Your guide to Greater Sacramento’s best dining and imbibing. 

AUBURN

Auburn Alehouse Craft Brewery & Restaurant Brian and Lisa Ford opened this spot in 2007 in the iconic Shanghai Restaurant, embracing the building’s character and colorful history in the heart of historic Auburn. While enjoying their full gastro menu, patrons often can see Brian and his brewers making world-class beer in small batches, using only the finest malted barley and American-grown hops. With a collection of prestigious awards hanging on the wall, it’s easy to see why the Sac Bee says Auburn Alehouse is one of the region’s premier craft breweries. When possible, it sources fresh ingredients from local, organic farms. Its signature dishes include smoked pulled pork and ribs, fried pickles, and the famous cheese loaf. The great outdoor patio — where bands play in the summer — also is dog friendly. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. 289 Washington St.; 530-885-2537; Auburnalehouse.com; Find Auburn Alehouse Craft Brewery & Restaurant on Facebook.
Joe Caribe Bistro & Café Stop by and try some ethnic and Caribbean flavors such as fish tacos, pork mojo, catfish, jambalaya, and curry noodles. Top them off with a cold, seasonal draft beer, ginger beer, or Joe Caribe punch. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. daily. 13470 Lincoln Way; 530-823-5333; Joe-caribe.com; Find Joe Caribe on Facebook.
Lone Buffalo Vineyards This family-owned micro-winery is the culmination of owner and winemaker Phil Maddux’s 35-year passion for winemaking. Visitors will enjoy on-site tastings in a relaxed, down-to-earth environment, and it’s ideal for picnics, with its gorgeous patio and spectacular view of the vineyard. Tasting room open noon – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 7505 Wise Road; 530-823-1159; Lonebuffalovineyards.com; Find Lone Buffalo Vineyards on Facebook.
Mt. Vernon Winery This large and award-winning Placer County winery features a wide variety of handcrafted wines, which guests can sample in a tasting room occupying a beautifully restored 1950s milk house. As you sip and savor a large assortment of wines or even enjoy a picnic, take in spectacular views of tranquil gardens filled with hummingbird feeders and fragrant roses as well as lush vineyards. Make a date for one of Mt. Vernon’s lavish Wine Cave Dinners, featuring a candlelit, multi-course dinner prepared by the winery’s premier chef. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sun. 10850 Mt. Vernon Road; 530-823-1111; Mtvernonwinery.com; Find Mt. Vernon Winery on Facebook.
Viña Castellano Vineyards On eight acres of pristine Sierra Foothills vineyards, surrounded by pastoral views of rolling hills and horse ranches, Viña Castellano uses Old World tradition and cutting-edge technology to produce a wide variety of Mediterranean wines, including award-winning Spanish varietals, all made 100 percent with its own grapes. Guests are welcome to sample wines in the Stone Barrel Cave and Tasting Room, bring food to enjoy in the vineyards’ picnic area, or reserve the cave in advance for a tasting and tapas pairing. Open noon – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sun. 4590 Bell Road; 530-889-2855; Vinacastellano.com; Find Viña Castellano on Facebook.

BROOKS

Séka Hills Olive Mill & Tasting Room Sample Séka Hills’ agricultural products from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, one of the most diverse farming and ranching operations in Yolo County. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. 19326 County Road 78; 530-796-2810; Sekahills.com; Find Séka Hills on Facebook.

CARMICHAEL

The Patriot From the same team that brought you Broderick Roadhouse comes this restaurant and events center at Milagro Centre serving regional cuisine for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrées ranging from cheeseburgers to ravioli and prime rib. And, of course, don’t miss The Patriot’s New York-style artisan pizzas — order off the menu or build your own. The restaurant features a demonstration kitchen and one of the area’s best whiskey selections. Catering also available. Serving brunch and lunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, dinner 5 – 10 p.m. daily. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd.; 916-550-5080; Patriotrestaurant.com; Find The Patriot on Facebook.

