Corti Brothers Out, Good Eats In


When I first moved to Sacramento nearly six years ago, I was in need of a butcher to help me with my meat selection for a recipe I was making. After asking around, it was unanimous that I go to Corti Brothers. Friends also advised me to pick up some great wine and a delicious deli sandwich while I was there, because both were the best in the town. So when I was reading the Bee today, I was surprised to see that Corti Brothers would be closing its doors and looking for new digs beginning September 30. Selfishly, I’m hopeful the masterful Darrell Corti will keep his business in East Sacramento so that I continue to have my “go to” for great quality meats, an expansive (and reasonable!) wine selection and just plain good deli sandwiches.

As for Good Eats, a new venture from a former chief executive over at Raley’s, I’m curious as what they have to offer. Perhaps it’s a hybrid between David Berkeley and Selland’s, which wouldn’t be too bad. But will they have a butcher? Probably not. Therefore, the countdown is on for the re-opening of Corti Brothers, wherever it may land.

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  • Melinda | Aug 4, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Amen! I am heartsick at losing my favorite destination ever!

  • Hauss | Aug 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Corti brothers, according to store personnel today 8/8/08, will be moving in October. They will NOT be closing forever – just moving.

    Its sad that the husband of Joyce Raley Teel (the family that owns the large Raleys grocey store chain) is participating in the commercial distruption of a local foodie institution like Corti Brothers with his Good Eats gourmet store. I am still unclear why they (the Good Eats team with Mr Teel) didnt stick with the old Andiamos they started to rip out late last year?

    In any event – Corti Brothers needs our support and we should organize help (either so that they can stay in the current location or help in transition during October 2008 this year).

    Long Term Sacramento Foodie & Resident

  • Hi | Aug 12, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Mr Teel is not Joyce Raley’s Husband, He is her son (Mike Teel). And he is continuing with the old Rosemount Grill site and the spot at Corti’s.

    Corti’s will be missed by many.

  • juliemarg | Aug 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I remember when people blamed Safeway for the demise of the old Alhambra Theatre. It might not have actually been Safeway’s fault, the Alhambra had poor attendance numbers and I believe the owners wanted to sell, but many still were mad at Safeway. Will we be blaming Raley’s & Bel Air if Corti’s can’t find a viable location?

  • ClickItNow | Sep 8, 2008 at 10:41 am

    it’s a shame that they are trying to close this great market. I hope that they will stand firm and stay open so that one day I could take my own kids there.

    But mean while, let’s help support them. Check out these blogs about the rally!