(UPDATED 12/22/2020) The annual Savor East Sac event took place this year August 3 through August 13. Each year I try to take advantage of one or more of the Savor East Sac specials offered by members of the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.
This year I enjoyed the Burger Happy Hour at Formoli’s Bistro (3839 J Street) and 50% off the second pound of sausage purchased at V. Miller Meats (4801 Folsom Blvd.).
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Formoli’s Bistro Savor East Sac Special
A friend and I recently walked over to Formoli’s Bistro for dinner during Savor East Sac. During Happy Hour Formoli’s Bistro was offering two burgers and two glasses of summer red wine for $25.00!
No mention was made about it being a cheeseburger or including fries in the offer – but when our dinner was served it included a cheeseburger, fries and house-made catsup.
This visit was actually the first time I had Formoli’s burger – which I have heard so much about. It was delicious! The meat was perfectly seasoned and the bun and aioli added the finishing touch. My friend, who said she thought Formoli’s was the best burger in town, commented on the fact that she has always found the seasoning of the burger to be consistent. In other words, she has never been disappointed.
The accompanying red wine was a perfect complement to the burger, and the pour was generous.
As always, the service was friendly and attentive. The only downside of our visit was that the air conditioning was not on despite it being a hot day. We were uncomfortably warm and while the ceiling fans were on they did not help improve our comfort level.
After paying our bill, we decided to stop at the Bonn Lair just down the street for a glass of wine and to cool off before we made our way home – when it would hopefully be a bit cooler out.
See related post: Formoli’s Bistro – Sacramento Restaurants
V. Miller Meats Savor East Sac Special
Before Savor East Sac ended a friend and I stopped by to take advantage of the V. Miller Meats Savor East Sac special offer. Their sausages are great. The offer was buy one pound of sausage and get the second pound for 50% off.
There was one parking space open in the back of the store parking lot – so we lucked out.
There were several other people in line when we arrived, so we took our time looking at all the various offerings. I was tempted – and picked up – a container of blue cheese butter ($8). I have friends coming over for BBQ soon – and I understand it is great on BBQ steak – among other things.
We inquired as to how many links were in a pound – and the answer was approximately three. This was great news – as I decided then and there to order six different types of sausage. V. Miller Meat staff wrapped each sausage in an individual wrapper which identified the type of sausage. I was also encouraged to provide them with feedback on my favorite(s) – as well as any particular type/flavor that I did not find to my taste.
See related post: V. Miller Meats – Whole Animal Butcher Shop
There were several other Savor East Sac special offers I would have liked to take advantage of – but I just ran out of time. Next year.
(12/22/2020) Additional links added.
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