Wednesday, January 03, 2007

524 is coming back (eventually) and more list hating

Oh my God, don't even get me started on how much I hate Pierloni's list! To use an overused acronym WTF? Isn't this the SACRAMENTO BEE? Opa Opa is the only place even near the grid and everyone seems to concur that it's really mediocre.

I also missed this article on the rebuilding of 524 #1. I ate at #2 before Christmas and it was great as always. You just hop on 160 and get off at Northgate. It's barely farther than the other one was.

15 comments:

Stephen Glass said...

Not to harp on geography again, but I agree with your point. Elk Grove? North Natomas? Lincoln? (no offense) -- does anyone whatsoever actually WANT to go to these places unless your attorney lives out there or you're getting elective surgery? So why eat there?

Anonymous said...

I think you missed the second page with more sacto stuff. He even mentions the Market Club. I haven't been there forever. I forgot about it. Now I can not rest until I have their delicious mashed potatoes and pork chops.

gbomb

beckler said...

I did miss that. I still hate the beginning of his list, but it does suck to have an assignment to rate things like that.

Anonymous said...

you ever have the eggplant sandwich at opa opa?

beckler said...

nope. i don't usually get the eggplant sandwich anywhere.

cakegrrl said...

if I make a list of ten faves will you promise to hate it too? ;)

beckler said...

do it! i like lists, the bee food coverage is terrible so i just have an axe to grind where it is involved

scottb said...

So Cosmo is leaving the SNR eh?

Anonymous said...

you got a problem with eggplant? Opa Opa does it right -- as good as the Greek guy with the catering truck at all the festivals in the summer.

Drippy, messy, melt in your mouth goodness.

Anonymous said...

Is this the owner of Opa Opa? Or is he too busy on Yelp?

-miller

werenotdeep said...

Well, thanks to this list, looking at number 7, we now know the answer the famous question "Where is Pancakes House?"

Smitty said...

I don't get your gripe. The Sacramento Bee covers a huge area. It seems that wanting something that centers on The Grid is something that Midtown Monthly should do. Even Sacto version of News & Review covers a huge area and they shouldn't be grid specific either.

I'm not sure if the grid can support a magazine yet. Once all the lofts are built and people are living in them, then they'll be able to support a magazine.

So, could you explain to me what you mean about the Bee not covering enough of the grid? I think I'm reading this wrong.

beckler said...

you're right, you're reading it wrong. read it 20 more times and then get back to me with a full critique.

Wingnutamy said...

Bangkok Garden is really great, the little blurb didn't do it justice.

crepeville is on the grid, but I wouldn't have it in a top 10.

I cannot stand Fins on Madison. I also despise prawns and oysters, but their stinky fish restaurant is blech no matter what.

Jackson Griffith said...

Beg to differ with the Stephen Glass dude upthread regarding not wanting to venture off the grid for good vittles. There's a lot of good eatin' in the burbs; even out in "Arden Arcade," where I live, there's Fulton Avenue. And 524 No. 2 is only on Northgate about a mile or so north of downtown; it isn't like traveling to the Sutter Buttes for a good plate if Chicana Picosa or anything. Doentown is getting so overloaded with swanky joints that cater to all of Arnold's army of clones that the burbs are where it's at for tasty and reasonably priced chow in Sacto these days.

Fave latest joint: Pho King 3 on Stockton Blvd. If I were Vietnamese and could cook like that, my place'd be Pho King A, but that's a bad joke for another time.

Love yr blog, by the way.