Dining News: Hawks Provisions and Public House to Open This Month

Hawks Provisions and Public House

Hawks Provisions and Public House, the East Sac outpost for the critically-acclaimed Granite Bay restaurant Hawks, is expected to open in November in time for the holiday rush, reports the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson.

The restaurant was first announced in Feb. 2013, and the restaurant will finally open 30 months later. They had previously planned to open in Aug. 2014, March 2015 and now finally Nov. 2015.

In an interview with Hawks co-owner Michael Fagnoni, Robertson also reports that:

  • They decided to open a second restaurant, in part, to create new opportunities for the staff.
  • The restaurant will be a gastropub-style establishment with six beers on tap.
  • They've already received reservations for holiday parties in 2016.

Read the entire Q and A  in the Sac Bee.

When it opens, Hawks Provisions and Public House will be located at 1525 Alhambra Blvd. and can be found online at

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$1 Filet Mignon Sandwiches at Morton's on Thursday


Morton's is celebrating National Filet Mignon Day with $1 Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday.

I remember when they used to give these away during happy hour. A much younger me used to grab a beer and a couple sandwiches for a cheap meal. But times change, and at $1, these are still a smoking deal.

That's also how I know these slider-sized sandwiches are delicious, especially for the price. Grab three or five, and you've got dinner. That's what I plan to do.

Morton's is located at 621 Capitol Mall, and can be found online at

$35 Prix Fixe Menu at Morton's on Halloween


It's going to rain on Friday night, which will probably put a damper on your bar hopping for Halloween. If you're looking to do something different, consider this deal from Morton's.

For only $35, you can get a starter, an entree an dessert. At a steakhouse like Morton's, that's a steal. Click here for more information.

But if that's not your cup of tea, you can always hang out at their bar, where they have all night happy hour on Friday, Oct. 31. Click here for their happy hour menu.

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Dining News: Der Biergarten is 'A Great Spot to Grab a Beer'


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I visited three times: a Saturday night, a Saturday afternoon and a Tuesday evening. Each time, the place was packed with a diverse crowd of talkative beer-drinking patrons having a good time.

On my first visit, I ordered a Derfinater Dog, a gussied-up hot dog which the menu bills as a “Frankfurter stuffed with Cheddar Cheese, wrapped in bacon, fried and served on a roll with our house made garlic sauce, mayo, cream cheese and BBQ Sauce.”

This may sound like something Guy Fieri would serve, but despite its seemingly excessive number of toppings, everything served a tasteful purpose. The mayo and garlic sauce helped moisten a somewhat dry roll. Likewise, the molten cheddar helped keep the frankfurter moist. The bacon added saltiness, which balanced the sweetness of cream cheese and barbecue sauce.

Read the entire review in Sac News & Review.

Because it opened in the winter, I've only had the chance to go once, and I loved the vibe of the place which had a passing resemblance to a trip to Oktoberfest in Germany last year. I haven't had the time to go back, but now that it's patio season in Sacramento, I can't wait to go back.

Der Biergarten is located at 24th & K streets, and can be found online at

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Dining News: Second Local Brewery Coming to West Sac


Artist's rendering of the new site, posted on Yolo Brew's Facebook Page

Yolo Brewing Company will be coming to West Sac, with a targeted opening date of late Feb. 2014.

Per its Web site, "Yolo Brewing Co. will be a craft beer and brewing destination in the heart of West Sacramento's Port District. Yolo Brewing Co. will produce fresh beers with distinctive flavor profiles and outstanding quality."

Yolo Brewing Company is a venture helmed by Mike Costello, whom people might remember as the owner of Brew It Up. Coyote Tap House now occupies the space at 14th & H.

The brewery will also feature "guest brewing services" and will have an "outdoor beer dock" for guests to enjoy their beer in a "casual, comfortable [and] shaded" environment, says its Facebook Page.

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Dining News: Fire Closes Zocalo's Roseville Location

A late morning fire has closed the Zocalo's location at The Fountains in Roseville, per a press release issued by the Roseville Fire Department.

Roseville, CA-September 18th at 10:58 a.m. The Roseville Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting smoke showing from the roof of a salon at the Fountains shopping center. Upon further investigation crews found there was an active structure fire in the attic of Zocalo Restaurant.

4 Fire Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, and 2 Battalion Chiefs from the City of Roseville responded. Additional units from the Rocklin Fire Department responded including 1 Engine, 1 Truck and 1 Battalion Chief. Fire crews quickly extinguished the flames before any significant damage was done to the restaurant or building. The restaurant will be closed for an unknown amount of time while crews clean-up.

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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