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First-Rate Sushi (and More) at Midtown's Kru


Posted on December 24


There’s no shortage of places in which we can enjoy sushi in Sacramento. From the rollicking, fun-focused Mikuni restaurants to more mellow, quiet neighborhood establishments like midtown’s Ju Hachi, there’s a great array of choices. But when I want to get serious about sushi, I head to Kru on J Street. Kru owner and sushi chef Billy Ngo, an artisan who crafts thoughtful, inspired cuisine, is considered to be a “chef’s chef” – one whose fare is sought out (and appreciated) by his colleagues on their nights off.

We recently had a stellar meal at Kru, which started with Ngo’s crusty Kabocha squash tempura, accompanied by a subtle and creamy miso aioli. The three specialty rolls we sampled - the Great White, the Rainbow and the Caterpillar - were all fantastic, featuring very fresh ingredients and distinctive, vibrant flavor combinations. On other visits, I have savored a number of the kitchen’s small plates (nibblers – you’re in luck: Kru has a great list of appetizer-sized dishes), including the succulent house-made pork gyoza and the hamachi tuna carpaccio, topped with thin slices of jalapeno chili and enlivened with a brisk, palate-cleansing ponzu sauce.

A note to dessert-lovers: Don't miss Kru's delectable tempura-fried cheesecake, topped with green tea ice cream.

 

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Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Local hair salons put their talents on display during the third annual Hair Wars Saturday, April 24 2015 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Proceeds from the event benefited HartSong, a rescue program that provides care for special needs animals.

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015