Restaurants in Cal Expo

$11 for $20 Worth of Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Sacramento

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

$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

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

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

(91)

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

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

Formoli's Bistro

East Sacramento

$102 $55

(321)

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

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

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

(450)

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

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

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

(213)

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

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

$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

(203)

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

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

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

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

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Midtown

$25 $12

(73)

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

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

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

$20 $10

(29)

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

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

(14)

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

Japanese Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Three at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Midtown

$20 $10

(353)

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

Contemporary American Cuisine for Two for Lunch or Dinner at Capitol Garage (Up to 40% Off)

Capitol Garage

Downtown

$20 $12

(584)

Casual bistro and nightclub with locally sourced food and karaoke

$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

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

Pronto

Midtown

$20 $11.50

(298)

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

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

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

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

$20 $13

(226)

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

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

Mayahuel

Downtown

$40 $20

(300)

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

$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

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

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

Jensai Sushi

Central Sacramento

$20 $12

(70)

Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes

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

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.49

(83)

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

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

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

$20 $10

(16)

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

$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

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

Strings Pizzeria

Rosemont

$14 $8.49

(41)

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

$15 for a Jamaican Independence Day Celebration Concert at Taste of Jamaica ($30.95 Value)

Taste Of Jamaica

Meadowview

$30.95 $15

International reggae vocalist Wayne Wade rolls through beats alongside the city's best local artists

$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

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

(22)

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

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

Malabar

RP Sports Compex

$30 $18

(205)

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Diner Fare for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Original Perry's or Mr. Perry's

Original Perry's or Mr. Perry's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(200)

Comfort fare includes gravy-slathered meatloaf, fluffy omelets, and roast turkey with stuffing

$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

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and American Cuisine at Central Station Grill

Central Station Grill

Rancho Cordova

$20 $12

(96)

Comfort food served all day includes breakfast burritos, half-pound burgers, and barbecue such as hot links, pulled pork, and ribs

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

Steve's Pizza

Elk Grove

$20 $12

(35)

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Subs, Salads, and Drinks at Deli Delicious

Deli Delicious

Citrus Heights

$10 $5

The staff at this sandwich shop and deli incorporate fresh deli meats, cheeses, veggies, and more into hot and cold subs

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

$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

$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

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

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

$20 $10

(40)

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

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

Cheese Steak Restaurant

Elk Grove

$36 $17

(68)

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

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

Taka's Sushi

Fair Oaks

$20 $13

(114)

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

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

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

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

$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi — Umi Sushi

Umi Sushi

Roseville

$20 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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.

$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

Hibachi-Grill Fare, Sushi, & Drinks at Susumu Japanese Steakhouse in Roseville (45% Off). 2 Options Available.

Susumu Japanese Steakhouse

Roseville

$30 $16.50

(115)

Knife-twirling chefs dazzle diners, flipping teriyaki steak and building active onion volcanoes at tableside grills

Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana (40% Off)

Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana

Rocklin

$20 $12

Grilled chicken covered with oaxacan cheese and tomatillo-serrano salsa, braised pork with rice and beans, classic deep-fried chimichangas

One Large Signature Pizza for Lunch or $11 for $20 Worth of Lunch at Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Highland Reserve North Village

$20 $11

Eatery serves everything from salads and wraps to burgers and pasta; signature pizzas include The Veghead with tons of veggies and cheese

$14.75 for One Large Signature Pizza for Lunch at Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse ($24.49 Value)

Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Folsom

$24.49 $14.75

(65)

Choose from signature pizzas toppings such as barbecue chicken; Canadian bacon and pineapple; or garlic sauce, linguica, and Italian sausage

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

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria and Italian Food at The Pizza Place

The Pizza Place

Rocklin

$20 $10

(28)

Pizzas with toppings such as bacon, pepperoni, fresh vegetables, garlic, and salami delight diners who lounge inside or on the terrace

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Los Cabos ($32 Value)

Taqueria Los Cabos

Rocklin

$8 $4

Tacos, burritos, sopes, and tortas gain flavor from a stocked salsa bar

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks, Valid Sunday through Thursday at Vaiano Trattoria

Vaiano Trattoria

Granite Bay

$20 $10

In an eatery named after a town in Tuscany, Italy, the kitchen crafts traditional cuisine served in a trattoria-like setting

Indian and Nepali Cuisine at Kathmandu Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kathmandu Kitchen

Downtown Core

$20 $10

(224)

Free-range tandoori chicken; lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce; housemade cheese with fresh spinach and other Indian specialties

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

$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

Pizza Meal for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Pizza Factory

Pizza Factory

Loomis

$20 $10

(10)

Cooks bake pizzas with housemade dough and 100% mozzarella cheese, and whip up meatball subs and pastas

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

Steve's Pizza

El Dorado Hills

$20 $12

(40)

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Chicken, and Drinks at Woodbridge Pizzeria

Woodbridge Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Garlic Lovers pies share table space with broaster chicken, frog legs, and housemade cheesecake in a cozy pizzeria that offers free delivery

$13.25 for $25 Worth of Contemporary American Fare for Dinner at The Monkey Cat

The Monkey Cat

Auburn

$25 $13.25

(85)

