Restaurant Revival Opportunity

There once was restaurant, mythical in its place on the Sacramento foodscape. It was a place where a man, woman, and child could go on a Friday night, eat prime rib, clam chowder, and drink cocktails by the bucket load. It was a place that shaped my childhood, my life, the lives of all Sacramentans, hell, the lives of all Americans. That place was the Palomino Room.

Located just off Watt Avenue on El Camino Boulevard, the Palomino Room was a treasure, a throwback, a repository of food, ambiance, and camaraderie from a different age. And now, it can live again.

The restaurant space that once was the PR, is now available for lease. For the last several years, it has been a horrid example of what happens when fusion cuisine goes wrong. That’s right, the “steak and sushi buffet.” But now, those days are past, and the space is once again available to be put right by some enterprising restaurateur. That’s right, you Paul Flemming, you Randy Selland, you Randy Paragary, you Virgas. It’s time to do your civic duty and restore the Palomino to all its vinyl boothed glory. The Paly’ needs to live again. You can make it so.

9 thoughts on “Restaurant Revival Opportunity”

  1. You say Palomino Room, I say Hereford House. Or Aldo’s. Or The Arbor, the pre-historic joint buried under carbon layers of Paragary’s detritus at 28/N.

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  2. Oh I really miss Nicole’s. Sigh. There’s a place in Fort Bragg that has a similar menu and food, but that is a l-o-n-g drive for an omelet. 😉

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  3. Ah..Dave and I used to frequent the Hereford House for great steak sandwiches. We were sad when they tore it down. At least they saved the cow.

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  4. And remember this next time you order a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken—It doesn’t just FEED a family…it CONTAINS one.

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  5. My parents used to LOVE the PR!! My brothers and sisters didn’t appreciate it until it was gone…we’d always try and sneak over to that cool independent record store that was near there…Esoteric???
    Anyway, my mother still raves that nobody could make a “conquistador” sandwich quite like the good old Palomino Room.

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  6. The former Palomino room is up and running again starting tomorrow, 2/3. The new restaurant is going to be a — wait a second, you have to be f’ing kidding me — Chinese Buffet!?! Well, I guess it is appropriate now that the formerly hallowed ground is across the street from a Walmart.

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