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Illustration by Mark Stivers

Full market: Slowly but surely, the Milagro Centre is coming to fruition. Last week, the Sacramento Bee’s Bob Shallit reported that the upcoming Carmichael marketplace is finally full. One of the puzzle’s final pieces is Fish Face Poke Bar & Market from Kru’s Billy Ngo. It’s another outpost of his wildly popular poke restaurant on R Street, only this edition will also feature a small specialty grocery section.

The 4-acre foodie heaven—intended to be similar to the Oxbow Market in Napa or the Ferry Building in San Francisco—at 6241 Fair Oaks Boulevard will feature the relocated River City Brewing Co., Insight Coffee Roasters; Mesa Mercado, a new concept by Ernesto Delgado of Tequila Museo Mayahuel; The Patriot, part high-end restaurant and part New York-style pizza and deli bar by Broderick Roadhouse’s Chris Jarosz; a meat and seafood market collaboration between Delgado and Jarosz; Ghiotto Artisan Gelato, a dessert and wine bar; and also, somewhere in there, a wok-driven restaurant.

Look for businesses to start opening later this fall with a grand opening early next year.

Saddle up: While we’re talking about Chris Jarosz, let’s remember the restaurateur’s other highly anticipated concept, Saddle Rock. With executive chef Kevin O’Connor—previously of his Treehouse pop-up series and Blackbird Kitchen & Bar—Saddle Rock promises to pack in crowds whenever it opens in the former Capital Dime location (1801 L Street).

During a chef battle at TBD Fest, O’Connor said Saddle Rock will be open in two months. And he sounded confident.

Noodle house: Something has finally opened in the former Shoki Ramen House in Curtis Park (2675 24th Street). The tiny, adorable spot now serves Thai food under the punny moniker Noodles to Thai For. Everything on the menu—rice plates, curries, sides and nine noodle dishes—is priced under $8.

Local brews: Everyone’s favorite—or least favorite—party on wheels, the Sac Brew Bike, will open its own beer bar on October 3. While Sac Brew Bar (1519 19th Street) is chiefly intended for the company’s bike tourists, it’s open to the general public as well—a place to try multiple Sacramento craft breweries under one roof. Grand opening festivities start at 7:30 p.m.