Author - Cliff Malloy

India Oven Auburn Location Likely On The Way

Local restaurant chain India Oven appears to be planning a new location in Auburn. A fictitious business name statement for “India Oven” was filed with Placer county on 6/8/2023 at 11825 Willow Creek Drive in Auburn. The location was previously occupied by Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill which has since closed. India Oven was established […]

New Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Planned in Carmichael

Popeyes is planning a new location in Carmichael at 7350 Fair Oaks Blvd. A planning application with the county of Sacramento states the following: A Use Permit for a drive-through with amplified sound located within 300 feet of a residential zoning district, and a Major Design Review for improvements to an existing building with existing […]

Yang Kee Dumpling Will Open Roseville Location

Yang Kee Dumpling, which opened in Davis late last year, will be opening up a new restaurant in Roseville. The location at 1470 Eureka Road, Suite 170, is in Eureka Ridge Plaza. It appears they will be taking over the space occupied by Wasabi. This plaza is currently home to Ruen Thai Restaurant, Sienna Restaurant […]

Taco Twist Opening Sac Location Near Elk Grove

It looks like Taco Twist is planning to open a Sacramento location near Elk Grove according to recently filed licenses and statements with the county of Sacramento. This Instagram and TikTok worthy Indian fusion restaurant is known for dishes such as naan tacos, loaded samosa, loaded fish and noodle burritos. Taco Twist also operates 3 […]

Hidden Dumpling House to Open Midtown Location

Hidden Dumpling House opened their first location less than a year ago in Elk Grove. Now it appears a location could be in the works at 2801 P street in replace of Midtown Sushi which recently closed. A fictitious business name has been registered with Sacramento County under the name “Hidden Dumpling House” at the […]

Sacramento Food & Drink Openings 2022

It’s 2022 and that means it’s time to kick-off our annual list of food and drink establishments opening up this year in the greater Sacramento area. But really quickly, if you want to catch up on our maps and lists from years past then get caught up on our lists from 2021, 2020 and even […]

Sacramento Food & Drink Openings 2021

2021 is underway after a perilous year for the restaurant industry like nothing we’ve experienced before. Despite a pandemic, lockdown restrictions and economic distress, the Sacramento region saw 198 new food and drink spots bravely open up last year. That’s 40 less than 2019 but still impressive under the circumstances. Depending on the business concept and […]

Why an East Sacramento Vegan Eatery Launched During a Pandemic

If you’re like me, you are undoubtedly missing those fun times of going out to explore and try new restaurants. Many local establishments have been forced to close during stay-at-home orders, due to low demand. Others have been converting to takeout, curbside, and delivery services throughout the past month. However, one place in particular decided […]

Mezcal Grill Likely Coming To Tahoe Park

It appears that Mezcal Grill will be opening up a location in Tahoe Park according to a filing with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The location at 5701 Broadway Suite B is two blocks from Bacon & Butter and was formerly occupied by Cafe Lumiere which closed last Spring.  Mezcal Grill is a […]

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Coming to the Sacramento Region

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is planning to bring their first Northern California location to the Sacramento region according to their list of upcoming locations on the company’s website.  The location will be at 5146 Manzanita Ave in Carmichael, approximately 1.5 miles from American River College.  The current space is 800 square feet and drive […]

May Update: Oak Park Brewing Co, Burger Patch, Device Brewing

Oak Park Brewing Co. It looks like the surprising return of Oak Park Brewing Co is almost complete less than a year since the original brewery abruptly shut down their doors. The new ownership team is breathing new life into the space, the menu and even the branding aesthetics. The web site states that the […]

Weekly Recap: A Veteran Sushi Chef Returns

“The one and only Lou Valente is BACK” This big news of the week is that veteran sushi chef Lou Valente is back with his newest venture, Southpaw Sushi, located in Old North Sacramento on Del Paso Blvd. and is expected to open in April. A recent post shows the exterior of the restaurant and […]

An Update on Noah’s NY Bagels at 16th and Broadway

It appears that a new Noah’s Bagels location in Sacramento is now in soft-opening mode. The company’s web site lists limited hours of 7AM-3PM and is open most days except Saturday and Tuesday according to its Facebook page. Located at the recently built 16th and Broadway building, its neighbor Chipotle recently opened while a Sourdough […]

The Culinerdy Cruzer is Going Brick and Mortar

  In a full 20 minute Facebook live video, celebrity chef Keith Breedlove announced that The Culinerdy Cruzer will be opening a brick and mortar restaurant. Here are some of the details: The name of the restaurant will be Culinerdy Kitchen Eatery. The restaurant is located at 524 12th Street in Downtown Sacramento. The expected […]