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15 Most Popular Happy Hours of January 2016

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Here are the 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of January 2016 (based on page views) on Cowtown Eats:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Bento Box (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Chicago Fire (Last month's rank: 3)
  4. Cheesecake Factory (Last month's rank: 7)
  5. Zocalo (Last month's rank: 4)
  6. Hook & Ladder (Last month's rank: 11)
  7. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 9)
  8. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Last month's rank: 6)
  9. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 12)
  10. Fat's Asia Bistro (Last month's rank: 5)
  11. 33rd St. Bistro (Last month's rank: 8)
  12. Lucca (Last month's rank: 14)
  13. Buffalo Wild Wings (Last month's rank: 10)
  14. Blackbird. (Last Month: Unranked)
  15. Broderick Restaurant & Bar (Last month's rank: 15)

Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 55,000 page views and nearly 23,500 unique visitors.

I also want to give a special shout out to Ernesto's Mexican Food for generously sponsoring Cowtown Eats and keeping the lights on here. 

Thank you all for coming. If you have any tips/suggestions/thoughts, please e-mail me at Darrel@CowtownEats.com

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15 Most Popular Happy Hours of December 2015

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Here are the 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of December 2015 (based on page views) on Cowtown Eats:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Bento Box (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Chicago Fire (Last month's rank: 3)
  4. Zocalo (Last month's rank: 4)
  5. Fat's Asia Bistro (Last month's rank: 5)
  6. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Last month's rank: 7)
  7. Cheesecake Factory (Last month's rank: 8)
  8. 33rd St. Bistro (Last month's rank: 6)
  9. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 9)
  10. Buffalo Wild Wings (Last Month: Unranked)
  11. Hook & Ladder (Last month's rank: 10)
  12. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 12)
  13. Il Fornaio (Last Month: Unranked)
  14. Lucca (Last Month: Unranked)
  15. Broderick Restaurant & Bar (Last month's rank: 15)

Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 48,750 page views and nearly 21,400 unique visitors.

I also want to give a special shout out to Cask & Barrel, Hook & Ladder and Ernesto's Mexican Food for generously sponsoring Cowtown Eats and keeping the lights on here. 

Thank you all for coming. If you have any tips/suggestions/thoughts, please e-mail me at Darrel@CowtownEats.com

Don't forget to check back daily for new posts and Cowtown Eats resources like the Cowtown Eats on TwitterFacebook and the Sacramento Happy Hour Map.

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15 Most Popular Sacramento Happy Hours of 2015

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Thank you for visiting Cowtown Eats and for making 2015 another great year! Cowtown Eats had more than 725,000 page views and 257,750 unique users. Also, a huge Thank You to valued advertisers who help keep the lights on here. Please visit them so they'll continue to want to advertise.

These rankings are based on which happy hours Cowtown Eats readers are clicking on.

15. Shady Lady Saloon

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Named as one of the "best bars in America" by Esquire Magazine, Shady Lady is filled with happy hour goers looking to get one of their craft cocktails at a slight discount. 1409 R Street, Sacramento.

Click here for Shady Lady Saloon's Happy Hour info.

14. Buffalo Wild Wings

Sometimes, you just want to grab a Coors Light, eat some wings and watch a game. Or maybe you want to meet a friend before going to a Kings game. That's what Buffalo Wild Wings excels at, and why they've made it on the list for the second year in a row. 3635 N Freeway Blvd., Sacramento.

Click here for Buffalo Wild Wings' Happy Hour info.

13. Hook & Ladder

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Hook & Ladder, the heralded restaurant who shares owners with the popular midtown spot Golden Bear, opened late in 2012 and has hit its stride as both a restaurant and bar. The restaurant's popular happy hour is just another sign of that. 1630 S St, Sacramento.

Click here for Hook & Ladder's Happy Hour info.

12. Chevy's Fresh Mex - On The River

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One of the best things about Sacramento is the river, and nothing is better than sipping on a margarita, snacking on a basket of chips and people watching at Chevy's. That's why people continue to flock to this restaurant - and its happy hour - year after year. 1369 Garden Hwy., Sacramento.

Click here for Chevy's Fresh Mex's happy hour info.

11. Burgers & Brew

Situated on a revitalized portion of R street, Burgers & Brew continues to draw in the crowds with its patio seating and diverse tap list. 1409 R St, Sacramento.

Click here for Burgers & Brew's happy hour info.

10. 33rd St. Bistro

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A great neighborhood standby, 33rd St. Bistro is popular with those who live and work in East Sacramento. With their recently-remodeled bar, now's a perfect time to check out this happy hour. 3301 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.

Click here for 33rd St. Bistro's Happy Hour info.

