This East Sacramento venture from restaurateur Clay Nutting and Michelin-star chef Brad Cecchi (formerly of Solbar in Calistoga) is effortlessly hip, from the cool, classic color palette—light wood tables, gray herringbone floor and a deep teal wall—to the minimalist mod accents like retro dining chairs and custom, mushroom-shaped light fixtures. Dining at Canon is a choose-your-own-adventure journey. You can traverse a more traditional path with a large-portioned protein—like a Peruvian-style grilled whole chicken—and à la carte sides. Or subscribe to the restaurant’s sharing-is-caring ethos by bringing some of your foodie buddies to partake in a smorgasbord of smaller plates that pack a hearty punch, like a dish of fried marble potatoes tossed in buffalo sauce. Eschewing the bigger meal also allows more room for Canon’s indulgent desserts, including an array of “dolce tapas,” single-bite sweets—think chocolate-dipped candied grapefruit and apple cider caramels—in keeping with the restaurant’s small-plates sensibilities.