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Chris Jarsoz and Matt Chong, the maestros behind Team Broderick, are about to open 3 new midtown restaurants. Here are their opening dates, per Sactown Mag.

  • Localis, which replaced the never-opened Piccola Citta, Trick Pony and Tuli at 21st & S, is expected to open July 1. It will be helmed by Chef Chris Barnum, most recently at Roseville's Cibo 7.
  • Saddle Rock, replacing Capital Dime/L Wine Lounge, is scheduled to open July 22. It will be led by chef Kevin O'Connor, who has worked at Blackbird and recently held popups in and around Sacramento.
  • Broderick Midtown, replacing Wahoo's Fish Taco, is expected to open Aug. 1. It will mirror the menu of the West Sac location.
  • The Patriot, a solo project by Jarsoz, will open Oct. 1 at the Milagro Center in Carmichael.

Read all the details in Sactown Mag.

While we're on the topic of Team Broderick, Sac News Review's Janelle Bitker had a great & long profile of some of the up and coming teams building small restaurant empires in Sac, including Kimio Bazette and Jon Modrow of Golden Bear, Hook & Ladder and Jason Boggs, Alex Origoni and Garrett Van Vleck of Shady Lady.

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