As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Aladino's Pizza in Antioch.
Being gluten-free and turning down tasty food are not the same things, and the cooks at Aladino's Pizza will prove to you why not.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this pizzeria has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Aladino's Pizza offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Large groups will appreciate Aladino's Pizza for its ability to seat them quickly.
You can't reserve a table at Aladino's Pizza, so be sure to show up early.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Aladino's Pizza patrons come in casual attire.
For the tastes of Aladino's Pizza from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Aladino's Pizza is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Aladino's Pizza.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the pizzeria offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
A tasty pizza form Aladino's Pizza is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Skipolini's Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Skipolini's Pizza, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
Be sure to check out Skipolini's Pizza's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
The pizzeria is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Skipolini's Pizza.
For a casual meal that is highly-rated, look no further than Skipolini's Pizza's pizza.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Skipolini's Pizza.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Skipolini's Pizza for a new take on pizza.
Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant is a great spot to scoop up a quick burrito.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant's gorgeous patio.
The large dining space at Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Come on over to Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant and enjoy a casual night out and some great Mexican cuisine.
Everyone around town knows there's simply no better Mexican restaurant around than Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant.
Come for a tasty meal at Rick's On Second that the whole family will love.
Guess what? Rick's On Second serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Rick's On Second in jeans and a hoodie.
This restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Rick's On Second can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Parking is easy at Rick's On Second, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
For those who travel by bike, Rick's On Second offers bike racks for diners.
Rick's On Second is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Rick's On Second.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Rick's On Second.
When you come to Rick's On Second, you'll be beyond satisfied with a casual American meal.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Rick's On Second.
For fast food in Antioch's Antioch neighborhood, check out the burger menu at McDonald's.
Guess what? McDonald's serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to McDonald's for a group meal.
Sit outside at McDonald's and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Wifi access is totally free at McDonald's, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Many diners choose to drive to McDonald's, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Keep your budget in check with a meal from McDonald's, a local restaurant with affordable prices.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Just know that McDonald's is perfect for any burger lover looking for a quick bite to eat, so be sure to swing by on your next lunch break.
So stop by McDonald's today and enjoy the convenience of a quick and easy meal option.
You have one day to find the best day spas in Sacramento—and you want to squeeze in every ounce of relaxation possible. So you can truly unwind, we took away the stress of planning the day from start to finish with this itinerary for a Sacramento spa day.
A light but filling breakfast with a balance of protein and fiber will best prepare you for your spa day. Try the Denver crepe with scrambled eggs at Crepeville or the oatmeal with soymilk and fresh fruit at Jamba Juice. Make sure to stay hydrated, too—your body will need lots of fluids to flush out toxins.
Before your first treatment, take some time to relax and let your stomach settle by meditating, reading, or taking a short walk.
Start with a full-body treatment that includes aromatherapy, such as the Body Glow treatment infused with rosemary, sage, and chamomile at The Spa Simply Skin or Serene Relaxation’s lavender body treatment.
Next, start from the bottom and work your way up. Save a mani-pedi for the end of the day, and use the morning to indulge in a different foot service, such as Thai reflexology at Sher-Thai Massage.
Guzzle water or herbal teas throughout lunch and choose a meal that’s satisfying but not too filling—you don’t want to feel uncomfortable during your massage. Try a soup-and-salad combo at Luna’s Café and Juice Bar.
As you did after breakfast, take a break to relax. We suggest a shopping interlude at Heart Clothing Boutique or a stop at Melange Boutique for one of its fashion consultations.
It doesn’t get much more relaxing than a signature massage. Try an Eastern or Western massage style at Body Continuum or relax with a custom integrated massage at Sacramento Massage Studio.
Following the massage, it’s time for a facial. Here, personalization is key, so head to a Sacramento day spa that offers a custom facial, such as Luxe Hair Lounge and Day Spa or Dandelion Spa.
