Eats

Cranberry Apple Salsa at Bows and Arrows

During our recent patio visit to Bows and Arrows whilst enjoying a bottle of wine, Submerge was surprised with a sneak-taste of their new cranberry apple salsa and it was impressive. In the words of our fine publisher, Melissa-Dubs, “Honestly, it’s the best shit I’ve ever tasted.” It’s sweet, obviously…

And Everything Nice

Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts 1201 F Street – Sacramento Words by Adam Saake | Photos by Nicholas Wray Pastries, I believe, are the truest product of epicurean excess that have never fallen out of favor like many cooking and baking trends, but rather have gained popularity. We turn them…

Garden-fresh Food at the Edible Garden Tour – Sept. 10, 2011

If you’re into gardening or like garden-fresh food, check out Sacramento’s first Edible Garden Tour in East Sacramento on Sunday. The tour will wind through six homes in East Sacramento, some of which will have something, like heirloom tomatoes or fresh fruit and herbs, for visitors to taste. Each home…

Le Pew: The Garlic Shack opens its door and hopefully your mind

The Garlic Shack 1830 J Street – Sacramento Words by Adam Saake Photos by Nicholas Wray / Nicholaswray.com You may have driven by the corner of 19th and J streets and noticed that Plum Blossom is no more, and in its place is the newly opened and curiously named Garlic…

Mini Reasons to Follow

Mini Burger Truck Various Locations Sacramento Area Words & Photos by Adam Saake Would it be too pretentious if I quoted myself? Eh, fuck it. In a past “Refined Tastes” column, I pointed out that we write an awful lot about burgers. And, “It’s not that we favor burgers or…

The Color of Cuisine

Formoli’s Bistro 3260 J Street – Sacramento Words & Photos by Adam Saake Eating is a special experience. Food at once entices our senses with glorious smells, vibrant colors and curious textures while filling the basic human necessity of calming our hunger and nurturing our bodies. The experience continues with…

Any Way You Spin It

Spin Burger Bar 1020 16th Street – Sacramento Words & Photos by Adam Saake They say you are what you eat. Over the past year or so it has not gone unnoticed that Submerge’s “Refined Tastes” has dedicated much space to the almighty burger. It’s not that we favor burgers…

The Holy Hideaway

The Hideaway 2565 Franklin Boulevard – Sacramento, Calif. Words & Photos by Anthony Giannotti How would you define a dive bar? A recent article in Playboy (yes, I read it for the articles) describes a dive bar as, “A church for down-and-outers and those who romanticize them, a rare place…

The Circle of Meat

Flaming Grill Café 2319 El Camino Avenue – Sacramento Words by Anthony Giannotti – Photos by Breanna Giannotti If you prefer white linen or are a supporter of PETA, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you have a hunger for exotic meats and fresh food prepared…