Southwest Magazine, the publication fliers find in seat back pockets, featured Sacramento in their Winter Travel Guide.
As usual, when out of towners make recommendations, there are some hits and some misses. Author Alison Miller has more hits than misses, though when she's wrong, she's really wrong.
First, what the reporter gets right, in what she calls the Next Great Food City:
Breakfast: "Local bacon and egg sandwich on a house-made English muffin from Old Soul Co."
Lunch: "Chicken-fried mushroom po'boy at Mother."
Dinner: "Five-course prix fixe menu at The Kitchen."
Nightcap: "Star bartender Ryan Seng's homemade nocino at Grange."
However, she gets one thing hugely wrong.
Lodging: "Make your home base at the centrally located Red Lion Woodlake Sacramento..."
Not sure what it's centrally located to unless she wants to be in the Costco-Arden Fair Mall-REI triangle.
But it's always good to see Sacramento get some good ink in national publications.
Black Bear Diner opening Monday in Elk Grove - Black Bear Diner, the Redding-based restaurant chain specializing in traditional comfort food and sizable portions, will open a new eatery in Elk Grove on Monday. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.
AUDIO: Best Of Sacramento Party And The March Of Dimes - One of the biggest events in the Capital City is more than just a party this year, it’s a 15th Anniversary Party and a celebration of more than $4.5 million donated to the March of Dimes. Nov. 12 is the annual Best of Sacramento Party, hosted by Sacramento Magazine. Sacramento Magazine Publisher, Joe Chiodo and March of Dimes Volunteer Jessica Bracy talk about the event's impact on Insight. On Capitol Public Radio.
Nacho Day, bro: Seafood nachos, Lou's Sushi - Seafood nachos consist of six fried wonton “chips,” topped with smashed avocado and a blend of raw seafood pieces dressed in spicy-mayo magic, then topped with green onion and roe on a bed of red cabbage. An unexpectedly addictive and sharable appetizer. Nick Miller in Sac News & Review.
High tea: Tea Service No. 1, Empress Tavern - Tea Service cocktails at Empress are conversational, boozy and absolutely precious. It's essentially a cocktail brewed for four, poured from a teapot into glass punch glasses. Garrett McCord in Sac News & Review.
New housing taking shape at downtown Sacramento landmark - As for the ground floor of the 105-year-old Ransohoff Building, Fathy said the partners are in talks with several users interested in taking over the 8,200-square-foot space vacated by Pyramid Alehouse in March 2013. Some of the potential users have expressed interest in keeping the beer-making equipment that Pyramid left behind. Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.
VIDEO: Rita’s Frozen Custard - Rita's is known for their gelati, custard, cream ice and Italian ice so Nha is in Folsom checking out all the tasty flavors. Nha Nguyen on Good Day Sac.
VIDEO: Donut Madness - Donut Madness is a horror film themed donut shop that creates unusual donut with interesting toppings. Cambi Brown on Good Day Sac.
AUDIO: The Wienery is Thriving as Customers Rebel Against WHO's Processed Meat Findings - There was a lot of fuss last week when the World Health Organization came out with a report saying bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can cause cancer. Bacon and hot dog lovers rebelled and said they were not giving up their meat! KFBK talked to customers at The Wienery in East Sacramento earlier in the week, and then on Friday they came in studio to talk about their hot dogs. Owner Hector Meza and his wife, Caroline about The Wienery, which has spent the last 45 years specializing in what you call old fashioned steamed hot dogs. Kitty O'Neal on KFBK.