Dear Sacramento Chowhounds:
My wife's parents live in Sacramento. As a part of their Christmas present we are getting them gift-certificates to the Tower Theater. We would like to also get them another gift certificate to a nice restaurant in that area. Any suggestions?
You'll find a lot of good food on Broadway, just nothing real fancy. If tickets to Tower Theater are on their Christmas list, I aszume that they're not black tie and tails folks and would like some good eats. Problem is that most of the Broadway restaurants are ethnic Mom and Pop operations and I doubt that they have gift certificates. However, here are some of my favorites (you can use a search engine Yellow Pages for address and phone number):
Jungle Cafe: Hong Kong bakery and cafe with several good noodle and over-rice selections. Side dishes are eclectic: Chinese Kim Chee, Beef Tendon and Empress Radish are among them.
New Edokko: Japanese noodle house. Complimentary Edamame on every table. Also has a limited sushi menu.
Jag's India House: Off Broadway on 18th St. Pleasant little new restaurant with buffet lunch.
New Station Chinese Seafood: Bring translator to decipher seafood specials written on the mirrors. Interesting menu with some real surprises - goose chitterlings fixed 4 ways - salt and pepper duck tongues. More main stream dishes are well done and I'm especially fond of their Green Onion and Ginger Oysters.
Hoa Viet: Vietnamese restaurant temporarily closed due to fire. I think they have the best Pho in the city. They actually can it and sell it in local Asian markets. Their original restaurant is on Stockton Blvd. and they also have one in Stockton.
New Canton: Very nice Cantonese menu in ground floor restaurant. From 10 am to 3 pm, 7 days a week, they serve Dim Sum upstairs. They do a very nice job with the Dim Sum.