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17

Bistro 33, Sacramento

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Last night my husband and I found ourselves at 16th & J in Midtown during rush hour with parking spots secured. I had been wanting to try Bistro 33, so we made it just in time for their nightly “Appy Hour.” For a reasonable sum, we feasted on crab & artichoke dip with crunchy toasted baguette, fried bay shrimp served in a cone with a sherry dipping sauce (has a kick!), the “Bistro Gardens” salad, and my favorite – mini Kobe burgers with gouda goat cheese (a.k.a. complete indulgence in moderation). 

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Although we stuck with $3 wine and beer selections from the “Appy Hour” menu, we couldn’t help but be intrigued by the server’s description of their “Rotating Midtown Classic” – a Grey Goose vodka martini with a Sapphire gin wash – which is priced as “Time of Day is the Price you Pay!” Very clever and tempting for martini purists like my husband.

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We rounded out our meal with the “Bag ‘o Doughnuts” dessert – beignet-esque balls shaken at the table in a paper bag with cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar, then served with a trio of chocolate sauce, strawberry compote, and honey butter. Yum! I always appreciate a little pomp and circumstance with my dessert.

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Considering our spontaneous Midtown dining experience didn’t break the bank, and we amused ourselves sampling trendy menu items on their breezy patio, I definitely recommend hitting up Bistro 33’s “Appy Hour,” Monday – Friday, 4-7 p.m. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, Bistro 33 serves food until midnight, Sunday – Wednesday, and until 3 a.m., Thursday – Saturday.

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  • Melinda McRae | Aug 17, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Is it wrong that I want to head over and take advantage of the drink prices at 1:00 this afternoon? And, you got me at the mini Kobe burgers!!


  • Amy | Aug 17, 2007 at 10:40 am

    Is it wrong that I want another Kobe burger for breakfast?! The prices don’t start until 4 p.m. so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait. ;)


  • Garrett | Aug 19, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Mmmm… Kobe burgers… *drool*


  • Melly | Aug 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Fabulous blog! I am glad to know about the kobe burger!