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lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. In the end, due to several logistical issues, we ended up going to Mehfil in Roseville. The buffet lunch was rather good, IMHO. I especially was intrigued by the punjabi curry -- with pakora in a yummy sauce.

And I look forward to trying some of the other suggestions on future excursions thru Sacto.

Apr 08, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

oh thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of the significance of the word "udupi".

Apr 08, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

ps- I wonder if that Udupi is related to the one in SF & Berkeley?

Apr 05, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

yum! one of my fave restos in Oakland is Lao, and their sausage + sticky rice.
And another option for dosas! hooray.
Thanks.

Apr 05, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

Thanks for the post, Nickis. Kaveri's definitely is on the list.

Any other suggestions for good eats between Sacto & Nevada City are also welcomed!

Apr 01, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

Saravana Bhavan is great. I've also been to their location in NYC which is even better. Thanks for the tip. I'm now very curious to try Kaveri.

Mar 31, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

yes, I saw this mentioned in older posts. It's intriguing. Do you have any experience with dosa eating in SF or Berkeley? I'm wondering how it compares.

Mar 28, 2012
araminta2 in California

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

Oh I haven't had Banh Beo in ages! Thanks for posting. Sounds like a good place to try out.

Mar 27, 2012
araminta2 in California

looking for hip cafe for morning coffee in Oakland

I realize I never followed up on this. Thank you all for the range of wonderful suggestions.

In the end, we did go to Farley's East, and all I can say: it was PERFECT.

Mar 26, 2012
araminta2 in San Francisco Bay Area

lunch in or around Sacto -- not burgers 'n fries, please

I will be passing thru Sacramento en route to the Gold Country, and am curious to get introduced to some interesting food. I will have 2 opportunities for meals (up to the foothills on Friday and then on the return, Sunday).

My tastes are eclectic: I very much enjoy a great taco (especially carnitas) or birria at a Mexican restaurant. I am also quite fond of Vietnamese food, and would enjoy a great bowl of bun bo hue, for example.

And I understand that there's a Punjabi community in the foothills -- does that also mean that there's an interesting South Asian Punjabi restaurant to enjoy?

I will be travelling from Oakland, but will gladly drive a bit out of my way for an interesting meal.
thanks for your tips on chow-worthy eats.

Mar 26, 2012
araminta2 in California

looking for hip cafe for morning coffee in Oakland

thanks for the suggestions.

Aug 24, 2011
araminta2 in San Francisco Bay Area

looking for hip cafe for morning coffee in Oakland

A 20-something yr old relative is coming to visit, and wants to have coffee in Oakland before we head off to lunch with a lot of folks. I'm thinking something Oaklandish, not upscale. Perhaps downtown Oakland? Perhaps Temescal? Perhaps the produce district?

parking on the st is a plus. (meters ok)

I haven't been to REmedy. What's that like? Is Lukas open to having people just sit and have coffee?

Aug 23, 2011
araminta2 in San Francisco Bay Area