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Dining News: Critics' Verdict on Mighty Tavern in Fair Oaks


As another new restaurant has opened, critics have rushed to provide their opinions of the place. (I'm as guilty of this as anyone.) This time, the restaurant is Mighty Tavern, which replaced La Boheme in Fair Oaks.

First, Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Fish might be the way to go at Mighty Tavern. I tried a flaky, beautifully cooked petrale sole, carefully placed on a pile of sautéed spinach and bathed in a subtle tomato beurre blanc. But the pan-roasted hanger steak wasn’t nearly as impressive: I ordered it cooked medium, and it arrived incontestably rare, and it was so chewy I eventually gave up trying to eat it, though its accompanying parsley-flecked fries were delightfully crispy. On another visit—this time at lunch—I was smitten with a special BLT created for Sacramento BLT Week. The handsome, aïoli-slathered sandwich featured thick slices of heirloom tomato and a generous amount of bacon, and it was served with a ravishingly fresh salad topped with cold, thinly sliced cucumber—a real treat on a sweltering summer afternoon. The signature Mighty Burger was another winner: a perfectly cooked halfpound Niman Ranch patty loaded with melted cheddar, lettuce, red onion and pickles.

Read the entire article in Sac Mag.

Next comes Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review:

The burger is perfectly cooked (a little pink on the inside), but the fries aren’t particularly inventive. The pickles on top taste house-made, but the bun tastes like bland white bread. Nevertheless, the slightly better-than-average American pub grub goes well with Allagash Brewing Company’s White beer. The salad, a modified version of a Cobb—featuring heirloom tomatoes, avocado, egg, chicken and bacon—pairs well with a house red wine, which on this day, is a crisp red grenache from Spain...

But the best dish of this order is the scallops, which, sitting atop a bed of pancetta, leeks, corn and tomato beurre blanc, achieves a nice balance of salty, sweet and creamy that makes it worth every penny of the $23 price tag. It’s a far cry better than the rather pedestrian burger ordered the day before.

Read the entire review in Sac News & Review.

Both reviews also touch on the decor note the bifurcated space the restaurant seems to have. click through to both stories to find out what I mean.

Reading these reviews leads me to believe that Mighty Tavern's making a real effort to serve quality food. I'll have to travel outside The Grid and pay a visit soon.

Click here to see Mighty Tavern's Happy Hour menu.

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VIDEO: K Street Businesses Close as Rent Goes Up Near Prospective Arena - The new Kings arena will be just a stone’s throw away from the K Street corridor. But look carefully, you’ll notice a lot of these buildings are vacant. Tomorrow will mark the end of Blimpie’s 15-year stint along K Street. Owner Henry Patel tells us, it’s because of letters—received from his landlord and real estate broker—indicating Blimpie’s sandwiches can renew its lease, but only for two years. And the rent will be going up. Marin Austin on FOX 40.

Regarding the Cronut Craze - My other problem with the knockoffs (and even my prior skeptism of the original) has to do with the fact that I do tend to be a food snob when it comes to pastries. I've traveled the world and there's something to be said about European bakeries. I've had really good pastries and REAL croissants. People don't realize that there are a lot of shortcut, poor quality croissants in the world. Catherine Enfield on Munchie Musings.

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Dining News: Streets of London's Food Truck Launches This Week


The Sac Bee got the scoop last week that Streets of London was launching a food truck. Streets didn't waste any time, and are launching this week, reports Kurt Chirbas in the Sac Bee.

Streets of London plans on putting its new food truck on the road next week for a "gentle launch," according to Marty Hutton, executive chef at the English-style pub...

Hutton had initially wanted an actual double-decker bus. After determining that compliance requirements would make it too expensive, he spent nine months searching for a food truck.

He stumbled across the current truck while scanning Craig's List on the way back from the Bay Area. Hutton placed a call to its owner and headed to San Jose.

Read the entire post in the Sac Bee.

Follow the truck, nicknamed Jeeves, on Facebook.

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Two Dazzling Meals: Aïoli Bodega Española and Tuli Bistro - It’s easy to get caught up in new-restaurant fever and forget about the more well-established eateries in town that consistently crank out excellent cuisine. But two restaurants that shouldn’t drop off any food-lovers’ list are Aïoli Bodega Española on the corner of L and 18th streets; and bustling little Tuli Bistro on the corner of S and 21st streets. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

The hottest frozen treats - F ourth of July is summer's highpoint holiday – and it might mean a four-day weekend for some folks. The forecast? We'll likely still be dealing with triple-digit temperatures. Here's one way to beat the heat: frozen treats. They'll cool you off. They'll dazzle your taste buds. Maybe you'll find one of your favorites on my list of seven standouts. Best of all, nearly everything recommended is less than $6. Featuring Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, Devine Gelateria & Cafe, Osaka-Ya, Hagen's Orange Freeze, Whitey's Jolly Kone, Vic's Ice Cream & Gunther's Ice Cream. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

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Dining News: Another Restaurant Launches Food Truck

When food trucks first hit the street, many of the culinary entrepreneurs saw the endgame as opening a brick & mortar restaurant. Krush Burger, Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen, Wicked Wich and Coast to Coast Sandwiches have all successfully made that jump.

But when restaurants saw that there was money to be made in mobile food, they went the other way and started opening food trucks of their own. Examples of that are Chando's Tacos, Squeeze Inn, Mama Kim Eats, etc.

