Nov
05

Golden Bear, Midtown

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If you haven’t noticed from past posts, we’re big fans of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives .  I must admit that I live vicariously through Guy Fieri and his ventures to the nation’s lesser-known restaurant gems.  So, when I heard that Guy would be making a visit to Midtown’s very own Golden Bear  I knew I had to scope out the menu.  After all, it was news to me that the fare at this popular Midtown spot spanned beyond your typical bar food!
 
A few friends and I took advantage of one particularly nice Summer evening and wandered down to Golden Bear to see if the menu would live up to the hype.  We were not disappointed.

Don’t let the size of the menu fool you.  Small, yet packed with mouthwatering, unique choices, it will leave you stumped on what to order.  After much debate, I decided on “THE” Taco, two corn tacos filled with slow simmered chicken, house chili rub, shredded lettuce, cotija and pasilla creama. Success.

                     

My dining partners took the recommendation of our server and ordered the Sausage and Smoked Slaw Pizza and the Juicy Lucy Burger. Two more successes for the books.

The Smoked Slaw pizza was an unexpected combination of pizza dough topped with home-made sausage, smoked slaw and red onion marmalade.  I had to finagle my way to try a bite of this, but once I got a taste, fully understood why anyone would be reluctant to share!

The Juicy Lucy Burger deserves an award, a show or some sort of recognition all on its own.  House-ground Niman Angus stuffed with fontina, bacon confit, Jameson-glazed onions, avocado and lettuce served with house-made kettle chips.  Need I say more?

Golden Bear also serves a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with menu options that sound just as promising as the weekday menu.  Needless to say, I’ll be back to Golden Bear over and over until I make my way through the rest of the menu.  Then, I’ll be back to start all over again!

Golden Bear
2326 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-2242

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