In June of 2014 I moved from Venice, California up North to America’s Farm-To-Fork Capital, Sacramento. I wasn’t sure what to expect coming from Los Angeles, but I can now confidently say that I have fallen in love with this town. The people are incredibly nice and bursting with pride for their city. Most of the agriculture in California is grown in the immediate area so we are all about the eating: farmers markets, food festivals, menus featuring seasonal ingredients, all of it is all good. We eventually will need something to wash down all that delicious food, thank goodness for the 35 (and counting) craft breweries in the greater Sacramento area. This town has heart, ambition and is poised for some serious growth in the next few years. I can’t wait to be a part of it.
Only being here a year means I am still constantly discovering new things to love about Sacramento. As I continue to explore the city and discover new eats, drinks, and fun I will update this post. Follow me on Instagram for a peek into my everyday life in Sactown.
FOOD // Lowbrau, Tank House BBQ: whatever you order, get a side of dirty tots with it, Hot Italian, Easy on I: one of my favorite happy hour spots, Kupros, The Rind: because we all know cheese is the most important food group), Broderick: banh mi fries, you’re welcome, de Vere’s, Jamie’s: legitimately feels like you have walked back into the Mad Men era. Closed weekends , Pangaea: get your brunch on, Elixir: burgers, beer, jukebox, and a skee ball machine. What else do you need?, Iron Horse Tavern: giant patio, beautiful flooring, and happy hour deals
COFFEE & SWEETS // Marie’s Donut Shop pro tip: they open at 11pm, Freeport Bakery, The Mill:I work from here a lot, if you see me say hi, Temple Coffee, Pushkin’s: gluten free goodness, Chocolate Fish Coffee, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, Gunther’s Ice Cream, Insight Coffee, Vic’s Cafe: conveniently located next to Vic’s Ice Cream, you should go there too.
DRINKS // Bike Dog Brewing Co., Revolution Wines, Grange, Track 7 Brewing Co.: dogs and kiddos welcome, Out of Bounds Brewing: corn hole, foosball, and ping pong all await you, Shady Lady Saloon, Oak Park Brewing Co.: they have a delicious food menu that compliments their beer selection, Blackbird, New Helvetia Brewing Co.: probably my favorite beer drinking patio and they have giant Jenga, 58 degrees & Holding, Rubicon Brewing Co., Block: get the almond butter and bacon jam sandwich, wash it down with a whiskey, Ruhstaller Taproom: tucked away in Midtown almost like a speakeasy, Hook & Ladder.