Your ultimate culinary guide to Sacramento: 'Hounds discuss their favorite local restaurants, from diners to doughnut shops.

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Sacramento: niche ethnic food?

by SimSportPlyr 6 years ago

I'm looking for less common (that is, not Italian, Mexican, German, Greek, etc) ethnic prepared food in the Sac area, including south Placer county. I'm interested in any type of outlet (restauran...

Business Dinner Rec in/near Vallejo?

by kaleokahu 2 years ago

Hi! I'd like a recommendation for a place for a business dinner for a party of 4-6 in or near Vallejo. Cuisine/formality/price aren't as important as is great food. Thanks!

Gaspachos | Sacramento, San Jose & Special Events

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After judging duties at last month's BBQ contest in Clayton, I kicked back with a Morelia-style gaspacho mixto from the Gaspachos booth at the festival. This was a chilled mix of diced watermelon, ...

I-Shanghai Delight | Old Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Before driving home after my recent meetings in the Capitol, I took a dinner break at I-Shanghai Delight in Old Sacramento to wait out traffic. This is a branch of the Fremont Shanghainese restaura...

Temple Coffee and Roasterie | Midtown Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Day 2 of my February trip to Sacramento started off with morning coffee at Temple Coffee Roasters. I went to the Midtown location because the beans are roasted at this site.

Next Door to Mulvaney's B&L | Midtown - Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Wednesday evening I was a guest at a reception at the "Next Door" event space operated by Mulvaney's Building & Loan in Sacramento. I liked the feel and flow of the venue very much so wanted to men...

Best/most interesting in Sacramento Old Town?

by deadorinjail 2 years ago

Coming into town, staying at the Kimpton, figure I can walk to Old Town for my meals. Any suggestions re lunch, brunch or dinner? Full bar and/or good for solo dining both preferred but not requ...

OBO' Italian Table & Bar | East Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In October I had a chance to try OBO' Italian Table & Bar, the latest edition from the Selland Family of restaurants with a friend. It's a fast casual set-up where you order and pay at the counter,...

Chocolate Fish Cafe & Roastery | East Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On my way out of town in October, I stopped for a morning brew at the OG East Sacramento location of Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters. Previously, I'd enjoyed a flat white at its downtown coffee bar ...

Queso Kings @ Shift Coffee | Arden-Arcade - Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In October I was back in Sacramento for meetings at the Capitol. Arriving hungry, I made a quick lunch stop at the newly opened Queso Kings Grilled Cheese Bar inside Shift Coffee.

Trendy Sacramento restaurant that is family friendly...

by sienna221 2 years ago

I don't know the Sacramento area AT ALL, but trying to find somewhere for Friday night family dinner (~10 people) including 2 children before all the wedding festivities start. Not picky on the typ...

Bordier (or other top French butters)

by HungryHobbit 2 years ago

Does anyone know if it is possible to get Bordier butter in the US? Also, are there any in the US that compare? I often buy local raw butter or Kerrygold, but deeply miss the flavor profile of Fre...

Uniboil spicy hot pot in Davis

by Ridge 2 years ago

I recently had lunch with friends at Uniboil, a newly opened restaurant in Davis. It opened up in at Mansion square in the space formerly inhabited by Hometown Chinese. This is a chain that specia...


by pinotho 2 years ago

If you had one lunch and one dinner in Sacramento, what would your choices be? Melanie, aren't you pretty familiar with Sacramento? Thanks all.

Fish Face Poke Bar | Downtown - Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In March 2016, I grabbed a light dinner at Fish Face Poke Bar after a day of meetings in Sacramento. More recently, I recommended it to a friend who found it as excellent as I did. So, I'm putting ...

Eatuscany Caffe | Midtown - Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Back to Sacramento in March, my friends joined me for dinner at Eatuscany Caffe in Sacramento's Midtown.

California Wine Country Tip

by aacharya 11 years ago

I am off for my twice a year trip to California for wining and fun. Earlier, I went to Santa Barbara (a first!) and had a great time. This time, I am back in the Napa/Sonoma area. The twist: ...

Help: Sunday Brunch For 10

by Rheta 3 years ago

Looking for a reasonably priced Sunday brunch for 10 that will keep take reservations. I wanted Brookfields but they don't take reservations. HELP! Thanks in advance.

Osaka-ya (snow cones, ice cream, manju, mochi), Sacramento - anyone?

by hhc 10 years ago

I read about Osaka-Ya from a poster on the SF Bay Area board. Made fresh daily for 43yrs. Anyone else have experience getting their snow cones, manju, mochi? There's 65 reviews on Yelp 4.5 stars...

Pachamama Coop Sacramento Coffee Bar

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A couple weeks ago I had a chance to check out Pachamama Coffee Cooperative's coffee bar in East Sacramento before a meeting. The coop is farmer-owned and the organic beans are roasted in small bat...