Eats

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…

Tamaya Sushi & Grill

Tamaya Sushi & Grill 2131 J St., Sacramento By Corey Bloom It seems odd that in spite of the worst economic conditions this country has seen in decades that we are just now coming around to reviewing a sushi restaurant. Trust me, my wallet is just as malnourished as yours,…

Streets of London

Streets of London 1804 J St., Sacramento I love to gorge myself with food 100 times more when I’m drunk as opposed to when I’m high. I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t get the munchies like that; however, after two beers I’m eating whatever I can…

Capitol Dawg

Capitol Dawg 1226 20th St. Sacramento I know how hot dogs are made, but I forgot what I did yesterday, so I have no problem indulging in a true American favorite. Matter of fact, just thinking about the words “encased pork,” I envision a happy wiener dog wearing a chef’s…