CLARKSBURG

Bogle Vineyards Sample a large selection of value-brand wines, from light, refreshing whites to rich, luscious reds, made on the premises from sustainably grown, California grapes at this family-owned winery. Tasting room open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 37783 County Road 144; 916-744-1139; Boglewinery.com; Find Bogle Vineyards on Facebook.
Séka Hills Tasting Room At the Old Sugar Mill, visitors can experience guided tastings of olive oils, wines, and honey, shop for culinary gifts, or stay and enjoy made-to-order sandwiches and salads. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. 35265 Willow Ave.; 530-524-0236; Sekahills.com; Find Séka Hills on Facebook.

DAVIS

Davis Food Co-op This 45-year-old, full-service food cooperative is owned and operated by more than 9,000 local households. Ownership is optional; anyone can shop. In addition to offering great grocery and wellness items, shoppers will find aisles packed with plant-based alternatives, a sustainable seafood and butcher-serviced meat department, and a buzzing deli with delicious sandwiches, an all-organic salad bar, sushi (made in house daily), fresh entrées, an outstanding espresso bar, baked goods, and more. It’s consistently voted the best vegetarian eatery in Yolo County and has a vast selection of craft beer. The co-op even offers artisanal liquors and home-brewing supplies. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 620 G St.; 530-758-2667; Davisfood.coop; Find Davis Food Co-op on Facebook.
Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Davis, Covell location: Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 1414 E. Covell Blvd.; 530-750-3800; Davis, Mace location: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 409 Mace Blvd.; 530-753-6690; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.
Temple Coffee Roasters Founder and barista Sean Kohmescher opened the first Temple coffeehouse in 2005 with the dream of creating a community gathering place like the temples he had discovered on his travels in Indonesia. His vision has been fulfilled at Temple, where customers at any of its five award-winning coffeehouses in Sacramento and Davis will find good vibes, great service, and exceptional coffee, roasted locally at the Temple Coffee roasting house. The baristas at Temple consider themselves coffee ambassadors, and they are passionate about excellent service and educating customers about coffee. Stop by every Friday at 2 p.m. for free weekly cuppings. Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 239 G St.; 530-341-0574; Templecoffee.com; Find Temple Coffee Roasters on Facebook.

EL DORADO HILLS

Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 4500 Post St.; 916-933-1433; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

ELK GROVE

Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 7171 Elk Grove Blvd.; 916-226-2626; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

GRAEAGLE

Graeagle Meadows Restaurant Whether you’ve just played a round of golf or you’re simply nearby and hungry, stop in at Graeagle Meadows for fabulous food and the best views in town. A full bar and small-bites menu are available. Enjoy hearty breakfasts such as buttermilk flapjacks or biscuits and sausage gravy, or a wide variety of delicious lunch items, including salads, burgers, street tacos, hot and cold sandwiches, pulled pork sliders, or the locals’ favorite Harvey Hot Dog. Consider Graeagle Meadows for your wedding or other special event. Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. 6934 Hwy. 89; 530-836-2323; Playgraeagle.com/restaurant; Find Graeagle Meadows Golf Course on Facebook.

HOPE VALLEY

Sorensen’s Country Café Tucked away on the eastern edge of the spectacular Hope Valley is this adorable resort and its full-service restaurant. Enjoy specialties such as Mary’s natural chicken with a gremolata topping, fresh and wild fish, New York steak, garden-fresh salads, and homemade desserts such as house-made bread pudding and a wonderful berry cobbler. Accompany your meal with a fine wine or beer. Breakfast 7:30 – 11 a.m. Mon. – Fri. (until noon on weekends). Lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. (starts at noon on weekends). Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m. daily. 14255 Hwy. 88; 800-423-9949; 530-694-2203; Sorensensresort.com; Find Sorensen’s Resort on Facebook.

LINCOLN

Ciotti Cellars This family-owned boutique winery is located on the Placer County Wine Trail. Owners Giuseppe and Archangelo Ciotti grew up hearing stories about how their grandfather handcrafted wines. Today, Ciotti Cellars keeps that same time-honored tradition, producing 100 percent of its wines from hand-selected Placer County grapes. The area’s Mediterranean-like climate results in grapes deep in color that are rich in character. Tasting room open noon – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 3285 Crosby Herold Road; 916-534-8780; Ciotticellars.com; Find Ciotti Cellars on Facebook.