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15 Most Popular Happy Hours of November 2015

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Here are the 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of November 2015 (based on page views) on Cowtown Eats:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Bento Box (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Chicago Fire (Last month's rank: 3)
  4. Zocalo (Last month's rank: 4)
  5. Fat's Asia Bistro (Last month's rank: 5)
  6. 33rd St. Bistro (Last Month: Unranked)
  7. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Last month's rank: 5)
  8. Cheesecake Factory (Last month's rank: 10)
  9. Firestone Public House (Last Month: Unranked)
  10. Hook & Ladder (Last month's rank: 10)
  11. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 12)
  12. 3 Fires Lounge (Last Month: Unranked)
  13. Magpie Cafe (Last month's rank: 6)
  14. 58 Degrees & Holding (Last Month: Unranked)
  15. Broderick Restaurant & Bar (Last month's rank: 9)

Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 50,000 page views and nearly 22,500 unique visitors.

I also want to give a special shout out to Cask & Barrel, Hook & Ladder and Ernesto's Mexican Food for generously sponsoring Cowtown Eats and keeping the lights on here. 

Thank you all for coming. If you have any tips/suggestions/thoughts, please e-mail me at Darrel@CowtownEats.com

Don't forget to check back daily for new posts and Cowtown Eats resources like the Cowtown Eats on TwitterFacebook and the Sacramento Happy Hour Map.

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Dining News: Owners of The Cinders to Open Oak Park Taqueria

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Brothers Tom and David Schnetz grew up in Sacramento. The former went on to open five successful restaurants in the East Bay. The later became a successful Sacramento construction expert.

Now, the two brothers have partnered on a second Sacramento establishment - an upscale taqueria and cocktail bar in Oak Park, reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.

The menu will likely include a mix of tacos with Niman Ranch meats, tortas, tamales and soups along with beer, wine and cocktails using tequila and mezcal...

He worked for a couple of San Francisco restaurants, then opened his own place – Doña Tomás – in the Temescal district of Oakland in 1999.

His next venture, in west Berkeley, was an upscale taqueria called Tacubaya, which will be the model for the Oak Park operation.

Schnetz has three other restaurants – Flora, Fauna and Xolo – clustered at 19th Street and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.

The restaurant does not yet have a name. Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

* Photo via Google Street View.

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Taqueria to Inhabit Historic Oak Park Building - A successful Bay Area restaurateur with Sacramento roots is preparing to open a taqueria in a now-vacant building at Broadway and 35th Street in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood...Schnetz is partnering with his brother, David, in the yet-to-be named business...A specific date has not yet been set, but Schnetz is planning on a February 2016 opening. Dennis Shanahan on FOX 40.

Sacramento’s Oak Park Neighborhood Seeing Revitalization - Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood was once one of the most popular neighborhoods in Sacramento with local shops and businesses within walking distance from homes. Then Oak Park experienced a downturn as many businesses and homeowners left. Now the neighborhood south and east of Downtown Sacramento is experiencing a revitalization. An old building will soon house a new space, home to a new taqueria run by Dave Shnetz and his Bay Area restaurateur brother Tom. Kelly Ryan on CBS 13.

Sacramento bartender spent months making nocino liqueur - Not only is Ryan Seng the head bartender at the four-star Grange restaurant inside the Citizen Hotel, he’s also an accomplished alchemist. The proof is his handmade batch of nocino, more than three months in the making. “I played around with it for awhile,” Seng said. “I’m really happy with how the flavor turned out.” Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Feast gift guide: 15 (mostly) local ideas ready for wrapping paper - The holiday gift-giving season will be out of the oven shortly, a merry post-Thanksgiving feast of hunting and gathering that somehow seems to arrive at the table each year before we do. It’s not too early to cook up ideas for stocking stuffers, host gifts and under-the-tree presents for your favorite food enthusiast. To help, we’ve prepped some dishy ideas. In the Sac Bee.

Pizza restaurant plans Howe Bout Arden location - A build-it-yourself pizza chain is coming to the Howe Bout Arden shopping center, where a massive redevelopment plan is in the works...The address posted on Facebook says MOD Pizza will fill suite 180, an address that previously belonged to Baja Fresh. The Mexican restaurant closed its Arden Way location this past summer. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

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15 Most Popular Happy Hours of October 2015

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Here are the 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of October 2015 (based on page views) on Cowtown Eats:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Bento Box (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Chicago Fire (Last month's rank: 6)
  4. Zocalo (Last month's rank: 3)
  5. Fat's Asia Bistro (Last month's rank: 7)
  6. Magpie Cafe (Last Month: Unranked)
  7. Cheesecake Factory (Last month's rank: 10)
  8. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Last month's rank: 5)
  9. Broderick Restaurant & Bar (Last month's rank: 13)
  10. Hook & Ladder (Last month's rank: 11)
  11. Bottle & Barlow (Last month's rank: 4)
  12. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 9)
  13. Buffalo Wild Wings (Last month's rank: 15)
  14. Shady Lady Saloon (Last month's rank: 12)
  15. Lucca (Last Month: Unranked)

Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 51,000 page views and more than 20,500 unique visitors.

