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Dining News: Enotria Hires Restaurant at Meadowood Vet as GM

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Enotria, which is trying to become Sacramento's first Michelin-starred restaurant, lost General Manager Anai Lawson (who had worked at the French Laundry and Per Se) at the end of March.

To replace Lawson, Enotria has hired Jenny Yun, the veteran of another Michelin-starred restaurant, reports Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson.

Yun is the former assistant restaurant director at the Restaurant at Meadowood, where executive chef Christopher Kostow continues to wow guests. Meadowood is one of two current restaurants in California to earn three Michelin stars.

If you'd like to learn more about the new GM, you can check out her LinkedIn profile.

Read the entire post in the Sac Bee.

Speaking of Enotria (who recently added a Happy Hour), I ate there last month. Look for my thoughts in an upcoming post very soon.

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Turkish Delight, or Trio: Third Time’s the Harm - The night was a trainwreck. So bad that I’m not willing to give the place another shot. I’d rather spend my rubles at any of the nearby standouts like Blackbird, Estelle’s, or Grange. Hell, I’d rather spend my money at the Baja Fresh. Had it not been for the Crushers and Garrett, the evening would have been a complete waste. Instead, it was an absurd traipse through restaurant land. Not all meals are memorable for the right reasons. On The Sac Rag.

Staff Picks: Grange Restaurant - The Grange Restaurant, a part of the Citizen Hotel, is just as enticing and charming as the marble architecture of the building that houses it. The seductive atmosphere of the dimly lit restaurant is enhanced by beautifully placed table settings and a nature feel that is as decorative as it is comfortable. Hope Roberts in the Sac State Hornet.

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Top 15 Happy Hours of March 2013

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of March 2013 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 3)
  3. Hook & Ladder (Last month's rank: 6)
  4. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 2)
  5. Lucca Restaurant (Last month's rank: 7)
  6. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last month's rank: 4)
  7. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 9)
  8. Pour House (Last month's rank: 5)
  9. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 12)
  10. Chevy's Fresh Mex - On the River (Last Month: Unranked)
  11. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Roseville) (Last month's rank: 8)
  12. Coyote Tap House (Last month's rank: 10)
  13. McCormick & Schmick's (Last month's rank: 14)
  14. Red Rabbit (Last month's rank: 15)
  15. Pizza Rock (Last Month: Unranked)
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Top 15 Happy Hours of January 2013

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of January 2013 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Lucca Restaurant (Last month's rank: 6)
  4. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Roseville) (Last month's rank: 3)
  5. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 8)
  6. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last month's rank: 5)
  7. Pour House (Last month's rank: 14)
  8. Hook & Ladder (Last month: Unranked)
  9. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 7)
  10. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 15)
  11. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 9)
  12. Chicago Fire Pizza (Last month's rank: 10)
  13. Fat's Asia Bistro (Folsom & Roseville) (Last month's rank: 12)
  14. Chevy's Fresh Mex (Last Month: Unranked)
  15. McCormick & Schmick's (Last month's rank: 13)
Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 53,750  page views (up 34 percent compared to last year) and nearly 16,500 unique visitors (plus 52 percent over last year).

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Top 15 Happy Hours of December 2012

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of December 2012 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 2)
  3. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Roseville) (Last month's rank: 4)
  4. Blue Cue (Last month's rank: 3)
  5. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last month's rank: 7)
  6. Lucca Restaurant (Last month's rank: 5)
  7. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 8)
  8. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 6)
  9. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 9)
  10. Chicago Fire Pizza (Last month's rank: 10)
  11. McCormick & Schmick's (Last month's rank: 13)
  12. Fat's Asia Bistro (Folsom & Roseville) (Last month's rank: 14)
  13. Broderick Restaurant & Bar (Last month: Unranked)
  14. Pour House (Last month: Unranked)
  15. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 11)
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Dining News: Sac Bee's Final Look Back at 2012

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Just before we turn the page on 2012, the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson published his year in review piece. A few highlights:

Restaurant that really flexed its muscles: Enotria Restaurant & Wine Bar has elevated its game in nearly every conceivable way, so much so that it must be considered a serious contender as the area's best fine-dining restaurant...