LOOMIS

Secret Ravine Vineyard & Winery Tucked away in the relaxing countryside, this Placer County winery employs sustainable viticulture practices to maximize the full character and flavor of the grapes from this region. The results have earned Secret Ravine four awards in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Sample a wide variety of reds, whites, and a rosé, and feel free to bring a lunch to enjoy in the shaded picnic area. Open noon – 5 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 4390 Gold Trail Way; 916-652-6015; Secretravine.com; Find Secret Ravine Vineyard & Winery on Facebook.

NEVADA CITY

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. This small-town restaurant offers tasty, made-from-scratch food created with the highest quality, local, organic ingredients. You’ll find wood-fired pizza, craft beer brewed on site, regional wines, hard cider, artisan breads and baked goods, soups, salads, sandwiches, fresh drinks, loose leaf tea, and espresso. The menu changes each week based on what is available locally and in each season. Its owners aim to take care of the place they call home by being light on the land, keeping money in the local economy, and treating customers and community members with care and respect. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. 211 Commercial St.; 530-470-8333; Threeforksnc.com; Find Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. on Facebook.

NEWCASTLE

Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery Patric Hillenbrand turned his beautiful 13-acre farm where livestock still roam into a brewery and tasting room in 2016, and the results are delicious. You’ll find handcrafted brews flavored with fruits and honey harvested on site. Stop by for a pint or enjoy a flight, along with bites from one of the food trucks that frequently roll up. Open 1 – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 1 – 6 p.m. Sun. 5100 Virginiatown Road; Hillenbrandbrewery.com; Find Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery on Facebook.

ROCKLIN

Cante Ao Vinho With the name that means “sing to the wine” in Portuguese, this winery on the Placer County Wine Trail in Rocklin is run by the Farinha family, who has been making wine in the Old World style for more than 40 years. You’ll find Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian varietals in the Tasting Room and Wine Bar. After tasting hours conclude, stick around for a bottle or glass to enjoy with local food and live music. Wine tasting hours 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. Wine bar hours 4 – 8 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 5250 Front St.; 530-632-8058; Canteaovinho.com; Find Cante Ao Vinho on Facebook.
Pottery World Café With a nod to the Mediterranean lifestyle epitomized by the decorative items found in the adjoining Pottery World store, the café combines classical French, Italian, and Mediterranean-style dishes with regional American cooking, in a setting that resembles a European neighborhood café. Breakfast and lunch items are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Open 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily. Breakfast served until 11 a.m. weekdays and select breakfast items until 2 p.m. on weekends. 4419 Granite Drive; 916-624-8080; Potteryworldcafe.com; Find Pottery World Café on Facebook.

ROSEVILLE

Broderick Roadhouse It began with a food truck and has grown to a beloved roadhouse with four locations (three in Greater Sacramento) and an ultra-loyal following. The menu is brimming with scratch-made comfort foods and local ingredients, from the Over-the-Top burgers made with California beef and piled high with toppings, to legendary sides such as bacon mac & cheese or bánh mì fries. Enjoy it all with a local craft beer. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., all day Sun. 1516 Eureka Road; 916-771-2722; Broderickroadhouse.com; Find Broderick Roadhouse on Facebook.
Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd.; 916-746-7799; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

