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Grange (The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento)

Grange was pretty much exactly the the upscale trendy restaurant we were looking for in Sacramento. The interior is full of light, wood, and glass. Just the place to go feel grown up. Ms S was taking Instagram photos like a fiend. Beware of the bench seating though, it is a little low relative to the table height. Their Old...

Relaxation

Never underestimate the restorative power of a cold drink, a quiet couch, and a movie. Sometimes it feels like cheating… Why can I not allow myself to enjoy this?

Ettore’s Bakery & Cafe (Sacramento)

One of my uncles favorite places so of course we had to make a stop. Really top notch quality, lots of seating, nice patio. Serves both Bakery and Cafe items. Wish we had a place like this near us. And a nice little (expensive) resale shop down the way for your after breakfast stroll. Ms S loved her cinnamon roll...

Obo’ Italian Table and Bar (Sacramento)

Wow wow wow. This is what we come to Sacramento for. Obo’ is one of the newest in the Sellands family which also includes the famed Kitchen (which alas we have not yet been to). So you already know the food will be fabulous. The interior is bright and charming. The front case distracts with gorgeous salads. Tortellini with shrimp,...

Nick’s Dessert Diner (Sacramento)

Did someone say cake? This place is as good as it looks. Just don’t go if you’re in a hurry. The line is long but you need that time to decide what to get. Not a place for quiet conversation either, but the whole world will pass thru these doors if you wait long enough. This is a great place...

Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento)

My gentle readers already know that I am not a big fan of museums. I don’t have a lot to say about art. The only way I know how to evaluate art is to ask, would this look good on my living room wall? – which is not the purpose of True Art. Ernest Briggs Abstract nothingness yet still compelling...

Meze (San Diego Gaslamp District)

Think Greek food, Cohn restaurant style. Beautiful presentation, delicious food, street side dining. Very enjoyable quiet lunch on the sidewalk patio in a less raucous part of the Gaslamp. The mixed kabob plate with lamb, beef, chicken, and shrimp was well enough for two. The Sangria wasn’t bad (hint of brandy) but we like Costco’s big liter bottle of Sangria...

One Paseo (Del Mar)

The coolest thing by far at One Paseo is this enormous tree trunk for the kids to play on. Other than its a mall trying desperately to draw in Millenials and hipsters.