Tidbit Catering & Gelateria has been on hiatus since Labor Day, with no sign of reopening.
A sign on their restaurant said the store would be closed for a "short period," but the closure has spanned 3 months. That same sign has been in their restaurant window since at least Oct. 24, the first time I saw it.
An e-mail and call to the restaurant by Cowtown Eats was not returned. (Disclosure: I lived in the same college dorm as a family member of the owners.)
Back in April, the Garrett McCord said that Tidbit was "the ice cream place you wanted."
Gelato (milk based) and sorbet (fruit based) are both available in astounding off-the-cuff flavors that mostly draw inspiration from Asian cuisines. A vanilla-and-adzuki-bean gelato tastes sweet and earthy, with a flavor reminiscent to Chinese moon cakes. A nutty soy-based black-sesame-seed gelato is as rustic and charming as your favorite Instagram filter. In addition, I found myself drawn to both the pistachio and oatmeal flavors, the latter reminiscent of the Mother’s Cookies Iced Oatmeal cookies that your gran bought you, assuming you had a happy childhood...
What boggles my mind is why people aren’t lining up every single day for their gelato and sorbet.
Sacramento, I’ve heard you whine for a decent ice-cream store equivalent to San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery—the kind of place that makes unique flavors on the premises at affordable prices.
So, here it is. Tidbit. The ice-cream place you wanted. Why aren’t you here forming lines around the block?
Unfortunately, Tidbit, with its well-loved gelateo and sorbet, was located around the corner from Devine Gelateria, which itself had lines out the doors. I hope they do as the sign promises and returns as a "better, more vibrant Tidbit," but for now, there's no indication that they will.
Tidbit Catering and Gelateria was located at 1907 Capitol Ave.
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