A cure for dining indecision

Chow 2007

These days, Sacramento is a stressful place for the indecisive eater. Once considered a meat-and-potatoes kind of town, Sacramento is now home to a variety of cuisines, price points and dining formats more common to cities two or three times its size. Diners in the Sacramento area can grab a quick, inexpensive bite at a cafeteria-style taqueria, or splurge on a formal, four-hour demonstration dinner for $125. They can nibble on small plates while sampling wines from around the world, or order pub grub and locally brewed beers.

Sacramentans with hunger pains can gorge on all-you-can eat lunch buffets or indulge in the handiwork of internationally known chefs. Those with wanderlust can enjoy native cuisines from a panoply of both familiar and exotic nations—including India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Russia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Greece and Morocco—without ever leaving the Central Valley.

You get the picture. Sacramento is no longer a meat-and-potatoes kind of town. Instead, it sports a dining scene with seemingly endless possibilities. But please don’t get overwhelmed by the choices you face. Just use SN&R’s 12th annual Chow Guide to Sacramento dining to help you narrow down your options.

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On the Cover: Photo from Aioli Bodega Espanola on 1800 L Street
Project Manager: Veronica Bartell
Writer: Alexis Raymond
Cover Photo: Jeremy Sykes
Copy Editor: Angela Hansen
Designer: Kate Murphy