Chefs prepare contemporary dishes such as petrale sole and 16 spice chicken breast and complement them with more than 30 wines by the glass

Mexican Food for Two or Four, or $12 for $20 Worth of Take-Out at Alebrijes Mexican Bistro

Alebrijes Mexican Bistro

Lodi

$60 $32

Gourmet burritos and regional Mexican specialties served in a restaurant decorated with colorful alebrijes

Tapas and Drinks at Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas (Up to 46% Off)

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

$30 $17

(27)

Dine on a sampling of hot and cold tapas, such as paella or Serrano ham with melon, paired with glasses of wine

$10 for $20 Worth of Food at Strings Italian Cafe

Strings Italian Cafe

North Auburn

$20 $10

(47)

Classic Italian dishes like chicken picatta, meat lasagna, and veal parmesan served in a comfortable, casual atmosphere

$10 for $20 Worth of Eclectic Diner Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Hollywood Cafe & Catering 

Hollywood Cafe & Catering

Lodi

$20 $10

(33)

The ’50s come alive in this café where hot rods are just as revered as a modern meal of chicken and waffles or huevos rancheros

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, or Italian Take-Out at Strings Italian Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Strings Italian Cafe

Lodi

$20 $12

(42)

Steamed mussels, garlic-covered shrimp scampi, and chicken and asparagus in a sun-dried-tomato sauce

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at El Rosal Restaurant Lodi

El Rosal

Lodi

$20 $11

Cooks turn to more than 40 family recipes for direction to craft specialties such as tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, seafood, and guacamole

Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Clay Oven Grill & Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Clay Oven Grill & Bar

Vacaville

$25 $15

(135)

Spiced dishes such as racks of lamb and marinated salmon cooked inside the heated clay depths of a clay tandoor oven

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant

Miguel's Mexican Restaurant

Lakeview

$30 $15

Chefs plate Mexican classics such as shrimp fajitas or chimichangas for daily lunches and dinners or huevos rancheros for Sunday breakfasts

Dinner for Two with Wine or $11 for $20 Worth of Lunch for Two at Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar

March Lane

$20 $11

Entrees like veal ravioli with butter and sage sauce or pan-seared catfish over corn risotto are paired with wine; quiches and cheese boards

$27 for a Family Meal for Four to Six at Bottley's BBQ ($45.76 Value)

Bottley's BBQ

Country Club

$45.76 $27

(36)

Guests dive into plates piled high with succulent barbecue chicken and ribs sided with potato salad, cornbread, beans & peach cobbler

Four or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Cuisine at Empresso Coffeehouse (Up to 50% Off)

Empresso Coffeehouse

Pacific

$5 $2.75

Turkey-jalapeño melts, Hawaiian ciabatta pizzas, and bagels with lox accompany espresso drinks; drip, pour-over, or french-press coffee

Burgers or Catering at Port City Burger (50% Off)

Port City Burger

Pacific

$6 $3

This food truck serves classic American eats like burgers, hot dogs, and Italian sausage, as well as breakfast fare like biscuits and gravy

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Between rounds of a custom four-course meal, the Dinner Detective?s guests set their well-fed brains to sussing out who among them is a murderer. Groups of up to 80 dine on appetizers of vegetable spring rolls and steamed potstickers with hoisin sauce, warming them up for a high-energy, comedic investigation led by skilled improv actors posing as detectives, audience members, and talkative teapots. As guests dine on entrees, such as broiled salmon with lemon-dill sauce or vegetable ravioli with artichoke pesto and fire-roasted tomatoes, additional murders happen and clues are revealed. The best sleuth in the audience receives an award, with a dessert of cheese cake soothing the egos of audience members certain that Colonel Mustard was the culprit.

2001 Point West Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

1735 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

1689 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

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.

1401 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

In 1926, entrepreneur Frank E. Pohl built the first of his chain of orange stands, which he dubbed Giant Orange, along a California byway. Though the enterprise began with roadside orange-juice stops, Pohl soon added old-fashioned hamburgers to the menu. The last of these original stands still exists, albeit under a different name?and yet it's in this spirit that burger-fiends Rick Ameil and Dean Talbott dubbed their own retro eatery Giant Orange.

Ameil packs and shapes each of his burgers by hand using fresh-ground, USDA Choice-certified Angus beef. He dresses the resulting patties the old-fashioned way, covering them up to their necks in ketchup and lettuce. But he also piles on more inventive combinations such as fried farm egg and bacon or guacamole and chipotle-mayo. Rounding out this menu are veggie burgers and classic BLT sandwiches, as well as hot dogs and seasonal hand-dipped milkshakes. Knowing that it's the small touches that matter, Ameil also pairs his burgers with hand-cut crispy french fries.

1407 Howe Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Surrounded by a sea of tables drenched in red light, the central stage of Sacramento Punch Line presents a lineup of the country’s top touring comedians. For 20 years, the club has been canning the cackles of audiences, featuring sidesplitting stars such as D.L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock before they broke onto the national stage. With a first-come, first-served policy, audience members can arrive early at the intimate theater to snag a table close to the stage or the off-stage shepherd's hook. Before the show begins, servers whet laugh whistles by taking drink orders for beer, cocktails, soda, or sparkling water.

2100 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US