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Sacramento

Posted by Austios on June 11, 2009

This post is long overdue. I apologize to my maybe 3 readers.

I recently had the opportunity to go up to visit Sacramento as a way point on my way to visiting my brother and sister in law in Portland. I have a couple of friends who live in Sacramento and we see each other about once a year or so. Sometimes they come down here to Los Angeles, but I figure if I’m going up to Portland, I might as stop by Sacramento for a couple of days. I unfortunately had a little mishap with my identity getting stolen right before I left for my trip, so I didn’t to as much as I would have liked while I was in Sacramento, but I still managed to enjoy myself. And as I always do when I travel, all I pretty much do is eat. Within an hour of landing, me and my friend were at a restaurant/lounge eating $10 t-bone steaks. They were mediocre at best, but for $10, you can’t complain.

I had the chance to visit La Bonne Soup Cafe, which is this small little French sandwich shop in downtown Sacramento. The elderly gentleman running the place makes everything fresh and makes all the sandwiches himself.

I had the smoked duck sandwich which was simple but good. The bread was a little too crunchy and killed the top of my mouth, but it was a good sandwich. I also got the French onion soup.

Then the following day, courtesy of FoodNetwork’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”, I finally had the chance to try to famous squeeze burger at Squeeze Inn in Sacramento. I won’t get into the details of how it’s made, but it’s cheeseskirt glory.

It wasn’t by any means the best burger I’ve had, but it was up there. I love burgers and anything involving melted cheese is a winner in my book.

I unfortunately did not have the time to visit Tower Cafe for the French Toast I so absolutely love, but again, due to the unfortunately occurrence of my identity being stolen right before leaving for this trip, I couldn’t do quite a few things I had been wanting to do while there. But I still had a wonderful time and I thank my friend for the hospitality he displayed. If it weren’t for my friends and these couple of restaurants, I would have no reason to visit Sacramento.

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