R Street, remixed

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Welcome to R Street: The new mixed-use building at R and 15th streets will hold a grand opening party on Sunday, June 14. A $25 ticket will get you appetizers and other small bites from the building’s three restaurants—Iron Horse Tavern, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe and Roxie Deli & Barbecue—as well as live music and other festivities.

Roxie has been open for a while, but the party finally gives us a date for the other restaurants. Iron Horse Tavern is the latest concept from the Wong family, who also own Cafeteria 15L, Firestone Public House and a few other spots downtown.

The cuisine? “Creative American,” according to Mason Wong.

“We’ve been able to travel to a lot of cities and get ideas,” he said. “Our menu is going to be pretty unique, pretty different.”

He wouldn’t elaborate too much more beyond that, but he did say there will be pizza—a thinner crust than his offerings at Firestone—and breakfast every day of the week. The beverage program will boast a lot of craft cocktails, whiskeys and 20 beers on tap. Price point should be similar to Cafeteria 15L. Wong said he’s especially excited for the design, which is supposed to resemble a European tavern of sorts.

“It’s going to look pretty amazing—very cozy, comfortable inside, but still have an edge to it,” he said. “There’s not a lot of that happening in Sacramento right now.”

Find tickets at www.event brite.com or more information at www.facebook.com/

About that Mexican gastronomy …: East Sacramento’s Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy (3672 J Street) is finally—hopefully—reopening after a fire shut the place down in April 2014. Chef and owner Ramiro Alarcon told SN&R he would be ready to open in May, but, clearly that didn’t happen. Anyway, things take time, and now he’s announced on social media that Cielito Lindo will—again, finally and hopefully—open its doors this week.

Calling all Baagan fans: Roseville’s extremely popular vegan cafe Baagan (910 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 160) wants to move to a bigger location in the same neighborhood. Actually, it needs to move in order to keep selling its panini and other grilled items. The county is cracking down on the cafe, which has apparently been serving beyond its tiny kitchen’s capacity. Learn more at www.gofundme.com/baagan.