Thursday, February 19, 2015

Velocity Pizza

4894 San Juan Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 844-7725


Our Carmichael contingent never steers us wrong. A pizza joint in a strip mall on San Juan doesn't seem like it much but Velocity Pizza makes a damn fine pie! They have a nice beer selection and three - count them, three! types of box wine for $4 a glass. The pistacho with cream sauce is great, the New York is meaty and wonderful and the kale salad is the size of my head. Very tasty all around and the staff are just great!

We even had an appearance from recently Thursday Drunks baby daddy, Nairb. Looking tired and happy, sent to take some food home to the family. Yay new drunk baby!

PS. Ben had a late request of a Slothopus for his birthday. At the end you will see all the renditions.



And now the Slothopus...






Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hawaiian Ben's Birthday

Undisclosed Natomas Location

Ben had a birthday. Ben also went to Kauai recently. Therefore, Ben gets Hawaiian birthday Thursday!

This was a fun one. The list of Hawaiian food was this: two kinds of SPAM musubi, kalua pork, mac salad, spicy SPAM fried rice, Hawaiian rolls, salad with sesame dressing, pineapple, Hawaiian potato chips, tuna/albacor/salmon poke with ogo seaweed I smuggled back from Kauai, macadamia nut cookies and Koloa Rum mai tais.

Add all that with about 20 drunks, 3 kids with a job of saying "aloha" at the door and handing out leis, a giant set of 40 mylar balloons and it was a damn fine night!

Happy birthday Ben!










Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Owl Club Roseville

109 Church Street
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-5222

Go back many years and Thursday Drunks sponsored a #BeerTweetUp at Pangaea where we met Rick Sellers. He is a die-hard beer guy that also worked at Samuel Horne's in Folsom until he got a hold of the Owl Club. The place has changed hands a few times in the past decade and it was sad to see it close last year, but well, it did kind of suck.

So it rises from the ashes with a new cleaner look and a focus on BBQ meats and really, really good beer selection. The Owl just opened a couple of weeks ago so if you go, take a little patience and give a good cheers to Rick. He is living a hard fought dream and we couldn't be happier to see the Owl in such good hands.

Oh, the mac n' cheese with serrano chilies and bacon is the freaking best!


Bob's portrait of baby Fitch
The proud parents


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Oak Park Brewing Company

3514 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 660-2723

Oak Park Brewing Company is a great addition to the neighborhood. It was packed on a Thursday night even on their patio in January. It's nice to see a place like this succeed. We were put in the back room so I really can't speak to the atmosphere of the main room but it looked nice as I walked through. The service was slow but that might have been because we were in the back. The rabbit fries were really really good! And they had a great selection of beers on tap.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Robert Burns Dinner

Undisclosed Elk Grove Location

We have some strong Scottish blood in our group so of course we celebrate Robert Burns, his poetry and haggis. Que the whiskey, the plaid, the internal organs of sheep and drunken limericks.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

South

2005 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 382.9722

South is a win. Recently opened, we put off going because of the small space and large crowds. Lo and behold, we got a table for 10 at our usual 7 pm time with no problems. I personally love a walk-up-and-order arrangement for our large drop-in-drop-out crowds so this was right up our alley.

They use family recipes for your traditional southern food like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, barbeque plate, red beans and rice but they also have some less traditional fare like a really amazing burger. The fried chicken was moist, not greasy, crisp and flavorful and on top of a lovely pile of kale.

They don't have their liquor license yet but that is actually a good thing because it's BYOB and our group didn't disappoint. Growler of Oak Park Brewing Co beer, bottle of bubbles, wine, whiskey - you name it, we had it. They are so generous about glassware and it always helps to pass a beer to the kitchen.

The owners are lovely and we wish them the best! Highly recommend it.

Photo by Naked Bob

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.