SACRAMENTO

BACON+BUTTER This restaurant serves up scrumptious farm-to-table, from-scratch breakfasts, brunches, and lunches prepared from humanely raised, seasonal ingredients — from simply satisfying eggs and bacon to benedicts, burgers, and freshly baked pastries, as well as local draft beers, ciders, and seasonal cocktails. Open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 5913 Broadway; 916-346-4445; Baconandbuttersac.com; Find Bacon and Butter on Facebook.
Broderick Roadhouse It began with a food truck and has grown to a beloved roadhouse with four locations (three in Greater Sacramento) and an ultra-loyal following. The menu is brimming with scratch-made comfort foods and local ingredients, from the Over-the-Top burgers made with California beef and piled high with toppings, to legendary sides such as bacon mac & cheese or bánh mì fries. Enjoy it all with a local craft beer. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., all day Sun. 1820 L St.; 916-469-9720; Broderickroadhouse.com; Find Broderick Roadhouse on Facebook.
Mulvaney’s B&L Owners and staff members at this fine-dining restaurant are leaders in the farm-to-table movement and are committed to bringing guests menus that are in sync with the Sacramento region’s growing seasons. Diners enjoy great food, wine, and handcrafted cocktails, all with professional service and whimsical charm. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Dinner 5 – 10 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 1215 19th St. Reservations: 916-441-6022. Events: 916-441-1771; Mulvaneysbl.com; Find Mulvaney’s Building & Loan on Facebook.
Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 1040 Florin Road; 916-395-2875; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Situated in the heart of downtown Sacramento, the co-op opened its doors in 1972, and though the business has changed and evolved considerably since then — including a grocery store, cooking school, community learning center, and deli — its core goals have remained the same: Operate as a sustainable business that respects the natural environment, provide healthful products and information about healthy choices, conduct business ethically, and be owned and run by and for its members. At the deli, you’ll find seasonal, local, certified-organic foods that are wholesome, delicious, and freshly made daily in the kitchen. The co-op can accommodate a wide variety of dietary preferences, and the menu changes with the seasons. Choose from an organic salad bar, a hot buffet that changes daily, fresh salads, fair-trade organic coffee, and more. Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 2820 R St.; 916-455-2667; Sacfood.coop; Find Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op on Facebook.
Temple Coffee Roasters Founder and barista Sean Kohmescher opened the first Temple coffeehouse in 2005 with the dream of creating a community gathering place like the temples he had discovered on his travels in Indonesia. His vision has been fulfilled at Temple, where customers at any of its five award-winning coffeehouses in Sacramento and Davis will find good vibes, great service, and exceptional coffee, roasted locally at the Temple Coffee roasting house. The baristas at Temple consider themselves coffee ambassadors, and they are passionate about excellent service and educating customers about coffee. Stop by the roasting house every Friday at 2 p.m. for free weekly cuppings. 22nd and K, Midtown: Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 2200 K St.; 916-662-7625. Downtown: Open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. 1010 9th St.; 916-443-4960. S Street, Midtown: Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 2829 S St.; 916-454-1272. Arden Arcade: Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 2600 Fair Oaks Blvd.; 916-974-7404. Roasting house: Open 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 2829 S St. (behind and next to retail location); 916-454-1282; Templecoffee.com; Find Temple Coffee Roasters on Facebook.

VACAVILLE

Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 130 Browns Valley Pkwy.; 707-469-6900; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

WEST SACRAMENTO

Broderick Roadhouse It began with a food truck and has grown to a beloved roadhouse with four locations (three in Greater Sacramento) and an ultra-loyal following. The menu is brimming with scratch-made comfort foods and local ingredients, from the Over-the-Top burgers made with California beef and piled high with toppings, to legendary sides such as bacon mac & cheese or bánh mì fries. Enjoy it all with a local craft beer. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., all day Sun. 319 6th St.; 916-372-2436; Broderickroadhouse.com; Find Broderick Roadhouse on Facebook.
Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 2000 Town Center Plaza; 916-375-8700; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

WOODLAND

Nugget Markets Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is dedicated to providing guests with an extraordinary grocery experience, featuring organic, local, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, vegan, raw, dairy-free, fair-trade, low-sodium, sugar-free, imported, and heart-healthy options and a wide variety of fresh produce in the store and at the deli. Let Nugget do the cooking. At each of its 12 locations, a professional chef prepares an assortment of delicious foods, from sandwiches and soups to warm, ready-to-eat entrées and a wide array of side dishes. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 157 Main St.; 530-662-5479; Nuggetmarket.com; Find Nugget Markets on Facebook.

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