We were cruising Broadway, home of dozens of Asian restaurants, looking for a place to grab a bite. We checked out a few, most of which were pretty sparsely populated. Then, we checked out Fortune House. The place was packed, and nobody was speaking English. That was a good sign. The menu looked interesting but predictable. When we told our waitress we were hoping for something less American and more Chinese, she brought us a "Chinese menu," and we were glad we'd asked. Three dishes for $20 plus soup and rice, and the dishes were interesting--roasted duck, lettuce wraps with plum sauce, bitter Chinese broccoli with beef.... Next time, we'll be more adventurous and go for the duck's feet with vinegar sauce, whole fish clay pot, and so on. Good food, very affordable, boisterous atmosphere. Best Chinese food at that price that we've tried in Sac so far.
9385 Elk Grove Blvd Ste 100Elk Grove, CA 95624
From Business: Established in 1994, It s A Grind Coffee House offers a range of European coffees. The company provides traditional, espresso and ice-blended coffee drinks. It s A …
Excellence in coffee and tea (from a jar not a bag) served with pride but without pretension. Berry bran muffins are the real deal. The pastries are ample and require a re-fill to complete in one sitting. Baristas may look like they are from slacker central casting but they are professional, precise, and drinks are consistently superb. The regulars are mid-town bohemians, students, and professionals headed toward the nearby light rail stop. The store name might frighten away potential customers. The secluded yet roomy patio attracts smokers. The large, old couches invite the young and old to sit side by side each with a laptop in search of an electrical outlet. There are other many other excellent coffee houses in Sacramento, but the Naked Lounge offers excellent beans, drinks, service and atmosphere with pride but without smugness.
I stumbled upon this great little seafood restaurant quite by accident - and what a lucky find. Don't be put off by the location - a small strip mall off of Elk-Grove Florin Rd and Vintage Park Dr. It's hard to see from the street - but you're in the right place if you are in the same parking lot as the Taco Bell. Once you step inside the door - you are impressed at the decor - which is a nautical theme. The restaurant is as clean as a pin - and does not have any of that smell of old grease that you sometimes associate fish & chip places. This is more than just a fish & chip place - and they don't just offer just fried fish - but have healthier alternatives. You can dine in or order take-out. Check out their website www.tidehouse.com - it will give you more details about their full menu - and also has daily specials.