Dining News: Wrap N' Roll Elk Grove 'Closed Until Further Notice'


Just weeks after closing its midtown location to fine tune its concept, Wrap N' Roll Sushi Burrito was forced to close its Elk Grove location after a black Mercedes-Benz with a surprisingly courteous driver crashed through its doors on Thursday afternoon. The Sac Bee has more:

Police said they received a report of shots fired in the area, and the vehicle’s occupants fled the area following the crash.

The vehicle ended up inside the Wrap ’N Roll Sushi Burrito restaurant, but no one was injured. The only customer in the restaurant was at the counter, not in the dining area affected by the crash.

After crashing into the restaurant, three passengers exited the vehicle. The driver apologized to the cashier and all three of them quickly departed before police arrived. Police also say they found one bullet hole in the vehicle.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee and watch a great video of a tow truck pulling the car out of the building.

Wrap N' Roll Sushi Burrito released this update on their Facebook page on Thursday evening:

After an unfortunate incident took place this afternoon, wrap n roll Elk Grove will be closed until further notice. We're just grateful that everyone made it out okay.

In the meanwhile, for those seeking sushi burrito fixes please visit any of our other two locations Make Fish Poke & Sushi Burrito -9015 bruceville road #100 or our midtown location- 1801 L street #70 to be reopened this Saturday post renovations. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience!

I'm glad nobody was hurt and hope the business recovers quickly.

Photo via the Wrap N' Roll Sushi Burrito Facebook Page.

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Dining News: How Cask & Barrel Are Succeeding When Others Have Failed


Cask & Barrel seems to have done the impossible - be a successful restaurant in a space where so many others have failed. Rick Kushman tells us how, in Comstocks Mag.

Cask & Barrel has 40 seats, and has been averaging about 75 people a night. The duo says there is a list of advantages that come with a smaller size, starting with the obvious: A slow night causes less financial damage.

First, it means fewer people on the floor and in the kitchen. When they opened in February, Cask & Barrel ran with two people cooking. Now they’re up to three. All are experienced chefs who’ve worked with Glasier before...

Second, the smaller size addresses a huge factor in any restaurant’s success — managing food costs. Cask & Barrel projects within a tighter range, and that slow night doesn’t leave crates of food spoiling in the walk-in cooler.

The menu is either small bites or shared dishes — no traditional entrees — which Flores says makes their costs more predictable, gives prices the air of affordability while actually driving the average check up, and keeps customers satisfied with the variety those dollars provided.

Read the entire story in Comstocks Mag.

Disclosure: Cask & Barrel advertises on Cowtown Eats. I also find the owners Gabriel Glasier and Kristel Flores a delightful couple and chose their event space to host a baby shower. If you haven't given their restaurant a try, you NEED to go. At a minimum, check out their happy hour.

Cask & Barrel is located at 1431 Del Paso Blvd. and can be found online at http://caskandbarrel916.com/.

For those who (like me) find Rick Kushman insightful, he also hosts a successful podcast Bottle Talk with co-host Paul Wagner. This is how they describe their show:

Wine does not have to be a mystery. It doesn’t need to make you feel you’re being tested to join some secret Skull & Bones Society. The stuff is, after all, wine. All you really need to know is how to get it open and which end of the glass to drink from. (We’re pretty sure it’s the open part.) Most of us drink it because it’s fun.

Learn more at RickandPalWine.com.

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Dining News: Sac Bee Critic on 'The best meal I have had in ages'


There seems to be a critical consensus - there's something special going on with the food at Localis. This time, the Sac Bee's Carla Meyer gives her thoughts:

I’ve tried so much game at Localis during its four months in business that I expected my skin to erupt into camouflage. And although all of it was good, none stands out as much as the deceptively simple “farm plate” crudité dinner starter.

Ingredients vary, but on our visits, the farm plate contained turnip, radish, apple, pomegranate seeds and a few types of carrot and beet. Variations in texture and crunch levels, and pickling elements (including a rice vinegar-forward mix and one with red-wine vinegar and peppercorn) individuate the vegetables and fruits to such a degree that each bite differs from the next.

