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Oh Kupros, stop putting things in writing

Dec 17, 2012

Putting odd, awkward and uninformed information in print is not a new endeavor when it comes to the ownership at Kupros Bistro, though the midtown restaurant and pub has reached a new low in its latest effort. If building up a clientele has as much to ...

Taste Sacramento’s best hot toddy tonight and Tuesday at Ten22

Dec 17, 2012
Taste Sacramento’s best hot toddy tonight and Tuesday at Ten22

Last week, we brought you the winners of a Hot Toddy contest held at Golden Bear, featuring some of Sacramento's leading and up-and-coming bartenders. Well, now you can taste that winning hot toddy for yourself both tonight and Tuesday at Ten22 in Ol...

Kupros’ owner denies firing pregnant employee

Dec 17, 2012
Kupros’ owner denies firing pregnant employee

For followers of Sacramento's restaurant scene, Facebook was abuzz this morning from posts on the page for Kupros Bistro with a serious accusation. The post came from Kupros Bistro itself, saying: "To all those I had the pleasure to meet in the last ...

Piatti Ristorante has a new look, but what do you think?

Dec 17, 2012
Piatti Ristorante has a new look, but what do you think?

The 20-plus-year-old Piatti Ristorante reopened last week after a four-month closure for a complete makeover, I reported in this space last week. We dropped by one recent weeknight for a looksee. The bar was jammed with well-dressed patrons (many of...

‘Deadliest Catch’ star comes to dinner in Monterey

Dec 13, 2012
‘Deadliest Catch’ star comes to dinner in  Monterey

If your weekend road-trip plans include a stop in Monterey on Saturday, you can linger over a three-course dinner that includes Alaskan king crab or Alaskan salmon, and meet the wild and wooly Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand, who will be in town. He and...

The Kitchen, Carpe Vino named in national top 100 restaurants list

Dec 13, 2012
The Kitchen, Carpe Vino named in national top 100 restaurants list

Not only is OpenTable a popular online restaurant reservation system, but OpenTable loves to release surveys. It seems like every month we're getting announcements for another list - best restaurant wine lists, best late night dining, best restaurant...

Wayfare Tavern in SF hiring sous chef, reaching out to Sactown

Dec 13, 2012
Wayfare Tavern in SF hiring sous chef, reaching out to Sactown

I just got off the phone with John Gurnee, the chef who wowed more than a few foodies with his skills at Mason's and then, for a short but exciting stint, at Kupros Bistro. Gurnee is now thriving in San Francisco as executive chef at the always-busy...

Holiday food drive needs fresh fruit, veggies for kids

Dec 12, 2012
Holiday food drive needs fresh fruit, veggies for kids

All some families want for Christmas is something good to eat. The California Food Literacy Center will try to fill that need with healthy fruit and vegetables via a produce drive for low-income children. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, patrons can con...

OneSpeed’s focaccia-gate update: We blew it on that one

Dec 12, 2012
OneSpeed’s focaccia-gate update: We blew it on that one

Following up on yesterday's post about OneSpeed, it's missing bread and a carb-crazed customer who was not amused, I received a nice email from owner/chef Rick Mahan, who made no excuses for the missing bread. His email, which I will excerpt below,...

Sorry, but I have to wash my hair that day

Dec 12, 2012
Sorry, but I have to wash my hair that day

I get all kinds of glamorous invitations sent to me, but never have I had the chance to become a board-certified Carl's Jr. biscuit baker. Too bad I can't make it. Going behind the scenes at a fast-food joint just doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. ...

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