Eats

Warming Up the Workweek

HUMP (Apache Cleo, DJ Whores, Jonathan Francis) The Press Club – Wednesday, March 24, 2010 When I used to hear the word “hump,” two things would come to mind. The first was those annoying dogs you don’t know that always want to mount your leg even though they’re neutered. Annoying….

Dining To-Dos

Newfangled Fooderies With over a year of food serving experience tucked nicely into the check presenter in the middle pocket of my black apron, I’ve learned things about the commercialized consumption business. The most enduring information is that weekends equal workworkwork for those employed at eateries. When “normal” working folk…

In Search of…

Submerge Scours Sacramento to Find the Perfect Pint of Guinness Budweiser claims to be the King of Beers. If you consider sales numbers alone, it’s difficult to dispute such a claim. With its billboards, pop culture-defining Super Bowl ads and presence at just about every bar, pub, tavern, concert and…

Snacks With Class

In addition to the normal drove of city dwellers on-the-go to work or to-and-fro, some approximated 110,000 college students started scurrying about central Sacramento last week. All that movement about town means munchies will be required as part of curriculum to maintain attendance, awake-ness and energy. We’ve all got to…

Starting 2010 off Tart

Words & Photo by Josselin Bassaldu josselin@submergemag.com Sick of hearing about New Year’s resolutions? Diets, no-no foods, healthy eating and how to keep that personal weight-loss pledge? Great. Me too. It seems appropriate then, to talk about tarts. No, not acidic and sour foods. Sweet, fresh, creamy and crunchy fruit…

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…