Blue Nami in Folsom

My wife and I enjoy good sushi and we’ve been many times to a variety of the local sushi restaurants in Folsom. Recently a new sushi place opened in the new Palladio Mall in Folsom, called Blue Nami. I hadn’t had a chance to try them out yet when recently my good friend Tom told…

Prix Fixe at Back Wine Bar and Bistro

Back Bistro, 25075 Blue Ravine Rd. #160, Folsom Last week my better half, Mrs Burrell, and I tried out the new Prix Fixe Tuesday menu at Back Wine Bar and Bistro and we had a great time enjoying some very delicious culinary creations.  Every thing we had was perfection, we highly recommend trying Back Wine Bar…

Urban Dog & Sausage

Urban Dog & Sausage Located at 424 E. Bidwell in Folsom, this restaurant specializes in hot dogs, sausages, burgers and beef. Urban Dog & Sausage has got a festive industrial meets neighborhood ambiance with plenty of tables and a very friendly staff. You select your dog off the chalk board, place your order at the…

Cooking with Spices

Spices for taste Spices are what make our food preparations better tasting – the mixtures and results are the science of culinary art. There are so many flavors, hot, sweet, salty and more. The mixtures and concoctions of spice blends are endless. Wikipedia has a great description of spices: A spice is a dried seed, fruit,root,  bark, leaf, or vegetative substance used…

Chicago Italian Beef and Dogs

Chicago Food Extravaganza! Last year, my family and I flew to Chicago for our son’s graduation from Navy boot camp. It was a very nice ceremony and he got some time off so we headed into Chicago to check it out. There were a lot of great sites to see and we got my Uncle…

Best Burgers in the U.S.

According to Fine & Wine magazine these are the best burger places in the USA.  I am not at all surprised to see the first place on the list…. California’s own In-N-Out! Congrats! The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at…

Purple Place Burger

The Purple Place Went to the Purple Place last week to try their burger that has won a few “best of” contests. I’d been here years ago, but since then its changed ownership and the entire place upgraded. There’s a really nice menu now that consists not only of bar food basics such as hot…

Breakfast in Old Town Folsom

Sutter Street Grill Review The other morning the misses and I woke up to a very nice sunrise and good weather and so we decided to hop on the Harley and go get some breakfast on Sutter Street in old town Folsom. We went to an old favorite of ours – The Sutter Street Grill…

Manderes Re-Visited

Manderes Re-visited Manderes has relocated! New Address is 1004 E. Bidwell (near Bidwell Street Bistro, Target Center) One of my favorite beer joints / restaurants in Folsom is a small (now larger) pub and grill at 1004 E. Bidwell, Suite 600 called Manderes. They have a motto that says “No Crap on Tap” and they…

August Food Holidays to Celebrate!

August Food Holidays It’s amazing how many wild, crazy and cool food holidays there are.  Did you know  there is a National Ice Cream Day? (BTW, it’s today!) Did you know there was a National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day? And with dozens of other national food holidays in the month of August, you can literally celebrate a different dish…

A must read article about the “new” cookbook bible

You must read this great article written by Sara Fuss of Shine Yahoo, entitled “The rarifed world of Modernist Cuisine“. Click on the article (link below) to read a very good description of the book set,  then be sure to click on each of the photos shown above the article to read the detailed culinary…

Folsom’s New Beer Garden and Grill

Last night the misses and I went out to visit Folsom’s newest gastropub, The Beer Garden and Grill at 6608 Folsom-Auburn Rd. Folsom, CA 95630  (no website yet).   They opened a week ago and have so far received some fairly good reviews from locals.   Folsom could use another pub being that our two favorites…