Featured Businesses: All of Our Local Restaurants!

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!

Promenade
Device Brewing Co. T/D (916) 594-9043 Menu
A Taste Above Café T/D (916) 272-2311 Grubhub
Beijing Garden T/D (916) 458-0888 Menu
Sai Varee T/D (916) 422-7701 Menu
Ramen House Tenjin T (916) 661-6656 Menu
Papa Murphy’s T (916) 424-7272 Order
Mountain Mike’s T/D (916) 970-5360 Order
Riverlake Village
Cacio T (916) 399-9309 Menu
Caffe Latte T (916) 395-9230 Menu
Pho Bac Hoa Viet T/D (916) 393-0138 Doordash
Poke Ichii T/D (916) 329-8752 Grubhub
Hop Junction T (916) 382-9211 Menu
Vientos Mexican Cocina T (916) 391-7100 Menu
Pizza Guys T/D (916) 429-1111 Order
Subway T/D (916) 392-6720 Order
Riverside Plaza
New China T/D (916) 424-1717 Menu
Baskin Robins T (916) 393-1331 Order
Banzai Sushi T (916) 421-4055 Menu
Le Croissant Factory T (916) 392-9227 Yelp
Greenhaven Plaza
Edokko T (916) 395-0632 Yelp
Manley Donuts T (916) 392-4469 Yelp
Round Table Pizza T/D (916) 422-7557 Order
Taco Bell T/D (916) 393-8557 Order
Lake Crest Village
Shari’s Café & Pies T/D (916) 422-0366 Menu
Jimboy’s Tacos T (916) 391-4893 Order
Burger King T/D (916) 392-6145 Order
L&L Hawaiian BBQ T/D (916) 392-5555 Order
Subway T/D (916) 428-4808 Order
T4: Tea for U T (916) 758-5747 Menu
Corporate Way
Domino’s Pizza T/D (916) 504-4000 Order

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Featured Business: Device

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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Featured Business: A Taste Above

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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Featured Business: Beijing Garden

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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Featured Business: Mattress Express

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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Featured Business: Riverside Sports Bar

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s Featured Business is Riverside Sports Bar, join us as we get to know its owner Jay Jugoz:

Devin: Hey Jay, glad we were finally able to sit down and chat. My wife and I have enjoyed many a burger and football game here over the last couple years. The bourbon glazed burger is my personal favorite and the fries that come with it are a uniquely tasty treat. And, of course, it all tastes better served alongside a local craft beer, speaking of which, that New Helvetia Citra or Bust is calling my name. What is your favorite thing on the menu?

Jay: The bourbon burger is my favorite too. It’s been our flagship since the day we opened. I had a personal hand with the recipe.

Devin: I guess that explains why you like it so much. And great job! What makes this place special in your mind?

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And click here to learn more about the upcoming St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser! Devin and Will would love to have you join them on Team Pocket Pride!

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Featured Business: Ya Taekwondo

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s Featured Business is iYa Taekwando, join us as we get to know its owner Xai Lor:

Devin: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about iYa Taekwando. Can you tell us a little about the school?

Xai: iYa Taekwondo is the Greenhaven Pocket’s Taekwondo School. There is a great sense of family with the students and parents because everyone knows everyone. The saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” well, we are doing that. I like to believe that iYa Taekwondo is one of the pillars of the foundation of discipline for some of our children in this area. My team and I are serious about our duties to our students and parents. We teach our students to be courteous, respectful, work harding, have self-discipline, be courageous in the face of oppression or obstacle and stay focus on one’s goals. It’s the iYa way of life. We live by it and we teach it.

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And stay tuned for more information on Xai’s upcoming birthday fundraiser!

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Featured Business: Cacio

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s Featured Business is Cacio, join us as we get to know its owners and husband & wife management team, Jonathan & Katie Kerksieck:

Devin: We’re excited to have your great new Italian eatery here in the Pocket! But we shouldn’t say, welcome, right? As I understand it, you already called the Pocket your home.

Katie: Yes! We live here in the Pocket. It’s a short five minute commute to the restaurant. Jonathan has been cooking in Sacramento for 30 years, with commutes ranging from downtown to El Dorado Hills. I have been managing restaurants in the Sacramento Area as well as opened several restaurants and hotels around the country with Commune Hospitality. But we wanted to work close to home in the community that we love. We wanted to bring a fun, affordable spin to the Pocket Area.

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Featured Business: Nugget Market

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Nugget Market. Join us as we get to know Store Director Erick St. John.

Devin: Thanks for taking the time, Erick. What makes Nugget special?

Erick: Nugget Market is a very unique and special place to shop. Not only do we provide your everyday needs, but we also provide specialty items as well, all while making you feel right at home. Our company was founded in 1926 by Mack and Gene Stille who had a dream to create a shopping experience like none other; creating a family vibe and always living by the motto of have fun! To this day this is still a family run business who prides itself in continuing to live out the very qualities once instilled upon its foundation.

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Featured Business: Bloom Flowers

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s Featured Business is Bloom, join us as we get to know its owner, florist, suburban flower farmer and a neighbor here in the Pocket, Amanda Kitaura!

Devin Lavelle: We’ve enjoyed the flowers you provided to decorate the Pride of the Pocket Awards this spring, but can you tell us a little more about your business?

Amanda Kitaura: Bloom is a small, family-owned floral delivery subscription service in Sacramento. We deliver fresh, local bouquets right to you each week or month. Our blooms are perfect, everyday bouquets ready to bring some joy to your home or office! All of our blooms come from right here in Northern California — either from our own small farm or from local flower farmers. Unlike companies that import flowers from other countries or far-flung parts of the country, our blooms are sourced right here in Northern California. You’ll be supporting farmers less than a day’s drive away from Sacramento and getting the freshest flowers possible at the same time. I offer one-time deliveries, flower subscriptions, and flowers for weddings and other events.

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