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#1 knittychick

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:17 PM

I'm going to be downtown this Saturday and I always have a hard time finding a casual, not too expensive place that's open for lunch. Any suggestions for a good burger/sandwich place? Is there a real NY deli in Sacramento?
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (knittychick @ Oct 1 2009, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to be downtown this Saturday and I always have a hard time finding a casual, not too expensive place that's open for lunch. Any suggestions for a good burger/sandwich place? Is there a real NY deli in Sacramento?


I was gonna suggest La Bonne Soupe but I guess that's out now. (which is actually really too bad).

I dunno about downtown. But I've heard good things about Dad's Deli and Roxie Deli. I like Sam's Deli -- any sandwich with pastrami and/or corned beef. For me, they bring back memories of my favorite NYC deli's (in taste but not necessarily in size of sandwich). http://www.yelp.com/...-deli-fair-oaks

Post something if you find someplace good -- I might need one on Sunday. smile.gif


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:41 PM

We had Benjamin's in Milwaukee - great corned beef and borscht - haven't found anything comparable here. Thanks, I'll have to try the Sam's Deli in Fair Oaks. I've been in Sacramento for lunch on Saturdays before and most of the little hole in the wall restaurants that look interesting are closed. I'll let you know what I find.


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:46 AM

www.towerbridgebistro.com and The MarketPlace Cafe

Right across from Old Sac, both have been written up to glowing reviews in the Bee.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE (knittychick @ Oct 1 2009, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to be downtown this Saturday and I always have a hard time finding a casual, not too expensive place that's open for lunch. Any suggestions for a good burger/sandwich place? Is there a real NY deli in Sacramento?



Burgers and Brew

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:54 AM

Buckhorn Grill on 18th and L (burgers, tri tip, chicken and salads)
http://www.buckhorngrill.com/menu.html

The Bread Store on J between 17th and 18th (sandwiches, salads, soups)
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:50 AM

Crepeville is in midtown which is good!
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:42 AM

I live in midtown and I would also suggest Crepeville. It's not a deli but the food is amazing and not too expensive, for dessert I would recommend the chocoroll crepe (chocolate crepe, fresh strawberries, bananas, and nutella, drizzled with milk and white chocolate)... so good and such a deal!

Not a lot of Deli's open on the weekend, there is Butch and Nellies on H street, but they are more of a cafe than a true deli.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

Thank you all so much - this is what I love about myfolsom - members are always willing to offer help and info. I am downtown fairly frequently and now I have a whole list of places I can try for lunch on weekends.

Thanks again!!!
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:52 AM


I probably shouldn't say this. Ah, why not, it's my own opinion.

I'd respectfully disagree with Crepeville. I've been several times and I've never been impressed. I think the concept is nice and the name is catchy. But the food has never meet expectations. I think the crepes are rather bland and lifeless. The dinner crepes are not very tasty. The fruits for dessert crepes are perhaps fresh but not very good -- not sweet, not fruity and just there for texture and color.

It's not a place I'd recommend. I'd rather have pancakes at Denny's (and I haven't been to Denny's in 18+ years). But everyone has different tastes.


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:59 AM

It's Sac,



so why not bring a sack Lunch. laugh.gif
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:51 AM

QUOTE (knittychick @ Oct 1 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We had Benjamin's in Milwaukee - great corned beef and borscht - haven't found anything comparable here. Thanks, I'll have to try the Sam's Deli in Fair Oaks. I've been in Sacramento for lunch on Saturdays before and most of the little hole in the wall restaurants that look interesting are closed. I'll let you know what I find.


Sorry that this won't work for your weekend visit, since it looks like it's open only M-F...(you might want to call to verify this). But if you can make it another time during the week, this is my best suggestion: Bud's Buffet...which serves mostly sandwiches. It's not actually self-served as the name suggests, you take your order in line before checking out.

This is totally a "guy's" sandwich shop due to the proportions and the lunchtime M/F ratio...Check ou the pics in the link...that's actually just a side of mashed potatoes...!
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:10 AM

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:17 AM

Last time I ate in downtown Sac, was at Vallejo's

It was pretty good, and they are open on Saturday's
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:45 PM

If you're looking for Mexican, Tres Hermanas on K street is AMAZING and one of my favorite places to eat in all of midtown.



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