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Open Rice Kitchen is open!

Open Rice Kitchen, an Asian fusion restaurant at 204 G St. in Davis, opened March 19. It fills the space left by nestware when the housewares and gift store moved to E Street Plaza. Owner Calvin Liu said Monday that it’s a good time for a soft opening, as UC Davis students had finals last […]

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Video game trailer brings fun to you

Gizmo’s Rolling Video Games is a new business that offers a mobile game theater — delivered. For a starting price of $199 for an hour, a trailer arrives filled with all the makings of an electronic gaming party, including: Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 stations, allowing 16 gamers to play at once or separately; four […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. The eatery appears to be a small chain, with the closest one in Truckee. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Panera Bread pushes back opening date

Panera Bread officials have revised their projected opening dates for their Davis store. The cafe bakery should open at Third and F streets in the former Blockbuster building in early June, spokesman Luke Lambert said today.

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Panera Bread coming to Davis

The secret’s finally out. Last week, Panera Bread posted a notice that it’s hiring, with plans to open an eatery in the former Blockbuster building at Third and F streets. Job postings on its website confirm this. The flier for the bakery-café says its projected opening date is March 27. Interviews are being conducted Feb. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Zindagi open; Luigi’s to debut Sunday with free slices

Zindagi Indian Bistro opened Wednesday at 213 E St., Suite C. The space formerly housed Queen of Sheeba and Pita Pit before that. Next door, Luigi’s, also at 213 E St., will open Sunday, giving out free pizza slices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., owner Linda Brida said today. Brida owns the business with […]

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Luigi’s opening delayed

I just got a call from the owner of Luigi’s, the pizza/Italian place going in at 213 E St. They will open later this week, but are not going to make it by Tuesday, as previously reported. We’ll keep you posted. When it does open, there will be free food!

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Baja Fresh closes as Luigi’s and Zindagi emerge

Davis’ E Street scene continues to blossom with two new restaurants likely opening this week. Luigi’s, at 213 E St., will open Tuesday, giving out free pizza slices from noon to 3 p.m. Construction manager Shawn Eldredge, who also handled the Davis de Vere’s project, said the Luigi’s concept is “like an Italian Chipotle,” with […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Baja Fresh closes

The Baja Fresh at 237 D St., at Third Street, closed late last week. The Mexican fast-food restaurant was next to the downtown Post Office which is also scheduled for closure. The eatery just opened this fall, around late October. I received this email from Diana Garcia of the Baja Fresh corporate office today: “The Baja Fresh […]

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Jeeba on vacation; Beaders fill in

Jason Dayne, owner and designer of Jeeba Jewelry Studio, is vacationing in Australia with family. The extended trip was booked before he took over the space this fall at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33. So since Dec. 19 and through the end of February, two other local jewelry designers — Robina D. Slizeski […]

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Community mourns impending loss of toy store

After 18 years, Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures will close its doors at the end of the month. Christine Hildebrand, owner of the beloved toy store, announced the decision Wednesday in a letter to her customers. “We have loved every minute of it,” Hildebrand wrote. “We are proud to have provided a warm, friendly place […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Impatient for snow? Fall into Yosemite

National park and its surroundings offer year-round outdoor fun My family and I are huge fans of the national parks. In 2009, my husband and two boys and I spent six weeks traveling across the country and back, logging nearly 10,000 miles on our minivan, visiting several of the greatest national treasures, like Arches, Yellowstone […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Pub scene booming in Davis

Who doesn’t want a bar at City Hall? City Hall Tavern opened a couple of weeks ago on the F Street side of Bistro 33. The bar uses the Historic City Hall entrance at 226 F St. The menu is different from Bistro’s, but the food is prepared in the same kitchen. The fun new […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Fish’s Wild now open!

Fish’s Wild, “Fish Grill & More” is open at 516 Second St., next to Uncle Vito’s. The menu includes grilled short ribs; chicken katsu; grilled fish like tilapia, trout, shrimp or mahi mahi; and salads, tacos and wraps topped with grilled fish or chicken. Side orders are brown or white rice, grilled zucchini, steamed veggies […]

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