With this dish and others, Barnum carefully balances sweetness, salt, brightness and acidity for ultimate palate pleasure. The only element missing, out of many Barnum creations we tried, was heat. But heat is easy. The balances Barnum achieves are hard. And his flavors work altogether or in pairs.

Meyer did find fault in some of the non-food items at the restaurant, including their choice of music and their uncomfortable, at times, dining area.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

Previously, the Sac News & Review's Ann Martin Rolke said their "food is worth seeking out."

Localis can be found at 2031 S St. and online at http://www.localissacramento.com/.

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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 http://hawksprovisionsandpublichouse.com/.

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Localis - On Oct. 20, this popular midtown destination for the farm-to-fork loving dinner crowd expanded its menu and hours to begin serving lunch...The menu, masterminded by executive chef Christopher Barnum, who wanted to put his own creative twist on beloved lunch classics, includes a pastrami sandwich with thin cut slices of house-seasoned smoked beef, cabbage and grainy mustard aioli piled high onto Localis’ house-made rye bread. Heather Kemp and Johanna Pugh in Sactown Magazine.

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Dining News: 7 Questions with CEO of New Food Delivery Service FoodJets

FoodJets is the latest entrant into the Sacramento food delivery market.

What sets FoodJets apart is their desire to be the fastest to get food to you, though with a much smaller selection and delivery to the curb as opposed to the door like other services.

Their founder and CEO Darren McAdams and I have been e-mailing over the last month, and he agreed to a quick Q and A so Cowtown Eats readers can learn more about the new business.

1. What is FoodJets?

FoodJets is the fastest and easiest way to eat. Our goal is to be curbside with your hot or cold restaurant meals in 10 minutes. We also offer free delivery and do not allow tipping so it’s just the meal price and sales tax.

2. Where do you get the food from? Do you cook it yourself, or do you partner with a restaurant?

From local restaurants.

3. Where did you get the idea from?

Long story short, I started Food To You in 1993/94 and now we are servicing 13 markets in 6 states delivery 1,500+ restaurants. It is a very complex system on our end and expensive and very slow on the customers end. A few years back I wanted to change that and FoodJets was born. We offer 10 minute delivery of restaurant meals without any delivery fees or tips…simple.

4. Can you tell me about the founders?

I dropped out of college and started FTY in a garage with a buddy. I bought him out 2 months later for $500 and now Food To You is one of the larger restaurants delivery services in the nation.

5. There are others in the restaurant delivery space. How is FoodJets different?

FoodJets is built for speed, great food and value. All other restaurant delivery or pizza delivery businesses are slow and expensive. So, if you are rich and patient use other delivery services if you want great food fast at a great price then FoodJets is for you. Our menus completely change from lunch to dinner and day to day and once we cover all the metro area we will have 8 – 10 food choices per day ranging from Sandwiches, burritos, pizza, tacos, Chinese, Thai, American, Mexican, etc for our customers.

6. It seems that Postmates is supposed to bring it to your door whereas FoodJets promises curbside service. Why did you make the decision?

Strictly for faster delivery times and so we can keep free delivery for customers.

7. Like Uber but unlike Postmates, FoodJets includes the tip in the price. Can you talk about why you made that choice?

Most services nickel and dime customers with a delivery fee, tips, surcharges, etc. I wanted to eliminate everything but the cost of the food and tax. We have a very simple process and system anyone can use. With our quality, variety and price point there is no reason why someone should start their car, park and wait in line anymore for food.

From what I can tell, their business model is to buy food in bulk from their restaurant partners, resell it to customers for delivery via the app or Web site. On Monday, the menu consisted of:

  • $9 Chef Salad from Clubhouse Grill
  • $10 Park Street Tacos Entree from Felipe's Mexican Restaurant
  • $10 Veggie Lasagna Entree from Anthony's Italian
  • $10 Chicken Manchurian Entree from Ruchi Indian

While Monday's menu didn't feature some of the more well known restaurants in the area, I've seen the well regarded T&R Taste of Texas BBQ in Oak Park on the app.

At the end of the lunch and dinner shift, FoodJets features a Happy Half Hour from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 8:30 to 9 p.m. where all their entrees are half off.

