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Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining offers small plates, big culinary payoffs

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Sacramento Bee dining critic Carla Meyer reviews restaurants and covers other restaurant news in the Sacramento region. She formerly was The Bee's movie critic. She has been with The Bee since 2005. Before that, she worked at the San Francisco Chronicle.
cmeyer@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @CarlaMeyerSB

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