4th St. Grille

Dining News: Changes Detailed for Skybox Grill


As first reported in Cowtown Eats, Skybox Grill (formerly MVP Sports Grill at 21st & L streets) is under new management and is revamping its menu.

Sac Press's Jared Goyette has the details on what its new menu will look like.

"We're going to get with the times and get a lot more consistent, a lot more local" he said. "The menu is going to be a lot more fresh, with made-to-order items."

Skybox will, as the name suggests, still be a sports bar with wall-to-wall TVS, but one where there is a greater emphasis on quality food with fresh and local ingredients. You can still get your onion rings or fries, but they'll be fresh, not frozen, and there will be healthier options on the menu as well – like veggie sandwiches or falafel. The restaurant has already started to implement some changes, and a new menu should be finished in the next few weeks.

Goyette also reports that the new restaurant will have its grand opening on June 24.

Read the entire story in Sac Press.

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Beard Papa's cream puffs coming to Roseville - Cream puff connoisseurs and sweet-toothed Sacramentans can soon try a new brand of pastry desserts. Beard Papa's will open sometime between the summer and fall seasons in Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Morgan Searles in the Sac Bee.

de Vere’s: Go For the Brunch - Any beer lover will tell you that de Vere’s Irish Pub is one of the liveliest, friendliest, most distinctive spots in town to guzzle a mug of ale, watch your favorite televised sport and play an entertaining (and competitive) game of trivia. But they may not know that de Vere’s also plates up some of the heartiest, most flavorful brunch fare in the neighborhood. I have thoroughly enjoyed brunch on several occasions at this L street pub. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

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Dining News: RIP 4th Street Grill

4th Street Grill, a Sacramento mainstay, is being forced out of its present location due to a lease issue, says its owner to FOX 40.

If you’re from Sacramento then more than likely you’ve been to the 4th Street Bar and Grille. But soon, the place will no longer be open to the general public for business — this after being forced out of their lease.

“This is a landmark day in Sacramento; I am getting calls off the hook. I have been here 21 years. I have seen generations of families come and go. We have celebrated anniversaries here, births of children and we had three 20-year anniversaries here for the people I presented with their rings … proposing and this day comes to a sad end,” says Ron Fleming, the owner of the 4th Street Bar and Grill.

FOX40 News learned from the owner that the restaurant is closing their doors for good.  Fleming leased the property, but did not own it. Now he’s been told he’s got to go.

For those who want one last meal or drink at the restaurant, the restaurant's last day will be Friday, with proceeds going to charity.

Read the entire report and watch the video on FOX 40.

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Grape Escape 2013 - Calling all foodies and wine lovers! The 11th Annual Save Mart Grape Escapewill be coming to Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento on Saturday, June 1st! Grape Escape is Northern California’s premier food and wine event boasting more than 200 award-winning California wines paired with the region’s best local cuisine. Ana Marie Aguas in Sac Foodies.

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Wednesday Downtown Happy Hour 3 to 7 p.m.

This Summer, the Downtown Partnership has put organized 20 Downtown restaurants who will offer happy hour every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through the end of August.

Each of these 20 restaurants will feature $2 beers, $3 wine and $4 cocktails.

Participating restaurants include:

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Daily Dining Deals: 4th St. Grill, El Patron

4th St. Grille is an underappreciated gem in our city. Probably because it's not near other restaurants, it doesn't get the traffic and attention it deserves. But that can also be one of its strengths. Unlike so many other restaurants, it's easy to find free parking down at that end of town in the evenings. (Click here for happy hour info.)

I think this deal would be perfect for a pre-Rivercats game meal. Even better that it's half off.

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Looking for more deals like this? Check out the Cowtown Eats guide to saving 50 percent at good restaurants.