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The Bank food hall opens for breakfast and lunch

03/25/19

The Bank food hall opens for breakfast and lunch

The Bank, the new downtown food hall that inhabits the 107-year-old D.O. Mills Bank building, has launched its breakfast and lunch service today. Beginning at 7 a.m. on weekdays (brunch starts at 10 a.m. on weekends), The Bank's cafe now offers up coffee drinks using beans from Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, as well as pastries and baked goods from Bella Bru and Boy’s Bakery, which specializes in Swedish fika buns. The cafe also serves cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches and salads from Zia’s Delicatessen, ice cream from Berkeley-based The Latest Scoop and dairy-free gelato from North Sacramento's Conscious Creamery.  Platypus Pizza Company and Sac Poke Bros. will get in on the action starting at 11 a.m.. (Station 8 Burgers will open at 4 p.m. daily...

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Federalist Public House team open The Neighborhood Pizzeria in East Sacramento

03/15/19

Federalist Public House team open The Neighborhood Pizzeria in East Sacramento

April 3, 2019 update: The Neighborhood Pizzeria opens today. Hours of operation are Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. ******** East Sacramentans are getting a new neighbor with The Neighborhood Pizzeria, a New York-style pizzeria from the owners of midtown's Federalist Public House, Marvin and Bridgette Maldonado, who hope to open on the corner of 54th and H streets in East Sacramento the week of March 24. The new spot from the Maldonados—who opened the shipping-container-bound midtown pizza-and-beer hall Federalist in 2014—will offer a minimalist menu of the rectangular, Sicilian-style pies that are served at pizza joints throughout New York City. “It's...

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Eight ways to get your beignet fix on Fat Tuesday

02/28/19

Eight ways to get your beignet fix on Fat Tuesday

Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Get a taste of the Crescent City in the River City at these eight spots around town that are whipping up beignets, a classic French doughnut typically topped with powdered sugar. From traditional takes to uncommon concoctions (beignet burger anyone?), here's the skinny on how to eat your way through Fat Tuesday. Beignyay! On March 5 (aka Fat Tuesday), Beignyay! owner Sammy Schnetz will roll into midtown's Jungle Bird in festive Mardi Gras fashion with her yellow mobile cart and made-to-order king cake beignets, filled with cinnamon cream cheese and topped with multicolored sprinkles. Bite gently—as is king cake tradition, one customer will find a plastic figurine of baby Jesus inside their puffy treat. 4-6...

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Eagerly awaited Cider House to open soon

02/14/19

Eagerly awaited Cider House to open soon

March 14, 2019 Update: Cider House will open on Friday, March 15, at 24th and K streets. Hours of operation will be Monday-Wednesday from 3:30-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday from 3:30-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. ******* The wait will soon be over for gluten-free guzzlers and nibblers, as the highly anticipated Cider House, which was originally slated to launch last fall, readies to open soon. The 1,000-square-foot space will feature exposed rafters, outdoor seating and a live-edge community table fashioned from English walnut, as well as a 26-foot bar with 20 taps pouring a rotating selection of ciders, gluten-free beers and kombucha. Many of the tipples will come from area purveyors like Two Rivers Cider Co., Clarksburg’s...

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Taste: Bacon & Butter now flipping flapjacks in East Sacramento and other dining news for February

02/06/19

Taste: Bacon & Butter now flipping flapjacks in East Sacramento and other dining news for February

The wait is finally over for those chomping at the bit to take a bite of Bacon & Butter’s locally famous pancakes at the brunch mecca’s new East Sacramento location, which opened Feb. 5. Chef-owner Billy Zoellin kept the date under wraps for as long as possible, considering the often long lines at his current Tahoe Park establishment, which he launched in 2014. “We wanted to make sure the crowds didn't overwhelm us,” he says. “We want to live up to our own expectations.”   While the 2,600-square-foot locale is expected to offer all of the decadent, seasonally focused B&B signatures—think pear-and-pecan French toast, fried chicken and waffles, and, of course, IOHO the region's best pancakes—the new location...

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