Sacramento Connect: Best of food blogs

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 12:00 am

Cowtown Eats lists 13 restaurants opening in 2014

1. Block Butcher Bar: I visited sister restaurant LowBrau and talked to Mike Hargis last week, who told me the place should open in the next week or two. He also said that the restaurant will feature a micro market up front, offering cheese, napkins, aprons, cutting boards. The restaurant, itself, will cure all meats in house and will feature darker spirits and a whiskey program.

Read more: www.cowtowneats.com

A Girl and Her Fork visits Mustards Grill

My lobster risotto was outstanding. Much like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, most risotto I encounter is overcooked, undercooked, or flavorless. This one was juuuuust right! There were large chunks of meaty Maine lobster, a mélange of earthy black trumpet and chanterelle mushrooms, and a fresh garden mint and arugula salsa verde drizzled across the top.

Read more: a-girl-and-her-fork.blogspot.com

Undercover Caterer whips up roasted garlic hummus

I just finished up my annual “staycation“ and let me tell you, it was fabulous. What did I do? A whole lot of nothin’ ... One day we made hummus! Because why not? It sounded good for lunch that day. I was thumbing through a book I received last year for Christmas – “Jerusalem,” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Their hummus recipe is so good. I adapted it to accommodate my desire to have some roasted garlic involved and to account for the fact that I am too lazy to cook dried chickpeas. So, yeah, it’s kind of a shortcut, but still very good.

Read more: www.undercovercaterer.com



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