Eats

Newest addition to the Sacramento Restaurant Family

Ten22 1022 2nd Street, Old Sacramento Words & Photo by Josselin Bassaldu It seems as though restaurateur Terry Harvego has given the Firehouse Restaurant a brother, nurtured to life just a block away. It’s a well-equipped younger sibling, ready to follow in its big bro’s popular footsteps. Ten22 was slated…

Festivities, Family, Food and Philanthropy

Aptly rhyming with the word remember, November is the time to recall memories of festivities, edifying food and the kindred spirits and gifts in life that conjure up feelings of gratefulness and the inclination to share good fortune with others. While eating at an “Italian” restaurant in a strip mall…

Natural Charm

Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro 5132 Arden Way Sacramento, California Words & Photos by Josselin Bassaldu Oh, October. You are like that boring friend that you forget is so interesting until they let loose and entertain the hell out of you. How about them apples, October? You make them so sweet…

All in the Details

Sapporo Grill 1118 16th Street, Sacramento Words & Photos by Josselin Basaldu New restaurants pop up around Midtown occasionally. But let’s face it food fans, quite a few new eateries have appeared in the past year. Space is limited on the grid, and we’ve seen restaurant development begin to slow…

Farmers Markets Open Inspiration

Wednesday Market at Cesar Chavez Park I don’t especially like rural or country areas. I like the vibrancy, diversity and speed of the city. However, my Sacramentans, there is one place that the two converge in delight of one another; a place where the best aspects of country and city…

O’ Father, Let’s Eat Now

Dad’s Kitchen 2983 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento It was a picturesque summer evening. The sun had just gone down and a mild breeze moved about the quaint patio in the rear of Dad’s Kitchen. At the 8 o’clock hour, the 10 black tables that angled along large gray tiles were filled…

Fine Filling Food

Magpie Caterers Market & Cafe 1409 R Street, suite 102, Sacramento If you could take words meaning “unexpected,” “in a good way” and “fulfilled” and put them into one word, that is exactly how I would describe my luncheon experience at Magpie Caterers Market & Café. Strolling up to the…

Fro-Go to the Top

The economy has taken a swan-style jump off the high dive platform. The descent has been gloriously terrible; many businesses have closed up shop for good, and good folks have been laid off. Though any plummet from the high dive can be disastrous, the trick is to make sure you…

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…