Samuel Horne’s Tavern

Daily Dining News: Food Truck Lineup Announced for SactoMoFo 4


SactoMoFo 4 (aka the Sacramento Mobile Food Festival) announced that the Nom Nom Truck (of the Great Food Truck Race fame) and San Francisco's Chairman Bao, Bacon Bacon, Seoul on Wheels and Curry Up Now will be joining more than a dozen other trucks at the upcoming event on April 21. Sac Bee's Chris Macias has the details:

Sacramento vendors

  • Simply Southern (bbq, corn cake, jambalaya)
  • Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen (grilled sandwiches)
  • MiniBurger (assortment of burger sliders)
  • Leila's Lumpia (Chamorro-style lumpia)
  • Chando's Tacos (a Mexican favorite for local foodies)
  • Coast to Coast Sanwiches (po' boys, Philly cheesesteaks, reuben, etc.)
  • Willie's Burgers (the 16th & Broadway burger spot goes mobile)
  • Volkswaffle (Belgian treats)
  • Heavenly Dog (Elk Grove hot dog shop now focused on its food truck)
  • Fuzion Eatz (rosemary burgers, gyros)
  • Emma's Tamales (includes vegan and vegetarian tamales)
  • Little Rich's (staple of Old Sacramento specializing in sweets)
  • Smoothie Patrol (organic smoothies)

New vendors

  • Sanguchon (Peruvian street food from a Michelin-starred chef)
  • Curbside Cuisine (Suisun City vendor with banh mi burger, loco moco and more)
  • Street Eatz (Santa Rosa vendor of street foods from Japan, southeast Asia and Guatemala)
  • Nom Nom Truck (as featured on TV's "The Great Food Truck Race")
  • Treatbot Ice Cream (San Jose ice cream purveyor)
  • Swabbie's (fish tacos and more, will also book live music at the event)
  • Addy's Paella (Sacramento paella vendor can make 40 servings in one giant pan)
  • Local Kine Shave Ice (Hawaiian shave ice)

Returning vendors

  • Seoul on Wheels (Korean bbq)
  • Whole Foods (sponsor of Sacto MoFo 4)
  • An the Go (garlic noodles, lemongrass chicken skewers)
  • Hapa SF (organic Filipino food)
  • Curry Up Now (chicken tikka masala burritos and more)
  • Chairman Bao (dim sum items)
  • Bacon Bacon (bacon!)

See the entire story in the Sac Bee.

Billy Zoellin prepping to open his own restaurant - Billy Zoellin's creative takes on simple cuisine while he was the chef at the Golden Bear attracted national attention and won him many new fans on the local food scene. After a topsy-turvy year, Zoellin is getting ready to open his own place - a breakfast, lunch and espresso spot on 21st Street he's calling Bacon & Butter. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

Samuel Horne’s Tavern: Respect the drink - Samuel Horne’s Tavern is dark, loud and crowded—in a good way—even on a weeknight. No doubt, management is grateful, but the patrons of this Old Folsom bar appear equally enthused. Here, one is instructed to “Respect Sam” and “Respect beer.” There is a 100-mile happy-hour list featuring brewskies brewed within that radius. Think globally. Quaff locally. Greg Lucas in Sac News & Review.

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Daily Dining News: New Sports Bar on K St?


George Karpaty, the man behind Dive Bar, District 30 and Pizza Rock, is planning on adding to a sports bar to his K Street empire, reports Michael Shaw in the Sac Biz Journal.

Despite the elimination of Sacramento’s redevelopment agency, officials believe the guidelines will permit the release of $2 million in funds for another trendy venue on K Street by San Francisco nightclub owner George Karpaty.

He is proposing a new sports bar and grill on the ground floor at 1012 K St. Plans include bocce courts in the basement and virtual golf, shuffleboard and other games on the second floor lounge. It’s next door to Karpaty’s other venues, the mermaid-themed Dive Bar, the District 30 club and Pizza Rock restaurant.

Read the entire article in the Sac Biz Journal. (Subscription required.)

More News:

5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants (That Adults Will Like, Too) - I shudder when I hear the phrase “kid-friendly restaurant.” It often refers to an eatery that’s boisterous, loud, inexpensive and, honestly, adult-unfriendly – both in ambience and food quality. But there are a number of great dining choices in the region that manage to satisfy (and entertain) both youngsters and their parents (and they don’t serve pre-frozen chicken fingers or gelatinous macaroni and cheese). Here’s five of our faves: Mikuni, Hot Italian, Capitol Dawg, Vic's Ice Cream & Sunflower Drive In. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Dining review: Despite a few misfires, the Broiler gets old-school quite right - This is not culinary artistry. It is steak and potatoes, maybe salmon with a glaze that will put a smile on your face. The wine list won't win any awards for originality, but you'll find something in your price range to go with steak or fish. More than anything, the Broiler is about something that won't go out of style: the human element that is so tough to get right at a restaurant. During three recent visits, we had one good server, one very good server and one exceptional server. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

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