I also want to give a special shout out to Cask & Barrel, Hook & Ladder and Ernesto's Mexican Food for generously sponsoring Cowtown Eats and keeping the lights on here. 

Thank you all for coming. If you have any tips/suggestions/thoughts, please e-mail me at Darrel@CowtownEats.com

Don't forget to check back daily for new posts and Cowtown Eats resources like the Cowtown Eats on TwitterFacebook and the Sacramento Happy Hour Map.

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Dining News: How Requested App Saved Me 20% at Formoli's Bistro

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Requested, a smartphone app that helps you save money during off peak hours and helps you get a table at peak hours, is starting to show real momentum in Sacramento.

I had downloaded the app several months ago, but hadn't tried it out until this past Sunday.

At about 4 p.m., we were looking for a restaurant to eat at that night. On our list of places to go included Empress Tavern and Localis, but neither were open on Sunday.

So we turned to Requested App. At a minimum, it (like Open Table) shows what restaurants have availability that evening. But as part of that process, not only did it show us what restaurants had space, it also showed which restaurants were willing to give us a discount to dine in on a slow night.

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We ended up choosing and making a reservation at Formoli's Bistro, a restaurant with a stellar reputation, but one that we generally consider too far since it's all the way in East Sac. (I know...East Sac isn't that far, but distances are relative though.) It was a restaurant that we weren't originally considering, but the 20 percent discount got us in the door.

When we arrived, we informed the hostess that we had a reservation via Requested.

They seated us quickly. We noticed the restaurant was about half full that evening, so the dollars we were spending were dollars that they weren't getting otherwise.

We decided to order the seafood gumbo and the pork chop. As expected, they were top notch. The gumbo was creamy and didn't skimp on the seafood, and the pork chop was literally the best pork chop I've ever had. It was succulent throughout, and the corn salsa below it provided a great, spicy bite.

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At the conclusion of our meal, the waiter presented us a "bill," though it was more of a listing of the things we ordered to make sure their system recorded it correctly.

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The app took care of calculating the discount, adding tip (which by default is set at 20 percent, though you can adjust it within limits) and billing my credit card. No need to do math or wait for the waiter to come over, collect your credit card, swipe it and return with a receipt for you to sign.

As a quick aside, the discounts are dynamic. What discounts are available depend demand. It may change by day of the week, time you're going out, etc. You may not receive the same discount I got on Sunday.

All in all, I was very impressed with the Requested system. It performed as advertised, helped restaurants fill empty chairs and helped me save a couple bucks. I'll be using them again.

You can download the Requested App here and save $10 off your first use. (Disclosure: I'll also get $10 when you use it.)

For more information, visit RequestedApp.com.

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Bubbling hot - From the team behind Heat Shabu Baru comes Boiling Avenue (943 Howe Avenue), a softly opened hot pot hot spot. The space is bright and modern with industrial touches, and the menu specializes in mini, personal-sized fusion hot pots. Janelle Bitker in Sac News & Review. (Second Item.)

New company enters local coffee scene - Satisfying your coffee craving will soon get easier. A new local company called Brass Clover plans to offer ready-to-drink bottles of cold-brew coffee from local roasters. The company will begin by partnering with Old Soul Co. and hopes to work with other roasters on a rotating basis, according to Randall Echevarria, who owns Brass Clover with his husband, Monte Hudock. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

New Fat’s corporate chef brings breadth of experience - Fat’s Asia Bistros in Roseville and Folsom always have covered a lot of culinary ground, starting with Chinese favorites from Sacramento father ship Frank Fat’s and radiating out to other countries’ cuisines. New Fat Family Restaurant Group corporate executive chef Lin Chen has taken that concept deeper and farther, adding Singapore laksa spicy noodles, Rendang Padang (Malaysian) beef stew, gado-gado Indonesian salad and (Indian) lamb vindaloo to the bistros’ new fall/winter menu. Carla Meyer in the Sac Bee.

Amid craft brew boom, mobile beer canning business is crushing it - The idea came to them while they were still in graduate school for business administration in the Bay Area. With so many new craft breweries up and running, Lindsey Herrema and Jenn Coyle zeroed in on a business plan that would help more startups with little infrastructure to package their beer in cans and, consequently, increase their profile in the marketplace. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

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