Farm to Fork got a boost this month as Sacramento's regional identity when The Grange was featured in Southwest The Magazine, the free publication that Southwest Airlines puts in the seat back pocket.
Sacramento is an agricultural hub, and chefs are starting to take note. There's a lot of creativity coming in, and a lot of camaraderie. At Grange, we're all about locality and sustainability. Living in this bountiful area, it's not hard to do, because even in the winter we've got an abundance of local produce.
The magazine featured a recipe by Grange Executive Chef Oliver Ridgeway for braised roots.
Read the article in Southwest The Magazine.
Boba blast - Whatever the case, boba seems to be picking up popularity in South Sacramento and Elk Grove with a host of new shops recently opening. Among the best of the new spots are Cool Tea Bar (5555 Sky Parkway, Suite 207; www.coolteabar.com), Snowbee Tea Station (6905 Stockton Boulevard, Suite 250) and Moo Moo (8698 Elk Grove Boulevard, Suite 2B in Elk Grove). Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review.
Let's eat: Three places to check out for lunch - Looking for somewhere different for lunch? Our three places to try this week include a place with vegan and raw foods, a place to get ramen in Davis and a Southeast Asian restaurant in Loomis. Andrea Thompson in Sac Biz Journal.
Sactown Union Brewery proposes full tasting room in East Sacramento - A new craft brewery has applied to open a full tasting and sales location in an industrial building in East Sacramento. According to an application with the city of Sacramento, Sactown Union Brewery would be established in 7,200 square feet of a 24,700-square-foot building at 1210 66th St. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
Try It: Ju Hachi - When I’m craving Japanese cuisine but want to avoid noisy crowds, I head to quiet, peaceful little Ju Hachi in midtown. This friendly spot offers a more laid-back, personalized dining experience than many other options in town, and it also warmly welcomes my kids. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
At Sacramento’s Pancake Circus, clowns are all around - With a name like “Pancake Circus,” there must be clowns. And there are – a small gallery’s worth. The vintage restaurant is part of Sacramento’s cultural landscape, and its collection of clown art and memorabilia is a niche repository reflecting a rarefied form of community involvement. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Neighborhood Dining Gem: Café Vinoteca - It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to dine at Café Vinoteca, so I jumped at the chance recently to meet up with some family members at the restaurant for dinner. The experience was delightful—waitservice was unfailingly gracious, and the meal was robust and satisfying. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
VIDEO: Bella Bru Cafe - Bella Bru Cafe is in the house and Chef Cecil Rhodes is showing Cody their new seasonal menu item that you will want RIGHT NOW!!!! On Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: The Cookie Connection - The Cookie Connection is in studio to talk about their holiday treats and Melissa is decorating cookies. On Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: American cheese month rolls to a close - As American cheese month comes to a close, Rebekah Baker from Nugget Market challenges Mae and Eileen to a blind taste test. On KCRA.