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The Hot List: 6 Takeout Favorites

06/01/2018 12:27PM

Sacramento Pizza Company

Back Forty Texas BBQ

Back Forty Texas BBQ packs up their takeout entrées in giant bakery boxes, filling them with delicious smoked meats and scrumptious sides. My favorite is their Best of Both, which is perfect for indecisive palates and comes with your choice of two proteins (pork ribs and BBQ chicken for yours truly), two fresh fixin’s—such as tangy coleslaw, garlic mashed potatoes, hearty chili, or mac and cheese—and either a hunk of cornbread with honey butter, banana bread, or a freshly baked mini loaf. All arrive at home safely packaged and piping hot!” backfortyshinglesprings.com


Sunny Garden Restaurant

“My family’s go-to for takeout is Sunny Garden Restaurant in Folsom. It’s always fast, always friendly, and always delicious. The Won Ton Soup hits the spot every time and pairs particularly well with the Pork Fried Rice and Mongolian Lamb. Made from scratch using high-quality, fresh ingredients, each dish has the comfort element I love about Chinese food without being grossly greasy. What’s more, the portions are ample, and the price is right.” folsomsunnygarden.com

Visconti's Ristorante

“The Linguine Calamari at Visconti’s Ristorante is what you order when you’re craving comfort food and don’t want to cook. Loaded with garlic and white wine simmered in marinara sauce, this dish has the most perfectly cooked, tender calamari. A to-go serving comes with a house salad and garlic bread that’s perfect for sopping up all those seafood-infused juices. Also takeout-worthy is their freshly made marinara sauce, so you can attempt to make your own version of the dish—or you can be like me and just leave it to the pros.” viscontisristorante.com 

Hisui Sushi

“Any time I’m craving sushi in my PJs, I pick up Hisui Sushi’s Sushi Special Combo. The simple yet totally satisfying combo comes with eight perfectly crafted pieces of California roll, six pieces of fresh, melt-in-your-mouth sashimi (tuna, salmon, and yellowtail), and five beautiful pieces of nigiri (tuna, salmon, escolar, yellowtail, and shrimp). Hisui always tries to keep it fresh, and this is evident with each bite. I mostly share this combo with my not-so-greedy other half but can easily demolish the whole thing myself.” hisuisushi.com  

Farmer's Delicatessen

Farmer’s Delicatessen and Bakery in Cameron Park is every foodie’s delight. They make some of the most popular European baked goods and dishes and their Chicken Gyro is one such favorite. Succulent pieces of chicken are served on their scratch-made pita bread with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and house-made tzatziki sauce. You can also add either spicy or regular Hungarian paprika to finish. This loaded sandwich is perfect for a picnic or day trip and is yummy and filling all in one.” farmersdeli.net

Sacramento Pizza Company

“Despite my passionate love for pizza, I’m trying to be good and restrict it to once a week, so it has to be especially great. Enter Folsom’s Sacramento Pizza Company and their specialty pie: The SacPizzaCo. This beauty comes with their house-made marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms, green peppers, and freshly cut tomatoes. It might sound basic, but the fresh ingredients—combined with a light, airy crust—makes for the best takeout pizza that’s far from boring.” sacpizzaco.com 


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