When we got word that House Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant at 555 Capitol Mall, had finally opened, we promptly scheduled a lunch trip down the street. Not that we don’t love our old standby lunch destinations like Il Fo, Subway and the hot dog cart, but we’ve been looking forward to having a new dining option within walking distance of our office.
Arriving at the restaurant at Noon, we found the place bustling and almost every table full of diners. We even caught a glimpse of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson digging into lunch at the new restaurant.
Unfortunately, we working girls did not have time for table service, so we placed a to-go order instead. Here’s what we tried:
Liz Conant – “I had the a sandwich called the hot press (I think!) with turkey, bacon, ham, cheddar, tomatoes and a special aioli mayo on foccacia. Served with a side of fries, this was more than a filling lunch! I’m looking forward to going back and sampling more menu items, especially when House opens for dinner, which I hear should be soon….”
Brittany Mohr – “I’d heard that House was going to be all about comfort food, and in my book comfort food = mac and cheese. So, I ordered the Five Cheese Elbow Mac & Cheese with Applewood Smoked Bacon and it proved to be the epitome of all things comforting. Perfectly warm and cheesy, this dish is listed on the starters section of the menu but was more than enough to satiate my appetite. Next time I’m there, I want to check out the drink menu … anything for the excuse to sip from a Mason Jar while out to eat!”
Jenna Buhagiar – “It was feeling like a ‘go big or go home’ kind of day, so I opted for Christopher’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich dipped in hot sauce with melted bleu cheese and it sure was big. Like the other sandwiches, it also came piled with a side of tasty fries. I’m always a fan of a super-messy, saucy and spicy chicken sandwich, but could always go for more bleu cheese. I’m glad I was able to sneak a bite of Brittany’s mac & cheese – can’t wait to order a bowl for myself next time.”
House Kitchen and Bar
555 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814