This review posted while I was on vacation, but given it's praise for such a high profile restaurant, I wanted to make sure regular readers of Cowtown Eats saw it.
Only one restaurant can be The Best. Over the last 18 months, three restaurants have had that designation bestowed upon it by the Sac Bee's restaurant critic.
Now, there's a new champ - Ella Dining Room & Bar.
And now, after gentle tweaks, solid leadership and a superbly talented new chef who marries bold strokes with subtle and sophisticated ones, Ella, big and beautiful, has made a strong case for being the best restaurant in the Sacramento region.
That’s saying a lot in our new high-caliber and highly competitive dining scene. Its food is a touch more eclectic than Hawks’. Its setting is superior to Enotria’s. Its menu is more dynamic and daring than Taste’s. And its overall vibe is more au courant than the Firehouse’s.
Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.
Capital Dime - On my first visit, three of the four dishes I tried were overwhelmingly heavy and rich. Steamed clams with chorizo was nice in concept, but the dish contained so much chorizo that it was overly salty and had an unappetizing layer of orange oil floating atop the broth. Noodles in a Green Dress, inspired by a favorite childhood dish of Zonca’s called noodles in green dressing, had a thick, creamy basil sauce that was redeemed somewhat by the addition of brightly flavored cherry tomatoes and corn. Interestingly, on later visits, both dishes were prepared with a much lighter hand. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Sutter Street Grill: Comfort and Crazy Good Food Collide - On my last visit, I woke up over a steaming mug of Java City coffee (mismatched mugs and cups only add to the folksy feel) while perusing the menu. There’s nearly half a page of omelettes alone, and a lunch menu to boot. I opted for a plate of chicken apple sausage, eggs, country potatoes and the Grill’s famous homemade buttermilk biscuit. To be honest, when the chicken sausage came out I had to double check I didn’t get the wrong dish. Juicy, pink and rich—as opposed to the typical variety that’s dry, gray and bland—the chicken sausage was unlike any I’d ever had, and I’ve had quite a few. Jennifer Resnicke in Style Mag.
A Naughty Indulgence: Burgers and Brew’s Breakfast Fries - Sometimes, we all hanker for a comforting breakfast item at lunch or dinnertime. Burgers and Brew has come up with an enticing option for those moments: a plateful of their crispy fries, topped with melted cheddar cheese, a fried egg and a generous amount of chopped bacon. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.