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Vampire Penguin, the Elk Grove dessert destination that's started to develop a cult following, will open its new K street location this weekend, reports the Capitol Morning Report.

Co-owner Paolo San Luis says his plan is to open for business either Friday or Saturday...Prices range from $3-7. "We see the potential of what K Street could be," San Luis said. "And with the excitement of the new arena we're happy to be part of the boom that's coming in the next two years."

Since the Morning Report posted, the restaurant specified that its soft opening will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The K Street Location is one of four planned or current locations. In addition to the original Elk Grove location, the college towns of Davis and Berkeley will have their own stores by the end of January.

Read the entire article in the Capitol Morning Report.

I went in early October and found the desserts interesting. I'll probably have to experiment to figure out which flavor combinations I like best, but I'll definitely be visiting this place during the hot summer months.


Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson isn't as big a fan, though.

Vampire Penguin's newest location is at 907 K Street, and can be found online at

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