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Feb 10, 2010 06:14 AM

100 things you should eat before you die- sacramento

i just bought magazine at whole foods and had the 100 best in SF so i thought maybe we could try for sacramento
i'll start

Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese @ Biba

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  1. Beef brisket @ cf cheng.
    Water boiled beef (high heat) @ Golden Dragon, Rocklin.

    Cf Cheng Chinese Cuisine
    2063 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834

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    1. re: PeterL

      Had lunch at CF Cheng yesterday. Friendly service and good food, but the menu was heavily Americanized, with no brisket that I recall. Is the dinner menu different? Is there a "secret" (Chinese) menu? If the latter, is it available in English?


      1. re: alanbarnes

        Yes there is a Chinese menu (in English, but if you are a Chinese patron it is given to you automatically). It's not a secret, just ask for it. We just had dinner there last sunday and had also the tofu pot with salted fish, two different kinds of hot pot rice (with minced pork and salted fish, and with chinese sausages). All are excellent. They also have dim sum all day long (probably not made on site).

      2. re: PeterL

        Link for Golden Dragon

        Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant
        4800 Granite Dr. #B2, Rocklin, CA 95677

        1. re: alanbarnes

          Second this one. After an Antarctic Expedition on a Norwegian ship for 2 weeks we were in need of some spicy food. Landed on a flight from Buenos Aires at 11:00 at SFO and drove straight for the Golden Dragon. Never have been disappointed.

          Buenos Aires Cafe
          1316 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

      3. Squeeze with cheese.

        Squeeze Inn
        5301 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento, CA 95820

        1. Any sandwich at Bud's Buffet, the Waterboy's potato gratin, Ella's deconstructed pasta carbonara, Gaylord's saag paneer, and Tower cafe's french toast.

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          1. re: spineguy

            some of those were mine too!
            mushroom quesadilla at azul
            selland mac and cheese
            soup at lemongrass

            1. re: toncasmo

              Mee Grob at Tuk Tuk in North Natomas.

              1. re: jennyfur

                what's that? we just went there the other night before kings game!

            2. Roma combination pizza.
              Weiner Works #5 dog with small fries.
              The dayboat scallops at Waterboy

              1. lazlo smoked shrimp in old sac

                roxy -zuchini chips

                zinfandel grille- mushroom salad