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Aug 10, 2010 08:38 PM

Coming to SAC and driving North

Looking for a place upon arrival in the eve. mid week 9P or so just for a good nosh. Then a place for breakfast the next morning. Staying one night at the Delta King. Hubby and I will then drive from Sacramento or Placerville (not sure yet) to Shasta then S back home to Santa Clarita.

6 days journey and looking for good eats. Nothing fancy just good grub along the way! Any suggestions would be great. Farms/stalls and dives welcome.



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  1. Sac closes down about 9 pm, so you may be a little late. There are a couple of ethnic places on Broadway that opens late. New Canton is one. Tower Cafe also on Broadway may be open late too.

    New Canton Restaurant
    2523 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

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    1. re: PeterL

      Thank you! New Canton is an option....

      New Canton Restaurant
      2523 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

    2. There's a ton of stuff open after 9 in midweek...Zocalos, Kru, Tuli, Cafeteria 15L, Bistro 33, L Street Wine bar and urban lounge...the list goes on and on...these are all somewhat midrange and "hip", but still accessible (I'm 40 and feel totally at home) places. During the middle of the week, the area between 15th to 21st/ J to N has plenty of people out late at night. Sacramento has a thriving restaurant scene with some really good food, so you should find lots of options.

      I like Fox & Goose, Cafe Bernardo or Tower Cafe for breakfast. If you don't mind taking a bit of a scenic detour on your drive from Sac to Placerville (maybe 15 mins off freeway??), there's a great take out French place called Allez ( It's down the road from a bunch of wineries, so that's always a good detour!

      Enjoy our town!

      Cafe Bernardo
      1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811

      2516 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816

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      1. re: agilling

        Thanks this is awesome. We'll be staying overnight in Outingdale as well and can stop by Allez on our way N. Then we have 3 nights in Hat Creek!

        1. re: Kitchen Queen

          Damn, KQ, thanks for educating a CA homeboy on our gold country geography. After google mapping I can only say, can't get much more remote (which is NOT a bad thing). And it's not that far from Aukim, but then you can't get there from here. Seriously, thanks for pointing me toward new roads to explore, shows to go ya, after 40+ years, there's more to discover.

          Please report back!



            1. re: toodie jane

              Hwy 99 N of Visalia, but don't see the connection????

      2. If you come up Hwy 70 to Marysville, Café Collage in Oregon House features Mediterranean cooking. It is located in the foothills about 27 miles east of Marysville on the road to the Renaissance Winery.

        For a real dive, you can’t beat River Glenn about 15 miles east of Willows, CA if you come up I-5. It is inside the levee of the Sacramento River. It has great prime rib, but is only open Thur., Fri., Sat. for dinner I think. I saw a lunch special on a sign on the levee Monday, so it must be open for lunch. You would have to call for the facts.
        River Glenn
        (530) 934-3629
        2470 State Highway 45
        Glenn, CA 95943

        River Glenn
        2470 State Highway 45, Glenn, CA 95943

        1. In Willams, Louis Cairos Italian steak house is worth a stop. They have good steaks, and garlic bread that is about 40% garlic...make sure the whole party partakes. You'll learn much about animal husbandry from the ranchers in the adjoining boths.
          In McArthur, it's Chatty Kathy's for breakfast. All the locals hang here...I've seen the ranchers jump up with the CHP to help them go answer a call.
          Spinnerfall lodge on the Fall river (closer to Dana than McArthur) serves a good dinner with a nice overview of the river.

          Chatty Kathy's
          Main, McArthur, CA 96056

          Louis Cairo's
          558 7th St, Colusa, CA 95932

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          1. re: otisdog

            Thanks everyone!
            This is all helpful. I'll be able to cook some at Hat Creek but, having fall back while out exploring is a good thing! Really looking forward to this journey! :)

          2. If your're in Redding for dinner, I would recommend Jack's Grill for their steaks. You won't find a more authentic steak house (from the 1930's) anywhere. Not much to look at, but a great place to eat.

            In Shasta we've gotten really good sandwiches at Chris and Delia's on Mt. Shasta Blvd. The coffee place across the road and down a bit (Seven Suns) has good coffee and snacks.

            Jack's Grill
            1743 California St, Redding, CA 96001