What's Cooking

A look at the latest in local food, dining and drinking news
Bao burgers and lobster rolls join the menu lineup at new downtown food hall

06/13/18

Bao burgers and lobster rolls join the menu lineup at new downtown food hall

The team behind the seafood-focused restaurant Station 16 in midtown is opening a sister eatery called Station 8 inside downtown’s much-anticipated food hall The Bank, which is expected to debut on Sept. 1. "We're doing a smaller-scale [version] at The Bank, so we figured that we'd just cut the number 16 in half," says co-owner Trinh Le, referring to the Station 8 name. “We’ll do it like Station 16, but with a little bit of a twist to it." He and his wife Minnie Nguyen, the restaurant's executive chef, who also own Firehouse Crawfish in South Sacramento together and opened Station 38 Coffee in East Sacramento earlier this month, want to cater to the in-and-out downtown crowds by offering a fast-casual menu with items like bao burgers...

Posted at 10:21 AM | Permalink | Comments

A new taproom and eatery to open on K Street soon

06/12/18

A new taproom and eatery to open on K Street soon

Sacramento's beer boom will get a new addition later this month as Brü Co. Taproom, a new bar-slash-eatery co-owned by husband-and-wife teams Justin and Jennifer MacClanahan and Ryan and Sandy Melching, will open near the corner of 9th and K streets, two blocks east of the Golden 1 Center. Justin says the team plans to hold their soft opening within the next two weeks, with plans for a grand opening during the first week of July. The 1,900-square-foot space is on the ground floor of the Forum Building and above the popular basement-level Coin-Op Game Room. Brü Co. will have more than 20 beers and ciders on tap, featuring local breweries like Elk Grove’s Flatland, Rancho Cordova’s Claimstake and El Dorado Hills’...

Posted at 10:46 AM | Permalink | Comments

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for June 7

06/07/18

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for June 7

In today's dining news from around the region, a new bakery in Carmichael focuses on Armenian dishes; Esquire Grill is set to host a summer barbecue series on its patio; and beef and beer enthusiasts have a new haven in Urban Roots Brewing and Smokehouse. Plus, a recently launched desserterie offers sweet Swedish pastries, while Bacon & Butter gets ready to open a second location in East Sacramento. CREAM Zayn Silmi, founder of the blog “The People of Sacramento,” opened a new outpost of the popular ice cream franchise CREAM—which stands for Cookies Rule Everything Around Me—in the Howe ’Bout Arden plaza in April. At CREAM, patrons can customize their ice cream sandwiches by choosing a base—brownie, croissant...

Posted at 11:03 AM | Permalink | Comments

A sushi eatery with Hawaiian flair to take over the former Amaro location

06/06/18

A sushi eatery with Hawaiian flair to take over the former Amaro location

Say aloha to the newest kid on the R Street block. Daniel Takata and his wife Jennifer Joo, who own the midtown location of the Japanese chain I Love Teriyaki, are set to open a casual sushi-teriyaki eatery with Hawaiian influences in the space that formerly housed Amaro Bistro & Bar, which closed in January. While the menu at the new Takata-Ya will be similar to the lineup at the duo's other establishment—entrées will include stir-fried noodle dishes, chicken teriyaki and sushi rolls—Takata, who was raised in Hawaii, plans to introduce an isle-style weekend breakfast at the forthcoming restaurant featuring items like loco moco (a hamburger patty served over rice and topped with gravy and a fried egg), and other rice and egg dishes with Spam or...

Posted at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments

Sacramento Donut Festival to sweeten the capital city for a second year

06/05/18

Sacramento Donut Festival to sweeten the capital city for a second year

Get ready for a big sugar rush as the second annual Sacramento Donut Festival hits the sweet spot at the California Automobile Museum on Sept. 9, with over a dozen local doughnut shops and bakeries showcasing their creative takes on the fried dessert. For its inaugural outing in 2017—which sold out months in advance—the festival welcomed over 700 doughnut nuts and served up almost 14,000 fried orbs from places like Sacramento’s Milk Money and Sweet Dozen, and Placerville’s Totem Coffee Co. “The doughnut community here is really big, and I just wanted to do something positive for it," says event founder Dave Shults During the festival, attendees will get to sample a variety of the titular treats like the Cap’n Crunch cereal-topped...

Posted at 09:11 AM | Permalink | Comments

« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ···  20 Next »