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    Posted November 13, 2012 by
    Sacremento, California
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    100 places to eat like a local

    Twins serve Trout & Veggie Hash Special at Transcontinental Railroad Starting City

    Sunny fall day in historic regentrified Sacremento downtown taking me back to 1869 when the railroad joined th east to the west. Great scenery at Rio City Cafe. Served fine food by twin waitresses. The special was a wood grilled trout on top of speical vegatable hash made with new potatoes, peppers, mushrooms and great seasoning. Add a good beer and the clam chowder to knock the chill off of the day and you have to happy. A long time local who sat next to me on my first fime flight into Sacremento told me this was the must local restaurant to go to. Nearby is the California Railroad Museum with many other historic buildings and tourist shopping things to see and do. The restaurant on Friday afternoon was pleasantly busy with a choice of seating. The atmosphere is low key and steeped in northern California culture. The other clients were locals of all types, bohemian youth, trophy wives with this children and in-laws, yuppies, couples and the retired. The menu if full of entrees that I could eat one a day for a month and never be dissapointed. Sit inside with the dark wood, on the long covered patio or in a party room for your group and make the meal what you want it to be, a memorable experience. If you get to northern California and want more than a meal come to Rio City Cafe.
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