Via S.F.

Illustration by Mark Stivers

San Francisco transplant: The Tây Giang Restaurant story goes the same way so many other San Francisco stories go these days. The Vietnamese restaurant was a mainstay in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district for 16 years. Then a lease expired, the city got too expensive and Tây Giang was forced to close last December.

A bummer for loyal fans, but a boon for Sacramento. Tây Giang is hoping to open its reincarnation on the cusp of Elk Grove, at 7321 West Stockton Boulevard, Suite 100, this month. The San Francisco restaurant was most popular for its DIY spring rolls— a similar setup as Quan Nem Ninh Hoa—with a whole fried catfish. A small fish (just shy of three pounds) feeds a couple for $40. Tây Giang also serves DIY spring rolls with other proteins, such as lemongrass beef, pork meatballs and five-spice chicken, closer to the $10 mark. There’s also the usual gamut of rice plates, vermicelli rice noodle dishes and pho.

Meat and Meet: We got a couple off-grid openings in the past two weeks. V. Miller Meats (4801 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 2) is now open in East Sacramento, just in time for folks to order turkeys for Thanksgiving. The whole-animal butchery sells 100 percent pasture-raised meat and poultry sourced from local farms, as well as sausages, charcuterie and stocks. It comes from Eric Veldman Miller, a former chef de cuisine at Mulvaney’s B&L, and Matt Azevedo, a former chef de cuisine at Restaurant Thir13en and Tuli Bistro.

Then there’s Meet & Eat (3445 Freeport Boulevard) in Land Park. Between its name, the words “Coffee + Gastro Lounge” emblazoned on its exterior and its sleek, minimalist interior, the restaurant is clearly going for hip and trendy. The menu offers breakfast, salads, sandwiches, tacos and 11 different burgers. Most dishes cost $8-$14 and feature American flavors, some with Mexican accents.

Midtown sushi departure: Fans of Tamaya Sushi Bar & Grill (2131 J Street) better get their fill quick. The popular Japanese restaurant will close on Friday, December 4. According to the Sacramento Bee, an Asian fusion concept will take Tamaya’s place and another Tamaya will hopefully, eventually open elsewhere.