Now, we have another restaurant throwing their hat into the food truck scene - Streets of London, reports Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

A new addition to Sacramento's fleet of food trucks is expected to start rolling by late-July. Look for the Big Red Bus, a food truck fashioned like a double-decker bus to be run by Streets of London. The popular English-style pub with midtown and West Sacramento locations will feature a menu of fish 'n' chips, plus "global burritos" with fillings that reference Italian and Indian cooking and an English breakfast burrito. Kabobs are also expected to be included among the Big Red Bus' offerings.

The final design touches are being applied to the Big Red Bus, which is nicknamed "Jeeves," like a classic English butler.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

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$175 Tower Bridge dinner tickets sell out within eight hours - Tickets went on sale Monday morning for the Sept. 29 "Farm-to-Fork Tower Bridge Dinner," and "Appetizers" posed the question if the $175 per head price was fair. The answer appears to be a resounding "yes," given that all 600 tickets for the event sold out within eight hours. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.

Residents sue city over Midtown brewery plans - A group of investors bought an empty warehouse in Midtown at R and 26th streets last year with ambitious plans to transform the building into a space for a new businesses. Those plans are at a standstill now after the project ran into staunch opposition from some neighbors. The investors, led by commercial real estate agent Jim Quessenberry, plan to make the warehouse home to a small brewery and winery and -- wait for it... Midtown residents aren’t too keen on having yet another alcohol establishment in the area. On June 14, a group of residents sued the city after the Planning and Design Commission approved the site plans. Daniel Romandia in Sac Press.

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Bike Month Deals at Local Sacramento Restaurants*

May is Bike Month in Sacramento, and to encourage the use of the two-wheeled transportation, local restaurants are offering discounts and freebies. Here's a list (that I'll keep updating as I discover more):

  • $10 pizza and pint of Shift Pale Lager at Monkey Bar (2726 Capitol Ave, Sac), KBAR (1000 K St, Sac), R15 (1431 R St, Sac) and Bar Bernardo (234 D St, Davis)
  • Happy Hour priced drinks and a special bicyclist only 3 for $10 menu all month long at Kupros Bistro!
  • $1 off any draft beer and $2 off any pizza, sandwich, or pasta at Golden Bear.
  • 15% discount for anyone who rides to Midtown Village Cafe (19th & I).
  • 10% discount Monday through Friday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. at Streets of London. Also, bicyclists also have access to their industry night, Mondays 6 p.m. to close half off well and draft.
  • 10% off drinks and treats all month long at TreyBcakes Gourmet Bakery and Eatery.
  • Free bottle of sparkling water with your meal ($10 minimum purchase required) at The Eatery in West Sac.
  • All month, bike to either Chocolate Fish Coffee location (Q & 3rd or Folsom & 48th) and mention May is Bike Month for a $2.00 Flat White or Iced Coffee.
  • Free side with purchase of a sandwich at Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen (food truck only), and you must be on your bicycle to take advantage.
  • Bicycle over to Rail Bridge Cellars Penthouse Lounge on Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, May 25 to get a personal 7" pizza and a flight of 6 wines for only $15! Don't miss this great special!
  • Ride your bike to Tuli Bistro Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and get any pizza and a Track 7 Panic IPA 22-ounce beer for $20.00.
  • Go to Yellow Bill on your bike and get a iced tea, iced coffee or fresh brewed coffee with purchase of a pastry all month long!
  • Stop by Buckhorn Grill on your bicycle and get any burger for $5 bucks for the month of May.

For more information, or for a list of non-food deals, visit

* Updated: 5/13/2013.

Dining Deals: Streets of London

I often crave fish and chips. I know it's not healthy (although it has fish in it, right?), but when you want it, you want it. A great place to satiate that craving is Streets of London at 18th and J, and it's even better when it's half off.

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Dining News: Burgers & Brew Owner Plans New Downtown Pizza Restaurant

The owner of Burgers & Brew will expand their growing empire by opening a restaurant focused on pizza and pasta at 11th & R streets, reports Stanford Nax in the Sac Biz Journal.

The restaurant, which does not yet have a name, would be only a few blocks from Zawaydeh’s Burgers & Brew restaurant near R and 14th streets.

“There is a definite need for something like this in Sacramento,” said Zawaydeh, who also operates Burger & Brew restaurants in Davis, Chico and Sacramento International Airport. He also runs Crepeville restaurants at 18th and L streets in Sacramento and in Davis, and just opened a Mexican restaurant, El Toro Bravo, in Davis.

Read the entire story in the Sac Biz Journal.

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Check it Out: Roseville's Susumu Japanese Steak House - If you’re looking for an entertaining dining experience for the family this season, check out Roseville’s Susumu. A Benihana-style Japanese steak house, if offers similar food theatrics, including steaming onion “volcanos,” impressive bursts of fire and – if you’re lucky – a chef who flings eggs into his hat. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Where City and Wine Country Intersect - Downtown & Vine, the spacious multiwinery tasting room that opened in early December, is one of the latest eat-and-drink destinations to call downtown’s slowly evolving K Street home. The tasting room at 1200 K St. (formerly Blade Barber and Spa) is set up to pour three core wines from a dozen wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Amador and El Dorado counties—including Iron Horse Vineyards, Round Pond Estate, Neyers Vineyards, Vino Noceto Winery and Fiddletown Cellars. Sixty-four additional single-vineyard and specialty wines are available for purchase by the bottle. Catherine Warmerdam in Sac Mag.

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Save 25% Off Food at Streets of London During the Olympics

Watching the Summer Olympics giving you a hankering for fish and chips?

English pub Streets of London is celebrating the Olympics by offering 25 percent off all food orders through the closing ceremony on August 12. (Click here for their happy hour info.)

Offer is not valid with any other offer or coupon.

Streets of London can be found in midtown at J & 18th St. and in West Sac next to the Lowes Hardware.