Eats

Complex & Artisanal Eats

Michelangelo’s 1725 I Street, Sacramento Often, I mention the excitement, importance and necessity of the “culinary adventure.” This is when food lovers, foodies, venture to the edge of comfort to try something new at the risk of a terrible tasting outcome for the sake of discovering a sweet, juicy, raspberry-red…

Dessert a  Deux

Imagine intertwining prongs of sleek, cool metal meeting in the middle of desire and decadence. Cutting the tension and fluff of frills and frosting with the blunt edges of reality, striking a hopeful counterbalance of possibility and reality. Sharing dessert with someone can subconsciously be this intense and stimulating. It’s…

La Vie Boheme

La Trattoria Bohemia 3649 J Street | Sacramento, CA I don’t know about all of you fun, food-curious fanatics out there, but my interest in the food inside any restaurant is dependent upon its outside appearance. On many a brisk walk to enjoy a cider at the Bon Lair, my…

2008 Year in Review

It’s so good to be here with you. Really, the pleasure is all mine. It’s hard to believe it’s been more than six months but not quite a year that I have been writing to you about local restaurants. I’m sure if you’ve followed throughout you could get a good…

Flavors of the Caribbean

It was Friday night. I didn’t want Mexican; I eat that way too much. Sushi sounded good but I wasn’t in the mood. Chinese, I love it but not for a date. American (whatever that might be) and Italian, I could do that at home. And Mediterranean…not for a nice…

Marika for Paprika: Cafe Marika

Cafe Marika 2011 J Street | Sacramento, California Every culture’s cuisine has its signature ingredient. For the Italians, it’s garlic. The French put burre (butter) on almost everything. Mexican food just wouldn’t be authentic without chilies. Would a good Thai meal be the same without coconut milk? For Hungarian food,…

Champagne Sundays

Sweetwater 5641 J St. | Sacramento Most people utilize Sunday as a day of rest, or a day to catch up on laundry, yard work, or other things with the word -work attached to the end of it. For myself, it’s a day of false optimism, but usually fun false…

Fatel Attraction

Mitch Fatel Punchline Comedy Club | Sacramento Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 What makes for a better Wednesday night than watching a short, awkward little pervy dude telling jokes about boobs and hairy va-jay-jays with booze in hand? Sure, you could do that at any bar, with any run-of-the-mill funny friends,…

Eat Well… Eat Greek!!

Opa! Opa! 5644 J St, Sacramento, CA “Eat well…eat Greek!” is the motto of Opa! Opa!, and in agreement with the restaurant and their philosophy on life, I’d like to add one more exclamation point to this sentence! In all seriousness, Opa! Opa! is perhaps the finest establishment I have…

Dollar Menu Showdown

Over the past two years I have, for the most part, cut fast food out of my life. I don’t know if it’s a coming of age thing or realizing that cooking is fun and often times more economically the way to go, but for the most part I don’t…