Feb 26

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

212 F St

Davis, CA 95616

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

With high praise and plenty of menu choices, we decided to go to Davis to grab some of Ike’s sandwiches. Upon arriving, I was greeted by an employee who answered my questions and described the menu. All of their menu choices offer flexible customization. After some review of the menu, I placed the order.

Today, we decided to order the Matt Cain on Dutch Crunch and The Little Mermaid on French Bread. Both sandwiches came nicely wrapped and bagged. When we got home, we dug into the sandwiches. The Matt Cain came with turkey, roast beef, salami, lettuce, Godfather sauce, and provolone. The sandwich had an adequate amount of meat inside, and the sauce added some flavor. However, after eating half the sandwich, the flavor became a bit bland. The Little Mermaid comes with chicken with and orange glaze and pepper jack cheese along with veggies. Unfortunately, this sandwich was quite soggy by the time we ate it. There really wasn’t much flavor at all in this sandwich and just tasted like bread and chicken. The sandwich became quite unappetizing by the time we got to the 2nd half.

Overall, Ike’s does serve up a large variety of menu options with creative names, but some of the flavors seem to be lacking. You may have better luck eating the sandwich immediately after ordering if you have a lot of veggies on the sandwich. Ike’s may be worth going to once in a while just to try out different menu items, but we were not impressed with this visit.

Feb 19

Bacon & Butter

5913 Broadway

Sacramento, CA 95820

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Located at an unassuming corner of Broadway and 59th Street, Bacon & Butter serves up brunch fare with an emphasis on bacon. After multiple attempts at coming to this restaurant and failing due to the long wait, we decided to come in the last hour of their operating hours, and we scored a 15 minute wait time, which only lasted 5 minutes. A hostess quickly sat our group at a booth and provided us with menus. Soon, a server came by and took our drink orders.

Today, we decided to order the grilled cheese benedict, biscuit bacon & gravy, pork butt hash, chicken & waffles, and side of flapjack. The grilled cheese benedict was loaded with cheese on soft fluffy bread topped with bacon, more cheese, egg, and hollandaise sauce. The combination of all the simple flavors came together amazingly and each bite tasted so unhealthy, yet yummy. The biscuit bacon & gravy came with large warm biscuits smothered in bacon gravy with strips of bacon in between biscuits topped with eggs. The gravy was the best part of the dish because of how the bacon is so infused in the gravy. The biscuits did get a bit heavy after eating more of the dish though. The pork butt hash was plated beautifully and came with tender pork butt, country potatoes, and various vegetables. The pork was tender and flavorful, which went well with the egg and potatoes. The chicken & waffles came with large fluffy waffles with a large dollop of butter to go with the syrup. The chicken was juicy and the batter was nice and thin yet crispy. The lardon was crispy and flavorful, which went well with the sweet syrup. The flapjack was a nice fluffy side with more butter, apples, pears, and syrup. The combination of pancake, fruit, and syrup made the dish taste like apple pie.

Overall, Bacon & Butter serves up delicious artery-clogging concoctions at reasonable prices. Service was pretty good considering how busy the restaurant was. While waiting for our food, we constantly saw food coming out of the kitchen at a fast pace. If you are looking for a great brunch spot, Bacon & Butter fits the bill. If you love bacon, you must give Bacon & Butter a try.

Feb 12

Bruchi’s

565 Howe Ave #3

Sacramento, CA 95825

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Located right off of Howe Avenue near Fair Oaks Boulevard, Bruchi’s serves up fantastic cheesesteak  sandwiches. Upon arriving in the restaurant and reaching the ordering counter, we were greeted by multiple people. Plenty of seating was available inside the restaurant. A large menu is situated above the cash registers. After a quick scan of the menu, we were ready to order.

Today, we decided to order the steak meat lover and pepper steak cheesesteak sandwiches with fries. We were surprised to find a 7-Up fountain dispenser at this restaurant. While waiting for the food, I went and gathered ketchup, but I also got some “Fry Sauce” as well. Both sandwiches and fries were brought to our table in a reasonable amount of time. All of the food was hot and freshly prepared. The steak meat lover cheesesteak was loaded with various meats and cheese. The steak was extremely tender and flavorful. Each bite was filled with flavor and delight, which went perfectly with the fresh soft toasted bread. The pepper steak cheesesteak came with a nice spicy kick along with the same tender steak and cheese. All of the crinkle fries were fried properly and went well with the “fry sauce”, which resembled a combination of vinegar, mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise.

Overall, the cheesesteak sandwiches at Bruchi’s are amazing and delicious. Service was great and the food is fresh and tasty. Pricing is very reasonable for the quantity of food received. If you love sandwiches and especially cheesesteaks, then you must give Bruchi’s a try.

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