano’s brand president Steve Provost. “In this case, our chef Dan Grice wanted to move back to California(from Chicago) because his wife’s family is all around Sacramento, so we knew we had a great chef wanting to get here.” Grice and his team will be only the second Maggiano’s kitchen staff to introduce the chain’s first-ever attempt at a lighter menu. The chain’s culinary experts worked for four years, Provost said, to develop recipes for lower-calorie Italian classics that were still filling and flavorful. Cathie Anderson in Sac Bee.
Folsom alehouse offers craft beer, American food - Owner James Fales grew up in the restaurant business, and has now started his own restaurant and alehouse in Folsom. The Canyon Grill and Alehouse opened at 9580 Oak Avenue Parkway Suite 8, in Folsom. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week. Laura Newell in the El Dorado Hills Telegraph.
Roseville’s ASR Restaurant gives new worth to Crush 29, Suede Blue gift cards - The owner of Roseville’s new ASR Restaurant & Lounge, at 390 N. Sunrise Ave., is offering a deal to diners holding gift cards from his recently shuttered neighbors, Crush 29 and Suede Blue. Harwinder Bisla told me that he and Chef Vincent Paul Alexander decided together that they would honor gift cards up to $100. Here’s how it will work: Customers turn in their gift cards at ASR, and the restaurant staff will issue them promotional gift cards in $25 increments, up to $100. Bisla is hoping that patrons will then redeem the cards one at a time over four separate meals. Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Huevos Divorciados con Chorizo at Mayahuel in Downtown Sacramento - It’s a startling fact that 90% of all eggs end up broken in homes. One can only hope that something positive can come out of their separation. Maybe some deviled eggs, the classic omelet, or if they’re lucky: Huevos Divorciados from Mayahuel in downtown Sacramento. Rodney Blackwell in Sac Foodways.
A Brunch worth Shelling Out For - Crawdads might not be my all-time favorite brunch spot in Sacramento, but the quality of the food combined with the riverfront view and relaxing ambiance certainly will make me a return customer. Catherine Foss in Submerge Mag.
Where to get your gooey fix on National S'mores Day - You may have forgotten to put it on your calendar this year, but National S’mores Day is rolling around again this Sunday (time flies, right?). But if you don't have a roaring campfire handy for proper s'more assembly, don't panic. We've got the next best thing—a handy list of sweet treats inspired by the real deal, running the gamut from hot, gooey milk chocolate fondue to Nutella-drizzled artisan waffles. Trust us; you won't be able to get enough. You'll definitely want, ahem, some more. Featuring Cafeteria 15L, Cookie Connection, Devine Gelateria, The Melting Pot, The Waffle Experience. Stephanie Towne in Sactown Mag.
VIDEO: Potato Corner - If you love potatoes, then you need to try the Potato Corner! On Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Dishin’ With Tina: BBQ Ribs And Things - Tina Macuha is dishin' on a BBQ spot in Carmichael, BBQ Ribs And Things, 4141 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael. On Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Sakura Japanese Bistro & Bar - Melissa Cabral is checking out this delicious Japanese bistro and seeing what goes into making her own sushi burrito. On Good Day Sac.