The menus at Cafe' Americain feature Nouveau Californian dishes with the influences of Imperial Russian cuisine, blending classic ingredients with organic and raw food trends to send your taste buds on an intercontinental journey of delicious proportions. Couple the sustainably harvested Sterling caviar featured on the Cafe' Americain's caviar menu with an order of scallop and pearls (pan-seared scallop with royal black caviar, $15), the caviar sampler (Sterling classic, Royal, and Imperial caviar, $22), or the Tsarina (10 grams of Royal Sterling caviar, blini, and crème fraiche with chives and a slice of smoked sturgeon, $55).
The bright-green façade of Sawasdee Thai Cuisine catches customers’ eyes, but it’s the aromas wafting from the kitchen that convince them to come inside for a meal. In the airy dining room, beneath a colorful silhouette of a Thai landscape, diners feast on spicy tom yum soup, bright green papaya salads, and drunken noodles pan-fried in a hot wok until they say “uncle”. And depending on the spice level of their meal, customers may want to soothe palates with Thai iced tea or coffee, or a cool, refreshing aloe or coconut drink.
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Sacramento: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse pairs handcrafted brews with a menu of specialty pizzas, pastas, burgers, and salads. The six different beers on offer include the Old Town Red—a malty, ruby-colored brew—a traditional Bavarian wheat ale, and the Uptown Blonde. Along with the eatery’s signature pies, guests can sample popular entrees such as house-made lasagna, New York steak, and fish and chips—a dish native to the United Kingdom, where French fries are called “chips” and chips are called “lorries.”
Vietnamese and Chinese influences coalesce at Andy Nguyen’s Vegetarian Restaurant, named among the top three vegetarian spots in the city according to CityVoter. A Buddhist-inspired ethos permeates every aspect of the restaurant, from its peaceful dining room with rich crimson accents to its dishes made from whole foods that were harvested right after being massaged.
Noodles are put to many uses in the kitchen, swirling around soups, adding heartiness to rice-paper rolls with lemongrass shiitake mushrooms, and laying the foundation for the Awakening of Faith dish with lotus rolls, sprouts, and grilled soy meat. The Ten Thousand Buddhas burger draws inspiration from Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches, with a soy-beef patty topped with tofu pâté, cilantro, vegan mayo, and carrot-daikon slaw. Loose-leaf teas and freshly squeezed juices complement the healthful meals.
In a white converted home that looks like it belongs on the beach, the Sugar Plum posse churns out vegan baked goods and café fare made from local, fair-trade, and organic products whenever possible. A rotating cupcake menu includes standout flavors such as lemon lavender and mocha hazelnut, and head baker Melissa’s gluten-free and vegan carrot cake, as reported by the East Sacramento News, won a silver medal in a culinary contest where it was the only vegan entry. Sugar Plum renames its Sundays Donut Day in honor of its airy glazed donuts, served from 10 a.m. until stock runs out or the donuts stage a rebellion. Less sweet lunchtime eats often star the kitchen's house-made tempeh bacon, whether on an avocado club sandwich or atop a risotto-and-nut burger with a melty slice of Daiya “cheese.” The staff helpfully accommodates allergies and raw-food diets.