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Six signature sammies to sample on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

04/11/16

Six signature sammies to sample on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Cheesy does it! National Grilled Cheese Day falls on Tuesday, April 12, this year, and we’ve compiled six ooey-gooey sandwiches from local restaurants throughout the region that will have you saying—and sampling—cheese.   Broderick The Broderick Grilled Cheese at this roadhouse restaurant (with locations in midtown and West Sacramento) features mac ’n’ cheese in its melty center, complete with Gruyere, sharp cheddar and blue cheeses formed into a hearty patty and fried. Chef Matt Chong adds tomato for a snap of acidity and extra shredded cheddar between slices of sourdough sourced from Village Bakery in Davis. For National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day at both locations, he is also adding applewood bacon and a cheddar cheese crust. Our...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink and restaurant news for April 7

04/07/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink and restaurant news for April 7

In this week’s restaurant news, a midtown gelateria expanding to East Sacramento, a new brewery in Elk Grove, a juicery finding a fresh new home in Davis and a popular downtown cafe extending its hours. Ambrosia Café At the end of March, this bustling K Street cafe extended its hours to be open Tuesday through Saturday until 8 p.m. (Previously the shop closed at 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.) Manager Kim Anderson says the new hours are in anticipation of Golden 1 Center opening downtown in the fall. Anderson says while the menu probably won’t change for the evening hours, Ambrosia will focus its nighttime menu on beer and wine from local producers (Ambrosia has been carrying beers from Track 7 and New Glory for some time, but will be...

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First Look: Vibe Health Bar opens with fresh-focused menu and inviting space

03/29/16

First Look: Vibe Health Bar opens with fresh-focused menu and inviting space

If kale and kombucha are part of your daily dining vocabulary, Vibe Health Bar, which opened March 1st in Oak Park, might just be your new favorite lunch break stop. Part of a redevelopment project in the building that last housed Broadway Soul Food until it shuttered its doors in July 2015, Vibe is next door to the new Capitol Floats, Sacramento’s first float tank relaxation center. Its simple but satisfying menu is equally as on-trend as its aquatic neighbor. Using all non-GMO, mostly organic ingredients, Vibe crafts creative twists on smoothies, wraps and acai bowls with cheeky names like the Hella Greens, a kale-mango fusion artfully laden with rings of kiwi and bananas, sprinkled with chia seeds. One popular smoothie coined the City of...

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Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for March 25

03/25/16

Taste: The region's latest food, drink & restaurant news for March 25

This week in dining news: A new Irish pub is set to open in Woodland, Mother launches a new dinner program, a new coffee roaster opens in Elk Grove, and Willie's Burgers expands to Old Sacramento. Father Paddy’s Local Irish Public House Occupying a historic 1903 bank building on Woodland’s Main Street, this Irish pub is expected to open by the end of April. The establishment, called Father Paddy's after owner Pat Redmond's nickname, will be open daily for lunch and dinner and will offer Irish- and English-style comfort foods from chef Jason Severson, like shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, a grilled cheese with Gruyere and bacon jam, and a rotating soup selection. Behind the hand-ground C-shaped copper bar, 16 taps will pour a range of suds from both local...

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Six last-minute brunches to book for Easter Sunday

03/23/16

Six last-minute brunches to book for Easter Sunday

Easter falls on Sunday, March 27, this year, one of the earliest dates in decades. We’ve rounded up six scrumptious Easter brunches throughout the region to help you celebrate the holiday just in time. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar Savor an Asian-inspired take on brunch at the Roseville and Folsom outposts of the Fat’s restaurant empire. Offerings include everything from pot roast to dim sum, as well as plentiful seafood dishes like sushi rolls, Alaskan crab legs, salmon and Fat’s famed honey-walnut prawns. Reservations are limited at this point, but tables are available after 1 p.m. at the Roseville location and the Folsom restaurant has tables available on the patio. $39; $14.95 for ages 5-12 (reservations only). 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Roseville: 1500...

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