Oh, boy …
That parm, tho: Rocklin recently got its first Jimboy’s Tacos, which held its official grand opening last week. Welcome to Parmesan-dusted heaven, Rocklin.
The Rocklin Jimboy’s (5410 Crossings Drive) joins the Folsom location and a few spots further away in testing new Jimboy’s menu items. The Sloppy Jim is the Jimboy’s version of the sloppy joe, with taco-seasoned ground beef, enchilada sauce, American cheese and pickles on a grilled bun. There’s also a spicy veggie masala taco, stuffed with whole pinto beans, rice, masala seasoning, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and a spicy pepper cream sauce—in a Parmesan-scented tortilla, of course. The street fries are topped with nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, olives, green onions, jalapenos, cheese, choice of meat and, naturally, a final dusting of Parmesan. Jimboy’s also debuted a new food truck, which can be booked for special events.
Just baked: Insight Coffee Roasters has added a bakery in the back of its Capitol Cafe. Its lead baker is Alexandra Salidas Roll, who previously cooked for events under her blog moniker Figs & Feta. She’s an expert in Greek pastries and putting a Greek spin on classic American baked goods, and fans should be able to find her baklava at Insight locations.
There are also new vegan offerings, the work of Kenneth Bouche. While Bouche is best known in Sacramento for his urban agriculture work, he previously cooked in kitchens throughout Illinois and Georgia, later helping open the upscale Southern restaurant Pican in Oakland. Most recently, he was sous chef at Long Meadow Ranch’s Farmstead Restaurant in Napa Valley, a fancy farm-to-table restaurant with its own farmers market.
Shuttered: Fair Oak’s Mighty Tavern closed last week. The farm-to-fork restaurant lasted about two years, but recently went through multiple chef changes and suffered a less-than-ecstatic review from the Sacramento Bee. Too bad, there’s nothing else in Fair Oaks quite like it.
Tea, please: More and more boba shops keep opening in Natomas. The latest is T4 U, which boasts hip decor and excellent credentials. The first T4 opened in Taiwan in 2004, slowly adding more Taiwan locations before expanding to Malaysia in 2012. A year later, it opened its first location in the United States. It offers a huge array of teas—including crema toppings—plus Asian fried snacks, like takoyaki, chicken, lobster balls and squid. In Taiwan, its most popular drinks are nontraditional: perilla plum green tea, peppermint milk tea and an elegant lady rose tea.