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Undercover Caterer
Food Foto Friday

Mar 21, 2014

Hipster burger!  This one is ‘the classic’.  So pretty but it gave me a tummyache. UMAMI BURGER Multiple locations Shown:  189 The Grove Drive, Suite C-10 Los Angeles, CA 90036 t. 323.954.8626 Bookmark to:web design

Cowtown Eats
Dining Deals: Arthur Henry’s Supper Club, Whiskey Tasting at Block Butcher Bar

Mar 19, 2014

Arthur Henry's Supper Club has been open since December, and I've found it to be a novel concept and a great place to go with friends. If they can survive as Oak Park continues to gentrify, I think they'll be...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Crawdad’s May Become ‘River’s Premiere Party Spot’

Mar 18, 2014

When I travel to other cities, I marvel at what a destination their river front is. Even a mid-tier city like Milwaukee has a great river front for people to dine at, stroll and enjoy. Even with the revitalization of...

Appetizers
Strings Urban Kitchen opening Friday at Capitol Towers

Strings Urban Kitchen opening Friday at Capitol Towers

Strings Italian Cafe has offered pasta, pizza and other casual fare around northern California since 1999. But a more grown-and-sexy version of this franchise debuts Friday with Strings Urban Kitchen. The eatery is housed on the ground floor of the Cap...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: RIP Skybox Grill & Bar

Mar 17, 2014

Skybox Grill & Bar, which had replaced MVP Sports Bar at 21st & L in May 2013, closed several weeks ago. According to a post on Yelp, it closed at least 3 weeks ago. A call to the restaurant and...

A Girl And Her Fork
Bon Voyage, Pre-Flite: Iconic Downtown Plaza Lounge Closing in April

Mar 17, 2014
Bon Voyage, Pre-Flite: Iconic Downtown Plaza Lounge Closing in April


The Pre-Flite Lounge, a beloved Sacramento drinking establishment since the early 70's is closing its doors. What started as a lounge where travelers could relax, have a cocktail and then take the shuttle to the airport evolved to becoming a favorite dive bar with local residents over the years. I...

Cowtown Eats
Gatsby’s Diner, featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” has closed

Mar 17, 2014

Gatsby's Diner, which was once featured on Food Network's Diner's, Dives and Drive Ins, closed over the weekend. Owner David Perez confirmed that Sunday was the restaurant's final day in a short interview on Saturday afternoon. "We're looking to make.....

Sacramento Vegan
Vegan options at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery in Sacramento

Mar 16, 2014
Vegan options at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery in Sacramento

I had such a nice dinner at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery over the weekend. This restaurant closed suddenly last September, just before they were scheduled to participate in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. I thought I'd forever missed my chan...

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Appetizers
First Impressions: Crawdad’s River Cantina

First Impressions: Crawdad’s River Cantina

The party’s back on the Sacramento River, but this time with a new set of owners. Crawdad’s River Cantina, a longtime staple of outdoor eating and drinking along the Garden Highway, opens today with a new team headed by Adam Pechal (formerly of Tuli Bistro/Restaurant Thir13en) and Trevor Shults of PourHouse, BarWest and other...

Undercover Caterer
Food Foto Friday

Mar 14, 2014

One morning on my last trip to Los Angeles, I went on a wild goose chase for a Kouign Amann.  Literally.  I drove for 30 minutes to a place that ended up being closed, then drove for another 40 minutes to a different bakery on the outer hinterlands of Wilshire Blvd.  It was worth...



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