Delectable duo

Chopped brisket sandwich with mac & cheese, Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse

Urban Roots boasts 24 taps, but its appeal reaches beyond beer-lovers. The new Southside Park spot is, at its heart, for foodies. The chopped brisket sandwich ($16 with a side) is a delicious tribute to smoked meat, made lighter with fresh arugula, pickled shallots and dressed with stone ground mustard. Don’t leave without trying the mac ’n’ cheese. Smoked blue cheese binds the dense mass of gooey goodness with shredded jack and cheddar melted on top. The food alone could make it a new favorite hangout. The warm staff and sounds of a kitchen sing-along to “Love Come Down” is a bonus. 1322 V Street; (916) 706-3741;