Food & Drink in Parkway

Upscale American Meal with Wine for Two at Formoli's Bistro (46% Off)

Formoli's Bistro

East Sacramento

$102 $55

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Classic American dishes with an upscale twist, such as burgers topped with habanero aioli and savory seafood bisque

Standup Comedy at Sacramento Punch Line (Up to 76% Off)

Sacramento Punch Line Sacramento

Sacramento Punch Line

$74 $18

Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 15 or 16 (Up to 55% Off)

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival- Sacramento

CAL EXPO

$25 $12

(20)

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$18 for $30 Worth of Upscale American Dinner at Malabar

Malabar

RP Sports Compex

$30 $18

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American staples such as wood-grilled chicken, salmon, and steak marinated in homemade orange-chipotle sauce and sesame-soy glaze

Indian Food and Drinks for Two or More, Four or More, or Six or More at Ruchi Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Ruchi Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Spiced-to-taste dishes from northern and southern India use halal meats and imported ingredients

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show and Mugs for Two from Dinner Detective Sacramento ($161.60 Value)

Dinner Detective Sacramento

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$161.60 $85

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Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

2014 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Napa Valley Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

Wine-Tasting Picnic Package for Two with Take-Home Glasses at The Underground Wine Tasting Room (Up to 67% Off)

The Underground Tasting Room

Old Town Sacramento

$149 $49

Sample seven wines from three award-winning wineries, paired with a feast of cheese, salami, and other snacks in Historic Pioneer Square

$12 for $20 Worth of Food at Vientos Mexican Cocina (40% Off)

Vientos Mexican Cocina

Greenhaven area of Sacramento

$20 $12

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Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, and entrees served in rustic dining room.

Japanese Dinner or Lunch at Nishiki Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

Nishiki Sushi

Midtown

$20 $12

More than three dozen specialty rolls share the menu with classic sashimi and nigiri and Japanese comfort foods

Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

$30 $15

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Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

$13 for One Groupon, Good for $25 Worth of Thai Food at Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Raley's Shopping Center

$25 $13

Thai street foods including curry, wok-fried pork with fresh garlic and white pepper, and Thai-style barbecued chicken

$6.99 for Two Dozen Mini Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts ($12 Value)

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

$12 $6.99

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Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

Pizzeria Cuisine at Rico’s Italian Pizza (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Rico's Italian Pizza

Sacramento

$30 $16

(53)

Pizzas crowned with fresh cheese, canadian bacon, peppers, olives, and linguiça served alongside hot wings, lasagna, and baked sandwiches

Premium Hookah Session with Drinks for Two or Four at The Spot Hookah Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

The Spot Hookah Lounge

Vintage Park

$39 $19

Soothing flavored hookah for two or four people includes a choice of soft drink, Snapple, or energy drink

Seafood for Two or Four with To-Go Ice Cream at Fins Market & Grill (39% Off)

Fins Market & Grill

Multiple Locations

$23.95 $14.49

Fins Market & Grill flies in fresh seafood such as salmon, mahi-mahi, and live Maine lobsters daily

$10 for $20 Worth of American Cuisine at Starlite Lounge

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

$20 $10

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Charmingly kitschy lounge plays host to late-night parties throughout the week, with live DJs and a menu of sharable appetizers

Mexican Dinner or Lunch at Vallejo’s (Up to 50% Off)

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.49

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Mexican cuisine served at the business-casual 11th Street location or in the remodeled early-1920s building of the 4th Street location

$15 for $25 Worth of Casual American Food at Logan's Roadhouse - Sacramento

Logan's Roadhouse

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Wood-grilled steaks and fried cheese and bacon burgers, washed down by Roadhouse tea made with Ole Smoky Tennessee White Lightning Moonshine

$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

$20 $13

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Classically trained sushi chef devises beef teriyaki, salmon-skin rolls, albacore sashimi with jalapeño, and ponzu

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Midtown

$30 $18

Chefs roll maki with smoked salmon and marbled tuna, grill steaks made with USDA prime beef from Nebraska, and fry whole striped bass

$30 for $50 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro Michel

Bistro Michel

Downtown

$50 $30

(151)

Chefs craft elevated cuisine using fresh, local ingredients and French cooking techniques, such as duck liver mousseline and trout almondine

Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bar & Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bar & Grill

Midtown

$20 $10

(386)

