SacFoodies Picks for the 2016 Summer Olympics

by Brandon Smith

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are officially underway! There’s nothing like the Olympics and with 10 Sacramento athletes competing, we’re more excited than ever to watch events like track and field, water polo, basketball, rugby, swimming and…actually…all this talk about sports is making me hungry. Let’s switch gears and take a look at a few unique places in town where you can curb your hunger and check out the action!

USA Guy HOT Italian

Courtesy of HOT Italian Pizza Bar


This Midtown pizza specialist is great for the whole family. Co-founders Andrea Lepore and maestro pizzaiolo Fabrizio Cercatore’s mission was to “create a place where pizza brings people together to celebrate Italy’s new generation of art, music, design, sport, food and wine.” You can catch the games on one of HOT ITALIAN’s jumbo projectors. Salute!

1627 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


This neighborhood hangout is attached to Café Bernardo’s R street location and features the same great menu found at all Café Bernardo locations. Stop by and tune in to one of the TVs at the bar OR in one of their “living rooms” complete with a comfy couch and private flat screen. Did we mention Mondays are all-night happy hour?

R15 at Café Bernardo
1431 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Firestone Public House

Firestone was voted Best Sports Bar by Sacramento Magazine in 2015. It has over 22 flat screens available for your viewing pleasure, 60 beers on tap and two outdoor patios. We’re also fans of their seasonally inspired menu.

Firestone Public House
1132 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Flame & Fire

Disclaimer: Flame & Fire does not have any TVs. What they do have, however, is some of the best Brazilian Barbeque in the Sacramento area.

If you’ve never been to an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Barbeque or “Churrascaria,” here’s the drill: The atmosphere is upscale and the portions are large. Chefs with skewers of freshly prepared cuts of beef, chicken, lamb, pork and Brazilian sausages serve you tableside in the Rodizio fashion. The price is fixed and you can enjoy as much meat or various side dishes as you would like. Unfortunately, the full bar is NOT all you can drink.

Flame & Fire
963 Pleasant Grove Blvd
Ste 100
Roseville, CA 95678

If you’ve been out and about watching the Olympics, let us know where in the comments section!

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