Drink with the dinosaurs
Now that Guy Fieri’s chain restaurant on Arden Way is shuttered, the most novelty eatery in the area that doesn’t involve an animatronic band and Skee-Ball may be Tea Rex in Elk Grove. Besides having the most pun-tastic name ever, the shop (2475 Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove, Suite 150) has a menu full of novelty consumables, including milk tea, boba, slushy, sushi, ramen and ramen burger—most of which is not vegan. But if sipping/chewing on tea and staring into the eyes of mounted dinosaur heads on the wall is what your heart desires, don’t deny yourself. A note about milk tea: After visiting several boba dispensaries around town, the employees said it contains nondairy creamer, so it’s OK for vegans. It is not. Nondairy creamer actually does contain dairy. Anyway, for a superior drink you can chew sans dino décor, Brown Sugar, located inside 99 Ranch Market (4220 Florin Road, Suite 106) tops the leaderboard.