Sac: 4 Guilty Pleasures!
Sacramento Bee columnist Allen Pierleoni wrote an article Friday about his four guilty pleasures in town.
Which got me to thinking about what my 4 guilty pleasures in the Sacrmento area are. Suprisingly, some of mine are frm the same places as his are (but with different menu items).
1.Weiner Works. #5(?) Mustard, onions and tomatoes. I love the buns here. Some think they are too much but for me they are perfect for the snappy beer steamed dogs.
Add an order of small (yeah right) hand cut fries and it is heaven.
2. Combination pizza (meat) at Roma's. I am one of the people that have been eating pizza here forever. IMHO, it is the best pizza in Sac. The crust is just burnt enough on the bottom. The toppings are very generously applied. Overlapping meats!
I love the dinner salad here too. The perfect meal with pizza.
3. Hot and Sour soup, The Mandarin. Very complex flavors, unlike most H&S soups you can find elsewhere. The food here is great, but the soup is a stand out by itself.
4. The "Big Sam" roast beef sandwich at The Plaza Hof Brau. Thick sliced roast beef sandwich. Generous portions, fresh bun. Dipped in au Jus. Put some horeseradish on it and yum. What can I say, I love hof brau food.
Gone But Not Forgotten:
The meatball sub at Tony Baloney's. Perfect meatballs, covered in the best sauce with fresh grated parmesan on a toasted roll. Best I ever had.
Wow! Tony Baloney's. I worked there when I was in high school. Made the sauce fresh once a week, then froze it. Same with the meatballs, pizza dough, his take on calzones (he called them "spuckeys" and the soup. I had a blast working there, learned a lot about cooking and food prep, and about how to run a business. I'll miss that place.
I loved Tony's. I remember when he had stores all over. Del Paso, Roseville, North Highlands and the College Oak location. Once upon a time he had the most attractive servers around too.
His soup was really good too. And his salad dressings (available at Raleys I think now) are as good as it gets too. I miss this place still. I really loved the ham and cheese sandwich too, Compared to the Sub-in-a- Box places, there is no comparison.
I love Mandarin too. It's way out of our way to go there too..but great food. Next time, I'll order that soup!
Four More (I really had hoped that everyone from Sac would have piped up in this thread)
The Wings at the Rubicon. best wings in Sac, no doubt about it. Hot and ssweet. Great beer and great food all the way around, but their wings are just perfect.
Happy Hour chicken tacos at the Hacienda Del Rio in Folsom. For a buck and a half, they are really good.
Squeeze with Cheese. Squeeze In. Don't get here very often but what a great burger.
The Salad bar at Sizzler. I love the bleu cheese dressing. They always have the freshest stuff. peppper grinder.. Fresh fruit and a wide variety of things you do n't usualy see like Jimica.