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Old 05-19-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I thought this blog was pretty interesting. It is a guy who is trying many of the different non-chain restaurants in Roseville, and writing about them.

I found it interesting for a few reasons. First off, many folks consider Sacramento a bit bland, especially in comparison to our more famous cities in the state. Second, it shows the wide variety of offerings in just a single suburban area, in addition to all of the unique places available downtown and Midtown.

Even out in the suburbs, we aren't limited to chain stores and restaurants. Far from it, we have many options if you just take some effort to seek them out.


The Map Eating Through Roseville
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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That's my blog! Thanks for the link! There truly is a lot more variety than most people think. Roseville in particular has around 200 non-chain restaurants. I recently went to a fantastic Pakistani restaurant that I never would have found or tried if I wasn't working on this blog. No matter where you live, take a few minutes extra to cruise through the shopping centers you normally pass by and you may be surprised what you'll find.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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Glad to give some publicity to a rather interesting item.

Often our discussions evolve into how little variety is offered once you get away from the downtown and Midtown areas. It is great to give some insights to the variety, and quality, of local restaurant offerings in the suburbs.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Very nice. Now I'll have a list of food places to try when we go to Thunder Valley and TDS guns.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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People who say that Sac doesn't have good food are people who are either just lazy or ignorant. Sac punches ABOVE its weight when it comes to the food scene, because of its diversity.

I've found that most of Sac's best restaurants, especially ethnic restaurants, are actually OUTSIDE Midtown/Downtown in places like South Sac, Land Park, Rosemont, Arden and even in the suburbs.

Sac has a great food scene and definitely beats most metros its size.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Some of my favorite old-school Roseville places in there, like Carmelita's on Riverside or the always-horrendous Denny's Cafe (which I like in part just because it is so dingy and cheap) although I'm kind of surprised that he hasn't included reviews of any of the food places inside Denio's.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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I'm kind of surprised that he hasn't included reviews of any of the food places inside Denio's.
Confession: I've never been to Denio's despite living here for 16 years.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Consider this a challenge then--a gauntlet thrown down by one of them downtown Sacramento snobs who grew up spending plenty of time at Denio's when it was surrounded by open fields, not suburbs.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Haha, will do. Maybe I'll make a day of it. How many food places are in there? Are they carts or permanent locations?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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The original "Mini-Donuts" trailer may still be there, it is theoretically a trailer but I remember it there since the mid-1980s. Several permanent locations, both in Denio's proper and "Auction Town" across the street. There are a couple of free-standing stands and a couple inside of larger buildings. I'm sure the cast of characters has changed since the last time I was there (maybe 5 years ago.)
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