On Monday evening, I took advantage of their happy hour to order the pork tacos for $5. I ordered at 8:36 p.m., and true to their claim, they had it delivered by 8:46 p.m. to the curb in front of my Land Park home. The pleasant driver pulled up, rolled down her window, handed me the food and was on her way. It was quick and easy.



If I had to do it over again, I probably would have ordered the lasagna entree instead for its ability to be delicious even if it's not fresh from the kitchen. But for the price and speed, I have no complaints.

While the food delivery space is crowded, each of the three serve a distinct niche.

  • If you want the widest selection with waits up to an hour, choose Postmates.
  • If you want a curated selection where the service has partnered with restaurants to provide the best possible experience with waits up to an hour, choose Caviar.
  • If you're hungry now and are willing to have fewer food options, choose FoodJets.

Click here to download the FoodJets app. First time users can also save $5 by entering SAC5 during the checkout process.

If you haven't downloaded Postmates yet, download the app here. Use the promo code nx3n, you'll get a $10 delivery credit.

You can download the Caviar app at http://www.trycaviar.com/sacramento.

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Dining News: Praise for Localis Continues


Localis, the restaurant which replaced Tuli/Trick Pony at 21st & S in July, continues to get rave reviews from the critics. The latest is from Ann Martin Rolke in Sac News & Review.

However, the food is worth seeking out. Barnum, most recently at Cibo 7 in Roseville, presents food with the eye of an artist. The menu changes daily, dependent on local and regional ingredients, as well as “curated” planters of herbs alongside the patio.

Recent standout dishes included the Farm Plate ($11), a board of the freshest produce arranged carefully. Yellow wax beans, lightly pickled baby beets, and chunks of carrot reveled in a light dressing of piquant lemon vinaigrette.

The bacon and eggs ($11) included a golden-fried square of fine-grained polenta in which a raw duck egg was nestled. The heat of the polenta barely cooked the egg, which combined with the pesto to make a creamy sauce. Crisp jamon serrano and pea shoots rounded out the dish.

Read the entire story in Sac News & Review.

Rolke did ding the restaurant for "cramped tables and lackluster patio" though. The one time I ate there, I sat at the bar/chef's table area, and I loved my experience. It could be one of the best seats in town.

Previously, the Sac Bee's Carla Meyer was effusive with her praise.

That carpaccio dish also held cherry tomatoes, dressed in a foie gras vinaigrette, that flirted with best-thing-I-ever-tasted status. More seafood and/or vegetables, and less game, would have been welcome in the tasting menu. But the meal tasted special and thought-out, and Barnum makes a good host/chef. Friendly but low-key, he mostly lets his food speak for him.

Since we're on the topic of Localis, the restaurant, led by Chef Chris Barnum, started serving lunch this week, with entrees in the $10 to $15 range. Here's a sample lunch menu.

LOCALSLUNCHMENU-2-1Localis is located at 2031 S Street, and can be found online at http://www.localissacramento.com/.

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Dining News: Carpaccio at Localis 'Flirted With Best-Thing-I-Ever-Tasted Status'


 Localis, the latest in a string of restaurants at 21st & S, has been open almost two months, and its getting rave reviews.

The latest is from the Sac Bee's Carla Meyer:

That carpaccio dish also held cherry tomatoes, dressed in a foie gras vinaigrette, that flirted with best-thing-I-ever-tasted status. More seafood and/or vegetables, and less game, would have been welcome in the tasting menu. But the meal tasted special and thought-out, and Barnum makes a good host/chef. Friendly but low-key, he mostly lets his food speak for him.

Read the entire First Impressions column in the Sac Bee.

I've only had dessert there, and I found their strawberry dessert to be unique and impressive. I have it on the list of restaurants I want to head back to soon.


Strawberries and Cream for dessert at @eatatlocalis. ($9) Delicious. Bound for greatness.

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On a side note, I think Meyer is really hitting her stride as the Bee's restaurant reviewer. Her writing is more confident and I've noticted that her more recent reviews have been more assertive. (Please don't intrepret that as a backhanded compliment. It's not intended to be.) I look forward to reading as her restaurant critic voice gets even stronger.

Localis is located at 2031 S Street, and can be found online at http://www.localissacramento.com/.

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