Last Monday the New Cracker Barrel Restaurant opened in Sacramento. It is at 1000 Howe Ave, about a mile from us. We pass the restaurant almost every day on our way to bridge. Twice we have driven into the parking lot, thinking that we would peek inside, but every parking space was taken. We see long lines of people sitting in wooden rockers watiing outside to get in to eat.
Land was broken in October 2017 and about 6 months ago this sign went up.
The spot was formerly occupied by the New Canton Buffet which we went to on a number of occasions when Paco and Tommy were in town. We liked it because there was something for everyone. Clark could get his Chinese food, Paco would order from the grill, and I could get baked fish, steamed veggies, and pot stickers. Tommy liked the ice cream.
Last night on our way home from bridge about 9:45 pm, Clark made a turn into the parking lot and there were a number of available spaces. So, since we had not really eaten dinner before bridge, we stopped and the hostess said that they were still serving and she seated us right away.
The interior walls are covered with lots of memorabilia. Clark is surveying the large menu.
The cute little waitress knelt down next to Clark and entered his order on her computer.
While we were watiing for our dinner to come, I wandered around the country store:
The store is packed with goodies.
I ordered the Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout country dinner plate for $7.99. It came with 2 sides. I ordered the turnip greens and the kale, brussels sprouts. pecan salad. The trout and turnip greens were delicious. The salad was good, but was way too sweet. The dinner also came with a choice of corn bread or biscuit. I ordered the corn bread for Clark to bring home.
Clark had the pork chop with sides of fries and cole slaw for $7.99. They mistakenly brought an extra dish of corn to the table.
That’s Clark exiting with his take home goodies of fries, cole slaw, and corn bread.