Dos Coyotes Turns 25 on Tuesday, Rolls Back Price of Border Chicken Burrito
Dining News: Izakaya Coming to Downtown Sacramento

Dining News: RailBridge Cellars & Co. in Elks Tower Opening Sets Opening Date

Railbridge cellarsRailBridge Cellars & Co., to be located on the ground floor at the Elks Tower at 11th & J, is scheduled to open on Feb. 10 (Updated on Feb. 2 - RailBridge will now open on Feb. 8), it announced via a Craigslist jobs post.

According to the post, RailBridge Cellars "be a full service restaurant that features Nouveau California Cuisine, craft beer, retail wine, gourmet coffee's along with a Manhattan and Martini bar. Counter service during the day, converting to table service after 2 p.m...We anticipate RBC&CO to be an extremely fast paced environment, thus we are looking for team members that can think quick on their feet, with attention to detail and a passion in serving the community."

Here's what the owners told the Sac Bee's Bob Shallit back in October:

The goal is to create a 1920s-era vibe, with vintage fixtures, exposed brick and antique marble.

“You’re going to walk in and think you took a step back in time,” said Michael Gelber, president of Alexis Ventures..

Perhaps the most arresting feature will be windows allowing diners to gaze down into what was once the Elks’ basement swimming “tank.” Over the past year, Gelber has converted that area into a lounge where groups gather for meals while seated in the former pool. “VIP” seating is available in two hot tubs that were added to the room in the 1960s...

At that time, they expected the restaurant to open around Thanksgiving. Obviously, it took longer than they thought.

RailBridge Cellars is owned by Alexis Ventures, which also operates Railbridge Cellars, Railbridge Cellars Penthouse Lounge, Underground Lounge, Alexis Catering, Libations by Alexis, The Elks Tower Ballroom and Strings Urban Kitchen. Strings Urban Kitchen, located at Capitol Towers at 7th & O streets, was recently named to the Sac Bee's ‘best-of’ in casual dining for 2015.

For those interested in getting a job at the restaurant, drop off your resume between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Thursday this week.

RailBridge Cellars & Co. will be located at 921 11th Street and can be found online at http://www.railbridgecellarsandcompany.com/.

More News:

Stream it: Netflix and Chill, Shady Lady Saloon - The past four years, there's been a holiday hot toddy bartender competition at the Golden Bear. And Travis Kavanaugh has lost. But this year the Shady Lady bartender took the big prize, $800, with his traditional hot toddy. Nick Miller in Sac News & Review.

Icing on your day: Local cupcake business opens new store - Icing on the Cupcake is once again a multi-store operation. The locally owned business has opened a new location in Folsom. The location at 2379 Iron Point Road puts the once-struggling cupcake chain back in expansion mode. Icing on the Cupcake still plans to add a midtown Sacramento store, which is expected to open in January. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Greek Food Imports - This new Greek deli and market is set to open in Arden-Arcade by the end of January. Owned by Sacramento-raised Kostas Panayotakopoulos, the rustic shop, which will be lined with dark wooden tables, will feature Greek-imported goods like Dodoni feta cheese and Attiki honey, with an emphasis on organic products. In Sactown Magazine. (Second item.)

Public House Theater re-opens, Tahoe Park neighbors celebrate - Talk about a dream deferred. After busting around getting the Public House Theater, the pub theater in Tahoe Park, open about a year ago, owner Jackie Nadile experienced some unfortunate news that her newly renovated venue wasn’t compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The place was bopping when it was open. Neighbors found the local spot as a great hangout. But after inspections, Jackie was told she needed ADA parking and that the bar was not ADA compliant – that it needed to be rebuilt in order to make way for a lower ADA bar. “We had no trouble with our liquor license. It was all permits,” she said. Monica Stark in Valley Community Newspapers.

Dish to try: Spicy garlic shrimp at the Mandarin - Kay Lee brought the restaurant’s recipes with her from Taiwan, and continues to make the from-scratch sauces herself. We were there for one of the best dishes in town, “spicy garlic shrimp in wine sauce” ($18). The dish arrived – a bowl filled with crispy shrimp in a luscious not-too-sweet, not-to-hot sauce speckled with minced garlic. Whole garlic cloves sat on top. We spooned all of it onto mounds of steamed white rice and didn’t talk for awhile. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Eat Cheap - The real star of the menu, though, are the house-made noodles. Thick, chewy and charmingly nonuniform in shape, they shine the brightest in the beef soup and the vegetarian-friendly sesame paste noodles. It’s comfort food that transcends nationality. Yang’s doesn’t capture the entire range of Chinese cuisine. Thankfully, it doesn’t try. While my quixotic journey to find the Platonic ideal of a Chinese restaurant will likely continue, at least I know that if I want a quick hit of stick-to-your-ribs Northern Chinese food, Yang’s has me covered. Diana Bizjak in Sac Mag.

Umai Savory Hot Dogs Coming to Natomas - Umai Savory Hot Dogs is set to open its second brick-and-mortar eatery in Natomas. The new restaurant will be located at 3620 North Freeway Boulevard, in Suite 310, between Vampire Penguin and Beach Hut Deli. In The Natomas Buzz.

VIDEO: Dishin' with Tina - Tina is checking out Kupros Craft House, a place where they have a tasty brunch menu that everyone will enjoy. On Good Day Sac.

VIDEO: Cooking: P&B Ultimate Cheesecake - Patricia Goldsand, owner of P&B Ultimate Cheesecake, stops by the studio to whip up some delicious cheesecakes. Mae Fesai on FOX 40.

AUDIO: Prohibition-Era Restrictions On California Liquor Distillers To Be Lifted - You wouldn’t believe what California distillers have had to do to sell their own craft liquor in tasting rooms. But that’s about to change. And you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone happier than Cris Steller, who's pouring me a taste of his Rubicon Rye at his distillery’s tasting room. Ben Adler in Capitol Public Radio.

Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)