Pizza and more pizza: Sacramento diners need to realize that in recent years we have become a seriously good pizza town. But when I set out to rank the best of the best, I literally bit off more than I could chew. In the end, Masullo topped my list, followed closely by Hot Italian, OneSpeed, Spataro, Matteo's and Pizza Rock...

Biggest ordering mistake: Months ago, I had the bright idea to compile a list of the best spicy-hot dishes in town. So I started at Shoki Ramen House. I ordered my usual "extra hot" tan tan men. But I wanted to compare it to the "super hot," so I got a bowl of that, too. I winced, I wept, I slurped, I slumped until I felt my lips had suffered second-degree burns. That story? Um, it's still on hold...

Read the entire, very entertaining article in the Sac Bee.

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Counter Culture: A look back at 10 favorite lunch spots in 2012 - With another year's adventures in casual dining under the belt, so to speak, here's a subjective list of the 10 places my lunch pals and I especially liked in 2012, in order of preference. But first, to be clear: This column's agenda is to find small, diverse, mostly family-run places that offer recommendable dishes at fair prices, and bring them to readers' attention. We concentrate on lunchtime fare, and sometimes cover breakfast and brunch. Featuring T&R Taste of Texas BBQ, Crocker Cafe by Supper Club and Ryu Jin Ramen House. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

Food Truck Updates for a New Year - It's been a while since I've posted any truck updates and so I'm going to do so in two parts. Part 1 is updates on some happenings of individual trucks/owners and then Part 2 will be regarding Sacramento ordinances and industry news. Featuring updates on Krush Burger, Om Karmabile, California Love Truck, Coast to Coast, Papa Dale's Drivin Diner, All Angle Catering and New Bite Catering. Catherine Enfield on Munchie Musings.

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Top 15 Happy Hours of 2012

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Thank you for visiting Cowtown Eats and for making 2012 our biggest year yet. We had 535,000 page views and 132,000 unique users. Please continue to tell your friends about the site.

The most popular happy hours of 2012 on Cowtown Eats were:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last Year's Rank: 11)
  2. Republic Bar & Grill (Last Year: Unranked)
  3. Firestone Public House (Last Year: Unranked)
  4. Lucca (Last Year's Rank: 7)
  5. Burgers & Brew (Last Year's Rank: 1)
  6. Chicago Fire (Last Year's Rank: 3)
  7. Pizza Rock (Last Year's Rank: 13)
  8. Blue Cue (Last Year: Unranked)
  9. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last Year: Unranked)
  10. Paesanos (Last Year's Rank: 6)
  11. McCormick and Schmick's (Last Year's Rank: 2)
  12. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Roseville (Last Year: Unranked)
  13. Dive Bar (Last Year's Rank: 14)
  14. Chicago Fire - Folsom (Palladio)
  15. Capitol Garage (Last Year's Rank: 4)

This list is determined by which happy hours visitors to Cowtown Eats click on from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012.

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Top 15 Happy Hours of November 2012

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The 15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of November 2012 on CowtownEats.com were:

  1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Last month's rank: 1)
  2. Firestone Public House (Last month's rank: 3)
  3. Blue Cue (Last month's rank: 2)
  4. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Roseville) (Last month's rank: 5)
  5. Lucca Restaurant (Last month's rank: 6)
  6. Burgers & Brew (Last month's rank: 7)
  7. Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Last month's rank: 9)
  8. Republic Bar & Grill (Last month's rank: 4)
  9. Pizza Rock (Last month's rank: 8)
  10. Chicago Fire Pizza (Last month's rank: 13)
  11. Paesanos (Last month's rank: 11)
  12. 3 Fires Lounge (Last month's rank: 14)
  13. McCormick & Schmick's (Last month: Unranked)
  14. Fat's Asia Bistro (Folsom & Roseville) (Last month's rank: 14)
  15. Cheesecake Factory (Last month: Unranked)
Thanks for visiting Cowtown Eats! We had more than 40,900 page views (up 31 percent compared to last year) and more than 12,200 unique visitors (plus 60 percent over last year).

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