Shaved, frozen foie gras on a sacallop nigiri at Kru in June 2012.
In case you missed the great news, foie gras is legal again after a judge overturned California's prohibition against selling the fattened duck liver.
(BTW: This isn't the place to discuss the ethics of foie gras. If you're against it, I understand why you feel that way, I respect your opinion, but my taste buds and the rest of me disagree.)
So I called around on late Wednesday night looking for restaurants that are already have it. If you have the $20 or so burning a hole in your pocket and you need a fix, hit up these restaurants:
Mulvaney's B & L
Waterboy - Not in stock yet, but hopefully by the weekend.
Kru - Not yet, but Chef loves it and will try to get it on the menu soon.
Mighty Tavern - "We will. But there is no rush. It will be apart of our charcuterie program, it will have to fit into our menu. It won't just be on the menu," said chef Jason Azevedo via Twitter DM. "Soon, I personally love it. But I want to use the best way. Maybe as a mousse filling for herb profiteroles with aged balsamico. By Valentines at the earliest."
See Also: Three Places to Get Cheap(er) Foie Gras (written right before the now overturned law banning foie gras took effect in June 2012).
Local chefs react to lifting of foie gras ban - U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson ruled Wednesday morning that California ordinances that outlawed the force feeding of birds were superseded by provisions of the federal Poultry Products Inspections Act. In short, state ordinances were overreaching and foie gras is for now good to go in California. “It’s a great day in liver land,” said a jubilant sounding Patrick Mulvaney, chef and proprietor of Mulvaney’s B&L. “I almost want to make it like a big birthday cake with a candle in it.” Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
Boulevard Bistro, Carpe Vino named to best restaurants list - Two Sacramento-area restaurants are on this year's OpenTable list of the 100 best restaurants in America. The local eateries include Boulevard Bistro in Elk Grove and Carpe Vino in Auburn. The rankings are based on restaurant reviews that OpenTable diners submitted for more than 20,000 restaurants nationwide. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Jack's Urban Eats coming to Elk Grove - Jack's Urban Eats is opening an Elk Grove restaurant, the city of Elk Grove announced on Facebook on Friday. The restaurant will cover 3,339 square feet at the Laguna Crossroads shopping center at 7701 Laguna Blvd. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
SusieCakes opening first local store in January - A Southern California company is opening its first Sacramento region bakery Jan. 24. SusieCakes, which this summer announced a plan to enter the area, will make its debut at the Pavilions shopping center. The bakery at 564 Pavilions Lane will sell cupcakes, frosted layer cakes, cookies and seasonal fruit pies. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Counter Culture: Past continues at Folsom’s retro Hop Sing Palace - We ordered classic-retro, starting with pot stickers. The six dumplings were dense, but the filling was quite tasty. A nice touch was our waiter’s demonstration of how to make an excellent pot-sticker sauce from the condiments caddy: Two parts hoisin sauce, one part plum sauce, one part hot chili sauce, a splash of white vinegar, mixed until blended and smooth. It was so good we put it on every dish that followed. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Want to try a burger served between grilled cheese sandwiches? Cheesy Charlie's has you covered - If you've always wanted to try a burger on a bun made of grilled cheese sandwiches, you're in luck. Cheesy Charlie's Bake Sale Cafe & Deli opened Thursday at 2598 Alta Arden Expressway, at the corner of Alta Arden and Fulton Avenue. It fills a space that most recently was Gatsby's Diner. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Let's eat: Three places to try out - Looking for somewhere different to try for lunch or dinner? Try The Monk's Cellar, a Roseville pub; 58 Degrees & Holding, a midtown wine shop and restaurant and Quan Nem Nihn Hoa, a Vietnamese place on Stockton. Andrea Thompson in Sac Biz Journal.
VIDEO: Cookies and Milk delivers treats to your door - Nick Altman from Cookies and Milk discusses how his business will deliver you fresh-baked cookies to your home. On KCRA.
VIDEO: Oatmeal cookies by Plates Cafe - Malaya Brandt and Rebecca Martinez from Plates Cafe show you a delicious oatmeal cookie recipe. On KCRA.
VIDEO: Taco Tuesday with Costa Vida - Costa Vida is creating the “better taco” movement! They're joining us in studio to show us their “Taco Tuesday specials! On Good Day Sac.