Restaurant rated by Zagat uses an approachable amount of spices to make its seasonal Indian cuisine appealing to a broad range of palates

$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Chinese Food at Lotus Fusion

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

$20 $10

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20 specialty sushi rolls, such as the super veggie with fried yams, and Chinese entrees that include chow mein and bbq pork fried rice

Wood-Fired Pizza for Takeout, Dine-In, or Catering at Cafe Napoli (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Cafe Napoli

Arden - Arcade

$20 $11

Wood-fired ovens bake crispy pizzas with all manner of toppings; other Italian classics include spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm

$75 for a Sushi-Making Lesson with Sake Tasting for Two at Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi ($258 Value)

Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi

Arden - Arcade

$258 $75

One- to two-hour hands-on lesson helmed by expert chef; make traditional and dessert sushi; sake tasting and sushi voucher included

Italian Brunch for Two or Four at Pronto (Up to 43% Off)

Pronto

Midtown

$20 $11.50

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Salami scrambles and eggs benedict with prosciutto and homemade hollandaise put an Italian spin on brunch

Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

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Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

$15 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

Classic Diner Food at Eggie's Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

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Since 1977, cooks at this downhome diner have been serving up four-egg omelets for breakfast and sandwiches and burgers for lunch

Burgers and Beers or Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Flaming Grill Cafe (Up to 42% Off)

Flaming Grill Cafe

Arden - Arcade

$30 $18

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Juicy burgers lauded by Sacramento News & Review cover beef, buffalo, antelope, elk, or gator with grilled toppings

Jamaican Cuisine for Two or Four at Taste of Jamaica (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of Jamaica

Meadowview

$20 $11

Jerk chicken, goat curry, ackee and salt fish, and vegetarian and vegan dishes that spotlight the bold flavors of Jamaican cuisine

$12 for $25 Worth of Thai Dinner for Two or More at Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Midtown

$25 $12

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Sip on thai iced tea and coffee before digging into emerald avocado curry, thai spicy fried rice, and mango sticky rice

Casual American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Brookside Restaurant and Bar (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brookside Restaurant and Bar

Rancho Cordova

$20 $10

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Certified Hereford burgers, steak shepherd’s pie, and weeknight barbecue specials in a dining room built in 1911

$59 for a Two-Hour In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 16 from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Up to 16 guests swish and sip pours from six bottles of wine from the comfort of the host or hostess's home

Sushi Dinner for Two or Karaoke Party Room Rental with Drink Credit at Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill (Up to 56% Off)

Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill

Downtown

$25 $15

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

$16 for Two Hours of Pool for Up to 10 People and One Large Pizza at Blue Cue (Up to $36 Value)

Blue Cue

Midtown

$36 $16

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Get the pool party started with help from a large thin-crust pizza

$10 for $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or More at Habesha Restaurant

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

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Ethiopian dishes such as beef tips with berbere sauce and vegetarian split-pea stew with garlic and mild herbs

$14.50 for $24 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner for Two at Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathmandu Kitchen

Land Park

$24 $14.50

Indian curries and tandoori dishes share menu space with traditional Nepalese momo dumplings, pan-fried noodles, and kadai entrees

$20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Friday at Mayahuel

Mayahuel

Downtown

$40 $20

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The restaurant within a tequila museum showcases classic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos and mole poblano, as well as tequila cocktails

$12 for an Indian Dinner for Two or More at Curry Club Indian Bistro ($24 Value)

Curry Club Indian Bistro

Curry Club Downtown

$24 $12

Traditional North Indian food highlights authentic dishes such as tandoori chicken, birayani, korma, and naan

Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Jensai Sushi (40% Off)

Jensai Sushi

Central Sacramento

$20 $12

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Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes

5 or 10 Vouchers for a Large Drip Coffee and a Baked Good at Espresso Metro (Up to 54% Off)

Espresso Metro

Land Park

$4.10 $2

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Guests lounge and admire art as they enjoy drip coffee and baked treats

$10 for $20 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch Monday–Saturday at Pancake Circus

Pancake Circus

Curtis Park

$20 $10

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Breakfast such as pancakes and omelets served all day, plus lunches of hot sandwiches, burgers, and salads

Steak Dinner with Cocktails for Two or Four at Arthur Henry's Supper Club & Ruby Room (Up to 47% Off)

Arthur Henry's Supper Club & Ruby Room

North Oak Park

$64 $36

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Diners cook their own filet mignons or veggie-and-tenderloin skewers on a communal grill as they sip craft beers or signature cocktails

