Saucy in Sac
Store Sauce, Corti Brothers
I used to wish I was Italian, and now I can pretend that I am by eating my way through Corti Brothers. My favorite item lately is the Store Sauce ($6.99/pint), a richly flavored tomato and meat sauce labeled “for ravioli and spaghetti.” They make it in-house as they have for over 50 years, with chunks of ground meat, vegetables, herbs and tomato paste. The recipe was adapted from the ragu made in the Corti home. Serve it with Corti's beef and spinach ravioli—possibly the oldest food product produced in Sacramento (since 1947)—and taste the result of generations of Sacramento flavor. 5810 Folsom Boulevard; www.cortibrothers.com.