Cheesy chorizo

Kick N Mule, Jalapeño poppers

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

I used to think that nothing could be improved upon in jalapeño poppers. But Kick N Mule Poppers ($9) dress up the standards of crispy fried shell and biting pepper: They ooze with soft and rich cream cheese and blue cheese that’s suffused with peppery and meaty chorizo. With four food groups inside, they’re a junk-food meal. 2901 W. Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento, (916) 572-0264.