What's Cooking

A look at the latest in local food, dining and drinking news
The owners of Milestone Restaurant to open Mom & Pop Chicken Shop

07/17/20

The owners of Milestone Restaurant to open Mom & Pop Chicken Shop

The buttermilk fried chicken at El Dorado Hills’ Milestone Restaurant has been flying off the fryer since it made its debut at the comfort food eatery five years ago. In fact, its popularity has spawned a new sister spot, Mom & Pop Chicken Shop, which is set to open mid-August.  Milestone owners (and affianced couple) Nick Dedier and Alexa Hazelton are the eponymous mom and pop of this casual joint, which will also be located in El Dorado Hills’ Town Center. And like any finger-licking-good fried chicken, Mom & Pop’s version is served in a variety of ways: in three-piece boxes, sliced and chopped atop corn tortillas for antojito-style tacos, and on a brioche bun in three different sandwich variations, including The Original Blueprint, featuring a...

Posted at 11:05 AM | Permalink | Comments

Icy treats for grown-ups arrive just in time for swelter weather

07/16/20

Icy treats for grown-ups arrive just in time for swelter weather

From Rocket Pops to snow cones, there’s no shortage of cool summer sweets for kids, but what about the kids at heart? From boozy Otter Pops to latte popsicles to sangria slushies on tap, a trio of icy treats for the over-21 crowd makes sure that grown-ups don't get the short end of the fudgesicle stick. South South’s new “boozesicles,” in citrusy flavors like tequila margarita and vodka-based hibiscus lemon, ooze chill—literally—from their see-through push-up pouches. The alcoholic slush sticks nod to the Otter Pops of childhood summers past and are crafted with house-made syrups. The pops, which made their icy debut over the Fourth of July weekend, will pop up on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, and periodically...

Posted at 12:29 PM | Permalink | Comments

Get pantry cooking with local artisanal shelf stockers

07/08/20

Get pantry cooking with local artisanal shelf stockers

The last few months of quarantine cooking have proven that a well-appointed pantry leads to better meals at home. And with Sacramento County closing bars and restricting in-door dining at restaurants in light of the recent coronavirus spike, rummaging through our cupboards for ingredients to use in our home cooking and bartending remains a part of our pandemic routine. Thankfully, the Sacramento Valley offers an artisanal inventory of small-batch goods to spice up your meals and cocktails, sometimes literally. From a dry meat rub made with Chocolate Fish espresso beans, cumin, cayenne and brown sugar to pomegranate balsamic vinegar made from farm-fresh fruit, here are over a dozen specialty items to keep your pantry stocked and your dishes brimming with local...

Posted at 04:39 PM | Permalink | Comments

Downtown's Solomon's Delicatessen gets a global menu makeover, but keeps its heart in the Jewish deli

06/16/20

Downtown's Solomon's Delicatessen gets a global menu makeover, but keeps its heart in the Jewish deli

On Saturday, June 20, Solomon’s Delicatessen—named after Tower Records founder Russ Solomon and located in the K Street space once occupied by the iconic company’s sixth-ever store—is celebrating its grand reopening. But take heed, fans of Jewish deli food: the hand-rolled bagels, the signature lox sandwich called The Russ, and the popular pastrami-on-rye sandwich, The Stanley, are among the few original menu items that have survived the quarantine. Welcome to Solomon’s 2.0, where the old queue-up, fast-casual concept has turned into full service on fewer tables in light of social-distancing etiquette, and where, says restaurant partner Andrea Lepore, “Jewish deli meets California soul.” Drawing upon the Golden State’s reputation as a...

Posted at 12:20 PM | Permalink | Comments

Hotly anticipated Majka Pizzeria & Bakery gets set to open in midtown

05/22/20

Hotly anticipated Majka Pizzeria & Bakery gets set to open in midtown

June 25 Update: Majka Pizzeria & Bakery will soft-open this Saturday, June 27. The 50 vegetarian pizzas a day available for purchase, are currently sold out. The restaurant will reopen Wednesday for normal hours of operation: Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon-7 p.m. Preorders for window pickup will be available via Tock. Phone/text orders will be available at 916-572-9316.  1430 Q St. Follow Majka on Instagram for updates. * * * * * * Pizza. Cookies. Wine. Those three comforting comestibles will represent the entire takeout menu when the eagerly awaited Majka Pizzeria & Bakery opens its doors in late June on the ground floor of a new midtown residential complex near 15th & Q. “We’re just going to...

Posted at 08:58 AM | Permalink | Comments

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