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Dining News: RIP Triple Double


Well, that was fast.

Triple Double, a sports bar which opened in early October with hopes to benefit from its location near the new Golden 1 Center, has closed, Cowtown Eats has confirmed.

The restaurant had just opened earlier this month.

On Wednesday morning, Cowtown Eats spoke to Joseph Waltz, one of Triple Double's owners whom I interviewed in April, who confirmed that the restaurant had closed. He declined to elaborate further, citing a need to talk to his lawyer.

This is the latest odd occurrence with the restaurant. Just before it opened, the Sac Biz Journal's Sonya Sorich reported that two out of the four known partners had left the venture.

As of earlier this week, Triple Double's Web Site had been taken down. By Oct. 16, posts on Yelp started reporting the restaurant had closed.

The Sac Biz Journal's Sonya Sorich was the first person I saw reporting that the restaurant may be closed.

This story continues to develop, and I'm working to confirm a couple more items. I'll write more if I hear more. If you worked at the restaurant or had any knowledge how/why the closing happened, please email me at [email protected].

Triple Double was located at 419 J Street.

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Opening date set for new sushi-burrito restaurant concept - The local sushi-burrito empire is expanding for real. Wrap 'N Roll Sushi Burrito opened its new restaurant concept on Friday, according to a Facebook message from the business. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Cider & Slider Party at Revolution Wines on Oct. 24 - Aside from the many special nights on Revolution’s calendar, one particular event stands out above the rest: the Cider & Slider Party. Come taste their new hard cider offering and pair it up with some tantalizing pulled pork sliders delivered on house-made Hawaiian rolls courtesy of Chef Teddy. Eddie Jorgensen in Submerge Mag.

Sacramento chef Carina Lampkin to compete on Food Network's 'Cutthroat Kitchen' - Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery executive chef Carina Lampkin will be featured on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday, October 25 at 10 p.m. The episode is titled “Actions Speak Chowder Than Words,” which might mean that Lampkin got the chance to prepare her stellar seafood chowder on the show. Janelle Bitker in Sac News & Review.

First Impressions: Mexican fare meets Angus chuck at Rancho Cordova spot South Beach Grill - South Beach Grill opened in April, largely because “Carlos worked in (the Rancho Cordova) area for years and he thought there was the need for good-quality food,” Carolina Ocampo said. “You become part of a community after you spend so much time in it.” The restaurant is in the space formerly occupied by the well-known Ike’s Deli, which moved to a nearby location, got a new owner and was renamed Pocket Deli. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.

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Dining News: Now Open - Insight Coffee at 16 Powerhouse


Good morning, Insight Coffee Roasters & Sun & Soil Juice Company now open at 16 Powerhouse! Updates coming soon on Orchid Thai Restaurant & Bar, Magpie Cafe & apartments above..

Posted by 16 Powerhouse on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Insight Coffee and Sun & Soil Juice Company are now open at 16 Powerhouse, a new development at 16th & P Streets.

Joining the cafe soon will be Magpie Cafe, which will move from its current R Street location several blocks away, and Orchid Thai, the second outpost for a Lincoln-based Thai Restaurant.

Insight's 16 Powerhouse location, which they are calling the Fremont Cafe, is the fourth outpost for the local coffee chain, in addition to their original location at 8th & S, and their Capitol and Pavilions Cafe spots.

Insight Coffee and Magpie Cafe have been hit by protests by the local carpenters union over the labor practices of the developer of 16 Powerhouse. Even though the restaurants had no control over the developer and its contractors, the union continued to protest the small businesses for months.

Insight Coffee's Fremont Cafe will be open initially from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. It is located at 1615 16th St., and can be found online at

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Pick a pie: Custom pizza, Federalist Public House - Federalist Public House's menu boasts many specialties, but we recommend the custom option, which features a thin Neopolitan-styled crust with a choice of toppings, starting at $2 each. Rachel Leibrock in Sac News & Review.

Berryessa Brewing finds joy in getting canned - The craft brewery many see as the next big thing is about to take the next big step. Berryessa Brewing is in the final stages of getting its labels approved and will soon begin canning and bottling. Finally. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

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Dining News: Grace Coffee Roasters Coming to Esquire Building


Grace Coffee Roasters is replacing Tantric Urban Bistro at 1215 K St. starting Monday.