Finish your skyward movement with a treatment for your topmost parts. The Westin Sacramento hotel’s Spa LaLé offers 25-minute acupressure or hot-stone massages for the face and scalp.
As you’re winding down, grab a light dinner somewhere nice. Pick a seafood restaurant such as Fins Market & Grill or choose from the wide selection of fresh, low-calorie cuisine at Seasons 52. You can also treat yourself to some aphrodisiac foods if you're gearing up for a romantic evening. Now is also the time for bachelorette parties to break out the champagne. And it can’t be said often enough: keep drinking water!
Pamper your hands and feet with an evening mani-pedi at New Happy Day Spa. Open until 10 p.m. daily, the spa offers luxurious Bronze, Silver, and Gold nail treatments, each more indulgent than the last.
Sacramento has become known as America's capital of farm-to-fork cuisine, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the geography surrounding the city: a whopping 70% of the land is either agricultural, forest, or open space, including the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Capay Valley. That means there are 7,000-plus acres of local farms that Sacramento restaurants can partner with to make farm-to-fork dishes. Many of these Sacramento farms still ship their products across the country, but regional restaurants have capitalized on an opportunity that's pretty much a chef's dream: pick up fresh produce in the morning, and serve it for lunch and dinner. Oliver Ridgeway is the executive chef at Grange Restaurant, a prominent restaurant in the city's farm-to-fork scene. He first made connections with growers at local farmer’s markets, and now he visits mosts of the farms he buys from regularly. "Local food tastes better," he says. "They pick it, you eat it the next day. Simple." But Ridgeway doesn't buy from local farms just because of the fresh taste. He's passionate about supporting a community, not to mention supporting a better environment. "Farmers work really hard to produce amazing ingredients that will supply our local restaurants, which helps the local economy," Ridgeway says. "It's great for our future. By supporting the farmers now, we will ensure the next generation is set up with nutritious and delicious food." Ridgeway gave us some of his recommendations for farms that grow the best organic produce in Sacramento. And, of course, he also clued us in on some places to eat in Sacramento where the chefs are dedicated to the farm-to-fork concept.Heirloom Tomatoes from Watanabe FarmsChef Ridgeway loves all the farms he works with, but one of his favorite relationships is with Heidi Watanabe of Watanabe Farms, who helps supply the restaurant with different produce year-round. “She grows pristine produce,” he says. “She specializes in heirloom tomatoes that are some of the best I have ever tasted!”Kale from Capay OrganicCapay Organic grows 130-plus fruit and vegetable varieties in the Capay and Imperial Valleys, on certified organic land. Green, red, and lacinato kale is grown year-round, along with other greens such as rainbow chard. The farm supplies to more than a dozen local restaurants, including Farmhouse Inn. There's a good chance you'll come across their produce in a main course such as Farmhouse’s roasted breast of guinea hen with grilled asparagus, leek potato puree, and celery soubise.Honeyloupe from Full Belly FarmFull Belly Farm grows many different varieties of melons perfect for late-summer snacking. Along with fresh watermelons in all colors and sizes, the farm produces honeyloupe, a sweet mix between a cantaloupe and honeydew with smooth, pale skin. Look for the farm’s melons at stores and markets around the city, and at Gather Restaurant in nearby Berkeley, where it’s served in the melon gazpacho.Farm-to-Fork Meals at Downtown Sacramento RestaurantsAside from Grange, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a farm-to-fork meal at these downtown Sacramento restaurants: Ella Dining Room and Bar: New American and French-style cooking made with seasonally and regionally sourced ingredients thanks to the Selland Family’s 20-year relationship with local farmers and ranchers. Kru: Chef and owner Billy Ngo prepares inventive Japanese dishes with the help of locally sourced ingredients. The Porch Restaurant & Bar: Chef Jon infuses Southern dishes with a Californian approach, using strictly local ingredients to make watermelon salads, skillet cornbread, and other regional classics.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.