$20 for $40 Worth of American Cuisine at 3 Fires Lounge

3 Fires Lounge

Downtown

$40 $20

Variety of cuisine includes hummus, pizza, crab salad sandwiches, bbq salad, and fish and chips, all ready to be paired with drinks

Pizza and Italian Food During Lunch or Dinner at Strings Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Strings Pizzeria

Rosemont

$14 $8.49

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Casual pizzeria bakes up specialty pies, hearty calzones, and toasty sandwiches

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream and Treats at Alka Pure Water ($20 Value)

Alka Pure Water

West Sacramento

$5 $2.50

Gunther's Ice Creams available in a dozen flavors, plus Merlino's Fruit Freeze, coffee drinks and shaved ice made with real sugar

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Steve's Pizza

Steve's Pizza

Elk Grove

$20 $12

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Since 1978, Steve's Pizza has dished out high-quality pies, tasty sandwiches, and savory pastas

Pub Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

Elk Grove

$34 $18

(27)

Classic American pub dishes such as patty melts, chili dogs, fish and chips, and burgers topped with cheddar and bacon

Filipino-Style Meal for Two or Four at Savory Fried Chicken (Up to 50% Off)

Savory Fried Chicken

Elk Grove

$16 $8

Dishes include Filipino-style chicken served unbattered, Java rice, fried pairs, or veggie, pork, or chicken lumpias

$17 for Four 10-Inch Cheesesteak Sandwiches at Cheese Steak Restaurant ($35.96 Value)

Cheese Steak Restaurant

Elk Grove

$36 $17

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30+ varieties of cheesesteak, from classic to chicken philly cheesesteaks crowned with bacon or roasted chili pepper and salsa

Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 42% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

$32.95 $19

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

Asian Food and Sushi at Samurai Sushi (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Samurai Sushi

Rancho Cordova

$30 $18

Japanese and Korean food such as tempura, bibimbap, and udon noodles; sushi rolls with fried shrimp, snow crab, tobiko, and lobster

Three Groupons for Large Smoothies or Acai Berry Bowls at Bombshell Brownies (Up to 50% Off)

Bombshell Brownies - Food & Drink

Carmichael

$5 $2.66

Healthy bowls piled with superfruit acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and nuts; cool, blended smoothies made with fresh fruit

One or Two Dozen Brownies from Bombshell Brownies (Up to 58% Off)

Bombshell Brownies

Carmichael

$30 $13

Freshly baked brownies come in 13 signature flavors, including rocky road, chocolate raspberry, and caramel

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Steve's Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

$20 $10

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Founded by Steve Wilkinson in 1978, this California pizza chain serves up hot pies, Italian pastas, and hearty sandwiches

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$42.50 $20

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Taka's Sushi (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Taka's Sushi

Fair Oaks

$20 $13

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Chef trained by Japan-born sushi expert cocoons deep-fried soft-shell crab in Ziggy rolls and serves up seasonal Spanish mackerel

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salads, Sides, and Drinks at Godfather's Pizza in Fair Oaks

Godfather's Pizza

Carmichael

$20 $11

(14)

Rich, golden crusts house combos of pepperoni, green peppers & sausage alongside salad bar access & breadsticks

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Java Johnny's (40% Off)

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

$5 $3

(5)

Drive-thru espresso bar's baristas whip up french vanilla and hazelnut lattes and Ghirardelli dark mochas; treats for pups given out, too

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee

Richard M. Brunelle Performance Hall

$27 $13.50

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PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral, PG-13-appropriate comedy sets

Indian and Nepali Cuisine for Two or Four at Kathmandu Kitchen (40% Off)

Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathamandu Kitchen Davis

$20 $12

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Authentic dishes such as free-range tandoori chicken, lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce, and housemade cheese with fresh spinach

$19 for Two Burgers and Two Draft Beers or Soft Drinks at The Davis Graduate (Up to $36 Value)

The Davis Graduate

The Davis Graduate at the University Mall

$36 $19

(150)

Legendary bar stimulates patrons with juicy burgers, abundant ales, and nightly entertainment such as salsa dancing

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine at ChickPeas (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

ChickPeas

Davis

$20 $12

(15)

Eatery featuring chickpeas serves falafel pitas, gyros, shawarma over hummus, salads, and rice with middle eastern beans

