Cafe Soleil will close on Friday, the restaurant announced on Facebook.
Here's the full text of their post:
Loyal Soleil Customers,
It it with a heavy heart I announce that Soleil will be closing it's doors on Friday December 5th. Please come by this week if you want to grab a delicious meal one more time and use your gift certificates.
The Ix Family sends a sincere thank you to all of your support over the years. The customers and memories will always be cherished.
This is a wonderful local family business that will be greatly missed by the community. We will always be thankful for the amazing food, service and thoughts of Nicole and her beautiful family that made our week days brighter and our tastebuds happy.
The Sacramento Bee's Ryan Lillis fills in some more of the details:
Yesenia Ix said changes to Cesar Chavez Plaza have made it difficult for the cafe to remain open.
The city has spent millions of dollars renovating the park in recent years. The work disrupted business at Café Soleil, as fences surrounded much of the park, Ix said.
“People turn away whenever they see a fence,” Ix said.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
For those who want to pay one last visit to Cafe Soleil, it is located at 917 9th St.
Sacramento chef embraces role as Culinerd - But becoming “The Culinerd” requires much more than throwing on some novelty glasses and getting inked with food-related tattoos. Breedlove has Asperger’s syndrome, a condition that has made social interactions difficult and left him grappling with obsessive behaviors for much of his life. His wife of eight years and business partner, Amy, serves as his de facto life skills coach. “I’ve really seen him come a long ways,” said Amy Breedlove. “Every day, I have to realize he’s wired differently, and I had to learn patience and communication with him. He doesn’t pick up on anything. Every day is a struggle for him with his quirks and fixations.” Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Add Some Bang to Your Brunch at Grange - If traditional mimosas and Bloody Marys leave you yawning, check out Grange Restaurant & Bar's lineup of brunch cocktails. I visited this downtown bastion of farm-to-fork cuisine recently on a lazy Saturday morning, and ordered up the establishment's Red Beer and Grange Irish Coffee to, er, complement my meal. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Chocolate bread pudding for the season - Chef Tom Patterson at Fabian’s Italian Bistro makes an unusual version, which will be on the menu through December and perhaps beyond. The base for his chocolate bread pudding is soft challah bread, which takes off from there with the additions of chocolate mousse, ganache, cream, egg, cinnamon and sugar, topped with vanilla gelato and brittle orange “clear” caramel ($8.95). To paraphrase the famous quote from Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist,” “We want some more, please.” Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Old Soul Co.'s 'The Sauce' Debuts This Month - I was delighted to discover a unique beer recently that was produced collaboratively by Old Soul Co. and Ruhstaller of Sacramento. “The Sauce,” a coffee-infused Porter, debuted this month as a limited release (only 230 cases were produced), and is offered in a custom 22-ounce bottle. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Try It: Hock Farm - But the star of the evening was a scrumptious Ahi tuna steak, served atop pungent broccoli rabe (rapini) and chickpeas in a light, flavorful tomato sauce. If you’re making holiday plans with friends, consider meeting up at this lively, interesting restaurant, located directly across the street from the state Capitol. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Coming soon: Good eats and sports in HD at Wally’s Pizza Bar in Cameron Park - The owners of FLB Entertainment Center in Folsom is branching out up the hill with the opening of Wally’s Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. Laura Newell in the El Dorado Hills Telegraph.
AUDIO: Wild Turkey Hunting - The turkey on your table this Thanksgiving probably spent its whole life preparing to be there. But there are some other turkeys that march to the beat of a different drum: wild turkeys. And they may be coming to your neighborhood soon. To prevent wild turkeys from becoming urban turkeys, some experts propose urban hunting them, but that causes problems of its own. Food writer, outdoorsman and cook, Hank Shaw, explains the difficulty hunting turkeys in the wild and in urban areas. He’s also got some good advice for preparing a wild turkey for your table. On Capitol Public Radio.
VIDEO: Dishin' With Tina: Zac Jack Bistro - In this Dishin' With Tina, she is checking out Zac Jack Bistro located on 3275 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. On Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Panettone at Corti Bros. - Cambi Brown is checking out all 22 varieties of Pannetone that can be found at Corti Brothers! On Good Day Sac.