East Sac’s Rising Star: Good Eats

By Bethany Hill, SacMidtown.com

There are just a handful of restaurants in my beloved neighborhood of East Sac that successfully encompass the five major components necessary to keep me coming back for more; quality wine list, delicious food, superior service, ambiance and price. Luckily for me, a new eatery that opened just walking distance from my house has plain and simply nailed these concepts. If you haven’t been there, you must check out Good Eats at 3145 Folsom Blvd in East Sac.

With spring upon us and the warm weather creeping in, there’s no better time to invite friends and check out one of East Sac’s up and coming eateries. Whether you stop-in for a Saturday morning breakfast, spend an afternoon lounging on the Good Eats patio for lunch, or treat yourself to a night out for dinner, rest assured you will leave happy, relaxed and full. If you choose the dinner option, I highly recommend you try the Almond Fried Brie & Garlic appetizer. It really is THAT good.

In addition to being a fabulous place to dine-out, the Good Eats market serves as the perfect solution for the busy Midtown and East Sac dwellers that are looking for an abundant selection of fresh, conveniently prepared meals that they can pick-up on their way home from work. Additionally, it is the perfect one-stop shop for anyone planning a dinner party. Their commitment to providing local goods ensures your guests will receive the highest quality ingredients. At this East Sac treasure, you will find fresh produce, an impressive selection of cheeses, high grade meats, seafood, a wine shop, fresh baked goods, fresh cut flowers and a selection of ingredients for cooking at home. What else do you need?

Although Good Eats was given mixed reviews when it first opened back in August 2010, I have watched it cultivate during the past several months and can confidently say it has truly blossomed and found its niche of enthusiasts. Initially, some seemed baffled by Good Eats’ convergence of being an all-encompassing wine bar, restaurant and market. Maybe it was the economic downturn that put these Debbie Downers in such bad moods. Or, perhaps having more than one function for an eatery is just too much for some people to handle. Regardless, I find it always best to try things for myself before I judge – and my taste buds and I are so very glad we did :).

As if Good Eats’ commitment to local ingredients isn’t enough to draw you in, this establishment was founded by local restaurant chain, Raley’s heir Michael Teel and partners.  Additionally, the General Manager of this establishment is a Sacramento native and Rio Americano alumni, Krista Bender.

Bender obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College. After graduating, she decided to pursue her passion for food by attending culinary school, and later became a pastry chef at one of San Francisco’s most celebrated restaurants, Boulevard.  Sorry San Francisco, her talent is all ours now!

“Our goal with Good Eats was to provide Sacramentans with an establishment where they can enjoy good food and good wine in a lively, yet relaxing setting, while also providing an alternative option for those who would rather take our quality food and wine home with them,” Bender said. “I’ve poured my heart and soul into every detail of Good Eats in East Sac and I’m excited that people seem to be enjoying what we’ve done.”

Check out Good Eats in East Sac. After all, it really is “all about the food.”

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Hurt, a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press. Check out Suzanne’s review of Good Eats, published back in August 2010.

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