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Daily Dining News: More on SacTown Dining Collective

Following up on the Examiner article on the new group formed by chefs and restaurant industry folks, Sac Press's Brandon Darnell uncovers more details.

One of the major catalysts for the formation of the group was a survey published by LivingSocial that named Sacramento as the second-worst place in the nation for dining.

“In looking at it from my corporate background, when we see a threat or opportunity, it’s not uncommon for a group to get together and leverage one another’s strengths,” [Amber] Turner, [a marketing specialist with a love for Sacramento’s restaurant scene] said.

See the entire article in Sac Press.

More News:

Fresca Deli calls it quits - Fresca Deli, located in the CalPERS building at 400 Q St., closed its doors earlier this month. The restaurant, which re-branded from Freshii last November, was intended to serve as an alternative to the CalPERS cafeteria for the many state workers in the area as well as local residents. In Sac Press.

Lemon Grass rides out rodent rumor after brief closure - Pham's Lemon Grass Asian Grill & Noodle Bar and owner Trong Nguyen's La Bou Bakery & Cafe, which share facilities inside a building along Howe Avenue in Sacramento, were closed briefly earlier this month after a health inspector saw a rodent. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

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Yelp Drinks: Half Off Drinks Thru Sunday


Yelp Drinks is a special event where restaurants all across Sacramento are offering select drinks half off for the entire week. There are no restrictions on the hours or coupons. Just show up and drink for half off.

The restaurants participating in this promotion, with their half off drinks, are:

Cornerstone (at Headhunters)

  • Pineapple Upside Down
  • Lemon Drop
  • Fat Ruth aka Mandarin Cosmo

Dive Bar

  • Walk The Plank
  • Mer-tini
  • Wet Whistle

District 30

  • Back Beat
  • Frisky Rhythm
  • V.I.P.

The Firehouse

  • 2007 The Firehouse No. 3 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • 2010 Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley
  • 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs North Coast


  • Grange Stoli Martini
  • Grange Gibson
  • French 75

Headhunters Video Bar & Grille

  • Tuaca-Tini
  • Sailor Jerr Rum & Coke
  • Carmen Miranda

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  • Mango Soju
  • TY KU Sake (Silver)
  • Samurai Sour

Kasbah Lounge

  • Caipirinha
  • Kotayk Armenian Lager
  • Valdepenas Tempranillo        

Monsoon Cuisine of India

  • Amelie Martini
  • Raging Bull
  • Breakfast At Tiffany's

Pre-Flite Lounge

  • Happy Meal 
  • Cheap Vacation
  • Over with a twist

Tapa the World

  • Caipirinha
  • Kotayk Armenian Lager
  • Valdepenas Tempranillo        

Taylor's Kitchen

  • Sonoma Oaks Chardonnay
  • Scrimshaw Pilsner
  • Edmeades Zinfandel


  • Sweet Tart
  • Bacardi Rock Coconut Mai Tai
  • Gordon Biersch Märzen

It's too bad they couldn't schedule this around Sac Beer Week. For more information, visit Yelp.