Food News and Rumors

A few items have come across my plate recently and I thought I’d share.

Dan Aykroyd in Sacramento selling vodka– Wednesday, Sep 29 at the BevMo on Adren Way, Dan Aykroyd, legendary star of screen and …screen, will be signing bottles of his new vodka called Crystal Head. Creepily bottled in skull-shaped vessels, this very drinkable vodka is a pet project of the man who once shilled for bass blenders and bags of glass as children’s playthings on SNL. Check out the strange and awkward and strangely awkward video below for more info on this product. Feel free to offer your ideas for signature cocktails you can make with Elwood’s daddy juice.

Bistro 33 to undergo popular makeover– Goodbye Bistro 33 Midtown. The Haines brothers’ hippest spot has temporarily shut its doors to become Spin Burger Bar. Taking a hint from Mason Wong, whose transformation of his signature eponymous restaurant to Cafeteria 15L has turned out to be a great business decision, and Rick Mahan, whose One Speed has brought in more business than his upscale Waterboy, the Haines boys will be transforming an underperforming asset into a more casual, more economical eatery with — taking a big cue from Mahan — a cycling theme. In my favorite quote of the decade, Fred Haines said, “the ultra lounge thing is dead and we’re rolling with the changes.” (Kudos to Chris Macias at the Bee for getting that wonderful phrase to be uttered) Continue reading “Food News and Rumors”

Free Buffalo Wings Opportunity

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Speaking of openings, informs us that…

Buffalo Wild Wings, a sports bar chain that boasts more than a dozen signature sauces for its wings, is opening its first Sacramento-area location Monday. What’s more, the Citrus Heights restaurant, at 6301 Sunrise Blvd., is offering free wings for a year to the first 100 customers in line for its 11 a.m. opening, the company announced in a news release.

I’ve never heard of this place, but I enjoy me some wings. Has anyone been? This would be good opportunity for live blogging/tweeting if any of our readers find the time and motivation to battle this line for their chance at free wings for a year. Leave a comment with your blog or twitter address if you do.

Free Flapjacks!

Man, who doesn't love pancakes?
Man, who doesn't love pancakes?
For those of you that enjoy themselves some free AND flapjacks, it’s your lucky day. Ending at 10:00 p.m. tonight, the International House of Pancakes is serving up a free short stack of cakes*

* There is a limit of one free short stack per guest. The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

Oh, and all they ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.

From, looks like Jack in the Box is in on the action, too.

Also on Feb. 23, Jack-in-the Box will kick in a free grilled sandwich when you buy a large soft drink. On the menu: the turkey bacon cheddar and deli trio sandwiches.

You’ve been warned, errr, uh, now you know!