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Der Biergarten

Der Biergarten officially opens at 3 p.m. Jan. 24.

Sacramento, Der Biergarten and the circle of life

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm

For Sacramento’s eating and drinking scene, 2014 has been all about the circle of life.

High-profile Enotria and Restaurant Thir13en announced closures. On the other hand, innovative vegetarian eatery Mother is off to a roaring start, and today at 3 p.m., the long-delayed Der Biergarten in Midtown (2332 K St.) will officially open, offering plenty of outdoor seating where patrons can enjoy any of its 32 beers on tap.

Der Biergarten’s buildings were constructed from re-purposed shipping containers (a Sacramento first), and the establishment had to clear many hurdles and make several concessions before it could finally serve suds-filled steins to the public.

In case you missed it, here’s the feature article The Bee ran about the unique project last month:

“There will be no oom-pah-pah heralding the opening of Der Biergarten at 24th and K streets, planned for early January. You’ll merely hear beer steins clinking and drinkers conversing, followed by the sound of customers dispersing to an early curfew.

A prohibition on live music and amplified sound, along with an agreement to close earlier than many Starbucks do, are but two concessions that cleared the way in midtown to build Sacramento’s first outdoor beer garden, a first-of-its-kind construction project in the Sacramento region, using industrial shipping containers.”


Mother opens its doors and everything changes

Restaurant Thir13en to close by end of January

Enotria restaurant shuts down effective today

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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