Previously: Tantric Urban Bistro closed in late October.

Not only does Grace Coffee Roasters serve high quality, but owner Gary Davis donates 10 percent of his profits to Courage House, a local home for girls rescued from sex-trafficking. Davis also serves as the mayor of Elk Grove.

Here's more about Davis, from a Sac Bee profile in July 2014:

“We didn’t just want to start a for-profit coffeehouse,” Davis said. “One of the highest rates of sex trafficking in the country is in Sacramento. We wanted to know what we could do to make a difference. We approached (Courage) and they were all over it.”

“His passion is to open a coffeehouse and to make a difference. He wanted to bring more awareness to Courage Worldwide,” said Stephanie Midthun, a Courage Worldwide community resource director. “Every chance he’s got, he talks about coffee and how to help the girls here. He’s done a lot to talk about the trafficking of children in the U.S. That’s his passion.”

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

This is the third location for Grace Coffee Roasters, with the other two in Elk Grove.

The coffee house plans to open at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends, closing at 5 p.m. everyday.

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Old Soul Not Expanding at Little Prague in Davis - I received confirmation Thursday that “the landlord and Old Soul have decided to consider and pursue other opportunities” regarding the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. Wendy Weitzel in the Davis Enterprise.

Vampire Penguin brings shaved snow to downtown Sacramento - Local shaved snow business Vampire Penguin will open a downtown Sacramento location this week, part of a company expansion that extends beyond the region. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Good Eats: Smoke ’em if you've got ’em - Don’t expect ambiance, because Good Eats is all about the food. There are tables with silverware, and a big-screen TV, but it’s dark and almost literally a hole in the wall. Ten months ago, McFadden carved out a dimly lit space behind a hastily erected wall, just off a big commissary kitchen...All the fried items are cooked to order and show off McFadden’s skill. The fried chicken dinner arrives with three big pieces that are thickly battered and darkly fried. The meat bursts with juice under the slightly peppery crust. Ann Martin Rolke in Sac News & Review.

Revolution Wines flies flag for Sacramento terroir - Haarmeyer is the head winemaker at Revolution Wines, a boutique urban winery in midtown, and proudly flies the “made in Sacramento” flag. He takes to social media with the #sacterroir hashtag to show his local pride in cyberspace. Sometimes he feels like an army of one. “It’s an uphill battle,” Haarmeyer said. “Most folks think ‘real’ wine couldn’t come from Sacramento, but it could come from Napa or the foothills.” Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

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Dining Deals: BarWest, Bistro Michel, Revolution Wines


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How to Try the Winning Dish at Sac Bacon Fest for Yourself Today


If you weren't one of the lucky few who were able to make it to the Sac Bacon Fest's chef's competition on Sunday, you can still try the winning dish for yourself at Revolution Wines.

Located at 2831 S Street, the local winery isn't a place that I've considered eating at recently. But given the good buzz I've heard about their wine recently and their chef's victory at Sac Bacon Fest, maybe it's time to give them a try.

Revolution Wines can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Dining Deals: Iron Steaks, Revolution Wines


Who doesn't love half off at a neighborhood steakhouse? Well, vegans, I guess. But for everybody else, you can enjoy a deal at Iron Steaks, a solid neighborhood restaurant right next to Target on Broadway.

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Dining News: RIP East Sac's La Bombe Ice Cream


La Bombe, formerly located at 3020 H Street, closed on Jan. 1.

The ice cream shop, which opened about 18 months ago, was selected by the Sac Bee as one of the top 10 frozen treats around Sacramento in July 2012. Upon closing, it left these signs on the door.

La Bombe Ice Cream & More wishes to thank you, our valued patrons! We regret to inform you that La Bombe shall be closed for business effective January 1, 2014.

For Information regarding the purchase or sublease of the business or to contact us for other reasons, please do so at: 916-448-2334.

I placed a call to that number on Monday evening, but there was no answer.

La Bombe was owned by the ex-wife of the owner of midtown's Aioli.

A shop whose description closely matched La Bombe is listed on the Restaurant Exchange Web site for $50,000.

I hope something new and interesting fills that void soon.

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