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Placerville's Danette’s Brick Oven Pub Restores Faith in Pub Fare

06/29/2015 01:21PM ● Published by Adrianna Valencia

Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

It can be a dangerous game gambling with pub food—will I be indulging in chicken wings fresh from the freezer or the farm? 

Thankfully, Danette’s Brick Oven Pub restored my faith. With all fresh, local ingredients (from the veggies to the burger buns) and a whole lot of TLC in the kitchen, Danette’s served me one of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. 

My friend and I were completely taken aback by the family-friendly atmosphere in the dining area—where Danette was mingling with patrons and serving up the food herself. From brick oven pizzas, and burgers so juicy they practically melt in your hands, to a wide variety of salads and sandwiches, you can’t go wrong no matter what you order. 

I opted for the Bacon Jalapeño Burger, made with Black Angus beef, thick-cut slabs of bacon, and hand-breaded then fried jalapeños. The burger was so succulent and tender, while the spice of the jalapeños and pepper-jack cheese didn’t send smoke bellowing out of my ears. Paired with the house-made fries, it was heaven on a plate. 

Whether you go for Trivia Night and a beer on Thursdays, or with the family for dinner, you’ll love what Danette’s has to offer. Danette’s Brick Oven Pub, 2875 Ray Lawyer Drive, Placerville. 530-622-7420.

— Adrianna Valencia

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