More meals: SN&R food critic Ann Martin Rolke recently issued positive reviews to both Localis, a fine-dining concept from the Broderick Roadhouse team, and Finnegan’s Public House, a low-key breakfast and lunch spot on Stockton Boulevard.
Coincidentally, both restaurants have expanded service.
Localis (2031 S Street) is now doing lunch Tuesday through Friday. The menu is short, simple and more affordable than you might expect, featuring a couple of salads and six main plate options. Among them: jerk chicken tacos ($11), linguine carbonara ($15) and a pastrami sandwich ($12).
Finnegan’s (3751 Stockton Boulevard), meanwhile, is getting into the dinner game on Friday and Saturdays—and it’s probably fancier than you’d expect. You could feast on potato-and-leek croquettes with crème fraîche and caviar ($10) and grilled New York steak ($27), for example, or go the more humble route with red beans and rice ($14).
Even more poke: The latest to hop on the Hawaiian seafood salad trend is Wrap N’ Roll Sushi Burrito. The owners remodeled their Elk Grove location (9015 Bruceville Road, Suite 100), added patio seating, changed the concept and reopened last week as Make Fish Poke & Sushi Burrito.
Unlike Fish Face Poke Bar and the recently opened Hokee Pokee, Make Fish marinates and premixes eight poke options. That’s how it’s done in Hawaii as well—you roll into a market and point at whatever salad you want. Still, Make Fish lets you pile that poke into a bowl—or onto a salad or nachos—with unlimited toppings for $11.95. Make Fish also serves sushi burritos and a range of fusion snacks, such as pork belly fries (a spin on carne asada fries), spicy tuna quesadillas and spam musubi.
The Wrap N’ Roll Sushi Burrito location in Midtown, meanwhile, remains a Wrap N’ Roll Sushi Burrito.
Mysterious: Remember Triple Double? The sports bar with an ambitious Southern-influenced menu opened in the former Zokku nightclub space (419 J Street) across from the upcoming Kings arena the first week of October. And it’s already closed—for real, according to Sactown Magazine.
Lumpia dreams: The first Filipino restaurant on the grid opened a few weeks ago. Menu options are currently fairly limited at Gina’s Filipino Kape (1011 12th Street), but the basics are there: pancit (stir-fry noodles), embutido (meatloaf) and lumpia (egg rolls).