Every once in a while you gotta spread your wings and fly, to Hawaii that is. On a recent trip to Maui, we got the opportunity to check out a new restaurant, MonkeyPod. Located in pricey Wailea, Monkeypod is another excellent spin-off from Merriman.
When we arrived it was only the second day that they were open, so we expected a few hiccups. Read More, see photos→
Ford’s Real Hamburgers is the latest stop on the Burger Tour-de-Sacramento. This is one of the most anticipated burger joints for me. It has a strong following amongst local burger experts and recognized on many occasions as “Sacramento’s Best Burger.” As always, the Ro Sham Burgers had done some recon. The only beef patrons seemed to have of this place is the inconsistent hours they keep. Unfortunately for us, we became victims of exactly what others have experienced. Their hours posted on their window were clearly stated 10am-7pm. We knew this going in so we were there by 5:30. Unfortunately, for us and many other hungry patrons, we were not so proudly greeted with a sign that said closed for dinner(no reason given). Needless to say, that night our plans took us to their competition.
The Ro Sham Burgers visited Spin, Sacramento‘s newest gourmet burger joint owned by the 33rd st, Bistro co.. The RSB’s were impressed with the quality beer selection(not diverse, just quality) which included Racer 5 IPA and the local Monkey Knife Fight. Once we were all satisfied with our quenching beverage, we indulged ourselves with a unique twist on a Southern favorite(deep fried pickles). The dill pickles came lightly battered and were accompanied with a delicious sriracha ranch dipping sauce. Now that we were off to a fantastic start, it’s time to “talk burger.” The usual was ordered, bacon and white cheddar cheese burger, as well as a bison burger. All burger were ordered correctly…medium rare, of course.