Dining review: Placerville's Cafe Luna has personality and flair - If I could make a restaurant my second home and drop in on a regular basis, I would want it to be a place like Café Luna in Placerville. It's a special restaurant run by special people – and it's worth a special trip from Sacramento to check it out. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Plates Café and Catering - Eat at Plates. Portions are prodigious enough to be dessert prophylactics. The service is bubbly and efficient. Its salads, lettuce and pasta are spot-on. More importantly, at Plates, a meal—or 50—is good for the soul. And it’s good for St. John’s Shelter and the formerly homeless women with children it serves. Like the menu says, Plates serves inspiration. Greg Lucas in the Sac News & Review.
Night Life: Simon's is a cozy time capsule - Simon's Restaurant provides more than good, quick eats for politicians, lobbyists and others in the Capitol crowd. This midtown eatery also has a fun, easygoing nighttime atmosphere that people from all walks of life find inviting. Casey Mar in the Sac Bee.
Dining Out: Sapporo Grill - When Joy and I headed out a year ago on the Big Nosh, a tour of 25 downtown/Midtown restaurants, we made it to 23 of them. And tops on our list of places we wanted to go back to was a new sushi bar and Japanese steak house called the Sapporo Grill. Malcolm Maclachlan in Capitol Weekly.
Quest to find good food deals for $10 or less - We set out on a quest to see how much food we could buy for $10 or less, zigzagging from warehouses to grocers to factories in search of great deals. Niesha Lofing in the Sac Bee.
Your Guide: Construction issues for Biba, Enotria - We have lots of ground to cover today in the eating and drinking world, starting with that always-appetizing concept: construction. Actually, I've gotten a bunch of questions recently about construction work at and around a pair of Sacramento's best restaurants, Biba in midtown and Enotria Cafe & Wine Bar in North Sacramento. Rick Kushman in the Sac Bee.
Mati's Indian Express to move to Midtown - A popular Natomas restaurant will soon be calling Midtown home as the owners look to expand their business. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Piatti closes Roseville location - Piatti Ristorante in Roseville closed over the weekend. The 5,000-square-foot location at 3003 Douglas Blvd. opened in 1998. Mark Anderson in the Sac Biz Journal.
Lemon Grass owner bringing Asian street-style food to Sac - Promising authentic and affordable Asian street food, Star Ginger will be coming to Sacramento in November. The restaurant is owned by Mai Phan, who also owns Lemon Grass restaurant and noodle bars in Sacramento and several other Star Ginger locations in university campuses including Stanford and Berkeley. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
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