Sauced BBQ & Spirits
1028 7th ST.
Sacramento , CA 95814 916-400-4341
This restaurant—the fourth and newest outpost of a nascent NorCal chain—settled in next to Golden 1 Center earlier this year and serves up a Southern menu of spice-rubbed smoked meats and other comfort food favorites. The fall-off-the-bone pork ribs are a highlight, but nab the flavor-packed smoked brisket ends if you can (they often sell out). Meats heaped onto tin platters are accompanied by sides like stone-ground jalapeño cheese grits and sour apple slaw. The generous helpings extend to the rest of the extensive menu that includes appetizers like egg rolls stuffed with brisket and pimento cheese or giant baked sweet potatoes loaded with fixings. If you can still find room, the banana pudding, layered with crushed Nilla wafers and dolloped with house-made whipped cream, is a cool and sweet end to a hearty meal. But if you’d rather drink your dessert, you can choose from some 250 whiskeys (including rare bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle) or nine custom-brewed draughts.
Offering: Outdoor Seating