Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zpizza for Matt's Birthday

7600 Greenhaven Dr,
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 424-4222

It was Matt's actual birthday! And he wanted pizza and beer! This place has been open for a few months and seems to be a great addition to the area. The parking is troublesome when the giant gym is busy. January may not been the best time to go, but it was worth it!

The set up is a little confusing but the staff is helpful. You order at the counter on one side then find a seat on the other. The food is good, nice choices and large salads. The coolest part is that if you give them an ID and debit card, you get a little wristband and you can serve yourself beer from the 18 choices on the beer wall! They have a selection of glassware and even have some chilled. You walk up, pick a 3 or 6 oz pour, wave your bracelet by the little star in the corner and pour. I love being able to try whatever beer I like in tiny little pours. It may not suit a beer snob, but we sure enjoyed ourselves.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mehfil for Bump's Birthday

1605 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 791-1199

Bump is wise because Bump is old. He picked arguably the best Indian food in Roseville. Mehfil is never very busy on a Thursday night so it's always an easy big crowd place to go. Each curry comes in its own little candle warmed cooper dish. It's always a little spicier than you think it will be but that is just fine! Overall, really good flavors and spice, friendly service, add a Kingfisher beer and you are set.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Federalist Public House

2009 N Street (via Matsui Alley)
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 661-6134

Starting off our 12th year with a new place! The Federalist recently opened a swanky set of shipping containers. It has a refined industrial feel to with a beer hall heart. Long community tables are housed in an open sided set of containers with a bocce lane as well. The most charming part is that you enter through an alley behind the Waterboy.

They've really stepped up the pub grub that you would expect with wood fired pizza much like Masullo (which makes sense since their chef spent considerable time learning Robert Masullo's ways). I would say the food is a bit pricey for what you would expect to find here, but that's because it's great! And NOT what you would expect to find here.

They have an array of local taps: Bike Dog, Track 7, Yolo Brewing, New Helvetia, Rustaller. They do have some wines as well in case you're not feeling the beer but you'll pay the price for those.

Overall, this is a really great addition for the area and a nice new mix of beer garden/great food. This one is a keeper - check them out!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Drinky Christmas

Every once in a while Christmas lands on a Thursday. So, we have a second drink with your family day. We hope you drank with yours as well.

Merry Drunk Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Drinky Fondue Christmas

Undisclosed Placerville Location

Who does fondue for 23? We do! Every year we have a fondue dinner, secret santa and pink elephant gift exchange. And man, we do this well.

Meat fondue stepped up it's game this year with dino nuggets, tater tots and gyoza. Swiss fondue was cheesy and we added a Raclette grill, of course.

And we put 16 people into the new shower.

And Gavin found two more slips from his 2004 initiation where we hide hundreds of little slips in his belongings. The long running initiation. You've gotta love that.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Orange House Dinner

Undisclosed Roseville Location

Once again on the eve of a large off-Thursday shindig, we go small, simple and cozy. Tomorrow we feast on fondue and more booze than you can shake a stick at! So today, we have homemade minestrone soup, fresh baked bread and some Jacob's family hospitality. It was delicious!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Scribby's Birthday at Magpie

1409 R Street #102
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 452-7594

I can't help my love for Magpie Cafe. So it was my birthday choice. It's tough to get 15 drunks into the restaurant on a normal Thursday since they don't take reservation and they are usually packed! But we were lucky enough to have the #HellaStorm chase everyone away and keep people in their homes. Easy peasey!

Bubbles, wine, meats, cheeses, the most delicious veggie plate, corned pork, cookies, great service, rad staff - what more can a birthday girl ask for!