This is a very challenging time for our local restaurants. Nearly all of our local restaurants remain open for takeout (T) or delivery (D). As of March 25, we have verified that all of the following are open, though mostly with limited hours. Please support them!
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Local businesses interested in being featured in a future issue of Pocket News should fill out this form.
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Device Brewing, join us as we get to know its owner and head brewer Ken Anthony:
Devin: Hey Ken, we have been looking forward to this for a long time! I know this location means a lot to you, as Pocket residents. Can you start out by telling us a little about yourselves?
Ken: I started Device with my wife, Melissa. We opened in 2013, after about a year and a half of prep. We ran the first location until opening Ice Blocks in 2018. This will be our third, and perhaps final, location.
We’ve lived here for about 6 years. We like the community, the feel of the Pocket. It’s welcoming, not pretentious and it’s close to the things we need, downtown and the freeways. There’s good shopping with Nugget, Bel Air, Delta Shores. The neighborhoods are nice and quiet. We love walking on the levee, the bike paths, the parks. Garcia Bend is awesome. Marriott Park is where we spend most of our time. My only complaint is that there hasn’t been enough to do with the family, especially family dining options.
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Congratulations Kimberly Hobart on winning Yard of the Month: Holiday Lights 2019 for her display at 7296 Riverwind Way! You can still see it, but tonight’s the last night!
8 Freon Ct and 7080 Rivercove Way tied for second. Thanks to everyone who contributed to a beautiful, bright and festive atmosphere in our wonderful neighborhood!
Congratulations to Richard, Bruce, Zero and Butterz Wilson for winning this year’s Halloween Yard of the Month contest!
Thanks to everyone who participated as well as everyone who contributed to the neighborhood’s Halloween fun!
Yard of the Month is back!
Who has the most spooktacular, frightful yard in the Pocket?
Nominate your neighbor! Nominate yourself!
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The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is A Taste Above, join us as we get to know its co-owner and manager Rich Wong:
Devin: Hi Rich, thanks for sitting down with me at your restaurant at Promenade Shopping Center, across from Bel Air. You’ve got a diverse menu, tell me about your inspirations …
Rich: Basically, I asked a lot of neighbors, what do you think is needed? They told me, something homemade, something unique, that we don’t have to travel miles and miles to get. In the beginning, we tried to please everyone, it was rough. But we were able to focus in on an Asian-fusion menu, with an island flair that really worked for the neighborhood. We’ve streamlined our service and have been getting the food out faster. Thankfully people gave us a second chance and people have been really enjoying it. We picked up a couple of big catering accounts with ACC and Bank of America. It’s humbling. People have choices, we understand that, so it’s humbling when people choose us.
Devin: The Garcia Bend Mi is my personal favorite, what other dishes are popular? How about something unique you know everyone would love if they gave it a try?
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The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Beijing Garden, join us as we get to know its owner and manager Derek Hui:
Devin: Hey Derek, thanks for taking the time! I’d love to welcome you to the neighborhood, but you’re a local …
Derek: I am! I love Greenhaven. I grew up here and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. I managed multiple restaurant in the past 20 years. I’m living downtown, but own a home in the neighborhood where family lives. My hobbies are eating and wine tasting.
Devin: It’s a wonderful neighborhood! One of the few complaints I hear are not enough restaurants, so we’re glad you set up here. What are the inspirations for your restaurant?
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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 4th Annual crop swap! We had about 3 dozen neighbors come out to swap veggies, fruits, herbs and succulents!
Check out all the pictures here.
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Mattress Express Sacramento, join us as we get to know its owner and manager Brianna Fischer:
Devin: Hi Brianna, thanks for sitting down with me at your store near Bel Air! We’re surrounded by dozens of comfy looking mattresses, but tell me about your business …
Brianna: We have brand name mattresses at a fraction of the price of big box stores, but we also have couches and bedrooms sets as well. I have been here about a year and a half. Everything is about 50-80 percent of retail. I used to work for Sleep Train which was an amazing experience and great company but they are no longer here. I have all the same great product but without the overhead it allows me to reduce my prices by 50-80%.
Devin: What got you into Mattresses? How is the business going?
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Thanks to everyone who help us show the Pride of the Pocket in 2019! Together we celebrated some of the fantastic people and groups that make this such a wonderful place to live, work and play!
Check out all the pictures from GariRae Gray here and from Stephen Michael Crowley on behalf of Pocket News here.