$8.50 for Pizza Lunch Meal for Two at Linda's Pizzeria (Up to $17 Value)

Linda's Pizzeria

Citrus Heights

$17 $8.50

Twosomes enjoy their own personal pizzas alongside drinks and salads with crisp veggies

Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at The Couch (Half Off)

The Couch

Citrus Heights

$20 $10

(26)

Slow-roasted barbecue pulled pork, housemade fries, and plates of elevated bar fare served in sports lounge with 9 TVs and projector screens

Indian Cuisine at India Oven (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

India Oven

Citrus Heights

$25 $12.50

(27)

Wide range of fresh-baked breads, curries, South Indian specialties, and tandoor-cooked entrees

$9 for $15 Worth of Sandwiches and Burgers for Two or More at DJ’s Grill and Deli

DJ's Grill and Deli

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Charbroiled burgers, grilled-chicken sandwiches, and triple-decker clubs served with hot, crispy fries

$17.49 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $17.49

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

Homestyle Cuisine at Annie's Breakfast & Steaks (40% Off)

Annie's Breakfast & Steaks

Orangevale

$20 $12

(46)

Old-fashioned omelets and classic steak breakfasts precede later meals of burgers and pork chops in classic American eatery.

$18 for $30 Worth of Pizza and Drinks at Cool River Pizza – Orangevale

Cool River Pizza – Orangevale

Orangevale

$30 $18

Unique pies including garlic ranch chicken and taco-topped are available for carry-out or take-and-bake; get delivery for an extra fee

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $67 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$63 $32

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

Chinese Cuisine at Lotus 8 (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lotus 8

Folsom

$25 $12.50

(11)

Dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients maintain authentic flavors with less oil and salt than traditional Chinese cooking

Italian Dinner for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

$113.70 $59

(134)

A native of southern Italy, his wife, and a Sicilian chef serve tiger prawns in white wine, chicken with prosciutto, and filet mignon

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant (Half Off)

Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Folsom Local

$20 $10

(30)

Chimichangas, housemade pork tamales, and flautas complement imported beers

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at India House (50% Off)

India House

Broadstone

$40 $20

Butter chicken, lamb curry and okra masala from kitchen lauded by Folsom Living and Folsom Telegraph

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($15 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

$5 $3

Decadent flavors such as caramel supreme and white-chocolate mousse swirl from self-serve machines before donning fruit or candy toppings

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Hot Dogs and Fries at Parker's Hot Dogs ($30 Value)

Parker's Hot Dogs of Santa Cruz

Douglas Blvd.

$6 $3

Old-fashioned all-beef hot dogs topped with bacon, freshly grated cheddar cheese, or chili; 5 lb. chili dog featured on Man v. Food

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Family-owned Husick's offers gourmet foodstuffs and gift baskets, wines, and periodic dinners in a charming country store. With a seat at a Winemaker's Dinner, you'll join up to 20 guests for a sumptuous, seasonal meal in the heart of the country, complete with an introduction to some regional wines and a chance to play footsy with a devilishly handsome Tule elk. The menu abounds with fresh, local ingredients, starting with crab cakes dressed in red-pepper aioli sauce ($11) and a salad of field greens, delta pears, Cypress Grove chevre and pear vinaigrette ($13). Roasted sage and butternut squash soup comes drizzled with truffle oil ($11) and tastes like autumn in a bowl, without the unpleasantness of dry leaf-bits between your teeth. For the main course, feast on braised short ribs in pinot noir sauce, roasted rosemary-garlic fingerling potatoes, french-cut green beans with prosciutto and mushrooms ($37) and a glass of Spoto cabernet ($21). Crème brûlée served with fresh berries and mint in chocolate cups ($14) provides an elegant companion to Bogle port ($8). Throughout your meal, you'll sample house wines from the likes of Old Vine Zin, James Blake, Tierra Del Ore, and Heringer Estates.

36510 Riverview Drive
Clarksburg,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Winery

Established: 2004

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Wine only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

The Carvalho family's history in the winemaking industry began in the vineyards of Portugal more than 100 years ago, right after drinking wine for pleasure was invented. Although the family has since immigrated to the rolling fields of Clarksburg Wine Country, the new generation of Carvalhos still hand-crafts small batches of wine with the same dedication as their ancestors. They source their grapes from local vineyards in the surrounding area to concoct a variety of California wines, including their crisp sauvignon blanc, creamy chardonnay, smooth pinot noir, and five-barrel tawny port, which can all be sipped in their quaintly appointed tasting room. In addition to tastings, the room hosts regular events including tastings, art openings, and live music.

