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Dining Deals: Mayahuel, Bistro Michel, Biba

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Looking for a last minute holiday gift? How about a half off deal to great Downtown restaurants. Here are a couple ideas that are on sale right now:

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Top 15 Happy Hours of June 2012

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of June 2012 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 2)
  2. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 1)
  3. BJ's Restaurant & Brewery (Last month's rank: 3)
  4. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last month's rank: 8)
  5. Lucca (Last month's rank: 6)
  6. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 9)
  7. Burgers and Brew (Last month's rank: 5)
  8. McCormick and Schmick’s (Last month's rank: 14)
  9. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 11)
  10. KBAR(Last month's rank: 4)
  11. River Rock Tap House (Last month's rank: 13)
  12. Cafeteria 15L (Last month's rank: 15)
  13. Chicago Fire Pizza - Midtown (Last month's rank: 12)
  14. Dive Bar (Last Month: Unranked)
  15. Capitol Garage (Last Month: Unranked)

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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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13 Places to Get Bottomless Mimosas in Sacramento

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One of the best ways to spend a lazy weekend afternoon in Sacramento is to grab brunch and (over?)indulge in bottomless mimosas. Unfortunately for me, it usually leads to being day drunk which leads to the unpleasant day hangover. But still, it really is an awesome way to spend a sunny Saturday or Sunday.

Let me give an obligatory, but important, reminder. Please have a designated driver or indulge within walking distance from a place where you can sleep it off.

Here are 13 16 places in Sacramento with weekend bottomless mimosas.

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Daily Dining News: Where to Drink Outdoors in Sacramento

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As the days have warmed up and the calendar has turned to May, Sacramentans rightly partake in a Springtime tradition -- drinking outdoors. But where can you eat and drink outdoors? The Sac Bee and Girls on the Grid have both come up with lists.

Oddly enough, there is no overlap between the two lists, but here are some of their suggestions I found particularly inspired.

From the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson:

Restaurant Thir13en (1300 H St., Sacramento) - A large, comfortable patio that's great for lunch, drinks after work, dinner or brunch. Take your pick. Lots of good stuff on the menus here, but the burger is incredible.

Magpie Cafe (1409 R St., Sacramento) - I often enjoy sitting at one of the few tables outside to enjoy the tremendous food here. You'll find good people watching, too, since this block of R Street has gone from dead to lively in recent years. One of my favorite spots in town.

Paesanos (1806 Capitol Ave., Sacramento) - Great little patio out front, where you can watch the foot traffic flow past. There has always been one notoriously "hot" table that is not protected by shade. It's practically glowing at lunchtime in the summer. Don't sit there!

Zocalo (1801 Capitol Ave., Sacramento) - The outdoor seating here is especially elegant at night. A great place to relax, look around and take in midtown.

From Girls on the Grid's Marlissa Hernandez:

Red Rabbit (2718 J Street) has two patios. The street patio is great for people watching. The back patio is a great place for private parties or date night. The stone fireplace, portable heaters, patio bar and charasmatic bartenders (so far all of them) make this a very inviting place. Their back patio, is only opened on weekends for now, but, as weather permits, they are hoping to have it open every night. They offer a seasonal menu and the drinks here are fantastic, try “for whom the bell tolls.” Some of my favorite menu items include the roasted beet carpaccio, the B.L.B and the moco loco.

Mix Downtown
(16th and L Street) offers a chic and posh rooftop patio with an all-night happy hour on Thursdays! The patio has firepits, umbrellas and lounge seating. They offer handcrafted drinks, wine and beer. Although, they are known for their rooftop lounge, the food is also downright superb. They offer a variety of small plate dining that’s perfect for ordering for a group. Try their ahi tuna poke, flatbread, mac & cheese or tempura shrimp cocktail. Bonus: Music and dancing start after 9 p.m.

Golden Bear
(2326 K Street) also offers a seasonal/unique menu, crafted beer, wine, cocktails and live music. Although they were featured in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this is no dive. It is a simple on-street and covered patio. It’s a great place to relax and catch up with friends. Try their banh mi or pizza.

Read the entire lists in the Sac Bee, Girls on the Grid.

Photo via Zocalo's Facebook Page.

More News:

Cafe Bernardo Debuts New Downtown Location - Can’t get enough of Cafe Bernardo’s salmon BLT, grilled hanger steak or cornmeal waffle? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Sacramento’s Paragary Restaurant Group has opened up a brand new Cafe Bernardo on K and 10th streets, adjoined to their hip (also new) downtown lounge, KBAR. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Capitol Garage ranked in nation's 100 best brunches survey - Just check the late-morning restaurant lines on a given Sacramento weekend, and you'll see that this is a brunch kind of town. One popular spot also made the cut in an OpenTable survey listing the "Top 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S." That would be the venerable Capitol Garage on 15th and K streets, which specializes in a range of eggs benedict dishes (a Sicilian style with pepperoni and mozzarella, pulled pork with bbq sauce), a fat brunch burrito and the perennial brunch favorite known as unlimited mimosas. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

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Top 15 Happy Hours of March 2012

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of March 2012 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. BJ's Restaurant & Brewery (Last month's rank: 3)
  3. Burgers and Brew (Last month's rank: 2)
  4. Lucca (Last month's rank: 5)
  5. River Rock Tap House (Last month's rank: 8)
  6. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 6)
  7. Chicago Fire Pizza - Midtown (Last month's rank: 11)
  8. Capitol Garage (Last month's rank: 9)
  9. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 14)
  10. McCormick and Schmick’s (Last month's rank: 4)
  11. Bows & Arrows with Fat Face (Last Month: Unranked)
  12. 3 Fires Lounge (Last month's rank: 12)
  13. Cafeteria 15L (Last Month: Unranked)
  14. Chicago Fire - Folsom (Palladio) (Last month's rank: 10)
  15. Scott's Seafood On The River (Last month's rank: 13)

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Top 15 Happy Hours of February 2012

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of February 2012 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. Republic Bar & Grill (Last Month: Unranked)
  2. Burgers and Brew (Last month's rank: 1)
  3. BJ's Restaurant & Brewery (Last month's rank: 3)
  4. McCormick and Schmick’s (Last month's rank: 2)
  5. Lucca (Last month's rank: 9)
  6. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 4)
  7. Dive Bar (Last month's rank: 12)
  8. River Rock Tap House (Last Month: Unranked)
  9. Capitol Garage (Last month's rank: 7)
  10. Chicago Fire - Folsom (Palladio) (Last month's rank: 9)
  11. Chicago Fire Pizza (Last month's rank: 5)
  12. 3 Fires Lounge (Last Month: Unranked)
  13. Scott's Seafood On The River (Last Month: Unranked)
  14. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 11)
  15. Golden Bear (Last Month: Unranked)

Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 44,000 page views (up 104 percent compared to last year) and nearly 11,000 unique visitors (plus 129 percent over last year).

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