A superior scoop

Illustration by Mark Stivers

I scream, you scream: Sacramento has a new ice cream destination.

Devil May Care Ice Cream & Frozen Treats is now open at 332 Third Street in West Sacramento, just down the street from Raley Field. The small, unassuming spot comes from Jess Milbourn, the local chef who used to run the well-regarded, now-shuttered West Sacramento restaurant the Eatery.

Currently, the clean, retro spot opens Wednesday through Saturday. There isn’t any seating inside, but there’s a charming parklet out front, ideal for slowly savoring one of Milbourn’s creations—vanilla, chocolate, eggnog, pumpkin pie and a vegan piña colada sorbet were among the first round, starting at $3.50. The ultra-creamy, dense consistency says it all: This is a simple but superior scoop.

Already, customers can add sodas and shrubs from Burly Beverages to their scoops to make interesting floats, such as the Festive Bostin, with egg nog ice cream and ginger beer. And soon, Milbourn plans to add popsicles, ice cream sandwiches and other frozen novelties to the mix.

Fusion on the rise: Rancho Cordova just got a fast-casual, Asian-fusion spot. Cali Bowl Teriyaki (10673 Coloma Road) serves a mix of Japanese- and Korean-style meats—chicken katsu, salmon teriyaki, bulgogi—in a few different presentations, including the ever-popular bento box, which comes with tempura, rice, salad and miso soup. In addition to a few appetizers and specialties—Japanese fried tofu, bimbimbap, ramen—all meals cost $7-$9.

And The Sacramento Bee reported last week that a popular Bay Area Asian-fusion concept, KoJa Kitchen, will join the 700 block of K Street in late 2017. KoJa will be the first outsider on the otherwise locally-owned block—joining the owners of Kru, Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar and Insight Coffee Roasters—though KoJa’s owner does have personal ties to Sacramento.

This will be the second KoJa Kitchen in the area, with another location in the works in Rocklin. What started as a food truck has turned into an empire built around its popular burger-esque sandwiches that swaps grilled rice patties for buns and Korean-style meat fillings.