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Strings Urban Kitchen, the grould-floor restaurant at Capitol Towers, is "a find in downtown Sacramento," says the Sacramento Bee.

Next up was the star of the show, a bowl of pasta Mediterranean, a signature dish. Thin spaghetti is splashed with marinara sauce and an intriguing “hint of curry,” and topped with perfectly cooked prawns, coins of spicy Italian sausage, tomato, basil and Parmesan.

“This is unusual and spectacular,” [KCRA News anchor Edit Lambert] said. “I love it...”

Edie had to dash to the studio, but later sent an email: “Our family get-togethers are often centered around a shared love for and interest in good food and everything that goes into it. … I thought the food and ambiance (at Strings Urban Kitchen) were unique enough to make it a spot I would recommend to friends.”

Now for the breaking news: We agree.

Read the Allen Pierleoni's entire article in the Sac Bee.

I find Strings Urban Kitchen to be cozy and delightful. I've enjoyed every meal I've had there. (Disclosure: Strings Urban Kitchen is an advertiser on Cowtown Eats. You should give them a try since they're a) good and b) help keep the lights on around here.)

Strings Urban Kitchen is located at 1500 7th Street, and can be found online at http://stringsurbankitchen.com/. You can also check out their happy hour here.

More News:

Sunday’s last quaff for Sacramento Beer Week draws thousands - There’s a beer for every tastebud. That is the conclusion, fair and frothy, from Sacramento Beer Week, which concluded Sunday afternoon with thousands gathering on the downtown Capitol Mall for a keg-pumping, crowd-pleasing afternoon of music, food trucks and lots of beer sampling. Offering coffee-infused ales to creamy stouts, the 2015 Capitol Beer Fest drew an over-21 crowd that lined up at tasting booths to quaff beer creations in miniature glasses. Peter Hecht in the Sac Bee.

Track 7 Receives a Warm Natomas Welcome - Track 7 Brewing Company’s new taproom in Natomas received a warm welcome over the weekend. Hundreds of people were on hand for the grand-opening festivities held Feb. 21. On Natomas Buzz.

VIDEO: Roseville Red Robin Catches Fire - A fire broke out inside the Red Robin in Roseville on Wednesday night, while the restaurant was full of customers. The Red Robin is located on on the 1100 block of Galleria Boulevard, near Antelope Creek Drive. Witnesses say they could see 10 to 15 foot flames pouring out of the building’s roof at one point. Doug Johnson on FOX 40.

VIDEO: Man Found Dead Inside South Sacramento Cafe - A man was found dead inside a Sacramento County cafe early Friday morning. Deputies say they received a call of shots being fired around 4:30 a.m. at The Cafe Monaco on Savings Place Drive off 65th Street. When authorities arrived on scene, they say an Asian man was found shot to death. Investigators are not releasing his identity at this time. Darla-Tess Weaver and Sam Cohen on FOX 40.

The Melt closes in Davis - There's a new chapter in the saga of struggling cheese-related businesses in the Sacramento region. The Melt, a quick-serve restaurant specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches, has closed its Davis restaurant. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

VIDEO: Taco Monday with Elk Grove's La Cocina Taqueria - Paul Robins samples the farm to fork ingredients in La Cocina Taqueria’s tacos. On FOX 40.

VIDEO: Dishin’ With Tina: Velocity Pizza in Fair Oaks - Tina Macuha is at a very tasty pizza place, Velocity Pizza, where the crust is the most favorite part of a pizza. On Good Day Sac.

VIDEO: IHOP National Pancake Day - Get pancakes for free today courtesy of the International House of Pancakes. Cambi Brown on Good Day Sac.

VIDEO: Maloney Tries Juicing - Jason Maloney is juicing his way to a healthier lifestyle at Wholehearted Juice. On Good Day Sac.

VIDEO: Banana Cream Pie Day - Mark S. Allen is entering a banana cream pie eating contest that is also a fundraiser. On Good Day Sac Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3.


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