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Taste: Chilangolandia brings Mexican street food to Carmichael, and other dining news for Nov. 13

11/12/18

Taste: Chilangolandia brings Mexican street food to Carmichael, and other dining news for Nov. 13

In an effort to bring a bit of his home country to the Sacramento region, restaurateur and Mexico native Ernesto Delgado has opened a tequila museum, a hip downtown Mexi-Cali taqueria and a Carmichael restaurant with a menu developed by a Mexican grandmother. With his latest venture, Chilangolandia, which opened in Carmichael's Milagro Centre at the end of September, Delgado offers up Mexican street food reminiscent of the type that comes from vendors on the calles of Mexico City.  “In California, we are very familiar with tacos and burritos, but not with street foods like huaraches and pambazos," says Delgado. "But if you go to Mexico City, that’s what every stand has.” Named after the slang...

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The Bank food hall sets opening date

11/06/18

The Bank food hall sets opening date

It's almost time for a trip to The Bank, the much-anticipated downtown food hall that is slated to open in the 106-year-old D.O. Mills Building on Nov. 28. Inside the historic structure at 7th and J streets, which features architectural details like gilded ceilings, patrons with wide-ranging palates will be able to grab bao burgers and lobster rolls from Station 8, fried chicken from Mama Kim Eats, lattes from Chocolate Fish, Swedish pastries from Boy's Bakery, Bloody Marys from Preservation Market & Kitchen, and scoops of ice cream from Gunther's or Conscious Creamery, as well as eats and drinks from more than a dozen other purveyors. The Bank will also include four event spaces, two of which will be in the basement's Beer Vault, where hop...

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New food truck serves up bubble waffle cones stuffed with ice cream

11/01/18

New food truck serves up bubble waffle cones stuffed with ice cream

Talk about rolling in dough: A new food truck called Bubble Cone is bringing a Hong Kong-style pastry—bubble waffles—to Sacramento’s mobile food scene. The hexagonal waffles comprises egg-shaped puffs that can be broken off to eat piece by piece. Bubble Cone’s owner Wahid Khalil, who lives in Elk Grove, describes the confection as being similar to a Belgian waffle, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, with a sweet, cakey flavor. While the popular street food is traditionally eaten plain in Hong Kong, Khalil decided to follow the current trend of rolling the bulbous pastry into a cone shape and serving it with ice cream. Guests can choose from six different ice cream flavors, including vanilla, mint chocolate chip and Neapolitan, and...

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New Glory Craft Brewery opens new taproom and eatery in Granite Bay

10/29/18

New Glory Craft Brewery opens new taproom and eatery in Granite Bay

New Glory Craft Brewery is pairing pies—pizza pies, that is—with pints at its new restaurant in Granite Bay, which held its soft opening in mid-October and will host a grand opening later this year. Unlike the brewery’s existing taproom near Sacramento's Colonial Village neighborhood, where the only eats have come from visiting food trucks since it opened in 2013, New Glory Eatery & Taproom features a 5,500-square-foot space fitted with a full kitchen and two pizza ovens. Chef Yuri Dancer, who cut her culinary teeth at Esquire Grill and Station 16, is focusing on California-style pizzas—loaded with local produce from the Granite Bay farmers’ market—like a pie with Yukon Gold potatoes, chorizo sausage and goat cheese...

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Taste: New food truck Nash & Proper dishes up tongue-tingling hot chicken, and other dining news for Oct. 18

10/18/18

Taste: New food truck Nash & Proper dishes up tongue-tingling hot chicken, and other dining news for Oct. 18

The bird is the word at Nash & Proper, a new mobile hot chicken joint that has been heating up the region's food truck scene since it debuted at the Our Street Night Market along the R Street Corridor in June.  Co-owned by Cecil Rhodes (of food truck Cecil's Taste) and Jake Bombard, Nash & Proper serves hot chicken in classic Nashville fashion (the “Nash” in the name is a nod to Music City, where this particular style of fried chicken originated)—brined and double-fried, dripping with cayenne-red juices, nestled on a bed of white bread and topped with pickles. The “Sammich” version, which had its pilot run last year at Cecil’s Taste, features a fried chicken thigh piled with cabbage-jalapeño slaw, pickle brine...

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