Diners at Clay Oven get to sample a variety of the kitchen's creations when they order the thali?a multi-plate combo meal laden with three entrees, traditional Indian bread, and a dollop of homemade yogurt. Encompassing a variety of vegetarian and meaty options, thali allows you to tour the menu without wandering to other tables. Dishes come spiced with ingredients such as cumin, chili, and garlic, all of which can be cooled with desserts that include ras malai, mango ice cream, and Indian rice pudding.
Arcadia Sports Bar and Grill revolves around three words: family, fun, and food. The eatery caters to the whole family, from its comfort food to its arcade games for the kids. A menu of burgers, chili dogs, and baskets of fries or onion rings keeps dinner casual, and there's also a menu of kids' combo meals that include a free toy. Thanks to a pool table and TVs playing sports games, the grownup kids stay equally entertained.
One of Sacramento’s oldest blues clubs, Torch Club keeps the dance floor sizzling with live music six nights a week. The club dates back to 1934, when it opened on the heels of Prohibition to act as a favored watering hole for politicians. Today, the club welcomes music lovers with an array of live shows, including performances by their house bands as well as national acts.
Though The Office Lounge was created as a comfy place for professionals to grab an after-work drink, there’s much more to it than just happy hour. Patrons can swing through anytime to watch Giants and 49ers games or sip on cocktails and beers as they fuel their own competitive drive over darts, an arcade game, or betting how many different liquors are in a gin and tonic.
The sushi chefs at Azukar Sushi slice and roll more than 65 varieties of sushi and sashimi to order. Dishes such as tataki tuna and seared salmon carpaccio top sleek white tables at the new West El Camino Avenue location, which surrounds diners with plum-colored walls. Chopsticks can also pluck up pieces of nigiri sushi, such as octopus and fried tofu skin, or tap out bell carols on the sushi bar’s cylindrical hanging lamps. Specialty rolls such as the honey-walnut roll with shrimp tempura arrive artfully arranged on white-porcelain plates.
Limelight’s lasagna, steaks, and salads compete for space in stomachs as patrons in an adjacent card room compete in Texas hold'em and blackjack. A wooden bar next to exposed-brick walls keeps glasses full and brains busy with questions about the presidential line of succession during Tuesday-night trivia. During weekend brunches, omelets and pancakes ornament the plates of diners still musing over last night’s dreams about a dolphin water-polo league.