Asian-Americans are the new “margin of victory” vote

As the fastest-growing minority group, Asian-Americans are wielding more power and influence in the world of politics than ever. See this Politico article that says “both parties increasingly see Asian Americans as a ‘margin of victory’ population in some especially challenging races”. Time to make your voices heard! Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/asian-vote-2014-elections-112407.html#ixzz3HvlZSOyS

Growing Pains

They’re gonna need a bigger restaurant… a couple of them. Quan Nem Nihn Hoa (a.k.a. The Spring Roll Spot) on Stockton Blvd. is expanding outside of Sacramento. So, look out Elk Grove… and West Covina? Maybe now they’ll create more room for seating, or even room to stretch out your legs, ya know, for the…

Yang’s Noodles: Dumplings To Die For

Quite simply, one of the best things to eat at Yang’s Noodles are the dumplings. They’re hand-made from scratch, everything from the dough to the filling. There are four fillings to choose from; Chinese cabbage and pork; chive, shrimp and pork; celery and pork; and mixed vegetables. They’re moist, bursting with flavor and the dough…

Eat this. No really, it’s good!

With all the upheaval in Ferguson lately, we’re seeing race once again emerge in the forefront. That even in 2014, race has the power to be a divider and a galvanizer. Race is an issue everywhere, even in food, where I consider it to be a universal language. But we actually have a long way…

More fish sauce, please.

You may have seen Coriander, a Vietnamese restaurant on the corner of Alhambra Blvd. and S St. in East Sacramento. It’s refined, sleek, modern and upscale. In other words — everything that I’m not used to seeing at an Asian restaurant. I wasn’t expecting to taste South Sacramento’s Stockton Boulevard at this restaurant. But I…

#TeamBroderick is Expanding its Reach into Midtown

Broderick is going big. Really big. The little restaurant and bar that showed it could draw crowds away from the grid and create its own “culinary oasis” in West Sacramento, is making moves into the highly competitive Midtown space. The team is taking over operations at Capital Dime and Trick Pony. That means injecting their crew…

Freeport Market: Old World Meets New

If you’ve ever cruised Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento, you may know the staples like the Japanese market Oto’s, the Japanese bakery Mahoroba, or even the swath of delectable Chinese restaurants; Hong Kong Wok, Far East Cafe and Blue Moon Cafe. Now a new addition to Freeport Blvd., and from the looks of it, they’ll fit…