I’ll be the first to admit I am not into football. I know nothing about the sport and instantly fall asleep when Sunday games are switched on (I do love my Sunday naps). So when I was recently asked to attend a game at the new Levi’s Stadium, I only said “yes” based on the fact that the stadium serves great food and that Wi-Fi and wine are available on the Amtrak ride to the game. With those two promises, I couldn’t say no.
Did that headline get your attention? We thought it might.
The fast casual restaurant chain, zpizza, will be serving up free pizza samples at both of their Sacramento-area locations to hungry pizza-lovers this Saturday, November 22 from 1-3pm.
As a part of their “Pop Up City Tour,” zpizza will be sampling their most popular pies and giving those who stop by a chance to win coupons and gift certificates. So we’d advise getting there while it’s hot!
What: FREE PIZZA!
When: Saturday, November 22
Where: Two zpizza Sacramento-area locations:
Sacramento (Greenhaven Pocket)
7600 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
Roseville (Granite Bay)
3984 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA 95661
Ever since I have developed a love for sushi, I have noticed that you can never get enough of it. In other words, it doesn’t fill you up. Granted, I’m a full-grown American man who does realize that being full after every meal isn’t always good. But, every time I venture out for sushi, it just kind of leaves you hanging. That’s why there seems to be a frozen yogurt shop somewhere close by sushi restaurants, because they know you’re still going to be hungry after chowing down on three sushi rolls.
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There are some things that have the power to take you back to a time and place, where memories collide in a rush of images – and you get to experience a moment all over again. Sometimes, it’s a song, the words of which bring a smile, a laugh, or tears. Sometimes, it’s a de ja vu moment, jarring and powerful. For many, myself included, it’s the smell of something simmering on the stove, of scents so strong they transport you.
Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. is ending its Migration Week in sunny Sacramento County! Migration Week is a 32-city tour that began in Miami in March and has finally made its way west for the winter. It includes a series of tap takeovers, brewer meet-and-greets and beer education events that are open to the public. Tonight is the second-to-last event, followed by the grand finale on Friday.
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One of the best parts of being a foodie is that everywhere I travel becomes a fun new hunting ground for my next great meal and, in turn, my next great blog post! So, last weekend in Detroit I did what any hungry traveler would do, and relied on the locals to point me in the right dinner-time direction. My uncle suggested we try Mercury Burger Bar, and I could not be happier that we did.
Mercury is located in the historic/hipster neighborhood of Corktown in Detroit and includes an eclectic patio filled with metal work, fire pits and a garden. As enjoyable as the ambiance was though, the menu was not to be upstaged.
Featuring a generous list of local craft brews and a creative collection of burger options, I finally decided on the Motor City Ghettoblaster English Ale to appropriately accompany “The Local” Burger. There’s something about pulled pork on a burger that just feels so right, and this time was no different. My sister tried “The Juicy” and assured me the cheddar-stuffed patty on this cheeseburger was just as magical as it sounds, further solidifying my belief that there is no such thing as too much cheese. And yes – the ketchup smiley face did make it taste even better.
If you know me, you know I love shrimp. Grilled, pan fried, deep fried, coconut battered – you name it, I love it. So it should come as no surprise that when the SacFoodies were offered the chance to try Rubio’s new sustainable shrimp offerings, I jumped on the opportunity.
By Amanda Frew, Tricia Juanitas and Jake Ferguson
A Sacramento staple for more than eight years, Roxy Restaurant and Bar is known for its tasty food, stylish décor and popular weekend brunch. However, with the help of Roxy’s new manager (and award-winning mixologist) Chris Rosas, it’s time to add robust happy hour to the list. We were thrilled when Chris personally invited us to try out the new menu that they offer daily from 3-6pm, with an extended offering on Mondays from 3-close (9pm).
Roxy’s happy hour offerings have something for everyone, including small bites, craft cocktails, and dessert. Below is a sampling of the deliciousness that we enjoyed:
Roxy’s happy hour offers a variety of craft cocktails, many of which are seasonal, at $2 off the regular price. Of the drinks we sampled, the two standouts were the Harvest Margarita and the Apple Cider Sangria. The Harvest Margarita features a cinnamon sugar rim, tequila, fresh lime, fresh orange juice, and pumpkin spice. The Apple Cider Sangria is made with crisp white wine and features seasonal fruit such as apples and cranberries. Both were the perfect collision of the fall season and an adult beverage. Don’t miss out on these limited-time offerings.
Amanda: Roxy’s zucchini chips are simply irresistible. Light, crunchy and melt-in-your mouth, these are downright delicious. Not only are they great on their own, they are the perfect accompaniment to any of Roxy’s craft cocktails, wines or beers on tap. The happy hour portion is large enough to share, but trust me, you won’t want to.
Braised Beef and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepper
Jake: Stuffed peppers are never my first choice, however, I was pleasanty surprised when one of my fellow SacFoodies selected it from the menu. This little number was my standout of all the items we tried, as it was flavorful with just the right amount of spice.
Donut lovers take note—New Roma Bakery is still a must-stop shop for real brick-oven fresh baked donuts and other baked goods. I recently moved to midtown and was pleased to find that this long-time Sacramento classic is just around the corner from my apartment. I’ll be honest, at first I was thrilled and then grew very concerned—there’s no way my waistline will survive this.
During my first trip, I chose a classic chocolate donut with slivered almonds on top—a combination I couldn’t resist. Now, I’ve had my share of donuts from various spots in Sacramento, and up until now, I thought I’d tried the best of the best. What makes New Roma’s version so different for me is the homemade quality that you just can’t imitate. I immediately noticed how dense and rich the donut bread was, whereas other donuts I’ve had are much more porous and the bread is almost airy. After my first bite, I knew this donut was something above the rest. Having first opened its doors in 1934, it’s clear New Roma Bakery is doing something right!
1800 E Street
Sacramento, California 95811