The family further proves that they know how to entertain in their charming Old Sugar Mill event space, which hosts weddings and special occasions of all kinds beneath it's cathedral ceilings. Owner John Carvalho renovated the space, but preserved its Old World?style brick walls and rustic doors.

35265 Willow Ave.
Clarksburg,
CA
US

When Capital Public Radio reporter Elaine Corn visited Kathmandu Kitchen in 2009, she spoke to two servers—Paritosh and Rosy—who explained the nuances of their native Nepalese cuisine. A small yet diverse country, Nepal draws from distinct culinary influences: Tibet and China to the north and India along the south. As such, diners viewing Kathmandu Kitchen’s menu for the first time are greeted with a cross section of its varied cuisine, which includes Tibetan-style pan-fried noodles, tandoor-cooked chicken tikka masala, and fiery curries seasoned with cumin and garlic. The uninitiated are the lucky ones; Rosy explains that having first-time visitors to the restaurant is one of her favorite things. “If I find a person coming for the first time in this restaurant, I’ll be the happiest person at that moment. Because we feel it’s really important that people from America are valuing us, too, through our food.” Tables clad in white linens and a mural of the Himalayas surround Nepal’s beloved regional dishes, which coalesce perfectly in the form of thali, a tray filled with a harmonious blend of dumplings, flatbread, and lentils crowned with a main course.

Kathmandu Kitchen’s wide spectrum of aromatic and authentic vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood entrees pleases just about every palate. The eatery has earned recognition from a host of local sources, including spots on the Top Five Best Indian restaurants list by CityVoter and the Top 100 list by Local Eats.

1728 Broadway
Sacramento,
CA
US

Rivers Edge Cafe aims to put a spin on the traditional, Americana-steeped diner by creating a casual neighborhood eatery that serves slightly more imaginative versions of otherwise familiar comfort foods. Tempting diners with the opportunity to enjoy three meals a day, the chefs begin each morning by cooking a number of breakfast staples. Buttermilk pancakes and country fried steak are classics, but they also cook omelets using three farm-fresh eggs and everything from artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to smoked salmon and capers. They even update the traditional side of hash browns by creating a version stuffed with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. As the sun begins to set, the cafe serves its selection of hearty, home-style dinner entrees, including housemade meatloaf flavored with garlic, onions, and green bell peppers, and penne pasta tossed with crisp vegetables, shrimp, and a balsamic glaze.

Much like its menu, Rivers Edge Cafe's dining room exudes a decidedly casual vibe that is more reminiscent of a bistro than a diner. Gleaming wooden tables and low-backed booths fill the dark floors, which still manage to catch the light streaming through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Tulip-shaped pendant lamps hang above a few of the tables, but, as night falls, the ceiling fans' lights help keep the space illuminated as they lazily spin above patrons' heads and keep guests cool as they sip on one of the available craft beers or wines imported from the future.

8740 La Riviera Dr
Sacramento,
CA
US

What started as a hobby for Biba Caggiano became a culinary career when she relocated to Sacramento with her family in 1969. During the move, she brought along a practiced knowledge of Old World cuisine, which she gleaned from her mother while growing up in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. After teaching a handful of classes at a local cooking school, she began fully dedicating herself to gastronomic pursuits, publishing cookbooks of her signature recipes, studying culinary traditions throughout Italy, and hosting an internationally syndicated cooking show, Biba's Italian Kitchen.

She opened Biba Restaurant in 1986, devising a menu of authentic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally, much like a snowman’s ability to survive. Her chefs blanch homemade pastas, pan-roast sea bass, and braise veal shanks for an osso buco alla milanese that Frommer's proclaimed as "excellent." With a commitment to freshness, Biba sources her ingredients from local farmers and producers, including Del Rio Botanical and Ports Seafood.

The menus brim with refined dishes, and the décor to "make [diners] feel instantly at home." In addition to its yellow walls, the recently renovated main dining room, according to the Sacramento Press, features hand-painted Italian silk sconces and crema marfil marble.

2801 Capitol Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.

Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.

1501 L St
Sacramento,
CA
US