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Dining News: Now Open - Fair Oaks Brew Pub

Fair Oaks Brew Pub soft opened this week, it announced on its Facebook Page.

This week, they'll only serve beer and wine, but the menu on their Web site promises to offer "Neopolitan pizzas, artisan salads, dried, cured meats and cheeses."

In the video above, owners Rich and Jayne Schmitt describe the renovations needed to turn the old Wells Fargo building into a brew pub, including restoring the building's facade to it's original surface by removing the siding and exposing the original stone surface.

For now, it's only open from 3 to 10 p.m. during its soft opening.

Fair Oaks Brew Pub can be found at 7988 California Ave. in Fair Oaks or online at http://fairoaksbrewpub.com/.

Thanks to Cowtown Eats reader @MullingHagel for the tip.

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Luck o' the Irish - Where to get a green beer on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)? You can’t go wrong at an Irish pub. Among the best: Boxing Donkey Irish Pub and de Vere's Irish Pub. Bob Shallit in Sac Mag.

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VIDEO: Hash Tacos - If you're down for the traditional Irish food such as corn beef and cabbage, then you'll love a new twist with tacos at Florez Bar & Grill. Cambi Brown on Good Day Sac.

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VIDEO: Streets Of London - Cambi Brown is getting into the St. Patrick's Day Spirit at the Streets of London Pub. On Good Day Sac.

Eat, watch, love - The fourth annual Sacramento Food Film Festival (www.sacfoodfilmfest.com) is back this year, taking place from March 19 to March 29. Founded in 2012 by Catherine Enfield (blogger at www.MunchieMusings.net, creator of the Have an Offal Day event and co-founder of SactoMofo), this year the festival has been handed over to the Food Literacy Center to become part of that organization's programming. Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review.

VIDEO: Sacramento Food Film Festival - The Sacramento Food Film Festival is back with a great line up of food-related films, activities and delicious food! There’s even an entire film dedicated to Sriracha. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Chef Shannon McElroy of the Federalist and Melissa Granville of the Food Literacy Center stopped by to share pizza and details about the events with Paul Robins. Paul Robins on FOX 40.

VIDEO: Prep For Pi - We celebrated Pi Day early with some pies from Blaze Pizza. Cody Stark on Good Day Sac.


I wonder if we've reached a saturation point for breweries and/or brew pubs? I can't really think of any that stand out and they all seem to run together when I go to one or see pictures of their restaurant, food or beer selection. Definitely love a good beer and pub food as much as the next person but seems like there's some stagnation in new restaurants.

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