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In the News That Broke Over The Holidays Department...they city council approved the way for Ernesto Delgado, the owner of Mayahuel at 12th & K, to open La Cosecha at Cesar Chavez park as early as the spring.

Here's more from Jessica Rine in Sactown Mag:

Inspired by a recent trip to Guadalajara, Delgado hopes to invigorate the plaza into a place where Sacramentans would think to meet for a date, a business meeting, or simply to hang out and grab a taco and a beer. “Most plazas in Mexico are the centers of the whole town and this is the center of Sacramento,” Delgado says. “I’d like to bring the hustle and bustle of Mexico [to the park], because in Mexico, everything happens at the plaza—everything!”...

Menu staples at the restaurant—whose starting hours will be from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and will operate as a counter-service eatery—will include tacos (think grilled fish topped with shaved cabbage salad, oranges, garlic aioli and avocado crema), salads (like a La Cosecha house salad with queso fresco, red bell peppers, pumpkin seeds and cilantro lime dressing), and soups, including Mayahuel's popular roasted creamy poblano.

Read the entire story in Sactown Mag.

Previously, the space housed Cafe Soleil, until it closed in Dec. 2014. The owners of Cafe Soleil have since opened a new restaurant - Soleil Mexican American Cuisine - at 2790 Stockton Blvd.

More News:

Beer Run: Sacramento area will be represented at S.F. Beer Week - We’re already starting to hear chatter about Sacramento Beer Week in late February, but first things first. San Francisco Beer Week is Jan. 22-31 and is well worth checking out. You’ll find great Bay Area beer at dozens of events. The well-organized website, sfbeerweek.org, lists many of them, including beer dinners, pairings, meet the brewers and more. The big opening gala is $80, features 100-plus breweries and is expected to sell out. More and more, you’re bound to encounter Sacramento-area craft breweries in the thick of things, telling their stories and getting their beers in the hands of new Bay Area consumers. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

First impressions: Blackbird reopens with a smaller menu and bigger dreams - Balance is exactly what patrons will find in Blackbird’s kitchen these days. Sophisticated, seafood-forward dishes drive the menu in the form of easy bar-style small plates. Customers can expect favorites like the Captain’s Chowder—a savory blend of Arctic char, shrimp, mussels, local squid, red potato and chives served with grilled bread—and the Old-Bay Bomber, a slider made with grass-fed beef, American cheese, house-made sauce and shredded lettuce served with light, crisp potato chips. Other items on the menu—or the “perfect seven,” as Lampkin calls it—include individual oysters, fish tacos, a seafood cocktail, vegan risotto and the West End fried chicken. In January, Lampkin plans to grow the menu, bring back the oyster bar and offer weekly seasonal tasting menus consisting of three to five courses. Anna Petkovich in Sactown Magazine.

Pho Ru: Not just another pho joint - I bring this up because one of Sacramento’s newest Vietnamese restaurants does not try to be 100 percent “authentic.” For that reason, Pho Ru transcends expectations for what you’d get at another pho joint: stir-fried clams with black mushrooms and water chestnuts are scooped up with airy shrimp chips ($9.95); fresh spinach colors fried rice a vivid green ($9.95 with a whole hen); lemon-cured shrimp brighten up a refreshing cabbage slaw ($9.95). Yet Pho Ru is steadfastly the sort of place people say is “authentic” or “tastes like Vietnam.” Whether or not that’s true, I do not care. Janelle Bitker in Sac News & Review.

Folsom's Palladio loses one of its restaurants - A casual eatery at Folsom's Palladio at Broadstone has shut its doors. San Francisco Bay Cafe had its final day of business on Tuesday. Now, the restaurant's exterior sign has been removed, and the restaurant displays a notice that says "business is closed." The restaurant attributed the closure to retirement. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

There's a new place to get a burger in Rocklin - Cheeseburger fans have another option in Rocklin. Moo Moo's Burger Barn has opened at 2330 Sunset Blvd., the restaurant confirmed on its Facebook page. The eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, salads and breakfast items. It's the fourth location for Moo Moo's Burger Barn, which has two restaurants in Stockton and one in Lodi. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Work Starts on Monsoon Burgers in Natomas - Construction on a new Monsoon Burgers restaurant in Natomas has started. As reported by THE NATOMAS BUZZ in July 2015, Monsoon Burgers will be located in the Park Place II shopping center at 4740 Natomas Boulevard, in Suite 130. It will occupy a 1,700 square-foot space previously occupied by River City Comics + Games from September 2011 to August 2014. In The Natomas Buzz.

Yang's Noodles - Turn's out Rui's desire for Yang's Noodles was because a Lamb Clay Pot had just been added to the menu and she had a craving for it. We ordered that, the beef roll, and the seasoned, shredded potato. Rui's craving stems from the cold weather. Her clay pot dish is something she associates with winter like we do with stews. It's really what I'd consider a soup filled with thin slices of lamb and sour cabbage. The sour tang of the dish made me think that it would be a favorite among Filipinos who also love that sour flavor in savory dishes. Catherine Enfield on Munchie Musings.

VIDEO: Cooking: Homemade Chocolate Malt Pudding - Chef Keith Breedlove of Culinerdy Cruzer stops by the studio to show you how to make homemade chocolate malt pudding. Paul Robins on FOX 40.

VIDEO: KCRA 3 Kitchen: Risotto Al Primitivo Wine - Lorenzo Muslija from Andis Winery makes a delicious risotto. On KCRA.

VIDEO: de Vere's Irish Pub - de Vere's Irish Pub shows us how to make their Almost Famous Irish Coffee! Kevin Hernandez on Good Day Sac.


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