The family-owned-and-operated Carol's Restaurant serves up delectable homemade comfort food in a comfy atmosphere for families. Creative twists adorn the classic diner dishes that populate the eatery's breakfast and lunch menu. Patiently lumbering at the stoop of digestive domiciles is an order of biscuits and gravy ($5.75, $3.50 half order), a savory, tangy Southern delight scientifically engineered to soak up last night's revelry or beer moat binge. Diversify your stomach portfolio with cosmopolitan egg scramblers such as the kielbasa-kicked Polish ($7.95) or the ground-beef-infused San Francisco Joe ($7.95). Each savory burger, including the bleu cheese ($8.25) or the avocado-wielding Cali Burger ($8.95), arrives fortified with your choice of sidekick such as fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, or teriyaki Dan Quayle.
Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of stand-up with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $50 worth of cover, admission, food, drinks, and merchandise at Laughs Unlimited. Essentially, once you’ve paid for entry and cover to the show of your choice, you may use the remainder amount as cash on anything you like. Groupon customers will be seated in the special VIP balcony above the main stage, prime seats for muppet-based heckling.
With 27 years under its seltzer-squirting belt, Laughs Unlimited is the 12th-longest-running comedy club in the country and remains dedicated to hosting the top national comics in a welcoming environment. The club’s "Wall of Shame" features such living legends as Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, and Dana Carvey, all of whom cut their teeth on Laughs Unlimited’s razor-sharp mics when they were young and hungry and unsitcommed. The club continues to stay relevant in the chucklesphere by playing home to Kevin Pollack (whose Walken impression is still definitive), the wry and charming Jack Gallagher, and Michael Winslow (the sound effects guy from the Police Academy movies). The club hosts comedy shows Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 8 p.m., with two shows on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of every month showcases local talent by featuring the funniest youngbloods Sacramento has to offer. Those looking to hone their own comedic chops should make a playlist of nothing but “Lose Yourself” and head to Laughs Unlimited's Open Mic, held every first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. ($5 cover).
Laughs Unlimited replenishes busted guts with a fully stocked bar and menu, featuring hearty delights such as the Nacho Mama’s Nachos ($8) and Mexican Street Tacos ($5). And in case Jay Leno shows up and demands his old Laughs Unlimited time slot back, the bar will give you a fighting chance at laughing by flooding you with beers, wine, and specialty cocky tales such as Laughing Gas (Myers’s Dark Rum, crème de cacao, and Buttershots with a Bailey’s float, $7.75).
Recently given a full renovation with new furniture and four plasma-screen TVs, Laughs Unlimited's top-notch AV system will make sure that each punch line is presented with crystal-clear clarity, unless Steven Wright is performing that night. Exercise your flabby funny bone with today’s Groupon to Laughs Unlimited. You can also buy extras as gifts for any friends who’ve never noticed the humorous minutiae of air travel.
Due to the adult subject matter (taxes, working in an office, parenting), customers must be 17 or older.
Yelpers gives Laughs Unlimited four stars:
- I've been to Laughs Unlimited several times over the past few years and I have never been disappointed. It's a small enough club that you get an intimate show- but large enough that the crowd can really let loose. – Linsey F.
- Our server was as good as it gets. She was attentive and got all of our orders straight including the waters. – Coral H.
- I've had many, many laughs here. Even brought an ex-boyfriend to break up with him after the show. – Emily S.
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).
Ensconced in a densely decorated western motif replete with old wagons and cowboy boots, the guests at Fanny Ann's Saloon nibble selections from a menu chock full of burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and more. Ravenous guests can engage inert mouth muscles with a round of buffalo wings, which traipse across the tongue with piquant louisiana hot sauce and blue cheese ($7.99). The culinary team cooks up a whimsical Jiffy burger coated in creamy peanut butter and bedecked by bacon and jack cheese ($7.79), as well as an Island burger, which greets the palate with a flavorful crew of teriyaki sauce, mayo, swiss cheese, and a juicy pineapple ring ($7.79). The Presidential sandwich unites hot grilled turkey and bacon with cheddar cheese ($7.69) and the No. 51 Tex-Mex hotdog partners Texas-style chili with an oasis of onions and cheese ($4.99).
In the spirit of its namesake Fred Harvey, a 19th-century railroad worker and restaurateur who traveled the country, Harvey House brings together hearty favorites from across the United States— new york steaks, coney island hotdogs, and New England–style fish 'n' chips. Each morning, the coffee pot crows and chefs rise to fold six types of omelets over gooey cheese and meat. At lunchtime, the savory aromas of angus-beef burgers and homemade chili fill the dining room, and housemade meatloaf and chicken smothered in Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce ring the dinner bell at night.
Stained-wood tables and high-backed booths lend a touch of refinement to the eatery's Wild West heritage, and an outdoor courtyard area hearkens back to the American frontier with old-fashioned street lamps, brick pavement, and a fountain that bubbles the tenets of manifest destiny.
At multiple locations throughout the Sacramento area—including the newest one downtown—the chefs at Perko's Cafe are busy cracking fresh ranch eggs into omelets, skillets, and scrambles featuring ingredients such as portuguese linguiça or hickory-smoked ham. They turn hand-cut, marinated steaks into tri-tip sandwiches au jus, and they build towering double-decker burgers whose half-pound ground-beef patties teeter with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and thousand-island dressing. To match the beef- and barbecue-filled menu, many of the welcoming dining rooms have a decidedly Southwestern feel, with corrugated-tin accents, old-timey tools, and booth dividers that resemble a black-and-white cow or an incredibly complex inkblot test.